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Introduction to Carbon Markets (eLearning)

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Review carbon markets, from the first global efforts to address climate change to current regional emissions trading programs.

Available as: e-Learning course
Duration: 16 to 20 hours
Recommended level: Entry-level
Prerequisites: None

Key topics

  • The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol
  • Offsetting Principles and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) / Joint Implementation (JI) basics
  • The European Union Emission Trading Scheme: price drivers and market dynamics
  • Towards a global emission trading architecture
  • Voluntary markets

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Comprehend the nature of carbon markets and their origins in global efforts to address climate change
  • Select the carbon offset program best suited for your organization
  • Identify the economic principles of emissions cap-and-trade policies
  • Use greenhouse gas emissions (i.e. carbon) as a tradable commodity
  • Analyze the regional carbon markets emerging in different parts of the world

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Any industry member interested in carbon markets and carbon trading programs

Additional information

Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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