Greenhouse Gas Accounting


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Learn how carbon accounting works and why organisations are adopting its principles to take climate action. This webinar introduces the underlying framework of carbon accounting—including the three scopes of emissions, the carbon accounting process and its outputs. It also explains what climate neutrality and net zero mean, and the labels available for certifying these.

This webinar presents recent developments in sustainability, with a focus on climate. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world are following Greta Thunberg’s lead and marching the streets.

Consumer and employee expectations for corporate climate action are soaring. This webinar introduces the Greenhouse Gas Protocol as the de facto global standard for measuring emissions and categorising them into three scopes (scope 1: direct operational emissions; scope 2: electricity consumption; scope 3: upstream and downstream value chain emissions). It presents the process that is applied to calculate a carbon footprint, such as:

  • Defining scope for inventory
  • Data collection
  • Accounting
  • Reporting
  • Certification
  • The last step introduces the concept of climate neutrality, which organisations can achieve certification for if purchase carbon offsets equivalent to their corporate greenhouse gas footprint. A crucial element of carbon accounting is the definition of appropriate emissions reductions policies.


    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Understand recent trends and developments around climate action, like the Paris Agreement, Conference of the Parties (COP), Fridays for Future, Climate Active, Greta Thunberg, school strikes for the climate;
  • Understand attitudes of the Australian public towards climate change;
  • Understand the Greenhouse Gas Protocol as the de facto global standard for measuring emissions and categorising them into three scopes;
  • Explain the three scopes of emissions: scope 1: direct operational emissions; scope 2: electricity consumption; scope 3: upstream and downstream value chain emissions;
  • Be aware of the process for calculating a carbon footprint, involving: Defining scope for inventory, Data collection, Accounting, Reporting, Certification;
  • Carbon neutral certification, including the South Pole Climate Neutral labels, and the Australian Government’s Climate Active carbon neutral labels;
  • Acknowledge that reducing emissions is the most important element of carbon accounting and the need to strive for carbon neutrality.

  • Benefits

    This webinar series will equip participants with an understanding of how organisations can take climate action to build organisational resilience in the context of global warming and growing climate risks.

    Participants will learn the basic principles of greenhouse gas accounting and its role in setting effective sustainability targets that can direct organisations onto a decarbonisation trajectory in order to do their part in reducing global emissions and meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement.

    Thomas Schroeder

    Head of Climate Action, South Pole

    Thomas Schröder has 20 years of international experience in sustainability, retail and corporate real estate. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and German, Thomas built up South Pole’s global Marketing Team as Director for five years, and is now Head of Climate Action. Prior to joining South Pole, he worked for leading Swiss retailer Migros, where he founded m-way electric mobility stores.


    EVENT DETAILS


    Topic: Future Focused, People & Leadership

    Sub-Topic: Business Planning & Analysis, Operational Excellence, Personal Effectiveness, Sustainability

    Format: Recorded Webinar

    Proficiency Level: Intermediate, Advanced

    CPD: Upto 1 hours