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The OWMA will participate in the provincial government’s consultation process on the development of offset protocols for Ontario’s cap-and-trade program.

The Climate Action Reserve was recently retained by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change to develop the protocols required to measure emissions reductions attached to offset credits in the province, as well as other jurisdictions.

In cap-and-trade programs, companies can purchase offset credits as a way to remain below their emissions cap, or limit, set by the government.

In Ontario, the first round of offset protocols to be completed in January will cover the destruction of ozone-depleting substances, mine-methane capture and landfill-gas capture. The province plans to have an offset protocol for organic waste digestion by May 2017 and an organic waste management protocol by September 2017.

If you would like to participate in the OWMA’s cap-and-trade working group to develop technical advice for the government or have any questions, please contact our office.