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Carbon Forestry

Professionals with competencies in the development of land use-based climate change mitigation projects and related climate policy instruments at national and international levels are increasingly needed. Together with UNIQUE Forestry and Land Use and Solidaridad Germany, the Chair of Silviculture at Freiburg University offers a three-week course in Carbon Forestry for professionals to gain insights into project development, assessment and monitoring as well as recent developments in international climate change policy, compliance and voluntary carbon markets. The course is supported by Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (partial scholarships for participants from developing countries).

  • Combines autonomous online and live learning
  • Applied expertise in carbon project development and assessment; climate policies, carbon markets and finance
  • Instructions by renowned experts such as project developers
  • Official participation certificate and exclusive access to Alumni network

Termine / Veranstaltungsort / Kosten

TerminVeranstaltungsort Kosten
Kurs läuft bereits. Weitere Termine in Planung.

Veranstalter und Veranstaltungsort

Veranstalter

University of Freiburg,
Chair of Silviculture,
UNIQUE Forestry and Land Use,
Solidaridad Germany

Veranstaltungsort

University of Freiburg
Faculty of the Environment and Natural Resources
Institute of Forest Sciences
Chair of Silviculture
Tennenbacherstr. 4
79106 Freiburg

Online

Zielgruppe und Voraussetzungen

Zielgruppe

  • Forest carbon project developers
  • Scientists and students with a research interest in Carbon Forestry
  • Employees of governmental institutions and NGOs dealing with land use and climate issues

Teilnahmevoraussetzungen

  • M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) in forestry (or related field), exceptionally B.Sc.
  • Relevant working experience for at least 3 years
  • Excellent (certified) English language skills (C1)
  • Clearly stated and justified motivation

Zulassungsunterlagen

  • Certificate of highest university degree (in Forestry, or related)
  • Signed & complete application form (for scholarship: send both forms)
  • Proof of English level (TOEFL etc.)

Inhalte und Lernziele

Inhalte

The sequestration of carbon by forests and soils is one of the most important ecosystem services of terrestrial ecosystems for effective climate change mitigation. Large efforts have been undertaken and major political initiatives were started to enhance the carbon storage capacity of forests and their products. Professionals with competencies in the development of land use based climate change mitigation projects and related climate policy instruments at national and international levels are increasingly needed. Together with UNIQUE Forestry and Land Use and Solidaridad Germany, the Chair of Silviculture at Freiburg University offers this three-week course in Carbon Forestry. Deemed highly useful for career development by participants, this continuing education course is offered to practitioners and scientists working on forest projects to aquire profound insights into project development, assessment and monitoring as well as recent developments in international climate change policy, compliance and voluntary carbon markets. A one-week intensive course is likely becoming available for advanced professionals (see separate course description in this catalogue). Moreover, participants from developing countries may apply for partial scholarships covering accommodation and per diems (max.10 days).

Ablauf

The (online and live) course runs between 19 February and 08 March 2024 in close collaboration with UNIQUE Forestry and Land Use and other renowned forest carbon experts. The course is planned as a blended format, which combines autonomous, web-based learning (first week) with project work based exchange in small working groups of professional and scientific peers during your stay in Freiburg (around 28Feb -7March, tbc). Throughout the course you will be instructed and guided by expert project developers from renowned carbon project organizations. Field trips and measurements complement the course program. An intense one-week online course option for advanced participants may become available.

Lernziele

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Analyse and evaluate land use project documents
  • Design (own) carbon forestry projects (incl. REDD+, Afforestation/Reforestation, Improved Forest Management, Smart Climate Agriculture)
  • Determine emission reduction effects and the amount of carbon credits generated by the projects, using appropriate quantification and monitoring methods and tools (including quantifying C pools in afforested plantations in the field, planning and conducting assessments of carbon pools and fluxes, social safeguards)
  • Apply the principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and environmental and social safeguards in such projects
  • Critically evaluate climate change policies, including development perspectives of carbon forestry and emission reduction markets, and design financing mechanisms for forestry C projects

Format, Abschluss, Qualitätssicherung

Lehr- / Lernformat

Blended-Learning

Abschluss

Qualified Participation Certificate “Carbon Forestry”

Zeitaufwand

Full time, 40 hours per week, total of 120 hours

Creditpoints (ECTS)

5

Sprache

English

Gruppengröße

35 participants

Aussagen zur Qualitätssicherung

Our lecturers are experienced researchers, auditors and project developers in the field of carbon forestry. The course is kindly supported by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

Kosten

Kosten

  • Regular fee 1400 EUR
  • Reduced fee for scholarship recipients 1000 EUR
  • Reduced fee for Fast Track 1000€

 

Dozent*innen

Prof. Jürgen Bauhus
Chair of Silviculture, University of Freiburg

PD Dr. Till Pistorius
UNIQUE Forestry and Land Use, Freiburg

Benjamin Schwarz
UNIQUE Forestry and Land Use, Freiburg

Moriz Vohrer
Solidaridad Germany

Dr. Sabine Reinecke
Chair of Silviculture, University of Freiburg

Other guest lecturers: project developers, certifiers and auditors (tbd)

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