Carbon Sequestration and Emissions (CES) Accounting (Environmental Science)

2 either emitted by a source orsequestered in a biomass sink. The course will specifically cover ‘carbonemission and sequestration (CES) accounting’ mechanisms in the Forestry;Landfill Methane; Coalmine Methane and Energy Efficiency Projects, which are sufficiently robust that the carbon trading market has confidence that the amount of carbon sequestered is accurately measured in terms of the CO2 released to the atmosphere from activities producing greenhouse gases. Any CES accounting standard developed by a country will need to be consistent with the UNFCC principles before carbon credits generated from carbon sinks can be used in an emissions trading regime under Kyoto and other protocol.

This course will overview the ‘carbon accounting’ mechanisms approved by the UNFCC for calculating the quantum of CO