IISD-CMI Certificate Courses

Indian Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) is registered as a National, Independent Public Policy Think Tank and Scientific Research Institute in New Delhi to ensure overall improvement of the lives and living of the Common Man through Research Innovations and engage with Communities at grass-root level. IISD strives to put India into a Sustainable Path that is Inclusive and Equitable, involving People, Planet and Businesses.

Carbon Minus India (CMI), an IISD initiative, is also a Leading Indian Public Policy Think Tank and Research Institute in New Delhi, committed to protecting Our Only Planet, Mother Earth, from Global Warming and other adverse impacts of Climate Change. CMI is engaged in evolving a strategic framework for India in identifying low carbon growth opportunities and facilitates a series of planned and scaled-up programs, striving to lower the carbon intensity of the economy at the macro and sectoral levels by creating synergies and addressing the barriers, potential trade-offs and appropriate financial (Carbon Finance Models) needs to remove these blockades. Moreover, CMI works to raise India's consensus efforts and for national preparedness to face and address global climate change adaptation and mitigation challenges.

Indian Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) and Carbon Minus India (CMI) bring this 2 Days Training Program as an initiative of their :

- Carbon Management School (CMS)
- School of Environmental Education (SEE)
- School of Business Sustainability (SBS)


Dr. Srikanta K. Panigrahi, Director General and Distinguished Research Fellow, IISD-CMI – Course Director

Dr. Srikanta K. Panigrahi - is the Director General and Distinguished Research Fellow, Indian Institute Of Sustainable Development (IISD), a Public Policy Think Tank and Scientific Research Institute at New Delhi, who is also a Leading Indian Sustainability Thought Leader. He is a well-known Indian Policy Maker and Technocrat, who has worked with the Government Of India, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Bank. He is a Member to Prime Minister on National Strategic Knowledge Mission and many Other Government and UN Expert Committees and Working Groups. He represented India in International Climate Change Negotiations in UNFCCC and also Known as Chief Architect Of Indian Carbon Market. He is awarded the National Science Popularization Award by Hon'ble Prime Minister Of India, for his Extraordinary Contribution and Commitments to Popularize Science among the Common Mass and is Recognized by UNEP for his Valuable Contribution and Leadership in Catalyzing Environment Actions, on World Environment Day, 2007. MIT Sloan School Of Management has recognized him, as an En-Road Climate Ambassador, in Policy Maker Category.

Dr Panigrahi has earned his formal Degree in Civil Engineering, then received Master Degrees, Environmental City Planning, Management & Business Administration and Doctorate in Public Policy, Specializing Science Policy, from Credible Universities Of India and abroad, including Technical University Of Dresden (TUD), Germany, IIT Delhi, School of Planning & Architecture and JNU at New Delhi; followed by a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship from Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT), Cambridge MA, USA. He was also an UNEP/UNESCO Fellow, where he delivered Guest Lectures in five prestigious Universities of Europe, at Hamburg, Dresden, Prag, Vienna and Zurich, and Other 29 Universities (Other than India) of the Globe later.

Dr. Srikanta K Panigrahi
Director General and
Distinguished Research Fellow, IISD-CMI

(are invited as per their availability)

• Sh Santhosh Jayaram, Global Sustainbility Head, HCL Technologies
• Sh Shivananda Shetty, Partner & Head- ESG, KPMG
• CA/CS Mahindra K. Tiwari, Director Finance, IISD-CMI
• Dr Lokesh Chandra Dubey, Gold Standard & Visiting Research Fellow, IISD-CMI
• Mr Satish K. Gupta, BIS & Visiting Research Fellow, IISD
• Dr Charulata Londhe, Visiting Research Fellow, IISD
• Sh Vinod Jha, Banking/ Finance Advisor
• Dr Shunmugam, Former Chief Economist, MCX
• Ms Shivani Mudgal Datta, Principal Advisor Sustainability- Rio Tinto
• Prof A. Damodaran, IIM Bangalore
• Prof Vasanthi Srinivasan, IIM Bangalore
• Dr A.M. Siddiqui, NEDO
• Dr Murali Kanakasabai, CCX, Chicago
• Dr Niti Nandini Chetnani, IIFT
• Ms Mallika Paulraj, CCM, London
• Prof Sushil Kumar, DMS, IIT Delhi
• Prof Sanjay Dhir, DMS, IIT Delhi
• Sh Shashikant Verma, GFCL
• Ms Preeti Soni, WRI, Washington
• Sh Ram Babu, Chief Sustainability Officer, Greenco
• Mr Nakul Zaveri, Managing Partner, Relativity Investment Management
• Dr Roop Salotra, Former Advisor, SRF
• Dr Ancha Srinivasan, ADB, Philippines
• Dr Christian, ADB, Metro Manila, Philippines
• Dr Rahul Shankhe, President & Co-Founder, SenseHawk& Ex- McKinsey
• Dr M.A. Khalid, AIGWES, Noida
• Dr Dipankar Ghosh, Partner, BAS: Sustainability & ESG, BDO
• Mr Niranjan Khatri, ITC Group
• Ms Preeti Sethi, Eminent Lawyer, GMR
• Ms Gayatri Subramaniam, Ex- Head- IICA
• Dr Divya Rajput, CSR Expert- IICA
• Ms Geetanjali Gaur, Program Executive- IICA

