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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Carbon Accounting Solutions at Indonesia Pavillion

The Carbon Institute was featured at a side event at the Indonesian Pavilion in Marrakech during COP22. The session was organized by CCROM-SEAP, The Carbon Institute partner in Indonesia, and featured speakers from Indonesian academia, the Indonesian ministry of environment, and the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI).   Entitled, “Development of Competency Based Training on Terrestrial Carbon Accounting to Support MRV,” the arc of the discussion began with national MRV systems moved to technical progress and capacity needs and concluded with ...

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China Highlights Forest Success At COP22

Hosted by the China Green Carbon Foundation and partners, John-O Niles, Director of The Carbon Institute, facilitated a panel discussion on China’s forestry reform and innovation.  With the program being part of the Institute’s COP22 line-up of activities, many developing country participants attended and shared useful forestry experiences and ideas across regions.   Dr. Li Nuyun, CGCF Vice-president and Secretary-General, shared the target and actions of China is taking within its forestry progress to address climate change.  Other panelists included Dr. ...

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Advisors Provide Recommendations to Transform Carbon Accounting Training

Over September 27 - 30, The Carbon Institute hosted its high-level meeting of the International Advisory Panel, designed to steer The Carbon Institute’s activities in China, Indonesia, and beyond.   We are fortunate to have the following individuals as advisors to The Carbon Institute: Dr. Ralph Keeling (Chair), Director of the Scripps CO2 Program, Scripps Institution of Oceanography H.E. Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Minister of State for Environment Emeritus, Peru, COP20 President, and COP21 Co-President Dr. Nur Masripatin, Director General for Climate ...

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All Partner Meeting and International Advisory Panel Convenes

Following a successful two days of partner meetings with Forest Carbon Accounting and Monitoring Center (FCAMC) and The Centre for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management (CCROM).  We welcome our international advisory panel to California.  We will be meeting at the Big Sur Land Trust and at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego this week to meet and discuss how to train and empower a new global workforce to better measure and manage carbon.   Meetings are centered around discussing how to transform academic programming for terrestrial carbon accounting, ...

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Building lasting partnerships for Terrestrial Carbon Accounting in China

The success of any program hinges on the participation and ownership taken by the stakeholders. Communication among the stakeholders is a key for their active participation in building and implementing multi-national programs. To build a strong working relationship with our partners at the Forest Carbon Accounting and Monitoring Center (FCAMC), under the auspices of the State Forest Administration (SFA), China, our US-based team visited Beijing for working meetings over August 15-17, 2016.   Day 1 – We began with the very first handshakes with our partners, ...

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Training the Trainers in Cameroon: Lessons Learned and Future Plans

The Carbon Institute is finishing out the first stage of our partnership with CRESA in Cameroon, and moving forwards with our shared goals to develop a regional hub for TCA instruction in Francophone Africa.   In July, Anup and I conducted a successful mentoring trip to Yaoundé, Cameroon. Whereas our TCA course in September 2015 attracted a variety of motivated government and academic participants, this capstone mentoring trip was tailored to the key future instructors of the TCA courses at CRESA.   Having a small group allowed the mentoring sessions ...

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Building Competency-Based Learning in TCA with Partners in Indonesia

Our US-based team recently returned from a series of working meetings with our partners in Indonesia. We come back home with a lot more batik and even more enthusiasm about commencing this partnership known as The Carbon Institute, an international academic enterprise between the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute and the Centre for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management (CCROM) in Indonesia, as well as other partners. During this trip, we spent time with our partners detailing our shared ambition to develop a truly world-class Terrestrial Carbon Accounting (TCA) ...

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