Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Accounting (which includes carbon accounting) refers to the process of calculating the total GHGs emissions produced directly & indirectly from business operations and other organizational activities. With climate change becoming an increasingly important issue for industry, government, and society at large, GHG Accounting has become a crucial element for maintaining regulatory compliance amongst increasing climate and ESG disclosure regulations, as well as meeting stakeholder expectations for corporate action on climate change.
This course covers an overview of GHG Accounting and the underlying science of Greenhouse gasses, their impacts, and the risks they present to the global economy. We discuss the key principles of GHG accounting set forth by the GHG Protocol and the steps in setting operational and legal boundaries. From there, we dive into scope 1, 2, 3 emissions and discuss how to collect and organize data to calculate all emissions scopes as accurately as possible.
Finally, we highlight how corporations and investors use this information and interpret emissions reports to better understand a company’s underlying risks and opportunities.
This course is perfect for investment professionals, management consultants, and financial analysts of all walks, as GHG accounting and disclosure is an increasingly important consideration for all companies, particularly public issuers.
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