Yale-based Tropical Forestry
Online Certificate Program Launched

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Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative
More than 40 people from 29 countries are participating in the online certificate program.
The Yale-based Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative (ELTI) this week kicks off its first online certificate program for professionals working on tropical forest landscapes.
Forty-three participants from 29 different countries and many sectors are participating in the year-long program, “Tropical Forest Landscapes: Conservation, Restoration, and Sustainable Use,” which will enable them learn to design, implement, and monitor effective forest conservation and restoration initiatives.
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.
PUBLISHED: June 4, 2019
Note: Yale School of the Environment (YSE) was formerly known as the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES). News articles posted prior to July 1, 2020, refer to the School's name at that time.