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In view of the large number of companies & municipalities getting involved in this initiative in preparation for regulatory requirements, this seminar provides an update on the current GHG industry & attempts to prepare you for this brand new market.

Course Outline
Ontario’s climate plan is a driving force in understanding our Carbon Footprint and reducing our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. A signatory to the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) with MB, BC, AB and seven (7) US states, Ontario has recently announced legislation regarding a provincial GHG cap and trade program.  The Canadian Federal government is also expected to promulgate GHG regulations in 2009 and Alberta and BC already have significant GHG reduction legislation with established targets. Emissions inventory and reporting for all of these programs will be an important part of this process. In view of the large number of companies and municipalities getting involved in this initiative in preparation for regulatory requirements, this seminar provides an update on the current GHG industry and attempts to prepare participants for this brand new market.

Objective To review the current status of GHG regulations, and their implications for provincial, municipal, industrial, commercial and institutional sectors. To explain methodologies for GHG quantification as applied to projects or organizations and show how these activities should be conducted under established audit protocols. To review the current state of the carbon market and the way that trading and offset mechanisms are expected to impact business decisions. To provide knowledge and develop participants’ skills in their major functional areas.

Who Should Attend Environmental or asset managers, coordinators, engineers and scientists and other individuals that are involved in the management of facility or organizational GHG emissions. Corporate/project managers, directors and officers, facility managers, consultants, regulatory personnel at the federal and provincial levels and municipal personnel responsible for environmental or facility management,

Program Outline Chair: Steve Lamming, AMEC Earth & Environmental

Day 1 8:30        Introduction – Opportunities and Risks
Steve Lamming
• Background
• Business, government and community concerns
• Mitigation and adaptation
• Challenges

9:30        GHG Economics
Valerie Chort, Deloitte
• The carbon market(s)
• Emissions trading systems
• Definitions and mechanisms
• Allowances and offsets
• Economic risk

10:30     Refreshments and Networking
10:45     GHG Reduction Legislation
              Gray E Taylor, Bennett Jones LLP
• Federal legislation
• Provincial legislation
• Harmonization
• Other Legislation

12:00     Lunch

1:00        International Initiatives
Tony van der Vooren, AMEC
• The Western Climate Initiative (WCI)
• European Emissions Trading System (ETS)
• Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

2:00        GHG Standards and Protocols
Peter Beukema, AMEC
• CSA 14064/14065
• WRI protocols
• Implications for industry

3:00        Refreshments and Networking

3:15        GHG Emissions Inventory
Steve Lamming
• Baseline assessment
• Project and organizational boundaries
• Tools
• Data normalization
• Assumptions and
• Emission factors

Day II 8:30        Reduction Strategies – Organizational
Steve Lamming
• Action plans
• Target setting
• Procedures
• Benchmarking
• Reporting

9:15        Reduction Strategies – Project
Jim Anderson, AMEC
• Strategies for abatement
• Project master plans
• Monitoring and reporting

10:00     Refreshments and Networking

10:15     Offset Projects
Jim Anderson
• Emissions reduction
• Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
• Forest sequestration
• Other
11:00     Verification
Wilhelm Wang, BSI Management Systems
• Preparing for verification
• Selection of verifier
• Record keeping
• Reporting

12:00     Lunch

1:00        CCS Technology Impacts for Implementation Projects
Jim Anderson
• Pilot and full scale CCS operations
• Capture and Control technologies
• Pros, cons, constraints
• Secondary implications of CCS projects

2:00        Sector Case Study

2:30        Refreshments and Networking

2:45        Sector Case Study

3:30        Adaptation to Climate Change
Steve Lamming
• Overview
• Adaptation to climate change
• Global and regional models
• Impacts and vulnerabilities
•  Responding to vulnerability

4:30        Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

After participating in the seminar, you will be able to:
  • develop your skills in the assessment and management of greenhouse gas emissions; understand the process of greenhouse gas reduction and offset;
  • determine the most appropriate methods for reporting under standard protocols;
  • better plan your business activities around proposed legislation and the developing carbon market

Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.2 CEUs/ 12 PDHs

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
Reviewed by 2013
Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
Reviewed by 2012
Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
Reviewed by 2011

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