WWF and partners launch Terrestrial Carbon Accounting Course for REDD+ Practitioners

Posted on 28 February 2013    
MRV in DRC 2012.
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Washington, DC -- 28 February 2013 -- A new course for REDD+ practitioners is being offered by the Unveristy of California at San Diego (UC San Diego). The Specialized Certificate in Terrestrial Carbon Accounting will provide a unique and advanced educational experience in modeling carbon stocks and flows. Developed in partnership with Tropical Forest Group (TFG)UC San Diego - Sustainability Solutions Institute, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), this hands-on program will train professionals from around the world that work on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) and other climate change initiatives.


The Terrestrial Carbon Accounting Certificate program will foster global best practices and skills in data acquisition, land use change detection, emissions factors for terrestrial carbon, mathematics and statistics, sharing and transparency, quality assurance, and the establishment of remote continued learning nodes of terrestrial carbon accounting excellence.

The Terrestrial Carbon Accounting Certificate program will train professionals in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change guidelines and will be applicable to a range of schemes, including voluntary and compliance carbon markets, commodity certification programs, and bilateral and multilateral cooperation to conserve and restore tropical forests.

Program Developed in Partnership with:

Who Should Attend?
Professionals from around the world who are active in the sphere of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD+), such as:

  • Technical professionals
  • Government and foundation donors
  • Government representatives

Certificate & Course Fees:
The total cost of this program is approximately $12,500 USD. This fee includes the six required courses, the certificate fee, books, and materials. Additional fees for housing, food, and transportation will need to be considered for those traveling to San Diego for the program.

Certificate Overview (pdf)

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