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Earth & Environmental Science
Term : Fall 2022
Catalog Year : 2022-2023

EES 594 - Greenhouse Gas Mitigation And Management


Description: This course introduces you to the best practices for designing emission reduction goals, evaluating the business case for greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation/management projects, and assessing the impacts of GHG projects to ensure they achieving their intended goals. To reduce GHG emissions, corporations and institutions are adopting a variety of climate change and/or GHG mitigation goals. In order to do so, organizations need to be able to identify and select the most appropriate mitigation projects based on effectiveness, cost, return-on-investment, and other factors. They also need to assess and report progress toward their goals in a relevant, complete, transparent, and accurate manner that is consistent with accepted methodologies. Some mitigation goals can be achieved by a combination of emission reductions within the boundary of an organization and through purchased offsets provided via carbon markets. All of these skills are necessary for designing effective mitigation projects for greenhouse gas emission reduction and this course teaches you those skills. Before you manage GHG emissions, however, you must quantify them. Therefore, this course builds off the foundational skills in GHG accounting introduced in the first three courses of the certificate and satisfies the final course requirement for the Professional Certificate in Greenhouse Gas Accounting. Letter grade only.

Units: 3

Sections offered: Spring 2023

Prerequisite: 592 Pre- or Corequisite: EES 593