In this course, students will study the wide range of contexts where terrestrial carbon accounting is used and applied globally. Students will learn the core principles of each use, similarities and differences of approaches, and the requirements of each along with the importance of reference levels, monitoring systems, reporting guidelines and verification platforms. Relationships to forest policy and governance, conservation finance relevance, and the role of the IPCC GPG are also discussed. TCA contexts covered will include: carbon markets, industry reporting, best practices (e.g., Commodity Roundtables such as palm oil, sugar, beef, and forest industries), regulatory markets, the UNFCCC, and bilateral and multilateral donor programs.
Note: Admission into this course requires application and acceptance into the Terrestrial Carbon Accounting Specialized Certificate. For more information and to apply, please visit the certificate website, extension.ucsd.edu/TCA.
Course Number: CSE-41170 Credit: 2 units
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