China | Carbon Accounting Training
The Carbon Institute’s courses in China are a model for building terrestrial carbon accounting (TCA) capacity in countries with considerable existing technical expertise in geosciences. Since these resources were scattered across departments in government and research sectors, the Carbon Institute helped partners build a curriculum based on input from government, researchers, and land use experts.
The result: a locally taught program in comprehensive TCA that new national partners plan to fund for the next five years, creating hundreds more experts in natural climate change solutions.
The Carbon Institute has great potential to act as a coordinator between researchers, governments, and civilians in different countries. This program will build our capacity in training individuals in terrestrial carbon accounting, allow us to share knowledge and experience, and enhance international cooperation in climate change mitigation and forestry management. — Gao Xianlian, Division Director, Forest Carbon Accounting and Management Center (FCAMC), State Forestry Administration (SFA)
The work between the Carbon Institute and SFA is like a bridge between developed and developing countries in terrestrial carbon accounting. SFA is learning from the experiences of developed countries, training more people to work in carbon accounting, and expanding the concept of low carbon societies to civilians. — Liu Yingchun, Research Scientist, FCAMC, SFA