204 Basics of Subnational GHG Accounting
$275 – $435
Many subnational governments are taking action to manage their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, a cause of climate change. Tracking GHG emissions is a key foundation to implementing effective climate action. Subnational governments must be equipped to understand the process of emissions tracking in order to prioritize their climate actions and enhance the design of their emissions reduction strategies.
The objective of this course is to support subnational governments in developing and mainstreaming their GHG emissions tracking capacity. This interactive course provides an introduction to the topic.
The course includes downloadable guidelines, examples, and handouts, as well as additional links to resources allowing you to deepen your knowledge on any of the topics covered. There are case studies included to provide you with an opportunity to apply what you’ve learned through real and hypothetical examples of subnational GHG measurement, reporting, and verification. Finally, you will also participate in knowledge checks to test your understanding of the lesson topics covered. A Certificate of Proficiency is available and requires the passing of an exam.
Key concepts covered include:
- GHG accounting principles
- Subnational entities and their government structures
- Identifying GHG sources, sinks, and reservoirs and establishing GHG boundaries for a GHG emissions inventory
- Utility of subnational accounting in national and international reporting
- Types of subnational mitigation plans, projects, policies
- Measuring GHG emissions
- Managing data quality
- Preparing a GHG inventory report
- Improving MRV over time
- Lesson 1: Introduction and Overview
- Lesson 2: Basics of GHG Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV)
- Lesson 3: MRV Systems
- Lesson 4: Data Collection
- Lesson 5: GHG Calculation Methods
- Lesson 6: Cross-Cutting Issues
Who should attend:
Anyone with an interest in GHG management within subnational government. Those professionals who are already subnational inventory compilers, sector leads or technical working group members, or policy implementers, or project managers, will find the course particularly useful.
Due to the varied backgrounds and experiences of subnational governments, we have developed this course to be widely accessible and generally applicable. Although the objectives for each learner may differ, our aim is that all learners complete this course acquiring a greater familiarity of GHG emissions tracking topics. This familiarity should allow for direct and indirect improved ways of addressing climate change within the subnational context.
Approximate number of working hours to complete: 16 to 20
Availability: This course is available online, 24/7
Languages: English or to register in Spanish or Portuguese
Erika is a Senior Program Officer at the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute. Her main responsibilities fall within the Education Program, and include overall coordination of program initiatives, facilitating cohort training, …