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Cap-and-Invest Linkage Criteria: Preliminary Analysis Report

Publication number Date Published
23-14-005October 2023
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Author(s) WA Dept. of Ecology
Description The Climate Commitment Act (CCA) directs Ecology to evaluate whether to link Washington’s carbon market with those of other jurisdictions and provides specific criteria that must be met to do so. Beginning in 2022, Ecology started exploring
linkage with the California-Québec carbon market. In early 2023, Ecology sought input from Tribal governments, the Environmental Justice Council, stakeholders, and the public.

This report includes background on linkage, a summary of input received, and Ecology’s initial evaluation of the linkage criteria from the CCA. The report will inform the Director of Ecology's decision on whether to pursue linkage.
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Keywords Climate Commitment Act, allowance, cap-and-trade, climate change, cap and invest, allowance auctions, CCA, allowances, cap-and-invest
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