29 - 30 November 2017

Paris, France

About the workshop:

More and more start-ups and businesses are dedicated to environmental issues and offer solutions to contribute to climate change mitigation.

However, even if they have the intuition that their solutions and services are contributing to the energy transition or GHG emission mitigation, they often don’t know how to rigorously estimate the carbon footprint of their activity and how to compare it with a reference scenario in order to prove their climate benefits.

Additionally, in the post-COP21 context, top economic players increasingly adopt carbon metrics such as avoided emissions (global carbon impact). The use of such indicators is encouraged by carbon mandatory regulations to support businesses contributing to the energy transition and climate change mitigation.

Therefore, not only carbon metrics are a tool to lower the carbon footprint of businesses but also a commercial argument for innovative start-ups in order to thrive in a competitive environment.

Objectives of this intensive two-day course:

  • Strengthen your knowledge on post-COP21 developments regarding climate reporting regulations (including new article 173 French Energy Transition Law and recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) and the implication of new top players (finance sector)
  • Understand the carbon footprint methodology principles, assess induced and avoided emissions related to sold products and services
  • Understand how to promote the carbon benefits of sold products and services to gain new clients and financial partners.

What we offer:

Over the course of the workshop you will:

  • Understand carbon footprint methodologies and current context of carbon metric indicators and regulations
  • Learn how to measure the carbon footprint of activities and draw relevant action plans to lower your GHG emissions
  • Learn how to measure the global carbon impact of sold products and services
  • Build market and commercial pitch to promote products and services based on climate benefits metrics.

Who can take part?

The course is geared towards participants with the following background:

  • Entrepreneurs who are planning or running climate/environment-related startups

The course is participant-focused. We will address specific problems related to your initiatives, flexibly adjusting the content to meet your needs.

The course is on invitation only. In case you are keen to know more about the course, please contact: frederic.escartin@climate-kic.org