In this microcredential, participants will explore best practices for carbon mitigation and how they can be applied to their specific business or industry. By examining real-world examples and case studies, participants will gain insights into effective strategies to minimize their carbon footprint. Additionally, the course will introduce participants to the concept of carbon offsets and provide a theoretical understanding of their application.
Throughout the course, an experienced instructor with a strong background in carbon mitigation will provide support and guidance. Successful completion of the microcredential will require participants to submit an action plan detailing how they intend to reduce the carbon footprint of their business or industry.
In completing this microcredential, participants are contributing to global efforts in addressing climate change and fostering sustainable practices.
Upon successful completion of this microcredential, participants will be able to independently design a customized action plan to effectively reduce the carbon footprint of their business and/or industry, demonstrating foundational knowledge and skills in the analysis, evaluation, and application of sustainable strategies to reduce their carbon footprints.
This microcredential will require learners to:
Over the past 150 years, human activities such as transportation, agriculture, construction, and energy generation have significantly contributed to the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. To ensure a sustainable future, it is vital for all businesses and industries to immediately undergo rapid decarbonization to help combat climate change and achieve the target of limiting global warming to 1.5 °C.
Through the government of Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan, industry is called upon to ensure that it is cognizant of its responsibility to reduce its carbon footprint. This microcredential’s main objective is to examine best practices applicable to industry in general and develop a customized carbon mitigation action plan for their specific business/industry.