Training on how to calculate an organization, product, service or event carbon foot print for the elaboration of CO2 reduction plans.
Seeing the need for training that exists to promote energy efficiency and de-carbonization of the different production sectors, the Navarra Employment Service (SNE) and the National Reference Center in Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (CENIFER) organized a cycle of webinars on the topic of carbon footprint (CF).
4 webinars (1h each) were carried out that are available on the YouTube channel of the SNE.
1: About greenhouse gas emissions, its problematics, international, European and national initiatives to fight against global warming, the CF concept and the standards for its calculation.
2: How to calculate an organization CF: scope and calculation methodologies (GHG Protocol, ISO 14064, ISO 14069).
3: How to calculate a product and service CF: standards for the calculation (PAS 2050, GHG Protocol, ISO 14067), product category rules (PCR), definition of functional unit, scope and quantification of emissions.
4: How to calculate an event carbon footprint: scope, methodologies, actors involved, certification and its benefits. IPCC guidelines. Practical cases.
The webinars were a success and after its execution, it was decided to expand its content with a complementary practical course (3 sessions of 2h).
The ultimate goal of the course is to stablish a CO2 reduction plan in an organisation, product, service or event. To achieve this, it must first be known and calculated the CF. This course teaches on different methodologies to calculate CF with real examples.
A YouTube channel account where upload the recorded webinars and 900 EUR to develop the course.
A consultancy expert in energy efficiency and renewable energies carried out the courses.
Evidence of success
1880 visualization of the 4 webinars and 30 persons trained on the 2 practical courses, mainly from private companies.
There has been a lot of interest in the courses and a large number of people have not been able to attend due to the limitation of participants. It was planned a course of 15 people for the first semester of 2021, but due to the big number of applicants, it was carried out two courses (15 people each). The practical courses will be held again during the second semester of 2021.
The topic is of a marked technical nature and the target audience is heterogeneous.
The greatest difficulty arose from having a bigger number of registrations than places for the practical course. This aspect was solved adding an extra course and planning two new ones for the 2nd semester of 2021.
Potential for learning or transfer
The SNE supported training in online format; hence, the impulse of its own YouTube channel that has acquired a high number of followers.
The webinars have been viewed by very diverse profiles. Furthermore, they have been used as training materials and resources at different educational levels. They are open to the general public interested in viewing them.
The dissemination has been carried out through the channels that both CENIFER and SNE have established. In addition, the Department of Environment presents a budget line for the dissemination of this and others courses, with the aim of raising awareness and training companies and citizens on adaptation and mitigation to climate change.
Free open online webinars, financed with public funds, are an easy way to train a big number of people in any subject and a feasible initiative to transfer to any region.