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GHG Emissions


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Course Overview

Course Description

As GHG accounting and disclosure become increasingly crucial for all companies, particularly public issuers, mastering this subject will enhance your expertise and open new avenues for career growth. The introductory course to GHG emissions will delve into key GHG accounting topics, exploring various GHGs, their sources, and emission factors. Understanding these fundamental concepts is crucial for accurately assessing an organisation's environmental impact. We will also explore prominent GHG reporting frameworks, with a special focus on the widely recognised Greenhouse Gas Protocol. Knowing how to navigate these frameworks is essential for any professional engaging in GHG Accounting and Reporting. Moreover, the course will emphasise the significance of setting GHG reduction targets and introduce different strategies organisations can employ to achieve these objectives. By the end of the course, you will possess the tools to help businesses make informed decisions regarding their climate change strategies and sustainability efforts.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, the target audience will be able to:

  • Describe what accounting for greenhouse gases (GHGs) entails.

  • Evaluate the various applications and tasks related to GHG accounting.

  • Measure and report GHG emissions and assess organisational and company-level risks associated with climate change.]

This course is ideal for:

Environmental and Sustainability Professionals: Sustainability managers, environmental consultants, and professionals responsible for tracking and managing emissions within organisations seeking to deepen their knowledge and expertise in GHG emissions reduction.

Climate and Energy Analysts: Analysts and researchers specialising in climate change and energy issues, looking to gain practical skills in GHG emissions measurement, reporting, and reduction strategies.

Corporate Sustainability Leaders: Business leaders, executives, and sustainability officers focused on integrating climate action into their corporate strategies, reducing carbon footprints, and meeting emissions reduction targets.

Government Officials and Policymakers: Public servants and policymakers engaged in climate policy development, emissions regulations, and sustainability initiatives aimed at reducing GHG emissions at regional or national levels.

Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Professionals: Engineers, project managers, and professionals working in the renewable energy and clean technology sectors, interested in understanding the carbon impact of these technologies and optimising their use.

Students and Aspiring Environmentalists: Students pursuing degrees in environmental science, climate studies, or sustainability who want to build a strong foundation in GHG emissions management and reduction.

Environmental Educators and Trainers: Teachers, trainers, and educators aiming to integrate GHG emissions-related content into their curricula and training programs, fostering awareness and action among students and participants.

Global Citizens and Climate Activists: Concerned individuals keen on understanding GHG emissions and advocating for responsible choices and policies that contribute to a low-carbon future.

Course Structure and Content

Module 1: Introduction to Greenhouse Gas and Climate Change

The following sections can be found within this module:

  • Introduction to Greenhouse Gases.

  • The greenhouse effect and the possibility of global warming.

  • Greenhouse Gas Sources and Removals.

  • GHG emission trends.

  • Greenhouse gas indicators for climate change.

  • International commitments to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, the target audience will be able to:

  • Describe the greenhouse effect, the possibility of global warming, and greenhouse gases.

  • Analyse the trends of GHG emissions and probable impact on Climate change.

  • Determine the sources of GHGs and removal strategies.

Module 2: Greenhouse Gas Accounting

The module is divided into the following sections:

  • Principles for GHG Inventories.

  • Application in Business.

  • Emissions under Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3.

  • Establishing Organisational Boundaries.

  • Establishing Operational Limits.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, the target audience will be able to:

  • Determine the information required to carry out a greenhouse gas inventory for various industries, such as business, finance, renewable energy, etc.

  • Explain the elements that improve the suitability of data sources for the inventory.

  • Identify the various categories of data sources and methods for securing their commitment.

  • Explain methods for obtaining current data, producing new data, and modifying data to suit the inventory's requirements.

Module 3: Identifying, Tracking, and Calculating GHG Emissions

The module will include the following sections:

  • Identification of GHG emission sources.

  • GHG emissions calculation approach.

  • Collection of data and emission factors.

  • Application of Calculation tools.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing this course, the target audience will be able to:

  • Determine different GHG sources coming from diverse industries.

  • Have a working knowledge of the different GHG emission calculation approaches.

  • Choose emission factors, figures for the possibility of global warming, and useful calculators.

Module 4 Reporting GHG Emissions

The module can be divided into the following sectors:

  • Guidelines for disclosing GHG emissions.

  • The emergence of worldwide GHG reporting.

  • Motivation, Advantages, and Difficulties.

  • GHG emission reporting tools.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing this course, the target audience will be able to:

  • Understand the data that must be included in the GHG inventory report.

  • Analyze different emissions data

Module 5 Greenhouse Gas Verification for Inventory

The module consists of the following sections:

  • A summary of the GHG verification procedure.

  • The idea of materialism.

  • Frameworks and platforms for disclosure of inventories.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, the target audience will be able to:

  • Use a variety of standards when determining the GHG emissions.

  • Recognize the idea of materiality.

  • Provide GHG emission inventory data under different standards and frameworks.

Module 6: Setting Emissions Reduction Targets

The sections of the module are as follows:

  • Overview of GHG Target settings.

  • A framework of target settings (Steps for target setting).

  • International programs for GHG reduction target settings.

  • Case studies.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, the target audience will be able to:

  • Create a short or long-term target for reducing GHGs.

  • Identify and use a variety of target-setting approaches within distinct international contexts.

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The self-paced course can be completed based on your schedule

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