"E-learning is a new concept for me, but the course was very user-friendly and I soon became at ease with the materials."
"The course is essential for any professional in the GHG management field."
"The course has provided me with enough knowledge to confidently discuss carbon markets in official meetings. Every topic is informative."
"I now have an understanding of how the carbon markets work and how different methodologies are applied in various regions of the world. I was also able to understand the concept of carbon trading and offsets. I am now aware of the importance of carbon markets."
"Introduction to Carbon Markets provided me with a solid foundation on the history of global efforts to mitigate climate change. The class also provided me with an understanding of how these efforts have been implemented and the considerations and modifications required to make them successful. I am pleased with the knowledge that I gained and I feel confident in my new ability to understand and use this information."
Why take this course:
Regulations such as California's Cap-and-Trade program, the European Union Emission Trading System, and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in the northeastern U.S. are creating opportunities for those interested in trading greenhouse gas credits.
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of carbon markets, from their origins in global efforts to address climate change to the details of regional emissions trading programs.
The lessons in this course will provide you with a general knowledge of climate change policy and the specific tools you need to be successful trading carbon credits in a variety of different markets around the world.
This course is ideal for business analysts, financial officers, traders, lawyers, consultants, and other individuals interested in working in the carbon markets.
what you'll learn:
CleanEdison's 60-hour Carbon Markets training includes 3 courses: Introduction to Carbon Markets, Basics of Organizational GHG Accounting, and Basics of Project-Level GHG Accounting.
These courses provide a general knowledge of climate change policy and the effects of treating greenhouse gas emissions (i.e. carbon) as a tradable commodity.
You will be exposed to details of Europe’s carbon trading programs and regional carbon markets emerging in North America, as well as the rules of credit trading under the Kyoto Protocol.
You will benefit from understanding the economic principles of emissions cap-and-trade policies, the history on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol, what policies countries are implementing to cut their greenhouse gas emissions, carbon offsets and offset projects, the European Union’s emissions trading system, regional carbon trading regimes and voluntary carbon markets.
In addition to a broad understanding of how climate policies and markets work, you will also learn the technical aspects of how GHG emissions inventories and projects are calculated.
This course is offered in partnership with GHG Management Institute.
Online course preview:
- 60 hours of online, self-paced instruction
- Access to the course instructor as well as to a Learning Support Associate to guide you through the course content and answer questions
- Online discussion forums facilitated by course instructor
- Exam fees for all 3 Certificates of Proficiency ($525 value)
- CleanEdison Course Policy
All students in this course will receive a certificate of participation. Students who pass the course exams (fees included in price of course) will receive the following 3 certificates of proficiency: Introduction to Carbon Markets, Basics of Organizational GHG Accounting, and Basics of Project-Level GHG Accounting.