Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Accounting and Reporting Course for the University of Toronto

Aaron Schroeder will be instructing a course in Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Accounting and Reporting for the University of Toronto on the 16th and 17th of June. The course takes place in Calgary, Alberta, at the Ranchman's Club, 710-13th Avenue SW. 

The course description is posted below, but please visit the course website to register for the course or to find out more details. 

Manage Corporate Exposure to Climate Risks

Climate change has become an issue of critical importance to business as regulations continue to energy and stakeholders demand increasing levels of information related to environmental performance. Many companies are seeking to manage their exposure to climate risks and realize the growing opportunities through developing a carbon management strategy. 

This course covers the principles and process of preparing a facility or company-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory. Participants will become very familiar with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard, ISO 14064-1 and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and World Resources Institute Greenhouse Gas Protocol. These standards have become the foundation for most regulated and voluntary GHG reporting systems in North America.

This course will be beneficial for people intending to prepare a GHG inventory as well as those people intending to understand the process for developing a GHG inventory with the goal of becoming a GHG verifier (additional courses specifically focused on GHG verification are available). 

Through a series of modules containing instructor presentations and interactive activities and case studies, participants will learn GHG accounting principles, the inventory development process, quantification of GHG emissions and the requirements for GHG reporting and preparing for verification. 

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • plan and prepare a GHG inventory
  • calculate GHG emissions
  • design GHG inventory quality management processes
  • prepare all documentation necessary for asserting a GHG report.

No pre-requisite is required, and you need not have an environmental background to take this course.

For more information, including module outlines and course schedule, please see the program website