Shri R K Shrivastava Former General Manager Environment Mahanadi Coalfields Limited MCL IISD- CMI Certificate Course in Carbon Management Batch 2016-17. Now, he lives in Indore. You can contact now.

Shri R K Shrivastava
Mobile : +91-9437016570

I have learned every thing on GHG Accounting, Carbon Markets and Trading as well as on Carbon Management for Carbon Management School (CMS)'s Certificate Courses. It's a wonderful course for those who are willing to achieve Professional Proficiency as an Expert and Practice in this field.

Dr Rekha Singh, Carbon Management Professional, Former Director G4S, New Delhi
Mobile : +91-9999019697

Few Past Achievements

We at IISD-CMI have expertise in the Aviation and Maritime Carbon Management and have worked with Authority of the Government Sector, where, we have verified 4 International Airport Authority Of India (AAI) Airports for Level-1 and Level-2 Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) for the first time in India in January, 2020 and nowCertifying ACA Level 2 for another 26 AAI International Airports Competing in a Global Tender recently,, totalling to 30.

Provided Consultancy for 169 UNFCCC-CDM Registered Projects and also Provided Consultancy for Preparing Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Building Projects for few States.

We have trained about 1767 Corporates Executives, including 717 from High Segment of Management Level i.e Chairman, MDs, CEOs, Board Of Directors and Independent Directors, Executive Directors and Group General Manager up to General Manager Level, Since July 2008, 13 Certificate Sessions, till today on Sustainability Profiling, Reporting, CSR, MoCA’s Business Responsibility Reporting (BRR), ESG, Global Sustainable Finance Reporting and Responsible Investment Reporting and Carbon Management, Foot-printing and Carbon Trading

Prepared 37 Social Audits, 43 Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) & Environment Management Plans (EMPs) Reports

6 Projects on Biodiversity Assessment and Biodiversity Management Plan – For the Mining Forest Projects in Jharkhand, Odisha and Bengal and also Prepared Biodiversity Registries for multiple states & districts for the National Biodiversity Authority, India’s initiative.


• We believe in nurturing High-Level Professional Excellency in Research, Education & Training.

• For courses on Green Building & Architecture, Green Procurement, Natural Resources Management, Carbon Footprint Assessment, Carbon Finance for Banking Sector, GHG Monitoring Protocol, Carbon Finance in Renewable Energy Sector, Carbon Finance from Plantations &Afforestation, Bio-Carbon& Community-Carbon Project Facility, Carbon Credits from Hydro Sector, Carbon Credits from Energy Efficiency Mechanical & Process Engineering Projects, Clean Energy Technologies (CETs), Carbon Credits from Waste Management and Fuel Switching Sectors, Plastic Credits, ESG, Sector Specific Sustainability Reporting etc., get in touch with the Core Faculty.

• Advanced Executive Training Programmes in CDM, VERRA, Gold Standard & VCS runregularly& Carbon Asset Assessment Consultancy and Advisory Services are our Expertise.

• Research in Climate Change, Adaptation, Emission Trading & Carbon Finance,

• Consultancy and Policy Advisory and Engagement on Adaptation for Communities Like Farmers & Fishermen, Craftsmen etc.

• Facilitation andin introducing of New Methodologies in UNFCCC

• Carbon Minus Certification, with at least more than / Equal to 1.5 times Off-setting than a normal or BAU, Net Zero Carbon Project (Credible and Established throughout the World)

• Climate-Friendly Life-Style Campaign, India Climate Neutral Program 2030 etc

• Special Programmes on Aviation and Maritime Emission Reduction and Management and Green IT.

Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG)
Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) is an umbrella term that refers to specific data designed to be used by investors for evaluating the material risk that the organization is taking on based on the externalities it is generating. The data produced can also be used within an organization as metrics for strategic and managerial purposes.

What is BRSR?
The new reporting format named, Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report (BRSR), aims to establish links between the financial results of a business with its ESG performance. This can make it easier for regulators and investors, and allied stakeholders to obtain a fair estimate of overall business stability, growth and sustainability (hitherto based on financial disclosures alone). SEBI has mandated that the BRSR will be applicable to the top 1,000 listed entities (by market capitalisation) for reporting on a voluntary basis for FY2021–22 and on a mandatory basis from FY2022–23.

IISD-CMI Certificate Courses



Carbon Management: GHG Accounting, Footprinting ,Carbon markets & Trading
5th and 6th September 2023, New Delhi

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Considering, Starting Date and Time as 5th September 2023, 9 AM.

Our Venue:

India International Centre IIC Annexe # Lecture Room 1
Near The World Bank India Country Office, 90 Lodhi Estate,
Side of WWF India and Chinmay Mission
and Other Side by Lodhi Garden,
40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate,
New Delhi-110003, India.

Telephone: +91-11-24609377, 378, 379, 369

Please Note: Our carbon management Reporting program is planned at IIC Annexe which is a different Building, by the side road of the office of The World Bank, next row to the main IIC Building.

**Please don’t get confused IIC Main, to be IIC Annexe.

Why this Certificate Course?

The entire humanity is going through a transition with a 1.2°C higher temperature compared to the pre-industrial level, higher than the Planet can tolerate. As a result, about 35% of our precious biodiversity in terms of flora, fauna and avifauna are already extinct; agricultural productivity has drastically gone down with a threat to food security of the Planet; Water quality & quantity have hugely deteriorated; Sea level rise has gone up to an alarming level, frequent Disasters are widespread in our day to day life now, Many of the cold ocean currents are converted to warm ones, Air pressure belts have shifted considerably, None of the ecosystems of the Planet is supplementing to each other.

COP 27 to UNFCCC, is happening now in Egypt; where 196 Member Nations of United Nations, are participating. In COP 26 at Glasgow, 190 Nationals had their Climate Pledges to limit the temperature rise to 1.5°C; but failed miserably to meet their Commitments. We are now at a Crossroads; where time demands immediate solutions, through aggressive Climate Actions.
Environment, Water, Air, Trees, all the elements of Nature silently tolerate all the torture that we humans impose on them. Water doesn’t shout, “Don’t abuse me”, Air never raise Alarm, if someone silently pollute it and a Tree never calls anyone, “Don’t cut me!” and often gives the Shelter and soft Shadow to a Person, even who even axes it. In such a situation, Policing of Nature is really Complex and most difficult Operation and Probably next to impossible. Since the human interest, is always to benefit, Carbon Trading, has been designed to solve these challenges, where the Polluter pays; who reduces the emission is paid for. In such a context, Carbon & Natural Resource Foot-printing, GHG Inventorisation & Assessment, leading to Carbon Management, has become inevitable. Carbon Management occupies 80- 85% of sustainability space. Since the Planet's existence is at stake and all of us, global citizens- beyond country boundaries, have our survival challenges as the most posing challenge of the time.

Considering the urgent Demand of the Market, Individuals, Government Policies, Industrial Leaders; IISD-CMI have planned 2 Days of Intense Certificate Courses to bring all the relevant Professionals, under the umbrella of a single platform, to equip the learners, with adequate skills to achieve a higher level of Professional Proficiency in their desired area of specialization.

Come, Joinand explore this Opportunity for the Enhancement your Professional Strengths & Capabilities, which will Centre-stage you, as the front runners in the race of Carbon Management Experts and Sustainability Leaders.

Our Past Courses


Shri Anil K. Jain, IAS. Advisor, NITI Aayog who is now Secretary Coal (Govt. of India) was the Chief Guest; where 54 eminent trainees, underwent the Advanced Executive Training Program on GHG Accounting, Carbon Foot printing & Carbon Trading and Management with Carbon Neutral & Carbon Minus Certification.


