On July 14, the Western Climate Initiative proposed a step-by-step process that government entities participating in a regional GHG emissions trading program could adopt to ensure availability of highquality emissions offset projects. The document entitled, “Draft Offset Protocol Review and Recommendation Process,” highlights a strategy for identifying and evaluating offset protocols, or standards, already developed in use. According to the plan, the partner jurisdictions would revise and update the existing protocols to meet the geographic, regulatory, and technological scope of WCI's multisector regional cap-and-trade program. A July 20 webinar is planned to present the proposal to interested parties.