- Genuine IEMA Pathway to Net Zero training course, approved by the IEMA and delivered online by us
- All course fees are included – there are no hidden charges
- Most learners complete the course in 10-14 hours
- Works on PC, tablet or smartphone (with internet access)
- 100% online, including the final assessment
The IEMA Pathways to Net Zero course gives clear, consistent guidance on best practice on response to the climate crisis and delivering net zero within organisations. The eight parts that make up this course provide learners with a solid basis to assist and support the decarbonisation of organisations.
By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Explain what is net zero and related terms
- Explain the urgency of the underlying climate science driving the net zero agenda
- Explain the main international policy context for responding to the climate crisis
- Explain the UK policy context and drivers
- Explain the risks and opportunities of net zero including on future business viability, reputation, supply chain vulnerabilities etc
- Explain the business and environmental benefits of low carbon goods and services
- Explain the requisite corporate governance, resourcing and accountability for delivering net zero
- Explain how to establish a greenhouse gas inventory across all three scopes
- Explain the main principles of greenhouse gas accounting (including using activity data and emission factors
- Explain what carbon neutral means and its application for organisations, products and services
- Explain how to establish science-based targets (methodologies)
- Explain how to establish a net zero strategy (near- and long-term targets)
- Implement a decarbonisation plan with suitable targets and milestones to deliver on a science-based target and/or net zero objective
- Explain how to reduce greenhouse emissions where these are influenced but not directly controlled (Scope 3)
- Explain how to communicate externally about responses to the climate crisis, net zero and making robust green claims
Module 1 – Why net zero?
- The need for net zero
- What net zero is
- The Paris Agreement (COP 21)
- Net zero and the IPCC
- Importance of 1.5 degrees Celsius
- Carbon offset and carbon removal
- National targets and commitments for net zero
Module 2 – Responding to net zero
- Understanding net zero
- Making a credible net zero pledge
- UNFCCC Race to Zero Campaign
- Developing internal capacity to deliver net zero
- Importance of engaging employees in net zero
Module 3 – Greenhouse gas accounting
- Carbon footprinting and accounting
- Establishing a greenhouse gas inventory
- Calculating greenhouse gas emissions within an inventory
- Calculating scope 2 emissions
- Calculating scope 3 emissions
Module 4 – Carbon neutrality
- Carbon neutral and net zero
- PAS 2060
Module 5 – Net zero methodologies
- A robust net zero approach
- Popular methodologies and approaches
- Science based targets
- Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
Module 6 – Developing a decarbonisation plan
- Developing a decarbonisation plan
- Transitioning to clean and efficient use of energy
- Purchasing renewable energy
- Transitioning to lower-carbon buildings and construction
- Transitioning to low-emission transport
- Transitioning to net zero emissions products and services
- Disclosure of progress
- Evolving your decarbonisation plan
- Dealing with uncertainties
- Carbon pricing
- Carbon finance and carbon offsets
Module 7 – Net zero across the value chain
- The importance of value chain decarbonisation
- Value chain emission reduction approaches
- Procurement strategy and supplier engagement
- Business model innovation
- Product and service design
- Customer engagement
- Operational policies
- Investment strategy
Module 8 – Communicating net zero
- Making robust communications
- Standards and regulations on environmental communications
- Examples of disclosure frameworks
To complete this course, learners must pass the IEMA Pathways to Net Zero Exam. The exam is completed online and consists of multiple choice questions. The cost of both the exam and IEMA fees are already included in the cost of the course.
The IEMA Pathways to Net Zero Exam demonstrates the student’s understanding of the information contained within the course. The exam is taken online, so there is no need to attend a training centre. The exam consists of multiple choice questions. Students can have two attempts at the exam. A student will have to resit the whole course if they do not achieve the required marks on the second attempt.
Purchasing your course(s)
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Please contact us at [email protected] if you would rather pay by BACS transfer. You will need to provide in the email your name, postal address, email address, what course(s) you require and the quantity of courses that you require. We will issue you with an invoice and contact details.
Receiving login details (online and phone purchases)
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If you are a returning customer or have purchased multiple courses, the email will contain details of how to access your Training Coordinators Dashboard. If you are a new user that has purchased a single course, the email will contain details of how to go straight to your course. You should add [email protected] to your email safe-senders list to prevent future emails from us also being blocked.
Enrolling multiple learners onto courses
If you are a returning customer or have purchased multiple courses, you will be able to enrol your learners onto their courses using the Training Coordinators Dashboard that we provide you with. You will be sent individual login details for each learner that you enrol. These details will also be sent in an email from [email protected] . You will need to pass the login details onto the learner.
The course materials will work on any internet-enabled device running an up-to-date internet browser. Each student will have 190 days from the date of enrolment to log on and complete their course. The course does not need to be completed in one sitting. Students can log out and return any time up until the course is completed or until the 190-day access expires. The course cannot be accessed after the 190 day expiry.
Suitable internet browsers
Both our courses and the dashboard will work on any modern web browser, for example Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari. You should ensure that they are fully updated. Internet Explorer should not be used because it is no longer supported by Microsoft and so may be unstable.
The certificate will be issued by IEMA on successful completion of the course and end of course assessment. We will post the certificate on to the learner by first class signed-for delivery as soon as we receive it from IEMA.
Courses not allocated to students will expire after 12 months from purchase.
Courses allocated to students will expire on completion of the course or after 190 days from the original enrolment (whichever is sooner).