A workforce needs-assessment survey carried out by the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute concluded US organizations are ill-prepared for emerging regulatory emissions reporting, carbon markets are not “up-to-snuff”, and competency concerns loom with expansion of climate programs.  A set of recent reports in Nature confirmed that new international agreements will tax the capabilities of nations and organizations to carry out the supporting accounting activities.

The Graduate Certificate in Carbon Management is designed to deliver the latest fundamental knowledge and skills to practicing environmental/sustainability professionals, enabling them to advance their careers by expanding into this emerging area.

Effective Fall 2019

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Required Courses:
ESS 524Foundations for Carbon/Greenhouse Gas Mgmt3
ESS 542Greenhouse Gas Policies2
ESS 543/ATS 543Current Topics in Climate Change2
Select one course from the following:3-4
Animal Nutrition, Emissions, and Management
Applications in Greenhouse Gas Inventories
Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainability
Ecology of Forest Production
Program Total Credits:10-11

*This certificate may have courses in common with other graduate certificates. A student may earn more than one certificate, but a given course may be counted only in one certificate.