Recognizing the importance of competency and ethics, the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute was founded as a nonprofit organization in 2007 to train and support a global community of qualified professionals to work on GHG measurement, accounting, auditing and management. We 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. We 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. The Institute’s training courses are authored by leading experts in their fields. Using our interactive e-learning system and specialized onsite workshops, we are able to meet the training needs of both beginners and experienced professionals anywhere in the world. 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. As a nonprofit U.S.-based 501(c)(3) organization, financial aid and full scholarships are available to qualified applicants, especially from developing countries and those working for non-profit organizations.