Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Life Cycle Assessment
Review how experts track greenhouse gas inventories. Scour case studies that dig into the Australian National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme’s reporting methodologies. See how assessments are used to accredit companies or products.
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This subject looks at the approaches for calculating and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and lifecycle emissions at national, entity and even product level. The first part presents the elements of rigorous GHG and energy reporting methodologies using the Australian National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme as a case study. The second part covers the concepts and methodologies related to life cycle assessment (LCA). Its use is illustrated by examining case studies including LCA of renewable electricity, transport and oil.
The assessment for this subject comprises of the following elements:
* Assignment 1: An assignment given to test student's understanding of the NGERS guidelines to calculate GHG emissions inventories at the entity level. (20%)
* Assignment 2: An assignment given to test student understanding of the use of LCA tools (based on process and economic input-output) and LCA report writing. (40%)
* Examination: A final, open book invigilated exam tests student competence on the application of the concepts learned in the unit. Timely feedback is provided on each of these assessment items to assist the learning process. (40%)