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541 IPCC: Forestry and Other Land Uses


This course provides a rigorous training on the emission sources and removal sinks and estimation methodologies for the forestry and other land use sector based on the internationally endorsed 2006 IPCC Guidelines. This course should be combined with the Institute’s 501 IPCC: Introduction to Cross-Cutting Issues course.

Course Lessons:

  1. Introduction and overview
  2. Forestland
  3. Cropland
  4. Grasslands
  5. Settlements
  6. Other lands
  7. Wetlands
  8. Land area data
  • The course includes quizzes and exercises to help you learn to apply key lessons.

Approximate number of working hours to complete: 40

Recommended Effort: 3-5 hours a day over the course of 5-8 days, depending on your goals.

Availability: This course is available online, 24/7

Level: Intermediate

* It is recommended that this course be combined with the introductory course, 501 IPCC: Introduction and Cross-Cutting Issues.

Languages: English and French

Certificate of Proficiency: Yes, available and requires the passing of an exam for an additional fee.

Who should attend:

This course is designed for anyone using, developing or working with greenhouse emissions and removal estimation and GHG inventories. It is recommended that you have some prior knowledge of technical and policy matters related to climate change (i.e., basic concepts of climate science, greenhouse gases, radiative forcing, etc.). But it is not necessary to have extensive prior experience in GHG inventories or GHG accounting. The course is especially useful for GHG program officers, environmental officers from government or the private sector, and energy industry professionals. You are not required to have prior experience on the GHG estimation methodologies. Upon completion, you will have expert level knowledge and skills necessary to use and/or prepare GHG emission estimates from FOLU-related emission sources.

Course Applicability:

A unique aspect of this series of courses is that it is applicable to all GHG measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) programs and accounting frameworks, including:

  • National
  • Sub-national (province, state, municipality)
  • Sectoral/program/policy (NAMAs, REDD+)
  • Entity (organization, company, or individual)
  • Product/Supply chain/Technology (life-cycle)
  • Facility/Installation
  • Project/Activity

The course was developed by the GHG Management Institute with the support of the USAID Low Emission Asian Development (LEAD) program.


Olia Glade

Olia is the Director for Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Systems, bringing the expertise in natural science, education, greenhouse gas reporting and review under the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol, and …

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