MS Meenakshi Lekhi, than MP New Delhi, was the Chief Guest - who is now MOS, External Affairs & Culture; where 51 eminent trainees, underwent the Advanced Executive Training Program on GHG Accounting, Carbon Foot printing & Carbon Trading and Management with Carbon Neutral & Carbon Minus Certification.


Dr. Ajay Mathur, DG TERI was the Chief Guest- who is now the DG of International Solar Alliance (ISA), where 51 eminent trainees, underwent the Advanced Executive Training Program on GHG Accounting, Carbon Foot printing & Carbon Trading and Management with Carbon Neutral & Carbon Minus Certification.

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The medium of the Certificate Course will be English.

The course will be conducted physically in One of the Prominent Venues in New Delhi. Details will be shared after Confirmation & Closer to the Date of Course Delivery and also be notified in webpage here.

Deserving Candidates, who will complete the course successfully, with higher level of Professional Engagements and Participation, will be awarded this Prestigious Course Certificates, In fact, which has an International Recognition. 13 Such Advanced Executive Certificate Courses are organized, Since July 2008, Where 1797 Professionals are trained and certified so far.

Please Note: An Assessment will be conducted to appraise one’s understanding and take away from the class. The assessment is crucial for a Certificate of Merit,including the candidate’s evaluation.

A Group Photograph, will also be taken – which will be shared with all participants.

(Best Qualitative Course Materials of International Standards)

• Faculties’ Profile + Their PPTs
• Course Material + PPTs
• Relevant Source Documents
• Additional Reference Materials
• Course Certificate of Merit
• Memorable Group Contact Details and Photographs with Batch Mates


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IISD and its' initiative CMI; the globally well known, proud Indian Think Tanks and Scientific Research Institutes at New Delhi; are celebrating their 15 Years of dedicated service towards; Social, Environmental and Economy Sustainbility and Green House Gases (GHGs) Emission Reduction, Decarbonization and Low Carbon Sustainable growth for the Nation, India; in Planetary intereset.

On 22nd-25th March 2023, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi; a High Profile program has been planned to be organized by IISD-CMI; where Global Sustainbility Submit 2023 also will take place.

Hon'ble Vice President of India and India Country Cheif Representative of United Nations, are likely to grace the function of the day.

15 National Sustainbility Awards will also be awareded by Chief Guests to Distinguised Nominees, for their outstanding contribution to Nation, form different fields, in promotion of Sustainbility and enabling stronger Climate Actions.


IISD-CMI Team met and discussed with Hon'ble President of India on Sustainability and Climate Action on eve of Institute's 15th Year Celebration of Dedicated Service to Nation and the Planet on 15th September 2022.


To Register for the Certificate Course, You can Pay the Registration Fees as Applicable to IISD-CMI by Scanning this QR Code using any UPI app (like PhonePe, Google Pay, Paytm, etc.) - Please Don't Forget to mention that You are from Which Category and Accordingly the As Per the Tabulation, How much You have Paid, as the Right Amount.


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Carbon Minus India

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On Application Procedure, Payment Methods and Cancellation Policy

• Nominations, with Name, Course Preferences should be shared, along with Course Registration Fee. Payments can be paid through Bank Transfer or any other UPI Gateways, Such as Bharat Pe, Google Pay, PayTM and PhonePe etc, by Scanning the QR Code and sending your Registration at Google Form Link for the completion of the Registration process.

• Those, who are willing to pay their Payments through Demand Draft or Account Payee Cheques, they may Send the same through “Speed Posts” at the IISD-CMI Address: IISD-CMI Certificate Course, 301-A, GF, Pocket-C, MayurVihar Phase-II, New Delhi-110091.

• On the Training Day: Lunch + 2 times Tea / Coffee will be served.

• The No of Applicants / Day for this Certificate Programme Should not exceed 50 to 55, in any case.

• Registration will be strictly on a First-come-first basis, Subject to the Complete Payment of the Fees, with GST. In case of non-payment of Fees, a temporary Registration No. may be issued with the Course Director's approval, which could be withdrawn at any Point.

• Some Faculty Members constitute the Core Faculty Team, whereas others are Visiting Faculties, as Shared; However, The Visiting Faculties are Subject to their availability only.

• Lodging, Boarding and Local Transport are the Candidate's responsibility; However,the Candidate is expected to inform IISD-CMI; about their Temporary Local Address. The Course Fee does not include Expenses such as Dinner, Laundry, Telephone Bills, Boarding Expenses, if any etc.

