This e-learning course presents the methods for carbon monitoring in afforestation and reforestation projects under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and includes three modules:
- Module 1: Preparing for Project Monitoring (reviews key concepts, such as carbon pools, project stratification and boundary, sampling design and species data);
- Module 2: Monitoring Forest Carbon Stocks (how to measure various forest carbon pools);
- Module 3: Monitoring Project Emissions and Leakage (explores sources of project emissions and leakage).
The course is made up of two parts: (1) three self-paced multimedia learning modules, each of which is around 1 hour; and (2) online facilitated discussion forums. Participants are expected to devote a total of 8 hours to complete this course. Target audience included in particular project developers, managers and staff working on afforestation/reforestation projects and on carbon finance.