Michigan State University
Forest Carbon Credits and Initiatives
Michigan State University

Forest Carbon Credits and Initiatives

Taught in English


Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Emily Esch
Daniel Ortega-Pacheco
Daphna Gadoth

Instructors: Emily Esch

Intermediate level

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6 hours to complete
3 weeks at 2 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Apply broad scientific and policy principles to enhance project-scale analysis in forest carbon projects

  • Demonstrate the ability to outline the process and key components of designing a forest carbon project

  • Analyze how forest management activities create carbon credits or other carbon benefits

  • Learn the role of monitoring, reporting, and verification in forest carbon projects

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There is 1 module in this course

"Forest Carbon Credits and Initiatives" is a comprehensive course designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the complex world of forest carbon projects. Through four informative presentations covering topics such as project design, quantification, and market access, participants will gain a deep understanding of forest carbon initiatives. By the end of the course, learners will be able to apply broad science and policy concepts to project-scale thinking, design high-integrity forest carbon projects with feasibility and financial considerations in mind, quantify carbon benefits, and effectively monitor and report project outcomes. With relevant science-based inputs, this course offers invaluable insights into the intricacies of forest carbon initiatives, empowering participants to make robust, quantifiable contributions to carbon sequestration efforts attractive for investment.

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13 videos9 readings4 assignments


Emily Esch
Michigan State University
1 Course125 learners

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