The program — which is aimed for professionals working on forest conservation or restoration projects in the tropical world — builds on the School’s and ELTI’s extensive training experience and networks throughout the tropical world.
Over the past 12 years, ELTI has implemented 150 courses reaching nearly 7,000 environmental leaders from more than 75 countries. These initiatives include a model online training program, offered in five languages, that has reached a wide range of professionals working in countries across the world.
The program is one of three pilot certificate initiatives campus-wide that have received support from the Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning
. Another, “Financing and Deploying Clean Energy
,” is being developed by the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, to accelerate the uptake of clean energy by building workforce capacity in the areas of policy, finance, and technology.
The third initiative, an 18-week program created by the Yale School of Public Health, shares tools on the health impacts of climate change.