Singapore University of Social Sciences

Carbon Management – A Systematic Approach to Manage Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Carbon Management – A Systematic Approach to Manage Greenhouse Gas Emissions (CET258)

Applications Open: 11 May 2021

Applications Close: 08 June 2021

Next Available Intake: 29 June 2021

Course Types: Short Course, SkillsFuture Series

Language: English

Duration: 2 days

Fees: $1400

Area of Interest: Others

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: Centre for Continuing & Professional Education


Next Available Intakes: 29 & 30 June 2021
Duration: 2 days
Level: Intermediate
Venue: Singapore University of Social Sciences


Synopsis

This course presents participants with a systematic approach for the quantification and management of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and provides examples of best practices for optimal carbon management and quantification. Participants will be guided on the details of assessing carbon footprint and delivering well-structured and complete carbon footprint reports in accordance with international standards.

The course would provide participants with a comprehensive framework, embedded with practical examples, of how to conduct a carbon footprint assessment and design a carbon action plan.

This course is suitable for anyone involved in carbon footprint quantification and communication: carbon and environmental consultants, supply chain managers, ESG leaders, and business professionals of companies who are seeking to build a foundation in carbon footprint measurement.

This course is a collaborative effort with Deloitte.

Who Should Attend

Architects, engineers, HR personnel, financial consultants, sustainable consultants, carbon and environmental consultants, supply chain managers, facility managers, etc.

Topics

  • Understanding climate change, carbon footprint and trends
  • Overview of the international standards
  • Overview of carbon pricing act
  • Introduction to carbon footprint assessment methodology
  • Introduction to standards such as GHG Protocol
  • Lifecycle assessment standards
  • Collection of activity data for carbon footprint
  • Application of emissions factors for carbon footprint
  • Quantification of carbon footprint
  • Setting targets for carbon footprint reduction
  • Carbon footprint report and communication
  • Challenges in preparing a carbon footprint and case studies

Learning Outcomes

A. Knowledge and Understanding (Theory Component)

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Appraise the carbon footprint assessment methodology
  • Formulate the goal and scope of carbon footprint assessment
  • Analyse the life cycle activities and screen business facilities for emission identification
  • Prepare the carbon footprint assessment

B. Key Skills (Practical Component)

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Design data collection template
  • Quantify carbon footprint and communicate carbon footprint information
  • Propose carbon footprint reduction solutions
  • Recommend a roadmap for carbon footprint reduction

Schedule

TimeAgenda
Day 1
09:00 - 09:30Course overview
09:30 - 10:30 Understanding climate change, carbon footprint and trends
10:30 - 10:45Break
10:45 - 11:45Overview of the international standards
11:45 - 12:30Overview of carbon pricing act
12:30 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:30Introduction to carbon footprint assessment methodology
14:30 - 15:45Introduction to standards such as GHG Protocol
15:45 - 16:00Break
16:00 - 17:30Lifecycle assessment standards
Day 2
09:00 - 10:30Collection of activity data for carbon footprint
10:30 - 10:45Break
10:45 - 12:15Application of emissions factors for carbon footprint
12:15 - 13:15Lunch
13:15 - 14:00Quantification of carbon footprint
14:00 - 14:45Setting targets for carbon footprint reduction
14:45 - 15:45Carbon footprint report and communication
15:45 - 16:00Break
16:00 - 17:30Challenges in preparing a carbon footprint and case studies
17:30 - 18:00Assessment – Prepare a carbon footprint roadmap based on case study


Assessments

  • Written report

Requirements

  • Attendees should have a basic understanding of environmental ecosystem.
  • Have good English proficiency.
  • Possess basic information and communication technology (ICT) skills.
  • Possess basic understanding on climate change.
  • Be able to source and analyse relevant materials from the workplace, library, internet or online databases for information on climate change.

About the Trainer

Marc AllenMarc Allen
Marc is a chemical engineer with over 20 years' experience. Since 2007, he has been specialising in sustainability and climate change in Australia and now in Singapore. He helps businesses identify and analyse their exposure to climate change risk and develop climate change strategies using a scenario based approach to examine potential physical and transition risks. He has significant experience in decarbonisation and energy strategies - including renewable energy studies, energy efficiency and large scale abatement and offsets for carbon emissions.

Marc has run multiple training courses in greenhouse gas management, emissions measurement and monitoring and climate strategy development in Singapore and across the region.

Application Procedures

Please submit the following documents to cet@suss.edu.sg:

  1. Coloured copy (back and front) of NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs, or "Employment"/"S" Pass for foreign applicant
  2. Application form

Course Fee

International ParticipantsS'poreans (aged below 40) and PRsSkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy1
(S'poreans aged 40 and above)
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs2
Full Course fee (A)$1400$1400$1400$1400
SSG grant (70%) (B)-($980)($980)($980)
Nett course fee (A) - (B) = (C)$1400$420$420$420
7% GST on nett course fee (D)$98$29.40$29.40$29.40
Total nett course fee payable, including GST (C) + (D) = (E)$1498$449.40$449.40$449.40
Less additional funding if eligible under various schemes (F)--($280)($280)
Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes (E) - (F) = (G)$1498$449.40$169.40$169.40

1 Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy: Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees.
2 Enhanced Training Support for SMEs: SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) aged 21 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees.

  • Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and/or sit and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.
  • Participants are required to complete all surveys and feedbacks related to the course.
  • The course fees are reviewed annually and may be revised. The University reserves the right to adjust the course fees without prior notice.
  • Singapore University of Social Sciences reserves the right to amend and/or revise the above schedule without prior notice.

For clarification, please contact the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) via the following:

Telephone: +65 6248 0263
Email: CET@suss.edu.sg
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