Initiatives and Courses
Building Capacity to Measure CarbonThe Carbon Institute is an international academic partnership committed to training the next generation of climate leaders. Countries' national academic institutions are the best places to build endogenous capacity to train government and private sector professionals in robust greenhouse gas measurements and management. We help our partners build and deliver powerful, nationally-tailored curricula in advanced carbon accounting, using the best practices in active learning and faculty development, and international accounting guidelines.
Our premier initiative helps tropical countries measure, model and manage their terrestrial carbon. This work provides advanced training and supports universities and colleges in the US, China, Indonesia, Cameroon and the Republic of Congo develop their own academic platforms for teaching terrestrial carbon accounting. The University of California San Diego extension accredited and ran the first ever advanced Certificate in Terrestrial Carbon Accounting, and a full report is here. More than 150 applicants vied for 25 spots. Given the high demand, The Carbon Institute turned to helping world class international academic partners design, run, and accredit their own academic programs in terrestrial carbon accounting. Other initiatives of The Carbon Institute include the Sky Changers program and carbon management research.