Proposed TCA academic programs in China and Indonesia

The Carbon Institute will be launching the first academic certificate programs in Terrestrial Carbon Accounting (TCA) in China and Indonesia in 2018. These TCA Certificate programs will be the first in China and Indonesia to comprehensively teach the suite of skills required for advanced carbon accounting in the land-use, land use change, and forestry sector. These certificate programs are carefully designed for long-term sustainability and to provide an expanded forest carbon workforce that directly meets government TCA needs.   Over the last year, The Carbon ...

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Webinar: Growing internationally-recognized GHG professionals in your country

Capacity building programs have helped REDD+ countries start to develop forest carbon monitoring and accounting programs, inventories, and REDD+ reference levels. Yet many countries still lack a sufficient number of domestically trained terrestrial carbon accounting (TCA) professionals.  Carbon accounting helps countries devise appropriate mitigation plans, and is also the core metric to evaluate whether countries’ are meeting their national and international climate change aspirations.  Additionally, countries with more advanced carbon accounting professionals will ...

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Trip Report: Forest Carbon Curriculum in China and Indonesia

Post by The Carbon Institute's Assistant Director, Anup Joshi.   As a part of in-country meetings with the partners, our US based team visited China and Indonesia, May 17-24, 2017.  The main objective of the meetings was to discuss the Certificate in Advanced Terrestrial Carbon Accounting curriculum with the faculty who will be teaching in each country.   Hangzhou, China Our time in Hangzhou centered on meetings between our US team and our partners at the Forest Carbon Accounting and Monitoring Centre (FCAMC) of the State Forestry Administration. &...

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How can we win the long game against climate change and denial?

This blog post by Director John-O Niles was originally featured as this month's Inside the Institute post at the GHG Management Institute.   This summer, the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute celebrates its tenth birthday. Anniversaries are a time to reflect on the past and the years ahead.   Given the ups and downs for international climate action over the last two decades, I can’t help but recognize that GHGMI has wisely played “the long game”. By “long game”, I mean rather than being distracted and following short-term policy fads or ...

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Earth Day Roadmap Climate Challenge

Wake up on Earth Day knowing you’ve helped train tomorrow’s climate heroes. The GHG Management Institute and The Carbon Institute are competing in the Earth Day Roadmap Climate Challenge. Donate to help us win the weekly prizes, which will support course scholarships and developing new MRV course materials.   The Crowdrise campaign writes:   “The Earth Day Roadmap Climate Challenge is a capacity building and fundraising competition for climate, conservation, environmental and related non-profit organizations. This friendly fundraising competition ...

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Director John-O Niles selected for Mulago Foundation fellowship

The Carbon Institute Director John-O Niles has been selected by the Mulago Foundation as one of the inaugural Conservation Fellows for his work to build forest carbon accounting capacity with The Carbon Institute.   The Mulago Foundation is a Bay Area foundation that supports early stage organizations for taking proven solutions to scale. Mulago’s Conservation Fellows are social entrepreneurs with innovative climate and conservation non-profits, energizing big ideas built for maximum social and environmental impact.   The Mulago Foundation writes:...

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Featured in IKI News: Building Tomorrow’s Professional Carbon Accounting Workforce

This article about The Carbon Institute was original featured on the frontpage of IKI News, the publication of the International Climate Initiative. In March 2017, The Carbon Institute’s International Advisory Panel issued a new report compiling best practice recommendations for building Terrestrial Carbon Accounting (TCA) certificate programs at top universities in China and Indonesia. Top recommendations include engaging government at multiple levels in course design (recommendation 1) and to consider trainee motivations and professional development options (recomm...

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The Carbon Institute International Advisory Report Published!

The Carbon Institute's International Advisory Panel has issued the final report compiling the recommendations of our advisors for building world-class Terrestrial Carbon Accounting (TCA) certificate programs in China and Indonesia, with the first courses running in 2018. The advisory panel's recommendations will also speak to the work of The Carbon Institute beyond China and Indonesia, and to all initiatives for university-based carbon accounting and technical climate change capacity building.   Read the full report, to learn about the details of our advisor's ...

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Collecting Comments for the 2016 International Advisory Panel Report

The Carbon Institute is collecting your comments on the international advisory panel report.  To review the final report, click here. We are collecting ongoing public comment on the recommendations contained within this report. Please submit your feedback here. [Note: A preliminary draft of this report was circulated for comment on February 7th, 2017.]

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Next Terrestrial Carbon Accounting Course for Learners from Republic of Congo, February 13-17, 2017

The next terrestrial carbon accounting course co-hosted by The Carbon Institute and The Regional Center of Special Training in Agriculture, Forestry and Wood (CRESA Forêt-Bois), will be held from February 13-17, 2017 in Yaounde, Cameroon for learners from the Republic of Congo.  For more details, please email registrar@ghginstitute.org.  Information on the training modules will be posted soon, once a scoping study completes in the Republic of Congo (on-going as of December 3, 2016).

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