U.S. Embassy in Peru Features FCCP Course “Understanding Forest Carbon Management”

The U.S. Embassy in Peru highlights 91 scholarships awarded to Peruvian environmental professionals by USAID and USFS to take the FCCP course “Understanding Forest Carbon Management”.

Decorative image of a mountain view of Gocta Cataracts, Peru.
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In October of 2021, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Forest Service (USFS) funded scholarships for 91 environmental professionals across 13 regions of Peru to take the Michigan State University, Forest Carbon and Climate Program short course “Understanding Forest Carbon Management”. This course provides a robust overview of the connections between forests, climate, and human decision-making. Topic areas include carbon cycle and storage science, domestic and international policies, forest carbon credits and initiatives, management considerations, carbon measurement, and available tools and support. 

The chosen professionals, representing both public and private environmental sectors as well as non-governmental organizations, acquired valuable knowledge to develop more effective proposals and initiatives, contributing to Peru’s efforts in combating climate change and conserving Amazonian rain forests.

View the full press release on the U.S. Embassy in Peru website.

View the “Understanding Forest Carbon Management” course on the FCCP website.

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