Think tank

The success of any effort to address climate change rests on the reliability of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions-related data for markets and other GHG mitigation policies. The reliability of this data depends on the availability of highly skilled and qualified professionals tasked with producing and assuring this information. Just as engineering and financial accounting rely on certified professionals, there is a need for professionals charged with measuring, accounting, auditing, and managing GHG emissions with high levels of competency and ethical standards. Recognizing the importance of GHG measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) systems as well as competency and ethics, the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute was founded as a nonprofit organization in 2007 to build the GHG management infrastructure of the future, with a focus on training and supporting a global community of qualified professionals to work on GHG measurement, accounting, auditing and management. They believe that the green jobs of the future include an army of skilled professionals tasked with ensuring the numbers supporting emissions trading markets and other GHG policies are reliable and transparent. They are preventing climate change policies and carbon markets from suffering the type of problems exhibited in financial markets. The Institute offers rigorous training that meets the needs of both individuals and organizations working on all aspects of climate change.


Contact details

Website: www.ghginstitute.org
Address: 9231 View Avenue NW. Seattle, Washington USA 98117
Contact email: info AT ghginstitute.org

Areas of focus

Topics of research:
Operating languages:
English

Organisational details

Business model:
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations:
Independent
Year founded:
2007
Age (years):
Founded by:
Founder(s): Michael Gillenwater | Gao Pronove | Tom Baumann
Founder gender: Male
Leadership:
Current leader(s): Michael Gillenwater
Current leader's (or leaders') gender: Male
Staff size (2017):

Organisational performance

Publications:
Number of publications (2015):

Data notes

Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Think tank list,Organisation´s website
Boundary Organization (find out more): Yes

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