Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas Emissions - An Introduction


About the Skill Module

This skill module provides an overview of scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These are indirect emissions that occur in the value chain of an organization, extending beyond its immediate control or ownership boundaries. Scope 3 emissions from upstream or downstream activities are diverse, complex, and often challenging to quantify. They do however often represent the largest part of an organization’s GHG inventory, so it is important for an organization to consider their scope 3 emissions during the transition to a low-carbon world.

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Target Audience

Anyone wanting to commence their learning or to further consolidate their fundamental knowledge and competence with regard to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) management.

You Will Learn

You will learn how to:

  • Identify and consider the different sources of Scope 3 GHG emissions
  • Apply the GHG Protocol
  • Appreciate the importance of Scope 3 emissions across the value chain
  • Consider upstream and downstream Scope 3 categories
  • Calculate specific Scope 3 GHG emissions categories
  • Apply a structured quantification strategy
  • Appraise different Scope 3 data sources
  • Prioritize data collection
  • Appreciate the specificity of the calculation method
  • Consider disclosure requirements and net zero
  • Identify Scope 3 reduction measures

Product Details


Energy Transition



Product Type:

Individual Skill Module




1.25 hours (approx.)