General trainings follow various formats and are normally open to the public. Ongoing courses include the following webinars: “Overview of the Climate Action Reserve,” which is an introductory course on how and why our program operates; “Climate Action Reserve Program Training – Project Developers and Verifiers,” which is tailored toward assisting account holders to better understand reporting under the Reserve and the Reserve software; and a monthly “Special Topics Series” webinar on a special Reserve, carbon offset, cap-and-trade, or carbon market related topic.
Overview of the Climate Action Reserve
The “Overview of the Climate Action Reserve” training is a one-hour webinar designed for project developers, potential buyers, brokers and any member of the public with an interest in the Reserve. The presentation lasts approximately 45 minutes, allowing 15 minutes for Q&A. This webinar provides a general overview of the Reserve, including:
- How protocols are developed
- Current protocols and those in development
- The Reserve’s approach to calculating GHG reductions
- Opening an account
- Registering projects
Special Topics Series
The Climate Action Reserve is proud to present the “Special Topics Series” of webinars. These informative sessions occur during the third week of each month. The Reserve’s monthly “Special Topics Series” webinars feature a special Reserve, carbon offset, carbon market, or cap-and-trade related topic and usually include guest speakers. It is highly recommended that you first participate in the “Overview of the Climate Action Reserve” webinar (held during the first week of each month) prior to attending a “Special Topics Series” webinar. This webinar is free of charge.
Cancellations to any Reserve training must be made in writing to [email protected] a minimum of two weeks prior to the training start date. Cancellations will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee. Refunds will be issued within 30 business days after the training concludes. No refunds will be issued for requests made after the two week deadline. The Reserve will not make exceptions to this policy. However, if the Reserve cancels the training, the registrant will receive a full refund.
Registrations can at any point be transferred to a future training or to another colleague. Please submit any change requests in writing to Sarah Wescott at [email protected].