Creating a path to Net-Zero

Course Snapshot

  • Delivery Completed 
    100% online Independent study
    Weekly online facilitated sessions
  • Time Allocation 
    5 x 1 hour sessions p/w 
    2 - 3 hours independent study (recommended)
  • Content 
    5 modules
    5 facilitated sessions
  • Level of study
    No prerequisites
  • Price 
    $750 per participant

Why choose this course?

This course will equip you with the skills to begin to develop, draft and outline a net-zero emission strategy for an organisation. It is the perfect course for you if you have been looking to launch a climate initiative at your place of work, or if you're looking to gain the relevant skills to transition into a more environmentally conscious career. Most importantly, you will be joining the econome community - where we will work in support of your climate related endeavours.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify sources of different GHGs and the understand the difference between scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions
  • Understand how to use principles of supply chain management to identify and reduce GHG emissions
  • Know the key components and criteria for setting science-based emission reduction targets
  • Recognise the purpose and value of the GHG Protocol and the Science-Based Targets initiatives

Why econome?

econome courses are built with three design principles in mind:

1. Cohort and alumni support

All of our courses are limited to 10 places and we ask that participants attend at least one synchronous session per week for the duration of their course. All participants are invited to our alumni community, where we provide professional opportunity support and provide the guide rails for a self-organising learning community.

We believe strongly in connectivism - leveraging internet technology to open up new avenues of learning. Connecting individuals across disciplines, industry and broad demographics both helps to ensure participants achieve our prescribed learning outcomes, and reveals novel learning patterns we otherwise wouldn’t have imagined.

2. Project-based learning

We work to ensure that at the core of each course are real-world projects. Where possible, we partner with a relevant organisation to provide participants with a set of challenges and problems experienced by industry professionals.

Project-based learning is the bridge between pre-professional, professional, and crossdisciplinary learning. And an important condition for self-initiated, life-long learning.

3. Online-facilitated learning

Facilitated learning encourages participants to take ownership over the learning process. Our facilitators focus less on the strict provision of materials, and more on fostering an environment of critical thinking driven by the learner cohort.

Facilitation allows participants to go beyond the facts of a given topic area - who, what, where, and when - and consider ideas in context. We have found that allowing learners to import conditions that make sense to them increases the likelihood they can both absorb and apply concepts.

Course Overview

  • Module 1: Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol)
  • Module 2: Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)
  • Module 3: Building Climate Coalitions
  • Module 4: Stakeholder Communication & Advocacy
  • Module 5: Measuring your Carbon Footprint

Course Facilitator

Mark McVeigh

Climate Activist & Graduate Ecologist




Mark is a young climate activist and ecologist from Brisbane, Queensland. He spearheaded a movement to push superannuation funds to consider climate change as a financial risk and to inspire progressive climate policy across the Industry.

In November 2020 Mark Was successful in suing his Superannuation fund 'REST' through an out of court settlement that resulted in progressive changes to their climate policy and handling of climate related financial risks and transparency.

Mark now works to communicate both climate and ecological issues, solutions and methods of action with a focus on the Australian financial sector. With a deep understanding of climate science and the physical impacts it will create on both the natural and anthropogenic worlds, Mark aims to educate and inspire people to make climate positive decisions and work toward carbon neutrality.


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