An educational course about carbon markets and the forestry sector is underway, thanks to the organizational efforts of Verra and FOREDOR, a Chilean company dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management. The two entities kicked off the course after signing a Memorandum of Understanding in May.
The course is part of Verra’s initiative to build the capacity of diverse stakeholders in the carbon markets. Classes are offered in Spanish and English; simultaneous translation is offered for classes taught in English.
The training provides insight into the development of forest projects, in particular, that generate carbon credits and certification processes under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Program. At the close of the course, participants will know how to achieve certification of forestry projects in the VCS Program. They will also have a comprehensive understanding of voluntary and compliance carbon markets, as well as carbon credit transaction processes.
Course participants hail from 10 different countries in Latin America and Europe, and include consultants as well as representatives from private companies and universities.