WBI Course on Challenges and Opportunities of CDM Programs

10 May 2013. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is a tool established for funding and structuring programs aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It can help to support developing countries accessing the carbon finance market while supporting their national development plans. To help strengthen the capacity-building of developing countries for enabling their effective participation in the global carbon market, the World Bank Institute (WBI) is organising an e-Course on the “Challenges and Opportunities for CDM Programs”, running from May 13 to May 24 2013. The e-Course aims to train on integrating CDMs into business and finance plans that can improve the process management across various sectors.

This online course focuses on learning by reflecting on existing Programs of Activities (PoA). These are to help the expansion of the use of carbon finance as a tool in reducing emissions. Amongst others, the main learning objectives of this course are:

  • Understanding the Rationale for Developing PoA
  • Understanding Rules and Structure of PoA
  • Identifying Potential Sectors where PoA can be effectively applied
  • Understanding Financial Issues and Contractual Arrangements of PoA 
  • Identifying possible linkages with other policy instruments.

This online course is delivered in four modules which take about 8 hours. Learning and training methods include interactive presentations that will also lead to discussion forums. The target audience of this e-Course are carbon market agents, development practitioners and urban specialists. Course participants should have a general understanding of the project-based mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol, specifically the CDM and Joint Implementation.

For more information on this online course and application procedures, please contact wbicc@worldbank.org or visit: http://einstitute.worldbank.org/ei/course/cdm-programme-activities-challenges-and-opportunities