Carbon projects are developed for reasons of voluntary environmental stewardship, as well as legal compliance under a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) carbon emissions trading program. Voluntary carbon emissions reducers may wish to monetize reductions in their carbon footprint by trading the reductions in exchange for monetary compensation. Such carbon finance can significantly contribute to poverty reduction and sustainable development for communities implementing carbon projects in Africa. The transfer of environmental stewardship rights would then allow another entity to make an environmental stewardship claim. There are several voluntary reduction standards that projects can use as guides for development. Participants will learn how to develop and implement carbon projects relevant to their sectors, e.g. agriculture, forestry, energy, and municipal waste.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• Analyze drivers of climate change and their impacts;
• Examine the effects of climate change on economic sectors such as agriculture and forestry;
• Determine carbon in the soil and above-ground biomass;
• Examine the various carbon markets and financing;
• Examine carbon project methodologies;
• Develop and validate a carbon project
• Verify project emission reductions
• Register carbon projects and issuance of verified carbon units (VCUs);
• Tracking adaptation measurement of project activities.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Officials planning to design, implement and manage carbon projects in agriculture, forestry, energy and municipal waste sectors. These include officials from Government Ministries/Departments of agriculture, land management, forestry, finance, energy, construction, transport, mining, and Local Government authorities. Officials from the business community and NGOs working in the above sectors and interested in carbon projects are also eligible to attend the course.
• Drivers of climate change and climate change impacts;
• Climate change and Agriculture;
• Climate change and Forest Vegetation;
• Soil carbon monitoring;
• Above-ground& below-ground vegetation/ biomass carbon monitoring
• Regulated and voluntary carbon markets and carbon financing;
• Choosing a methodology for GHG emissions reduction and credits;
• Methodologies for projects in agriculture, land management, forestry, energy, construction, transport, mining, municipal waste,
• wetlands, and industrial processing
• Developing and validating a project description;
• Verification of project emission reductions;
• Registration of carbon projects and issuance of verified carbon units (VCUs);
• Tracking adaptation measurement of different biological and physical intervention activities;
• Case study- Kenya SALM carbon project.