Carbon Accounting and Reduction

A four-week online course on the process and best practices to measure carbon footprint and establish reduction targets for businesses.

The course starts July 25, 2024. Enrollments close July 24, 2024

Live sessions: Thursdays from 8:00am - 9:30am PT

Course level: Introductory

About this course

This course will review climate basics for business. You’ll learn the terminology of carbon accounting and how to measure and report carbon emissions using the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard. You will explore strategies for setting corporate carbon reduction goals and targets to create an achievable climate action plan. You will walk away from the course with an understanding of how climate change impacts businesses and what measures they can take to mitigate risk. You will also build a strong network of peers and leaders in the space.

Who is this program for?

Mid-career professionals

Learn skills to help you pivot into sustainability work

Business students

Understand the carbon footprint management that is increasingly required of businesses

Management consultants

Gain insights to integrate carbon consulting into your work

Impact investors

Review the carbon accounting behind climate-responsible investments

What climate skills you'll learn

Carbon accounting

Tools and best practices for measuring GHG emissions

Science-based targets

Programs and options for ambitious climate goals using the SBTi framework

Carbon footprint reduction strategies

What is a net zero strategy, and how can it be implemented

free webinar

Unpacking Scope 3 Emissions

Join David Jaber, Founder of Climate Positive Consulting, for an introduction to scope 3 emissions and their role in corporate carbon accounting.

The difference

Live sessions

You will meet weekly with the instructor and fellow learners

Skills-based learning

You will engage in individual real-world assignments to immediately apply the skills you’ve learned

Personalized attention

Get individualized feedback on your assignments

Asynchronous and synchronous learning

Flexible learning options to fit your learning style

Meet the course creator

David Jaber

Founder, Climate Positive Consulting

David Jaber is the Founder of Climate Positive Consulting, a firm that analyzes carbon footprint, crafts climate strategy, and drives greenhouse gas reduction. Over the last 20 years, David has worked with more than 180 companies to help them advance environmental excellence. He is the author of  “Climate Positive Business! How You and Your Company Hit Bold Climate Goals and Go Net Zero”  and is a Project Drawdown Fellow. David holds engineering degrees from Rice University and University of California-Berkeley.

Course schedule

Week One: Welcome and introduction to carbon accounting
  • Readings/viewings: GHG Protocol Corporate Standards
Week Two: Carbon accounting part 2
  • Readings/viewings: GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain Standards
  • Assignment: Investigate a company’s climate strategy
  • Readings/viewings: Science Based Targets Initiative, Corporate Net Zero Standards
  • Readings/viewings: N/A
  • Assignment: Create a corporate climate action plan

Pricing and expected commitment

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Our fellows say it best...

Yasemin Sırali

"Best investment I've made for myself in a while. Learning about climate science with like-minded, conscientious people from all around the world has been a therapeutic experience for me."

John Ellison

" accelerated my climate action journey and helped me find my unique contribution in just a few months. The best part was meeting brilliant people from all over the world who have left incredible companies like Amazon, Twitter, Apple and Slack to fight climate change."

Frequently asked questions

The course is four weeks long and runs from July 25 to Aug 15, 2024. Live sessions will run on Thursdays from 8:00am – 9:30am PT. Attendance is strongly encouraged, but recordings will also be made available.

Professionals working or interested in working in corporate sustainability who are looking to develop advanced knowledge and skills in carbon accounting for businesses will benefit most from this course. Individuals who see this course as part of a learning journey will benefit most, as there will be many opportunities for continued learning.

Absolutely. There are no prerequisites for this course and we welcome participants from all backgrounds and regions of the world to participate.

Many organizations have learning or professional development budgets for their employees. We encourage you to enquire about and utilize this budget to attend the course. will help you get reimbursed for the course by providing an invoice, a certificate, and any other documentation you need. If you have approval from your company, we can also arrange for your company to pay directly.

We expect to run more cohorts given ongoing demand for this course.

Financial aid is not available for this course.

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