Climate change mitigation is one of the most important global priorities. In order to achieve this mitigation it is essential to develop projects oriented towards the reduction of emissions.

Carbon markets are one of the different economical mechanisms oriented to the mitigation of climate change, so it is important to know about the different technologies and alternative energy, to look for projects that may reduce the emissions in comparison to conventional systems.

This course presents a global perspective that will help you in the selection of an adequate carbon market for different kinds of projects, quantifying a reduction of emissions and calculating aspects such as:

  • Carbon footprint.
  • Energetic savings.
  • Income derived from the mitigation of climate change.
  • Time of return of investment.


Topics 1. Climate Change

  1. Basic concepts.
  2. Impact and implications.
  3. Sources of emissions.
  4. Mitigation and adaptation.

Topic 2. Estimation of emissions

  1. Factors of emission
  2. Carbon footprint.
  3. Estimation of carbon footprint.
  4. Environmental legislation.

Topic 3. Economy of Climate Change

  1. Environmental markets.
  2. Mitigation mechanisms.
  3. Climate financing.
  4. Mexican overview.

Topic 4. Carbon Markets

  1. Evolution of market systems.
  2. Market of the United Nations.
  3. Market of carbon voluntaries.
  4. Domestic markets.

Topic 5. Carbon price

  1. Evolution of carbon price.
  2. Process of carbon price assignation.
  3. Current prices in the world.
  4. Mexican overview.

Topic 6. Practical cases

  1. Technology conversion.
  2. Renewable energies.
  3. Cogeneration.
  4. Fuel substitution.


By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the origin, evolution, and perspective of the carbon markets through a reduction of emissions point of view, and analysis of public policies regarding climate change
  • Develop a project of reduction and sale of emissions for a specific client.


  • Economy and Finance
  • Environmental Studies
  • Engineering


High School certificate issued or in process.

The offering in energy topics is classified into five kinds of courses according to the objective they pursue:

  • Communicate general knowledge: give general information regarding energy topics.
  • Basic theory: exposing basic concepts related to energy topics.
  • Basic experimental theory: approach the principles of electric energy and explore processes for its application.
  • Basic demonstrative theory: verify the application of concepts through demonstrations.
  • Experimental specialized: experiment with advanced concepts of electric energy through demonstrations and/or virtual laboratories.


Yasmany Mancilla Méndes. Ph.D.

He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Science specialized in Environmental Systems from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey and the degree on Chemical Engineer from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.

Es profesor de la Escuela de Ingeniería y Tecnologías de Información.

Currently, he is the director of the program of Engineering in Sustainable Development at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey and he is a professor at the Engineering and Information Technology School there.

He is a researcher from the National Researcher System (SNI) as a Candidate and the field of his research covers atmospheric pollution, attribution of sources and factors of emissions and climate change. He also participates as a collaborator in the Grupo de Enfoque de Energía y Cambio Climático. He has been published in different index magazines and has given conferences nationally and internationally.

Course code: MDCU17091X

Starting date: September 4, 2017

Ending date: October 21, 2017

Estimated effort: 5 hours a week.