What you’ll learn
- Climate change and its impacts
- Approaches to carbon public policies
- Tools for evaluating climate risks
- Carbon footprint calculation
- Corporate reporting landscape
- Paris Agreements and its objectives
- Key concepts in carbon risk management
- Techniques for managing risks
- Basic concepts of carbon disclosure
Large wildfires, record-breaking temperatures, floods, and hurricanes have started to affect economies all over the world. Millions of human life and entire ecosystems are also being impacted every day. From a scientific perspective, this is a consequence of a changing global climate.
Understanding climate change and its impacts is necessary for corporations to understand why management actions should be undertaken to mitigate the negative effects of business on the climate.
However, applying management techniques is not the job of one sector alone, but rather the cooperation and collaboration of different agencies, corporations, and pillars of society is necessary. With this in mind, governments in most countries have adopted public policies to decarbonize the economy, policies that directly affect business.
This course provides lectures and several case studies to help you fully understand corporate carbon risks and identify government approaches to decarbonize the economy. Practical examples and exercises are also embedded throughout the course to help you learn how to compute, evaluate, and manage risks.
Who this course is for
This course is for those who have an interest in climate change issues, and those who want to learn about basic corporate carbon disclosure concepts before getting down to business. Experience is not required, neither is background knowledge about carbon footprints.
This course is for you if any of the following apply:
If you pass all the assessments in this course, you will be issued with a Certificate of Competence in Carbon Disclosure – an Introduction to Corporate Responsibility and Risk Management .
The assessment has been prepared by an expert and is based on those key areas which demonstrate competence.
Read more about the Sustainability Education Academy Certification here