A new space race: satellites could test the world’s climate vows

The Carbon Institute was quoted on December 10, 2015 in Thomson Reuters.   Monitoring a single country's net emissions from above could not only become an important tool to establish whether it had met its promises to slow global warming, a point of contention at climate talks in Paris, but also help emitters to pinpoint the sources of greenhouse gases more quickly and cheaply.   "The real success of a deal here fundamentally revolves around whether we can see emissions and their removals," said John-O Niles, director of the U.S.-based Carbon Instit...

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The Carbon Institute in Cameroon

Mbalmayo, Cameroon | June 2015 | The Carbon Institute carried out a scoping study, to identify the current status in Cameroon for teaching terrestrial carbon accounting. With support from the US Forest Service, the Carbon Institute is helping run a five-day intensive terrestrial carbon accounting course with Cameroon academics from September 21 – 25. The goal of the training and mentoring program is to ensure there is adequate in-country government capacity to develop robust REDD+ reference levels and increase the quality of in-country carbon accounting teaching ...

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Carbon Institute to host COP20 academic dinner in Peru, December 9th

Through the sponsorship of the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute, our parent organization, the Carbon Institute has received funding from to host an informal get-to-know-colleagues dinner on the sidelines on the upcoming COP20 in Lima Peru. If you are an academic and working in the sphere of carbon accounting, monitoring or measuring and would like to receive an invitation, please email John Niles at jniles # ucsd # edu. The purpose of the dinner will be to share ideas about carbon accounting curriculums and teaching best practices.  

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IPCC and Terrestrial Carbon

Recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) findings reinforce the fact that terrestrial carbon is still the most uncertain variable in the overall global carbon cycle. As the international community works toward a new global agreement on climate change, discerning the stocks and flows of terrestrial carbon continues to present scientists with the most challenges for accurately resolving the global carbon cycle. In parallel, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change continues to advance the concept of REDD+, a framework to provide incentives to ...

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