Estimating GHG Emissions Using the Local Government Operations Protocol
Jim Newton, P.E., DEE
This eight hour course provides valuable information for those individuals who participate in the operations and management of governmental organizations and any other individual who is required to estimate GHG emissions. Completion of this course will provide the student the necessary information and testing to meet the continuing education requirements in order to renew their licenses. It was designed by an instructor who has developed and implemented numerous similar training courses.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials. The test will cover only the first text.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:
The intended audience for this course is any professional who is involved in the operation and management of a local government and any other individual who must estimate GHG emissions and establish a carbon footprint.
Benefit to Attendees
Attendees of this course will under stand how to estimate GHG emissions from a variety of local government operations and how to develop a carbon footprint inventory.
In response to a scientific consensus linking greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from human activities to global climate change, many local governments are looking inwards to identify opportunities to reduce GHG emissions not only from their communities, but also from their own operations. Local governments can inventory the emissions from their operations in order to track their performance and ensure that their actions do reduce GHG emissions. This GHG inventory is often referred to as a carbon footprint and is the foundation of actions to address climate change. Complete, consistent and accurate measurement enables local governments to assess their risks and opportunities, track their progress, and create a strategy to reduce emissions in a quantifiable and transparent way.
This course is deigned to provide a standardized method for quantifying and reporting GHG emissions associated with their government operations.
This course is based upon the following document:
“Local Government Operations Protocol, Version 1.0, September 2008” developed by the California Air Resources Board, the California Climate Action Registry, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, and the Climate Registry
Also included as a text is the draft “International Local Government GHG Emissions Analysis Protocol” published by the ICLEI.
“Local Government Operations Protocol, Version 1.0, September 2008”
“International Local Government GHG Emissions Analysis Protocol”
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This course discusses how to estimate GHG emissions from a variety of operations often conducted by local governments and other organizations.
For additional information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:
US Environmental Protection Agency
California Air Resources Board
California Climate Action Registry
Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.