• Substitution of Participants  is allowed up to, just before, last 7 Days before the First Day of Training. Later, any Substitution or Replacement, however, would not be allowed, in any case.

• IISD-CMI reserves the full right to Cancel /Postpone the Programme at any Point,beforetheCommencement of the Programme. In case of any Cancellation or Postponement of the Certificate Course Program, Notifications and Refunds will be issued.

• Cancellations received from Individual participants, before the last 20 Days of Commencement of the Training will be entitled to a 50% refund, after reductions related to Bank Transactions, GST or any other Tax deductions. Since it’s a Manual Process, it may take some time.

In case of any Legal Dispute, it has to be considered, under the Jurisdiction of the Courts of Delhi.

IISD-CMI reserves the right to reject an application; without any explanation or, in Exceptional Circumstances, may request even a Registered Participants leave a Training Programme; if, in the Opinion of the Course Director, - the Trainee's Continuance would not be in the best interest of Other Participants.

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No Data or Information, in any form, of any Company or Individual will be shared or given accesses to anyone, who are directly or indirectly involved in this Certificate Course Program, which is against their Privacy and Secrecy, with 100% assurance of maintaining complete faith and confidentiality.

What is a Carbon footprint?
A carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an individual, event, organisation, service, place or product, expressed as Carbon Dioxide equivalent (CO2e). Greenhouse gases, including the carbon-containing gases Carbon dioxide and Methane, can be emitted through the burning of Fossil Fuels, land clearance and the production and consumption of food, manufactured goods, materials, wood, roads, buildings, transportation and other services. Globally, the average carbon footprint is closer to 4 tons.

To have the best chance of avoiding a 2℃ rise in global temperatures, the average global carbon footprint per year must drop to under 2 tons by 2050. By making small changes to our actions, like eating less meat, taking fewer connecting flights and line-drying our clothes, we can start making a big difference.

What is Carbon accounting?
Carbon accounting or Greenhouse Gas accounting refers to processes used to measure how much carbon dioxide equivalents an organization emits. It is used by states, corporations, and individuals to create the carbon credit commodity traded on carbon markets.

What is Carbon Trading?
Carbon trading, also known as carbon emissions trading, isa marketplace to buy and sell credits that allow companies or other parties to emit a certain amount of carbon dioxide equivalent or Greenhouse Gases.

What is I-REC?
A REC (Renewable Energy Certificate) is a type of Energy Attribute Certificate (EAC) that represents the environmental attributes of the generation of a one-megawatt hour (MWh) of energy produced by renewable sources.

Using EACs, end-users around the world can make reliable claims about their energy usage, such as: “my factory runs on 100% renewable energy”, “our products are made with 100% wind energy”, and “our global electricity usage causes zero end-of-pipe emissions.” Without EACs, it would be impossible to make these reliable claims because electricity is not a tangible product that can be boxed and sent from the producer to the consumer. Instead, a producer injects an electrical charge into the grid in one place, and a consumer takes the same amount of control off the grid.

These booked, unique units can be traded independently from the underlying electricity, and only the person or entity that ‘cancels’ this particular unit can claim the usage of that specific MWh. This mechanism is called a book-and-claim system and is the cornerstone of EACs worldwide. It is an accounting instrument that certifies the production of an MWh of electricity along with factual characteristics of how, where, and when the electricity was produced. These units can then be transparently traded and cancelled.

A few of IISD-CMI’s Project & Campaign Focus Areas:

  • Aviation Carbon Management: Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA), ICAO's Safety, Energy Management & CORSIA Verifier Training Program
  • IISD Research, Policy Analysis and Implementation Strategy Centre for UN SDGs in India
  • CSR and Business Sustainability Reporting for Corporates, in tune with Company's Business Strategies
  • Business Opportunities Sustainable Mobility, especially in the Electric & Hybrid Vehicles Sector
  • Research and Knowledge Advisory on Natural Resources Accounting, Ecological Economics and Green GDP; Carbon Audits, GHG Inventorization and Carbon Footprint Services; Water Audits and Water Footprint Services; Ecological Footprint Services
  • Detailed Project Report (DPR) Preparation for Solar, Wind, Biomass, and Hydro Projects and Monitoring
  • Research and Knowledge Advisory on Low Carbon Pathways and De-carbonization
  • Knowledge Advisory on Carbon Pricing, Carbon Off-Setting, Plastic Credits, I- RECs
  • Climate Resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction &Sandai Framework 2030 Implementation.