Earth & Environmental Science
Term : Summer 2022
Catalog Year : 2021-2022

EES 593 - Value-chain Greenhouse Gas Accounting

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Description: This course teaches you the methods and skills needed to quantify Scope 3 or value-chain emissions for an organization following globally-accepted standards and frameworks, as well as how to quantify the life-cycle emissions associated with a specific product. You will also learn how to use value-chain emissions to identify the greatest GHG reduction opportunities across a company's entire value chain. Scope 3 emissions are indirect emissions that occur as a result of activities outside of an organization's own operations, but often represent its largest source of emissions. Quantifying Scope 3 emissions enables organizations to comprehensively manage their emissions-related risks and opportunities, and provides a more transparent and holistic account of their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or impact. Therefore, understanding the sources of Scope 3 emissions can help an organization know where to focus its reduction efforts and is foundational to effective GHG mitigation and management. This is the third course in a series of four courses that satisfy the requirements for the Professional Certificate in Greenhouse Gas Accounting. It builds off the foundations in GHG accounting provided in EES 591 and 592 and prepares students for the last course in the certificate focused on GHG management and mitigation. Letter grade only.

Units: 3

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Prerequisite: EES 591 Pre- or Corequisite: EES 592