Courses

ENVR E-116: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management

On December 12, 2015, the United Nations climate talks in Paris reached a historic milestone when more than 190 countries adopted the first accord that calls on all countries to join the fight against global warming. Achieving these aspirational targets will require countries to establish policy and investment that decarbonizes the economy. Organizations should start to develop and implement a 2 degrees Celsius strategy by clearly understanding their exposure to climate-related risks and identifying best practices for adapting to new carbon regulation, along with transforming their businesses by deploying sustainable energy practices. Understanding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including how to calculate them and the importance of reporting them publicly, is vital to understanding how to identify sources of emission and how to reduce them. This course teaches students how to measure, report, and reduce GHG emissions with an eye toward understanding the roles that energy choices and usage play in reducing emissions.With thousands of scientists agreeing that rising emissions from burning fossil fuels is causing an increase in the world's temperature, it is imperative that actions be taken to stabilize and reduce emissions. Yet, despite what many call the largest issue facing humankind today, few actually understand how greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions actually occur. Understanding GHG emissions, including how to calculate them and the importance of reporting them publicly, is vital to understanding how to identify sources of emission and how to reduce them. This course teaches how to measure, report, and reduce GHG emissions with an eye towards understanding the roles that energy choices and usage play in reducing emissions.
Notes: Online with the option to attend class on campus.

Professor: 

Richard Goode
Marlon Banta

Season: 

Spring

Days: 

M

Time: 

5:30-7:30

Course ID: 

23508
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