The final public consultation period on the updated version of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) Framework is now open.  Deadline to provide comment and input is 14th December 2014. This new reporting framework helps companies add value by linking environmental and financial performance.

Want to learn more about the updated CDSB Framework?  Join a briefing via webinar this Friday 21st November.
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Last month we initiated a short survey of community members to gather information to support an operational planning exercise. As GHGMI sits at the crossroads of online education and climate change policy, the past few months have been particulary fast-moving. Society is, at once, waking to the potential for e-learning to transform educational delivery and separately facing the growing challenge of accumulated GHG emissions, now at 400ppm CO2 and growing.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to respond to the survey. We received almost 300 responses. You can view the full results* by clicking here.

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The Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI) is actively seeking a Program Assistant with primary responsibility for day-to-day operation of its Education Program.  The ideal candidate will be technologically savvy, possess excellent personal skills, be very comfortable with taking initiative without close supervision, and be committed to making a difference on the issue of climate change. READ MORE.

GHGMI is working with a group of expert implementing organizations to develop low emission development capacity across 11 countries in south and southeast Asia. To learn more about this USAID-funded project see their newly launched website: http://lowemissionsasia.org/

On 5 June 2012, GHGMI’s Michael Gillenwater participated in an MRV panel co-hosted by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and Tsinghua University in Washington, DC. Click here to read more about the event “U.S.-China Workshop: Domestic MRV of Climate Efforts” or download Michael’s presentation.

The latest issue of Greenhouse Gas Measurement & Management (GHGMM) is now available. A collaboration between the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute and international publishing house Taylor & Francis, GHGMM is a scholarly forum for reliable peer-reviewed research and information on a broad range of issues relating to the measurement, accounting, and management of GHG emissions.

The latest issue of GHGMM can be accessed online here. The journal is available free of charge to GHGMI Premium Members. Access instructions for GHGMI Premium Members are available here. Not a GHGMI Premium Member? Click here to learn more or sign up.

A new article advocating for the design of GHG measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) institutions that foster and promote a professional class of climate change practitioners is now available in the March 2012 edition of Carbon Trading magazine. The article, “Out from Under the Sprawling Tent: Action on MRV design now will bring benefits in the long term” was authored by GHGMI staffer Tim Stumhofer and can be read in the online edition of the magazine here.

17 November 2011

Vancouver – West Coast Environmental Law, a non-profit environmental law organization, today released a report – Professionals and Climate Change: How professional associations can get serious about global warming. This report is perhaps the first in the world to examine the implications of climate change for professional associations regulating the qualifications and activities of resource and planning professionals, such as engineers, biologists, lawyers, architects and others.

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16 November 2011

Beijing and Washington, DC – The Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET), a leading think tank on climate change and sustainable development in China, and the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI), an international non-profit organization founded to build professional capacity in measuring, reporting, verifying, and managing GHG emissions, have partnered to bring an international training curriculum on GHG accounting and verification to climate change practitioners throughout China.

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The Institute is excited to announce the launch of a new sectoral course: GHG Accounting for Forest and Other Land Use Projects. The new course, the latest addition to the Institute’s online course catalogue, provides in-depth instruction on GHG accounting at the project level for forest and other land use activities. The course is focused on reforestation, forest management, and avoided deforestation projects; and also provides information relevant to revegetation and agricultural soil carbon projects.

This course launch comes on the wave of renewed and invigorated interest in forest carbon accounting. Indeed the course is perhaps the Institute’s most widely anticipated.

Enrollment for the course, instructed by forest carbon expert Penny Baalman, is now open. Sign up information and a more in-depth course description is available on the course page.

Greenhouse Gas Measurement & Management, GHGMI’s new peer-reviewed journal was mentioned in a discussion of greenhouse gas measurement on the Feb. 1 edition of BBC4’s Home Planet. A recording of the show is available online here (the discussion of GHG measurement begins at ~18:05).

For more on the Greenhouse Gas Measurement & Management journal please visit the journal’s homepage.

The following article just posted at Greenbiz: Current Shortage of GHG Professionals Likely to Get Worse.

Full survey report available for download by clicking here.

Full survey report available for download by clicking here.

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On Oct 1 GHGMI Dean Michael Gillenwater participated in a panel discussion, “Taking Stock of Carbon Emissions: Policies, Strategies, and Tools for the U.S. and China” at the Woodrow Wilson Center International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. Michael’s presentation focused on the broader issues of measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas emissions, and the current international MRV framework under the Kyoto Protocol.

A video of Michael’s presentation and the entire discussion is available online at: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?topic_id=1421&fuseaction=topics.event_summary&event_id=635366

The Institute recently developed two topical “issue briefs” covering key GHG program design and implementation topics. The two papers outline best practice program design recommendations drawing from GHGMI’s extensive institutional knowledge, including focused experience designing and deploying quality assurance, training, and complementary and synergistic elements of climate change programs.

Green Jobs Training: Promoting Accountability in Carbon Markets

Taking Quality Assurance Seriously in Carbon Markets

The second annual GHGMI-Sequence Staffing Greenhouse Gas/Climate Change Workforce Needs Assessment Survey will close this month. If you have not already completed a response we invite you to take part in this industry-defining needs assessment by filling out the online survey at www.greenhousegassurvey.com. Read More»