Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, 2020 saw the largest increase of net zero climate commitments by governments, regulators and businesses.
There has been a threefold increase in the number of businesses that have set net-zero goals since the end of 2019. As of October 2020, 1,565 companies, representing over US$ 12.5 trillion in revenue, have set net-zero targets. The likes of Microsoft, Apple, Ford, Blackrock and Temasek have all stepped up to take actions. Governments from 826 cities and 103 regions across every continent have made climate commitments, encompassing a total population of 880 million people – about 11% of the global population.
In 2020, Singapore also submitted its enhanced Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), announcing commitments to peak emissions by 2030 and halve absolute emissions by 2050. The Government has also set aside S$49 million for low-carbon research.
As the momentum grows, there is a mounting expectation on businesses to better manage their emissions and take progressive actions on climate change. With many frameworks, guidelines and regulations that are constantly evolving, managing GHG emissions for an organization, large or small, can be a complex and daunting task.
In this course, delivered in-person and online, we will introduce climate change fundamentals and the global and local regulatory and industry landscapes of climate action and emissions management, with a focus on carbon emissions. Through clear, relevant examples and case studies, we will deep dive into various steps and strategies of carbon management – covering topics such as accounting for Scopes 1, 2 & 3 greenhouse gas emissions, offsets, and more.
Takeaways of the course include how to:
Understand the fundamentals of climate change and its regulatory and industry landscape
Familiarise with best practices expected in carbon management for an organisation
Familiarise with the basic steps of developing an emissions inventory for an organisation, aligning with international best practice
Demystifying carbon targets, to understand the process for setting and communicating targets, particularly net-zero targets
Be equipped with tools and strategies to measure and reduce emissions, with a focus on carbon
Understand how to extend this across the value chain and to business partners
Who Should Attend
Companies looking to embark or improve on their carbon management and climate action strategy
Companies seeking to be better positioned to understand and manage climate-related risks and capture low-carbon opportunities
Experts in Sustainability, Procurement, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Departments, Corporate Communication, Marketing, Public Relations, Social Responsibility, Investor Relations & External Affairs
Company executives looking to strategically incorporate sustainability and climate considerations into business planning
pcoming sessions are:
Full Course (Online) | 4 May, 9.00am-5.30pm | $405
Full Course (In-person) | 4 May, 9.00am-5.30pm | $450
Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
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About the Trainers
Over the past decade, Paia has successfully conducted over 100 carbon assessments for SE Asian clients, using the GHG Protocol methodology. We have helped companies assess their financial risk exposure from climate change (TCFD), and set targets aligned to the science of climate change (Science Based Targets). Through this, we support companies in their journey to better understand, manage and report their climate risks and carbon emissions.
Paia Consulting is a Gold Community Member of the Global Reporting Initiative. Paia’s training is delivered by individuals who have unparalleled depth of hands-on expertise in reporting locally.