"Key Climate Agreements & Guidance for Policymakers" is a course that explores the role of the public sector in decarbonisation of the economy and transition to net zero. 

Specifically we will look at the NDC implementation framework and tools and mechanisms available to the governments to drive energy transition and decarbonisation. 

What you will learn

  • History of climate change negotiations and overview of key international climate agreements including including the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement

  • The course has been updated with the latest COP27, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), and EU Greed Deal Industrial Plan

  • Role of the public sector in decarbonisation and energy transition

  • Guidance for policymakers for implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and developing net zero strategy

  • Governments' tools and mechanisms to drive decarbonisation

  • Climate change terminology: adaptation, mitigation, maladaptation, carbon pricing, circular economy and many more

Watch what we cover in this course

Course curriculum

    1. Course Introduction (Trailer)

    2. Your Course Instructor and a Guest Speaker

    1. The need for the global response to Climate Change

    2. 1987 - The Montreal Protocol

    3. 1988 - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

    4. 1992 – UN The Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit

    5. 1997 - The Kyoto Protocol – COP 3

    6. 2007 - Bali Action Plan - COP 13

    7. 2010 – Cancun agreements - COP 16

    8. 2015 - Paris Agreement - COP 21

    9. 2021 – Glasgow Climate Pact - COP 26 and module wrap-up

    10. 2022 - Sharm El-Sheikh Implementation Plan - COP27 (Loss and Damage Fund)

    11. Test your learning

    12. Handout Slides

    1. From NDCs to Climate Actions - Role of the governments

    2. Definitions: NDC, Net-Zero, Decarbonisation and other terms

    3. NDC development: Adaptation, Mitigation and Green Taxonomies

    4. Building Blocks of Net-Zero Transition

    5. Role of the Governments in Energy Transition and Decarbonisation

    6. Implementation Step 1: Define Net-Zero Scope

    7. Implementation Step 2: Model Pathways to Net-Zero

    8. Implementation Step 3: Set Near-Term and Sectoral Milestones

    9. Implementation Step 4: Engage with Stakeholders for Equitable Transition

    10. Implementation Step 5: Implement Near-Term Plans and Policies

    11. Carbon Pricing

    12. Circular economy

    13. Wrap-up for Step 5

    14. Implementation Step 6: Support Global Effort in Shift to Net-Zero

    15. Role of the Governments - Conclusion

    16. Course update on the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

    17. International Response to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) - EU Green Deal Industrial Plan 2022-23

    18. UK Update to the Climate Strategy and Net-Zero Plan 2023

    19. Test your learning

    20. Assignment. GHG Emissions

    21. Handout Slides

    22. Additional Resources

    1. Your Suggestions for Impovement and New Topics for Courses

    2. Thank you for watching!

About this course

  • Free
  • 38 lessons
  • 2.5 hours of video content

Who this course is for

  • Government officials who are tasked with the development or execution of net-zero/decarbonisation strategies, policies and initiatives

  • ESG professionals who want to refresh the knowledge of climate agreements and key climate change terminology

  • Climate activists and general public who are interested in the history of climate negotiations and want to understand better the role of the governments in reducing GHG emissions

  • Management consultants who are considering transition to climate change advisory

  • Anyone who wants to be fluent in talking about climate change, and be comfortable with acronyms and terms such as ESG, COP, IPCC, net-zero, carbon pricing, circular economy and many more

  • £149.99

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