Calculating Carbon Footprint

Calculating Carbon Footprint


This course will enable you to recognize the impact of carbon emissions, the importance of reporting them in a consistent manner, to grasp the terminology, key concepts and issues to the extent that you can begin to allocate the necessary resources to address and improve your carbon footprint calculation approach. 

By attending this program, participant will be able to: 

  • Understand what carbon/GHG emissions are and recognize their impact, identify the specific greenhouse gases and the internationally accepted standardized (ISO 14064-1 and WBCSD/WRI Organizational GHG Protocol)
  • Identify those aspects of their organization's activities that contribute to carbon emissions. 
  • Know how to use standardized approaches, emission factors, calculate scope 1 and scope 2 emissions. 
  • Consider data management and quality issues, reporting, and understand the importance of third-party verification.  

Who The Course Is For

Operational, engineering, environmental (EHS/SHE/QHSE), energy and/or sustainability managers at plant/site/asset or company level and those from their teams from organizations of any site. 

Course Content

  • Introduction to carbon accounting and climate change
  • Scope, sources and organizational boundaries
  • Calculating your organization's carbon footprint (GHG Inventory)
  • Emission factors, calculating emission, review final inventory
  • Ongoing reporting and verification