This course provides a background and introduction to greenhouse gas projects. Projects that both reduce emissions (e.g. alternative energy systems) and enhance emission removals (e.g. forestry projects) are addressed. The course reviews the requirements of ISO 14064-2, including principles and requirements for determining project baselines, monitoring, quantifying and reporting project performance, and validation and verification requirements. The course also explores the linkages between ISO 14064-2 and other GHG protocols, such as the WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol for projects and the Voluntary Carbon Standard. Potential linkages with the Clean Development Mechanism will also be discussed.
Attendees at this course will learn how to reduce their organisations carbon footprint and will get a good grounding in greenhouse gas projects using ISO 14064-2 .
The course breaks the subject down into eight key areas: