GRI sustainability reporting

Introduction to GHGs, Climate change and their Mitigation

Qualifying People. Developing Future.

Qualifying People. Developing Future.

Course description

More institutions, businesses, and communities are monitoring and controlling their greenhouse gas (GHG) footprints as mitigation and adaptation measures to climate change rise. Although it is a technical procedure, understanding it does not need being an expert in science or math. Anyone can aid their company or community in taking this crucial first step towards increased sustainability with a grasp of some fundamental GHG accounting ideas and an awareness of the resources and tools available.

In this introductory course, we will explore the basic concepts of GHG accounting as well as the guidelines and specifications for creating, maintaining, managing, and disclosing organizational level GHG inventories.

Course CONTENT/outline

The following topics will be covered in the course:

• Climate Change & its relevance
• GHG and their impacts to climate change
• The advantages of completing a GHG inventory
• Difference between Organizational GHG inventory and Product Carbon Footprint
• Fundamental ideas for GHG inventories, include defining system boundaries, emissions "scopes," and an outline of the data needs for effective GHG inventories.
• High-level overview of the complete procedure for creating a GHG inventory - from identification of sources, data collection to Carbon Footprint reporting through various guidelines like GHG Protocol, ISO 14064 standards etc.
• Science Based Targets, Carbon Tax and related regulations, Mitigation plans and Internal Carbon Pricing
• Case studies and Exercises

Learning Outcomes

- Delegates will be familiar with the major learning goals listed below after completing the course.
- Recognize the various GHG accounting and reporting methods, standards, and techniques, as well as how they could be used.
- Apply the corporate standard for the GHG Protocol to your organization.
- Set suitable operating boundaries for emissions that fall within scopes 1, 2, and 3.
- Determine the sources of relevant activity data.
- Determine an organization's carbon footprint using GHG Protocol & ISO 14064
- Understand concepts behind setting base year, reduction targets measures, and mitigation plans.

who should attend

  • Working professionals who want to have a basic understanding of Climate Change, GHG Emissions, GHG Inventories, GHG Reporting etc.
  • Operational managers in charge of collecting or quantifying GHG emissions
  • Procurement Managers working on Supply chain GHG reduction strategies
  • College and university students enrolled in sustainability or environmental programs

Training Duration

1 Day / 8 Hrs. instructor-led classroom/live virtual training.

Exam Details

No. of questions – 25 (including scenario-based questions, choose the best answer, summary questions)

Total marks – 100

Pass marks – 70

Duration - 60 mins

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