University of Queensland Free Online Course on Essential Tools for The Low Carbon Economy

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The University of Queensland is offering free online course on Essential Tools for the Low Carbon Economy. This course is ideally suited to business managers, financial managers, business-intelligent analysts and data scientists interested in remaining competitive in a low carbon economy.

This course will equip you with the knowledge and essential skills to manage the risks and opportunities of transitioning to the low carbon economy. This course will start on May 16, 2017.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 5 weeks
Effort: 2-3 hours pw
Subject: Business & Management
Institution: The University of Queensland and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $99
Session: Course Starts on May 16, 2017

Providers’ Details

The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, is one of the world’s premier teaching and research institutions. Striving for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge UQ ranks in the top 50 Universities as measured by the QS World University Rankings.

About This Course

This course is ideally suited to business managers, financial managers, business-intelligent analysts and data scientists interested in remaining competitive in a low carbon economy.

Why Take This Course?

This course will equip you with the knowledge and essential skills to manage the risks and opportunities of transitioning to the low carbon economy. Adopting the role of a key employee in a fictitious company.

Learning Outcomes

  • Why climate change is a public policy issue and what types of policies exist to address it
  • How these public policies work to encourage adaptation to and mitigation of climate change
  • The benefits of carbon emissions management
  • How to calculate the emissions of an organisation using carbon footprinting
  • How to use Marginal Abatement Cost Curves (MACCs) to visualise and compare projects by cost and emission reduction volume
  • How to engage in an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), optimise a project portfolio, purchase the correct mix of ETS options (e.g. auction allowances, carbon offsets and secondary market allowances) and limit penalty payment.

Instructors

Assoc. Prof. Paul Dargusch

Paul is the Director of CarbonLab at The University of Queensland. He has over 20 years of professional experience across the private sector and academia.

Dr. Adrian Ward

Adrian has over a decade of experience as a climate and energy management expert in both the private and public sectors.

Simone Elias

Simone has delivered carbon and energy management focused projects to government and the private sector in Australia and overseas.

Professor Karen Hussey

Karen is Deputy Director at the Global Change Institute at The University of Queensland. Trained as a political scientist and economist, Karen undertakes research in the field of public policy and governance, with a particular interest in public policy relating to sustainable development.

Requirements

No prerequisite courses needed, however secondary math and a basic ability to navigate spreadsheets are required.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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