Energy, Carbon and the Environment

Start Date: 9 Jan 2022
End Date: 13 Jan 2022
Duration: 5
Country: Frankfurt / Germany
Category: Health, Safety, Security & Environment


With increasing concerns about climate change, carbon footprint and energy production, there are a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings concerning the subject. This course will try to clear up these misunderstandings and misconceptions by going into some depth about the various forms of energy production, their environmental impacts, waste management issues and the global challenges in these areas that we all have to deal with. As the push is on now to moving towards a low carbon future, organizations have to ensure that their staff are being kept current and informed.

Workshops, DVD videos and classroom exercises will be used during the seminar to enhance the learning process.


         Learn about the various types of energy production, their positives and negatives, cost comparisons and which ones are being recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

         An in-depth look at Sustainability

         Calculation of Carbon Footprints

         The significance of Climate Change and Why a global perspective with global input is necessary

         Why Waste Management issues and the availability of Water are important components of the equation

         Learn about the concept of Zero Waste and the benefits of an integrated Waste Management System

Training Methodology

The course will encourage delegatesí participation and the atmosphere in the classroom will be tailored to asking questions and the delegates will be made to feel welcome in a stress free atmosphere. The instructor having worked in a nuclear power station and fossil fuelled generation stations (oil, coal and natural gas) will share some technical practical experiences during some of the discussions.

Organizational Impact

         The organization, based on the training received by its employees at the course, will be more aware of sustainability and carbon footprint issues at the plant and be able to advise/recommend solutions when requested. This usually results in improved productivity

         As climate change is now a global issue, an informed employee will be able to differentiate between misconceptions and factual information on this issue.

         Enhanced reputation of the organization in the community knowing that the company is doing its part concerning reducing its carbon footprint

         Concerning energy production, by knowing the positives and negatives of each form of energy production and their relative costs, the informed employee can make the appropriate recommendations for optimizing the plantís current energy producing method and also offer some valuable input if a new energy producing method is planned

         By addressing any real or potential contamination problems, the company is proactive in doing its part in minimizing any adverse environmental impacts from its operations

         An improved image of the organization with the Regulatory Authorities

Personal Impact

         Personal satisfaction of the employee knowing that the organization is providing the necessary information required for him/her to stay current on energy, carbon and environmental issues

         Risk Reduction knowledge which will provide lasting benefits both personally and professionally

         Information acquired during the course will contribute to a safer working environment

         Personal psychological advantage of an employee doing his or her part concerning one of the recommendations of UNEP ( United Nations Environmental Program) Ė "Think Globally, Act LocallyĒ

         Personal pride in being part of an organization thatís committed to protecting the environment and preventing pollution

         Personal pride in having the necessary information to discuss whatís known and whatís not known about climate change issues

Who Should Attend?

         Health & Safety and Environmental Professionals

         Staff responsible for monitoring energy usage

         Staff responsible for managing wastes and contamination issues

         Laboratory technicians

         Technical assistants and anyone who has a role to play in Health & Safety and Environmental matters of the organization

         Emergency Personnel

seminar outline

Day 1

A general outline of the course which will include definitions, types of energy and their relationships with the environment 

         Brief general introduction- Seminar instructor and attendees

         An overview of the course material that will be covered in the 5 days


         A detailed look at the various forms of energy used for electrical production and their positives and negatives

         Fossil (oil, natural gas and coal)

         Canadian Oil Sands and Gulf Coast Countries oil (similarities and differences)



         Class Exercise

Day 2

A brief review of the topics covered in Day 1 and a continuation of the other forms of energy used for Electrical production 


         Hydro Electric


         Combined Cycle


         Fuel Cell

         Electrochemical (batteries)

         Emerging Technologies


         Class Exercise

Day 3

A brief review of the topics covered in Day 2 and a detailed look at Carbon Footprints for each of the various forms of energy used for producing electricity and their contribution to the organizationís KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)

         Carbon Footprints calculations


         Environmental Risks

         ISO 18001


         Class Exercise

Day 4

A brief review of the topics covered in Day 3 and current information on GHGs (Green House Gases), sustainability & related international environmental treaties and the role that the availability of Water plays in the Energy, Carbon and Environment 

         Green House Gases

         Sustainability issues

         Related International Environment Treaties

         Availability of Water

         Water banking

         Class Exercise

Day 5

A detailed look at Whatís known and not known about climate change. Why most companies are now moving towards an Integrated Waste Management System and Environmental Ethics and moving towards a low carbon.

         A brief review of the topics covered in Day 4

         Climate Change and its significance for the Gulf Coast Countries

         Integrated Waste Management System

         Waste disposal & the concept of Zero Waste

         Environmental Ethics

         Moving towards a low carbon future (carbon negative)

         Generic recommendations concerning "greeningĒ your company at a reasonable cost

         Complete course review

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