Fundamentals of Carbon Accounting

The basics of how to track emissions in organisations, both in theory and practice.


What you’ll learn

  • You’ll learn about the major scopes of emissions, as well as how to track and reduce each.
  • You’ll learn about how carbon track is implemented at both a strategic and an operational level.
  • You’ll learn about specific emission factors, ways to reduce carbon and challenges in industries like energy, travel, others.
  • You’ll learn about the different approaches to carbon accounting and data/technology considerations.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 1 lecture • 2min.
  • Fundamentals –> 6 lectures • 58min.
  • Organisational Integration –> 4 lectures • 28min.
  • Advanced Accounting –> 7 lectures • 53min.
  • Full Run-Throughs –> 6 lectures • 43min.
  • Conclusion –> 1 lecture • 2min.

Fundamentals of Carbon Accounting





Some people – including me – love to know what they’re getting in a package.

And by this, I mean, EVERYTHING that is in the package.

So, here is a list of everything that this course covers:

  • You’ll learn about the basics of carbon accounting. What are CO2 equivalents, what are the three scopes of emissions, and what carbon accounting consists of. You’ll learn about the context of carbon accounting – what motivates it – and what other initiatives carbon accounting synergises with, such as ESG reporting, managing climate risks, or making high-level decisions in an organisation;
  • You’ll learn about dozens of specific examples of Scope 1 emissions (direct, caused by us), Scope 2 (indirect, caused to produce the energy we purchase) and Scope 3 (indirect of all other types), and how to reduce emissions in these three scopes, as well as how to prioritise the accounting in different scopes – where to start;
  • You’ll learn about the different approaches to carbon accounting, including financial control versus operational control, hiring an internal team versus using consultants, and curating data manually versus in an automated manner – and the pros and cons of each dichotomy;
  • You’ll learn about the major methods of collecting data (sensors, surveys, utility bills, etc), main tools that help with carbon accounting (such as LCA software, carbon accounting software, energy management software, etc), and how to calculate emission factors for various activities. We’ll cover various polluting gases, and advanced topics such as uncertainty ranges introduced in the sixth IPCC AR, and different time horizons for emissions besides 100 years;
  • You’ll learn about how carbon accounting synergises with the high-level elements of an organisation and empowers them, including strategic goals, risk management and resilience frameworks, innovation and efficiency in various areas, or leveraging financial instruments and incentives;
  • You’ll learn about how carbon accounting synergises with the operational elements of an organisation, including the usual implementation roadmap, the main challenges that occur, and measuring the effectiveness of a carbon accounting program;
  • You’ll learn about LCAs, or Life Cycle Assessments, and how these can be used to track emissions for the whole lifecycle of a product or service, including the 4 key stages (defining the goals and scope, doing the inventorying, assessing impacts, and drawing conclusions), and what to do at each stage;
  • You’ll learn about the main emission factors, ways to reduce carbon, and key challenges along the way in four sectors (manufacturing, transportation, energy, and agriculture), with shortcuts for identifying high-impact areas in these industries;
  • You’ll learn about specific examples of implementing sustainable initiatives, either around carbon accounting itself, or other sustainable initiatives with a carbon accounting component, such as installing solar panels, changing a product for modular design, or installing drip irrigation, all of these with boilerplate templates for ROI, value proposition, marketing and branding benefits, alignment with CSR strategy, common emission factors, implementation roadmap and common challenges;



Remember that you always have a 30-day money-back guarantee, so there is no risk for you.

Also, I suggest you make use of the free preview videos to make sure the course really is a fit. I don’t want you to waste your money.

If you think this course is a fit, and can take your knowledge of dealing with change to the next level… it would be a pleasure to have you as a student.

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