Training to Achieve Net Zero

Achieve

Achieve real results that make a difference

Act

Act now to fight climate change

Tackle

Tackle the Net Zero challenge

Change

Change behaviours to make an impact

JRP offers a range of bespoke training modules to support your organisation in achieving your Net Zero objectives. Every organisation is at a different stage of their journey and has different needs so each of the modules will be designed specifically to be relevant to your individual organisation’s current level of activity, culture and progress to date. Development of the bespoke modules by our Net Zero specialists will follow a thorough briefing about your current situation, the level of understanding in the organisation and your future ambitions. Modules can be combined to create a comprehensive training programme that engages the right people at the right level to help deliver a successful strategy.

1. An introduction to Net Zero

A module for senior management who have limited understanding of Net Zero implications and effective implementation of GHG accounting rules. Topics will include:

  • Defining Net Zero – boundaries, challenges and opportunities
  • Greenhouse gas accounting, science-based targets and trajectories
  • The energy hierarchy and good practice carbon offsetting
  • Scopes 1-3 – understanding the implications
  • Establishing priorities for action

Who is this programme for: Senior leadership team, senior management, middle management.

Duration: 2 hours

Deliverables: The programme will fully engage delegates in the topic. It will give them an understanding of the basic principles, the issues, the governance requirements and the implications and priorities for their organisation. The programme includes practical exercises to fully engage participants.

2. Energy and carbon management as part of a Net Zero Strategy.

JRP’s comprehensive range of energy training programmes can be found here.

3. The Circular Economy

Moving from a take-make-throwaway model to a reuse-recycle-remake model is a critical element of achieving Net Zero. Topics will include:

  • Waste minimisation
  • Supply chain – value chain – procurement – to reduce scope 3 risks and realise opportunities
  • Resource efficient design/embodied carbon and life cycle assessment

Who is this programme for: Senior/middle management teams in any organisation.

Duration: 6-8 hours

Deliverables: This is a practical module that will enable senior/middle management delegates to implement a circular economy approach.

4. The critical role of natural resources management in a Net Zero Strategy

Otherwise known as natural capital or ecosystem services, appropriate management of natural resources, specifically land and water, is a critical element of a Net Zero Strategy for some organisations. Topics will include:

  • Provisioning - low carbon systems of primary production of food, timber, etc
  • Regulating – water supply and quality, air quality, climate mitigation.
  • Cultural – the role of natural capital assets and their relevance to the supply chain
  • Supporting services – soil chemistry/biological processes, e.g. those leading to soil formation, carbon sequestration in peatlands, etc.

Who is this programme for: Senior/middle management teams in any organisation that uses natural resources at any stage of its operations, including scope 3, e.g. for land owning enterprises, developers, food industry, farmers, construction, mining, quarrying, utilities, etc.

Duration: 4 hours

Deliverables: Delegates will be able to identify where their activities sit in relation to natural capital and be able to construct a plan to switch to alternative lower carbon activities with a better ‘natural capital’ footprint.

5. Carbon proofing your organisational strategy

A successful Net Zero strategy involves a holistic organisational approach and should be embedded in all organisational strategy. Topics will include:

  • Organisation mission/vision/values – where does carbon fit in?
  • Net Zero gap analysis - where are you now, where should you be?
  • Policies
  • Procedures/processes

Who is this programme for: the senior leadership team in any organisation.

Duration: 4 hours

Deliverables: Delegates will be able to develop a plan to carbon proof their organisation.

6. Engaging stakeholders and implementing behaviour change

To achieve Net Zero, the culture and behaviours of an organisation need to change to ensure that engagement, awareness and commitment is fully enabled and maintained.

  • Engaging senior directors to ensure top-level buy-in.
  • Creating a Net Zero roles and responsibilities structure.
  • Creating and delivering a Net Zero communications programme
  • Creating a training and behaviour change programme.

Who is this programme for: the senior leadership team in any organisation, board members and key stakeholders.

Duration: 6-8 hours

Deliverables: Delegates will understand what is required to achieve and maintain full engagement throughout their organisation and will have drafted an action plan.

7. The role of carbon offsetting

When undertaken responsibly, carbon offsetting has a useful – possibly critical - role to play in many organisations Net Zero Strategy. Topics will include:

  • The rules of offsetting
  • Achieving additionality – insetting v offsetting
  • Carbon verification/assurance
  • Options to meet your organisational values/mission statement

Who is this programme for: the senior leadership team in any organisation.

Duration: 3 hours

Deliverables: Delegates will understand what carbon offsetting is, where it fits in their own Net Zero strategy, where it is appropriate and the options that match their own organisational values.