Introduction to Carbon Accounting
Undergraduate | TAS-BFA110 | 2024
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Enrol by
- 14 July 2024
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 14 weeks
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 22 July 2024
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Introduction to Carbon Accounting
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explain the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol and how it relates to carbon accounting methods.
- Apply carbon accounting methods to inform business decisions.
- Evaluate carbon accounting methods and outputs to inform sustainable decision-making.
- Refer to MyLO for study topics.
Understanding carbon accounting methods is essential for interpreting what organisations communicate through their carbon accounts and climate reports. The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol is widely recognised as the best practice for carbon accounting, making a thorough understanding of it essential for success in this field. This subject will equip you to stay ahead of the curve in the fast-paced carbon accounting and climate reporting world.
In this subject, you’ll gain a robust understanding of the GHG Protocol, including its definitions of organisational boundaries and the three Scopes of emissions (Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3). You'll also learn how to calculate carbon equivalents and effectively use ‘factors’, building a solid foundation of knowledge essential for critically engaging with the underpinning methods of carbon accounting.
Our subject will help you to develop the critical thinking skills to stay agile and informed as a future carbon accountant and industry professional. You'll learn how to critically engage with contested carbon accounting and climate reporting practices, preparing you to adapt to evolving methods and best practices. This knowledge forms an essential basis for understanding and preparing carbon accounts – a topic we’ll explore further in our ‘Preparing Carbon Accounts’ subject.
- Online Test (25%)
- Applying the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol (30%)
- Calculating Emissions (45%)
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We encourage students to undertake this unit prior to or concurrently with TAS-BFA112 Preparing Carbon Accounts.
No additional requirements
- 0.125 EFTSL
- This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses
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