WBI e-Course on the Kyoto Project-based Mechanisms Educates Professionals on CDM and JI

17 September 2012. The Kyoto Protocol introduced two market-based mechanisms – the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI) – to help countries achieve their emission reduction targets. In order to educate carbon finance professionals on these mechanisms, the World Bank Institute’s Carbon Finance Assist Program and the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute offer an e-learning course entitled The Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation: Navigating the Kyoto Project-based Mechanisms, from 1-28 October 2012. Deadline for application is 24 September 2012. 

This e-course provides a comprehensive overview of the CDM and JI. The CDM allows a country, firm or individual to implement projects that reduce or remove emissions in developing countries and to earn certified emission reduction credits. JI allows a country, firm or individual to implement an emission reduction project and earn emission reduction units that can be sold. The main difference between the CDM and JI lies in their application, as JI projects can only be hosted by countries with emission reduction or limitation commitments.

Target audience includes carbon finance experts and practitioners, such as project developers, technical consultants, decision makers, representatives from cities and civil society organizations. The course will enable participants to: 

  • understand all aspects of the Kyoto Protocol’s project-based mechanisms;
  • understand the governance of these mechanisms;
  • start a CDM or JI project; and
  • understand the CDM and JI project cycles and corresponding rules and procedures.

The course is delivered in 10 modules, which take about 20 hours to complete. It uses interactive presentations, case studies and discussion forums.

For further information, please contact Mr. Peter Schierl (pschierl@worldbank.org) or Ms. Chandni Dinakaran (cdinakaran@worldbank.org) or visit: http://einstitute.worldbank.org/ei/course/clean-development-mechanism-and-joint-implementation-navigating-kyoto-project-based-mechanism.