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IPCC Guidelines Course Package


This training package is a pair of courses designed in accordance with the 2006 IPCC Guidelines; and is the premiere resource that international governmental organizations are using to train their own country experts in the execution of transparent GHG emissions estimation and reporting.

The package includes access to two courses (each a workshops worth of content in and of themselves), namely: Introduction and Cross Cutting Issues and a Sector Specific Choice.

These courses are the seminal capacity building training on what each country will need to do in furtherance of complying with the GHG reporting terms of the Paris Agreement.

Approximate number of working hours to complete: 80 hours

Recommended Effort: 4-8 hours a day over the course of 6-10 days, depending on your goals. Training and exercises are intensive and demand dedication and study to successfully complete.

Availability: The courses are available online, 24/7

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Languages: English

Certificate of Proficiency: Yes, available and requires the passing of exams.

Who should attend: These courses are 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. Upon completion, you will have expert level knowledge and skills necessary to use and/or prepare GHG inventories.

Package Applicability: A unique aspect of this package 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 package was developed by the GHG Management Institute with the support of the USAID Low Emission Asian Development (LEAD) program.