Welcome to the MFRE Micro-Certificate in Environmental Metrics

The UBC Master of Food and Resource Economics program is offering a non-credit micro-certificate, Environmental Metrics for Sustainability Reporting, aims to train working professionals and new graduates in designing and setting up environmental metrics to track and assess the environmental impact of an organization’s activity and sustainability management practices.

Climate change, with its related implications for water, energy, and resource management, is upon us. Firms and governments have committed or are being regulated to incorporate environmental sustainability management practices into their organization’s operations. However, setting up the metrics to track environmental impact of these practices is often challenging and the supply of individuals with the required skill set is limited. This course will provide the skills to track environmental metrics.

WHO is the MFRE Micro-Certificate for?

  • Individuals who are working full or part time: Early to mid-career professionals with a university degree and industry knowledge, or new university graduates. Qualified program applicants will have basic data analysis skills and a strong working interest in the green collar and climate change professional sector.
  • Organizations: In particular those which have adopted sustainability management practices to meet emerging regulations and/or to address the climate crisis based on their own initiative. The proposed micro-certificate program will provide organizations with the opportunity to develop in-house expertise by sponsoring their employees’ enrollment or allowing their organization’s professional development funds to be used to cover the cost of the program.

For more Information, please contact:

Estefanny Felix, MFRE Project Manager, Micro-Certificate
Master of Food and Resource Economics | Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus

Launching September 2023