Carbon Accounting

Carbon Accounting

Learn how to build and manage a carbon inventory

Identify and quantify the greenhouse gas emissions for your organisation in accordance with international accounting standards (GHG Protocol AS/ISO 14064.1-2006).


This course will help you develop the technical knowledge and business skills critical for the effective implementation of carbon accounting within your organisation.

This course will take you though:

  • The technical background to carbon footprinting
  • Global warming potential and emissions scopes
  • Accounting methodologies
  • Overcoming data collection pitfalls
  • Reporting; voluntary & compliance
  • Standards and guidelines
  • Capturing business benefits from intelligence tools

The hands on applied approach of this course ensures that you will develop the technical knowledge and the business skills critical for the effective implementation of carbon accounting. With support and instruction from our industry experienced instructors you will be guided through the workplace strategies for effectively overcoming obstacles and challenges often faced in the workplace.

“The Carbon Accounting/Footprinting course was very informative and I would certainly recommend it to anybody within the environmental or sustainability field.
I found the course very useful and applied it within a week of returning to my current role when preparing information for a client’s corporate sustainability report.”Patrick Scragg, Environmental reporting Coordinator, Beyond Green

Who should attend?

This course is suitable if you:

  • Have a role or business enterprise designed to support India’s Energy Conservation Act (2001 and 2010 amendment) and associated programs of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency
  • Are involved in energy auditing or thinking of becoming an energy auditor
  • Are involved in energy management or thinking of becoming an energy manager
  • Have a role or business enterprise designed to support work in the green building sector and/or also if you are employed in an organisation (or want to be employed) that:
    • Has been assigned as a Designated Consumer under the Indian EC Act 2001/2010
    • Are developing an Integrated Energy Policy
    • Has a requirement to measure, monitor and report the greenhouse gas emissions
    • Are assessing the direct or indirect impact of energy pricing on the organisation
    • Are using or evaluating carbon accounting software, but don’t fully understand the ‘why?’, ‘how?’ and ‘so what?’ of its use as a business intelligence and business efficiency tool
    • Are pursuing a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for corporate social responsibility objectives, triple/quadruple bottom line or GRI reporting and/or supply chain compliance purposes
    • Are pursuing energy cost reduction initiatives

Course Program

Session 1

  • Ecological footprinting v. Carbon footprinting
  • Why footprint – how did we get here?
  • Standards
  • Terminology
  • Baselines and adjustments

Session 2

  • Boundaries
  • Emissions Legislation & Regulations
  • Indian Energy Efficiency Legislation (2001/2010 EC Act) and principles
  • Greenhouse Gas Scopes
  • Introduction to Emissions factors and accounting principles

Session 3

  • Emissions factors in detail
  • Indian National GHG Accounts Factors (WRI)
  • Measurement, Data Management & Reporting Tools
  • Sector specific, cross sector, commercial online and software resources for reporting

Session 4

  • Data collection – techniques & practices
  • Capturing and managing data in the workplace
  • Monitoring
  • Uncertainly and Confidence Intervals
  • Introduction to Demand Side Management (DSM)

What to expect

You can complete the course in face-to-face classroom mode with in class web interface support. The face-to-face program runs
2.5 hours per week for 8 weeks.
Prior to the course you will receive some pre-reading material to aid in the discussion for your first day. Also on the first day, you will receive a Learner Guide (course manual) and assessment workbooks.
During the course you will complete workbook exercises and engage in group discussions on carbon accounting.
The completion of these workbooks will form part of your final assessment should you choose to gain a Statement of Attainment by completing follow up assessment.
On completion of the classroom based components of the course you will receive a Certificate of Completion.


Comments are closed.