Carbon Accounting Essentials

The business world is in a race to reduce its carbon footprint. But how do we calculate and measure it? This course covers the basics you will need to get started! Intended for those who are just getting started in carbon accounting or need a refresher.

The Carbon Accounting Essentials course is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills needed to measure, manage, and mitigate carbon footprints. The course provides a comprehensive understanding of carbon accounting, including the principles and frameworks of carbon accounting, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and their sources, measurement methodologies, and more.

Upon completion of this course, learners will have an understanding of:

  • What carbon accounting is and the role businesses play in today’s climate crisis
  • The regulatory frameworks and international agreements related to carbon accounting
  • The science behind climate change, greenhouse gasses, and the greenhouse gas effect
  • The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP) and how to get started with quantifying GHG emissions
  • The importance of establishing inventory boundaries to create an accurate GHG emissions footprint
  • How an organization’s emissions break down into scope 1, 2, and 3, and the impact of measuring all three scopes

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This course is suitable for corporate executives, finance professionals, and consultants working in the field of ESG, sustainability, climate change, and environmental management.
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