The success of any effort to address climate change rests on the reliability of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions-related data for markets and other GHG mitigation policies. The reliability of this data depends on the availability of highly skilled and qualified professionals tasked with producing and assuring this information. Just as engineering and financial accounting rely on certified professionals, there is a need for professionals charged with measuring, accounting, auditing, and managing GHG emissions with high levels of competency and ethical standards.
Recognizing the importance of GHG measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) systems as well as competency and ethics, the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute was founded as a nonprofit organization in 2007 to build the GHG management infrastructure of the future, with a focus on training and supporting a global community of qualified professionals to work on GHG measurement, accounting, auditing and management.
We believe that the green jobs of the future include an army of skilled professionals tasked with ensuring the numbers supporting emissions trading markets and other GHG policies are reliable and transparent. We are preventing climate change policies and carbon markets from suffering the type of problems exhibited in financial markets.
The Institute offers rigorous training that meets the needs of both individuals and organizations working on all aspects of climate change. The Institute’s training courses are authored by leading experts in their fields. Using our interactive e-learning system and specialized onsite workshops, we are able to meet the training needs of both beginners and experienced professionals anywhere in the world.
The Institute’s membership program connects the largest global community of greenhouse gas and climate change experts in the world and is developing courses in multiple languages. Our professional programs are creating a global personnel certification system that will foster confidence, enable policy implementation, and create a clear pathway for career development. The Institute’s research program provides policy makers and industry with unique forward-looking inquiry and analysis of GHG MRV and management challenges and solutions.
As a nonprofit U.S.-based 501(c)(3) organization, financial aid and full scholarships are available to qualified applicants, especially from developing countries and those working for non-profit organizations.
We support many of the leading GHG programs and organizations in the world. For more information on who we train click here.
The Institute also offers an internship program for students looking to further their education in the GHG workplace. Click here to view our internships page.
The Institute’s founding sponsor is ClimateCHECK, whose world-class experts have dedicated themselves to building the Institute and supporting its mission.
The Institute was also a founding member of the Offset Quality Initiative.
In 2009, GHGMI released its first biennial report which details the progress we have made during The Institute’s first two years. Click here to view it.