Overview

According to the International Energy Agency, achieving the ambitious international climate objectives requires worldwide net GHG emissions to be reduced below zero throughout the second half of this century. Therefore, many governments and private enterprises have communicated their ambitious GHG emission reduction targets in recent years, and some even aim to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. To achieve these targets in the medium and long term, carbon neutral strategies must be developed to identify those measures that could be implemented in building portfolios or manufacturing facilities.

This one-day training is intended for managers and professionals wishing to learn about the various strategies that serve to achieve carbon neutrality in their organisations.

Through concrete examples, participants learn the different terms and definitions associated with carbon neutrality, gain an understanding of the initiatives undertaken and commitments made by different governments and enterprises, and demystify the various approaches adopted to achieve carbon neutrality or, at least, significantly reduce their GHG emissions.

 

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand government targets by 2050.
  • Understand the different terms associated with carbon neutrality.
  • Learn about the different decarbonization approaches (reduce, capture, offset).
  • Learn about various initiatives that serve to achieve carbon neutrality.

 

Audience

  • Sustainability/climate change managers
  • Environmental decision-makers and policy makers
  • Building owners and operators
  • Manufacturer site owners
  • Professionals wishing to develop carbon neutral strategies

Location

CIET Virtual Real-Time Classroom training

This training will be offered virtually through Microsoft Teams. Upon enrollment, you will receive the information you will need to enjoy a great training experience.

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Schedule

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Course starts! 9:00 AM 6:00 AM 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
Training 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Morning Break 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Training 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch Break 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Training 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Break 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Training 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Course Ends/ Trainer Help Desk Opens! 4:30 PM 1:30 PM 2:30 PM 3:30 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM
Optional Help Desk (Q&As) 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Agenda

  • Introduction to Carbon Neutrality:
    • Global Warming and GHG Emission Reductions
    • Government and Corporate Commitments
    • Definitions of Carbon Neutrality
    • Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
  • Carbon Neutral Strategy:
    • Elaboration of Carbon Neutral Strategies
    • Typical Scope of Carbon Neutral Strategies
    • How to Establish GHG Emission Reduction Targets
    • Introduction to Different Approaches to Achieving Carbon Neutrality (Reduce, Capture, Offset):
      • Description of Each Strategy
      • Examples of Initiatives per Strategy
      • Approximate Abatement Costs per Tonne of GHG

Trainers

Geneviève Gauthier
Eng., M.Sc., CEA, CEM, CMVP

Ms. Gauthier is an energy transition expert who has advised the public sector and private organizations in the commercial, institutional and industrial sectors for almost 20 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal and a master’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Ms. Gauthier is the National Director of Consulting Services at Econoler, a consulting firm with almost 40 years of experience in the design, implementation, evaluation and financing of energy efficiency programs and projects. She also acts as a trainer for the Canadian Institute of Energy Training (CIET).

Ms. Gauthier is currently on the board of director of Ecotech Quebec: the clean technology cluster, the Quebec Council of Energy Efficiency Entreprises (CQ3E): an organization dedicated to the recognition of energy efficiency as a full-fledged energy sector, and on the governance of the Building Energy Challenge, a BOMA Quebec initiative that she co-instigated. Finally, Ms. Gauthier is co-author of Canadian Energy Efficiency Outlook: A National Effort for Tackling Climate Change, a book published in 2018.

The course includes...

Access to a private SharePoint website with additional training material, references, and links.

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