Opportunities can be identified, and action can be taken, by implementing environmental/carbon accounting as part of a sustainability plan.
- Opportunities can be identified, and action can be taken, by implementing environmental/carbon accounting as part of a sustainability plan. Plans should prioritize actions based on the return on investment for taxpayers and meet energy, water, and waste-reduction targets. An organization’s plan to cut emissions may include making infrastructure improvements, reducing fossil fuel use, and implementing better maintenance practices. This can also be incorporated into procurement plans to help improve the supply chain of products used. Renewable energy systems and energy conservation programs are other initiatives that are included in environmental /carbon accounting plans. At the conclusion of this series and successful completion of the post-module tests, the student will be able to:
Describe the value, four goals, and key elements of an effective environmental management system (EMS) program.
Explain current international standards for environmental management standards, how they have evolved, and their benefits and limitations.
Explain implementation of an environmental management system.
Discuss the basic elements of environmental accounting, associated eco-efficiency metrics, and the accounting elements of sustainability planning.
Describe the steps used in identifying, calculating, and tracking greenhouse gases in relation with the Green House Gas (GHG) protocol.
General Environmental Management Systems Guidance
Environmental Management System Implementation
Planning for Environmental Accountability
Tracking Carbon Emissions