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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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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