Carbon Management - 2017

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Unit summary

EENV598

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Mid-semester assignment (20%) , Assignment 2 - End-of-semester assignment (20%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,070.00
International 2,320.00

This unit develops knowledge of the frameworks, strategies and methods for managing (reducing) greenhouse gas (carbon) emissions at the international, national and entity level. This includes the main policy and financial instruments used at national level. The course also looks at the financial instruments and management strategies used to effectively manage carbon emissions at entity level. The latter part of the course looks at the standards and methodologies for the generation of carbon offsets and achieving credible carbon neutrality.

On successful completion of this unit you should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a working knowledge of the international protocols and frameworks that underpin the international efforts to reduce global greenhouse gas (carbon) emissions
  2. understand the main policy and financial instruments used to manage carbon emissions at the national level and discuss their relative advantages and disadvantages
  3. demonstrate a working knowledge of the economic and financial concepts related to carbon management including marginal abatement cost curves (MACCs)
  4. understand how to develop and get buy in for credible carbon management strategies and plans at entity level
  5. understand and be able to use the relevant standards to develop and effectively communicate a corporate carbon reduction or neutral strategy
  6. understand and be able to use the relevant standards and methodologies for the generation of accredited carbon offsets.
  • Assignment 1 — Mid-semester assignment (20%)
  • Assignment 2 — End-of-semester assignment (20%)
  • Invigilated Exam — Open book exam (50%)
  • Quizzes — On-line quizzes (10%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Politics, policies and processes.
2Financial instruments
3Marginal Abatement Cost Curves (MACC)
4Standards for an effective carbon management strategy
5Methodologies for carbon offsets
6Accreditation schemes

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture

Print based materials

  • Book of Readings

Online materials

  • Quizzes

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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