World Bank Institute E-learning Course on Clean Development Mechanism Programme of Activities

The World Bank Institute e-learning course “CDM Programme of Activities (PoA): Challenges and Opportunities”, 7-18 November 2011 helps project developers, carbon market agents, development practitioners and government agencies to better understand the opportunities and challenges of Programmatic CDM and illustrates how it can be used as a tool for catalyzing low carbon development. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2011.

The course is delivered in 3 modules which take about 8 hours to complete. It uses interactive presentations and provides discussion forums. Specific learning objectives of the e-Learning course on include:

      * Understand the Rationale for Developing PoA (why PoA?)
      * Understand Rules and Structure (what PoA?)
      * Identify Potential Sectors where PoA can be effectively applied (where PoA?)
      * Understand Financial Issues and Contractual Arrangements (how PoA?)
      * Identify possible linkages with other policy instruments.

The course builds on existing PoA guidebooks and assessment reports developed by strategic partners such as the German Development Bank (KfW), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) RISØ Center, and the World Bank.

The fee for the facilitated course is USD 200. Applications have to be submitted online using the following link:

For further information please visit the course webpage: or contact Mr. Pablo Cesar Benitez (