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CSA / ISO Training: GHG inventories / verification, and risk management

NOTE: This opportunity has expired or is an event which has already taken place.

This November NEIA is hosting training (delivered by the CSA Group) to help practitioners in Newfoundland and Labrador acquire the skills necessary to apply the ‘climate lens’ as is now being required for many publicly funded projects.

These courses include:

  • ISO 14064-1
    Greenhouse Gas Inventories & Measuring Carbon Footprint
    November 12, 2019

  • ISO 14064-2
    Greenhouse Gas Projects and Reducing Environmental Impact
    November 13, 2019

  • ISO 14064-3
    Greenhouse Gas Verification and Validation
    November 14-15, 2019

  • ISO 31000:2018
    Risk Management for Climate Adaptation & Resilience
    November 26, 2019

Registration

Participants can register for all four courses, or on an individual basis. Space is limited for each course, and seats are confirmed on a first-come first-serve basis. For information on registration particulars including costs, please contact Kieran Hanley directly at kieran@neia.org. More information on the courses themselves can be found below.

The deadline for registration is October 28, 2019.

Course Information

ISO 14064-1: Greenhouse Gas Inventories & Measuring Carbon Footprint

This introductory course provides basic knowledge and understanding to help organizations quantify and manage their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It equips each participant with a basic introduction to GHGs, reviews the ISO 14064-1 requirements for determining GHG emission boundaries, quantifying an organization’s GHG emissions and removals, and identifying specific company actions or activities aimed at improving GHG management. It also includes requirements and guidance on inventory responsibilities in verification activities. Additionally, the course address how the requirements of ISO 14064-1 relate to existing regional and national GHG schemes and other key protocols and standards, including ISO 14001 and the World Resources Institute/World Business Council on Sustainable Development of Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

Purpose
This course provides both an overview of the fundamentals of ISO 14064-1: 2018 and the guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of organizational level greenhouse gas emissions and removals.

Objectives
At the end of this course learners will be able to:

  • Describe definitions in and requirements of ISO 14064-1
  • Identify concepts related to ISO 14064-1
  • Explain framework and importance of design and development for verifiable GHG Inventory systems and procedures
  • Describe framework and importance of a GHG management handbook and GHG Information Management System (IMS)
  • Summarize tools, methods and good practice guidance related to GHG protocol for corporate accounting
  • Recap tools, methods and good practice to develop inventory requirements of ISO 14064-1

ISO 14064-2: Greenhouse Gas Projects and Reducing Environmental Impact

This course provides a background and introduction to greenhouse gas projects – projects that reduce emissions (such as alternative energy projects) or enhance emissions removal (such as forestry projects). The course reviews the requirements of ISO 14064-2, including principles and requirements for: determining project baselines, monitoring, quantifying and reporting project performance, validation and verification requirements. Additionally, the course explores the linkages between ISO 14064-2 and other GHG protocol, such as the WBCSD/WRI Protocol for projects and the Voluntary Carbon Standard. Potential linkages with the Clean Development Mechanism will also be discussed.

Purpose
This course provides an understanding of the fundamentals of greenhouse gas project quantification, monitoring and reporting concepts and techniques.

Objectives
At the end of this course learners will be able to:

  • Apply ISO 14064-2 and GHG protocol
  • Implement the development of verifiable quantification procedures for GHG projects
  • Apply good practice guidance to develop quantification procedures according to ISO 14064-2
  • Recognize the inherent flexibility of ISO 14064-2 to make informed decisions for GHG Project accounting
  • Summarize importance of an appropriate and credible baseline scenario selection
  • Show how to select, establish, apply, justify, explain and document procedures, criteria and tools to conform to ISO 14064-2

ISO 14064-3: Greenhouse Gas Verification and Validation

This 2-day course will provide detailed training on the approach to using the ISO 14064-3 standard, with specific examples of how verification would be applied to a GHG inventory prepared according to the ISO 14064-1 standard, or a project that conforms with the ISO 14064-2 standard. An overview of GHG Inventory and Project accounting (following ISO 14064-1, ISO 14064-2, respectively) is also provided. The core value of this course is to emphasize the need for accuracy and consistency with GHG verification as requirements become more rigorous and industry progresses from voluntary reporting towards regulatory compliance.

Purpose
This course will provide: Details on ISO 14064-3 GHG (Greenhouse Gas) Standard as it applies to the verification of GHG Statement; and Specific examples of how the verification approach is applied to GHG inventories, project and carbon footprints of products that conform with ISO 14064-1 and 14064-2 and 14067 Standards.

Objectives
This course will allow participants to be able to:

  • Describe ISO 14064-3 GHG (Greenhouse Gas) Standard as it applies to the verification of GHG Statement
  • Identify specific examples of how the verification approach is applied to GHG inventories, project and carbon footprints of products that conform with ISO 14064-1 and 14064-2 and 14067 Standards

ISO 31000:2018: Risk Management for Climate Adaptation & Resilience

CSA ISO 31000:18 Risk management – Guidelines provides guidelines on managing risk faced by organizations. The application of these guidelines can be customized to any organization and its context.

It provides a common approach to managing any type of risk and is not industry or sector specific.

It can be used throughout the life of the organization and can be applied to any activity, including decision-making at all levels.

The purpose of this course is to provide guidance on how to use CSA ISO 31000:2018 as a tool for conducting a full life cycle, Climate Lens resilience assessment for infrastructure projects.

Audience
The key audience would include professionals working as:

  • Design Engineers/ Architects.
  • Contractors.
  • Project Managers.
  • Auditors.
  • All qualified/ specialized parties in resilience assessment: a professional engineer, registered professional planner, biologist, hydrologist
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