Register now for courses offered at 2012 CMC Conference

By Naeema Bhyat, CMC HQP Coordinator

CMC is providing two courses for Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) development in conjunction with its annual scientific conference from May 23-25, 2012.

Participants’ food costs and accommodation at Carleton University during the courses are covered by CMC.

Register here

For information regarding HQP development or the courses, contact CMC HQP Coordinator Naeema Bhyat at

May 22nd, 2012: Carbon Management Overview Course

Get answers to all your questions on carbon management.  This one-day course provides an overview of the science, technical and policy aspects of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and other carbon management tools.  Taught by CMC’s theme leads and scientific directors, this overview course is a unique opportunity to hear from experts in the field, discuss and exchange ideas with other participants and gain more depth in your understanding of carbon management and the challenges involved in advancing CCS and carbon management as GHG mitigation strategies.

The CCS Overview course will be held at Carleton University. Space is limited.

HQPs (students & postdocs): CDN$75
Other Registrants:  CDN$110

May 26-27, 2012: Organizational GHG Accounting (formerly GHG Quantifier) course

Many organizations are starting to think about how to manage their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  If you are working in industry and a company wants to be “carbon neutral”, how can you help them understand their carbon footprint?  This course will enable you to intelligently address the issues necessary to assess this organization’s GHG emissions.

Following CMC’s annual conference, the GHG Management Institute is offering the 2-day 201 Basic GHG Inventory Accounting course.  The regular price for this course is CDN$1100 but it is being offered to CMC HQPs at a reduced rate on May 26 & 27th only. The course is accredited for those who write a supplementary online exam.

Course Description:

Many organizations are starting to think about how to manage their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for a number of reasons: to minimize their impact on the planet, to prepare for regulation and address evolving disclosure requirements, to increase energy efficiency and/or to build their profile as an environmental leader.

Building an inventory of your sources and emissions is an essential first step to assessing risks, reducing emissions and tracking performance.

This training course will cover the basics of GHG accounting for organizations. The course materials are based on the WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol Corporate Standard, while referring to the ISO 14064: Part 1 international standard for GHG inventories. A personal ISO 14064: Part 1 license is issued to each learner as part of this course.

The material taught in this course serves as the basis for almost all of the entity-level GHG reporting programs in the world, such as:

  • Carbon Disclosure Project
  • U.S. EPA Climate Leaders
  • U.S. DOE/EIA 1605(b) program
  • The Climate Registry
  • The Chicago Climate Exchange
  • Mexico GHG Program
  • Philippine GHG Accounting & Reporting Program

The Organizational GHG Accounting course will be held at Carleton University.  Space is limited.

HQPs (students & postdocs): CDN$250
Other Registrants:  CDN$1100