Carbon Literacy: Advancing in Sustainable Supply Chain – 18th October

Carbon Literacy is a practical and interactive course that trains participants on understanding their organisation’s direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions and what steps they will need to take to measure, report and reduce them. The training covers the policy landscape and the urgency of transitioning to low-carbon practices. Participants will learn the terminology, basic maths, target setting of carbon emissions, and the difference between boundaries and Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.

Price: Member Rate: €399 Non-Member Rate €499

Date: October 18th 

Online: Microsoft Teams (Half-Day)



The Carbon Literacy training workshop consists of 8 modules:

Module 1: Introductions and Context

Module 1 includes an overview of the basic science of climate change, the predicted impact and risks for businesses, and the scale of the challenge for Ireland and the global community to reduce emissions to avoid the worst-case scenarios rapidly.

Module 2: Europe’s Response

Module 2 outlines the legislative and regulatory landscape for tackling climate change, including the European Green Deal and the Climate Action Act 2021, which legislates for reducing Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions by 51% by 2030. This will be followed by an overview of the key implications of climate change legislation for businesses and the business case for taking action.

Module 3: Terms and Units

Module 3 outlines the primary greenhouse gases contributing to global warming and the units of measurement businesses should use to calculate their carbon footprint. This will be followed by comparing the carbon impact from different forms of transport and freight.

Module 4: Business Approaches to Decarbonisation

Module 4 outlines the approach businesses can take to decarbonise their operations. The particular focus will be on strategies for companies to measure and reduce their freight transport emissions throughout the supply chain using a 3-Step plan of ’Measure, Optimise and Reduce’.

Module 5: Measure

Module 5 outlines the key accounting and measurement principles for calculating greenhouse gas emissions. Participants will be trained in the basic mathematics needed to measure carbon emissions from direct and indirect sources. Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions will be outlined, and participants will be advised how to set boundaries to account for emissions.

 Module 6: Optimise

Module 6 will outline options for companies to make savings on emissions and costs through better energy efficiency measures and the adoption of renewable energy resources.

Module 7: Restore

Module 7 will outline the steps businesses can take to impact the natural environment positively. Options for carbon offsetting and green investments will be discussed.

 Module 8: Next Steps

Module 8 will address the next steps businesses should take, including the practical tools and guidelines available to calculate, report and reduce emissions throughout their supply chains.

What you will learn

  • Understand the global, EU and national legislation on climate change, key targets and dates and the implications of the Climate Action Act 2021 for Irish companies.
  • Learn of the physical and strategic risks climate change poses to businesses and the urgency of transitioning to low-carbon practices.
  • Understand the terminology, basic maths and target setting of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Understand the difference between Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions and what emissions companies are responsible for.
  • Learn how to compare the climate impact of different forms of transport and the most sustainable methods for moving freight over road, rail, air and sea.
  • Learn how to set appropriate and realistic boundaries for carbon accounting.
  • Learn the 3-Step ’Measure, Optimise and Reduce’ plan to implement a decarbonisation strategy.
  • Understand the next steps and practical tools needed to measure, report and reduce emissions.

Who should attend:

  • Senior Management
  • Heads of Sustainability and Sustainability Teams
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Logistics Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • All staff who require an understanding of carbon footprinting

Digital Badge Awards

All trainees who successfully complete the training workshop receive a digital badge award containing verifiable data on the skills or knowledge attained. Digital badges can be shared on social media platforms such as LinkedIn or added to digital CVs or email signatures. After completing a course, you will receive an email containing simple instructions for downloading, sharing, or collecting digital badges.

For more information or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call 01 661 2182 or email

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Online - MS Teams October 18, 2024 9.30am -12.30pm


Members: €399

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