Professional climate change training classes coming to your town…”GHG LIVE”

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Today, the GREENHOUSE GAS MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE and KOELNMESSE, INC. announced “GHG LIVE”, a series of workshops, training classes and job fairs related to the emerging, regulated low carbon economy. The event series will kick off in North America in 2010 (detailed schedule to be announced in February).

The conference series will consist of 1, 2 and 3 day LIVE workshops, providing attendees with in-depth education and practical knowledge via small class room settings and taught by leading experts. The setting also provides “face to face” meeting and networking opportunities with fellow GHG professionals through classes, class room exercises, GHG Membership meet-ups and job fairs.

The Greenhouse Gas Management Institute is a nonprofit organization that trains professionals charged with measuring, accounting, auditing and managing GHG emissions. The Institute’s membership program connects the largest global community of greenhouse gas and climate change experts in the world and is developing courses in multiple languages.

Koelnmesse Inc. belongs to the worldwide Koelnmesse Group, organizer of international tradeshows and conferences in Europe, North America and Asia such as Carbon TradeEx America, Carbon Summit, Carbon Expo, CARBON Forum Asia, Wind Power Asia and Clean Energy Expo China.

Tom Baumann, Director, Strategic Solutions and Partnerships, and Co-Founder of the Institute said: “We view our partnership with Koelnmesse as key to giving this critical training series a broader reach. The need to measure and account GHG emissions is global; therefore our goal is to offer “GHG LIVE” in dozens of countries along with our online curriculum, which is already accessible from anywhere in the world. Koelnmesse’s worldwide network is the ideal route to accomplish this goal.”

Added Mette Petersen, President and Managing Director of Koelnmesse Inc.: “We are excited to work on this training series with the GHG Management Institute. Our partnership brings together the leading expertise on GHG training with our worldwide events expertise on carbon trading, renewable energy, energy efficiency, environment and sustainability.”

The conference series will include workshops on the following courses:

201 Basics of Organizational GHG Accounting
http://ghginstitute.org/training-programs/courses/basics-of-organizational-ghgaccounting/

202 Basics of Project-Level GHG Accounting
http://ghginstitute.org/training-programs/courses/basics-of-project-level-ghgaccounting/

401 GHG Verification for Inventories and Projects
http://ghginstitute.org/training-programs/courses/ghg-verification-for-inventories-andprojects/

About the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute

The Greenhouse Gas Management Institute, a registered nonprofit organization, trains, certifies, and networks a global community of experts that account, audit and manage GHG emissions based on world-class training and professional standards. The Institute’s membership includes individuals and organizations, from beginners to certified professionals, working on all aspects of climate change. Founded in 2007 through a partnership between ClimateCHECK the GHG Experts Network and GoVida e-Learning, the Institute works with the World Resources Institute, the World Bank, the United Nations, the Carbon Disclosure Project, Point Carbon, Harvard University Extension School and our exceptional faculty on training and professional development programs utilizing innovative internet tools to ensure that professionals will be available to support future market mechanisms and other policy responses to climate change. http://www.ghginstitute.org 

About Koelnmesse, Inc.

Koelnmesse is the North American subsidiary of Koelnmesse GmbH, one of the world’s leading organizers of industry trade shows. The German Headquarters organizes more than 68 events in 7 countries bringing together over 2.3 million participants and 31,817 exhibiting companies in our events worldwide. Koelnmesse, Inc. organizes trade events in North America in industries complementary to the markets they serve. From their base in Chicago they are well positioned to work with partners on developing and implementing their domestic event needs. The Koelnmesse power is driven not only through their experienced professionals in North America, however also through their network of subsidiaries and representatives in more than 80 countries. Their organization acts as a global channel for new business opportunities. Koelnmesse is open to exploring and building alliances with North American trade associations, government entities as well as exhibition & conference organizers. Organizers of world leading environmental trade shows and conferences: the Carbon Summit, Carbon TradeEx America, Wind Power Asia, Carbon Expo, Clean Energy Asia and Enteco. http://www.koelnmessenafta.com

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