Who We Work With
Our learners come from all backgrounds and from almost every country in the world. Whether you simply want to understand how carbon markets work or you want to become a leading expert on greenhouse gas verification, carbon management, or how to be a climate change officer, we have a training program to fit your needs.
Individuals at the following types of organizations are trained and credentialed by the Institute:
- Working professionals
- Companies from many sectors such as IT, power, oil & gas, chemical, agriculture, waste, manufacturing, transportation, renewable energy, food & beverage, various industrial process sectors
- Verification organizations and designated operational entities
- Investment firms
- International organizations such as the United Nations
- Law firms
- Engineering companies
- Real estate and infrastructure companies
- All levels of governments
- Academic institutions
- Environmental and other non-profit organizations
- Consulting firms
We provide dedicated support and training programs for or to the following organizations and projects:
- The UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol compliance processes – We support the UNFCCC secretariat in the training and testing of the experts that review national greenhouse gas emissions data and reporting. Our staff had a leading role in developing most of the courses that compose this program. Built on a backbone of IPCC technical guidance, international experts must successfully complete this training program to join what are, effectively, United Nations treaty inspection teams.
- The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – We created a training program for the Joint Implementation (JI) program’s verifier accreditation panel members.
- UNFCCC Consultative Group of Experts on Non-Annex I National Communications – We are providing a comprehensive training program of workshops and online courses for the UNFCCC secretariat through a series of regional workshops in developing countries on the preparation of national GHG emission inventories, covering all IPCC sectors.
- Technical Assistance for Support to Mechanism for Monitoring Turkey’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions (TR2011/0327.21.02-01) – Jointly funded by the European Commission and the Republic of Turkey, this 2.5 year project will strengthen existing capacities in Turkey and assist the country to: i) fully implement a monitoring mechanism of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in Turkey, in line with the EU Monitoring Mechanism Regulation 525/2013 and ii) better fulfil its reporting requirements to the UNFCCC, including national GHG inventories, National Communications and Biennial Reports.
- International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) – We helped develop an online course on emissions trading systems with funding from the European Commission and have instructed sessions on monitoring, reporting, and verification at the International Carbon Action Partnership’s summer schools, aimed at increasing technical capacity of experts from developing and emerging economies on emission trading.
- Partnership for Market Readiness – We created and instructed a curriculum on measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) for the World Bank managed PMR.
- USAID CEnergy Project – The USAID Philippine Climate Change and Clean Energy (CEnergy) Project’s goal is to mitigate climate change through the improved utilization of clean and renewable energy in power and transport. GHGMI is working with and training the Philippine’s National Climate Change Commission and other national and local government agencies, academic institutions and other related bodies to develop and implement a national mitigation plan for achieving their GHG emission reduction targets in accordance with the Second National Communication on Climate Change, as well as, developing programs and activities that help reduce vehicle emissions to improve air quality.
- USAID Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC) project – We are supporting this global capacity-building initiative focused on the measurement, reporting, and verification of forest and other land-based GHG activities. The overall goal of the project is to strengthen USAID and its missions’ role in international processes and implementation of REDD+ activities.
- USEPA/USAID Capacity Building for National GHG Inventory Systems in Developing Countries – We support the U.S. government effort to develop the capacity of non-Annex I Parties for reporting their GHG emissions under the UNFCCC using IPCC methodologies.
- USAID Low Emissions Asian Development (LEAD) – The LEAD program aims to help governments prepare national greenhouse gas inventories and expand carbon market investment in Asia by working with the private sector to prepare corporate inventories and participate in these markets. GHGMI, in partnership with the Asian Institute of Technology, is developing a regional Training Facility with the ultimate objective of building a cadre of local experts for carbon accounting services.
- The World Bank – We developed a course on the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI) program with the World Bank Institute.
- The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) – We created the mandatory training program for offset verifiers under RGGI, as well as the design for their verifier accreditation system.
In addition, we have collaborated with the following organizations on an array of programs:
- The World Resources Institute in support of the GHG Protocol Initiative – WRI is a partner with the Institute and jointly developed our 201 Basics of Organizational GHG accounting course.
- The Climate Registry – We co-developed The Climate Registry module of the Basics of Organizational GHG Accounting and offer a combined certificate program with The Climate Registry.
- Thomson Reuters Point Carbon – Point Carbon is a partner with the Institute and jointly developed our course on carbon markets.
- Accenture Supply Chain Academy – We developed three courses for the Academy, one introduction to climate change science, policy, and business issues; a second one on corporate GHG emission inventories and management; and a third on climate risk disclosure. The courses are delivered under Accenture’s sustainability practice.
- Regional Environmental Center Turkey (REC Turkey) – We worked with REC Turkey to translate a number of our GHG accounting courses into Turkish to be offered to Turkish companies and organizations.
- Harvard University Extension School – GHGMI Dean, Michael Gillenwater, and Stelios Pesmajoglou instructed courses on GHG Management for the Graduate Program in Sustainability and Environmental Management.
- International Air Transport Association (IATA) – IATA offers a bundled blended learning program using online learning from the Institute coupled with their own in-class courses.
- Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) – We co-develop resources for estimating agricultural GHG emissions. We also collaborate to provide training and workshops that promote the growth of climate change expertise in the agriculture sector and improve national climate communications.