Landscape Carbon Management

Diploma in Carbon Management


    The student should be able to:
  • Explain the basic concepts, importance, and a general overview of carbon management;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific theories and principles underpinning climate change;
  • Analyze different international and national policies and how they determine how different organizations apply them to address climate change;
  • Explain the key climate change impacts on human welfare and ecosystem health, and the mitigation and adaptation measures;
  • Discuss the carbon flows and fluxes between the major global carbon pools;
  • Explain the economic principles and theories explaining carbon flows across global carbon pools;
  • Explain how carbon flows and fluxes are measured and reported at local, national and global scaled using different tools and techniques;
  • Explain how carbon stocks in different systems are quantified, monitored and reported using standard procedures;
  • Discuss how carbon emission reduction technologies and projects are financed using different mechanisms; and
  • Explain different carbon management strategies implemented to address climate change at different scales.

    Course Content

  • DCM01 Introduction to carbon management
  • DCM02 Climate change science
  • DCM03 Climate change policy
  • DCM04 Climate change impacts, mitigation & adaptation
  • DCM05 Global carbon cycling
  • DCM06 Carbon economics
  • DCM07 Carbon accounting
  • DCM08 Carbon measurement, monitoring, reporting and verification
  • DCM09 Carbon finance
  • DCM10 Carbon management strategy
  • DCM11 Course assessment 1: Individual project
  • DCM12 Course assessment 2: Theory exam
  • Options (2 courses)

  • DCM13 FSC Forest Carbon Management Certification
  • DCM14 FSC Forest Chain of Custody Certification
  • DCM15 Corporate Carbon Footprint Verification
  • DCM16 Sustainable Agriculture Verification
  • DCM17 Landscape Carbon Offset Project Validation and Verification

Learning outcome

Carbon Managers have a strong understanding of carbon management principles, policies, regulations, and practices, and can use them to improve the effectiveness of their carbon management.

Course Dates

Beginning of every month

Target Group

This course is suitable for Environmental and Carbon Managers, and anyone intending to develop a career in environment and energy management. While prior experience in climate change science and policy fields is an added advantage, people who have never worked in this field can also be considered for the course.

Course duration

24 months


Awarded a Diploma in Carbon Management upon successful completion of the course



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