A workforce needs assessment survey carried out by the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute concluded that:

  1. US organizations are ill-prepared for emerging regulatory emissions reporting;
  2. Carbon markets are not “up-to-snuff”; and
  3. 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.

This certificate program is designed to deliver the latest fundamental knowledge and skills to practicing environmental/sustainability professionals to enable them to advance their careers by expanding into this emerging area.

The Graduate Certificate in Carbon Management can be completed through traditional, on-campus coursework or through CSU Online.

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 543Global 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.