Greenhouse Gas Management Institute

The George Washington University has partnered with the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute to develop and offer the Greenhouse Gas Management Certificate program. The Greenhouse Gas Management Institute's mission is to build and support a global community of experts with the highest standards of professional practice in measuring, accounting for, auditing and managing GHG emissions. This effort is critical to ensuring that market mechanisms and policy responses to climate change are effective and credible, as well as a valuable source of new critical jobs.

The Institute was founded in response to the current and future needs for qualified professionals to actively engage reversing the causes of climate change. Just as other key fields such as engineering and financial accounting rely on professionals, GHG emissions management requires a highly competent and ethical professional community to undertake measurement, reporting, verification, mitigation, and adaptation activities. The Institute develops technically rigorous GHG training curricula authored and instructed by leading experts and delivered globally via a "low carbon" e-learning portal, which hosts 16 individual courses and 3 diploma programs. 

Because of its unique combination of expertise on GHGs and pedagogy, the Institute conducts multiple training programs for leading climate change institutions including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat, U.S. Agency for International Development, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and the World Bank.