Colorado Climate Fundamentals Academy (Workshop #2 of 3)


  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory Golden, Colorado USA

Produced and offered in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado Water Conservation Board and Colorado Municipal League, workshop participants will learn from experts about greenhouse gas management and accounting, the energy-water-food nexus, organizational change, stakeholder engagement and basic adaptation planning frameworks with a regional focus added for Colorado and the Rockies. Professionals from the public and private sectors, higher education and the NGO community will benefit from the classroom-style, interactive training activities.

Course Syllabus:

  • GHG-101: Basics of GHG Accounting, Reporting & Disclosing GHG Emissions
  • GHG-102: The Fundamentals of the Energy, Water & Food Nexus
  • Governance-101: Engaging Stakeholders & Establishing Strategies for Leading Organizational Change
  • Climate-203: Developing an Adaptation Plan for Your Organization
  • Case Studies on Regional Climate Initiatives
  • Interactive Exercise Addressing Future Scenarios
  • Special Guest Remarks from Local Officials

Confirmed Instructors:

  • Taryn Finnessey – Climate Change Risk Management Specialist, Water Conservation Board, Colorado Department of Natural Resources
  • Kealy Herman – Project Consultant, Sustainability and Energy, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Bryan Jacob – Chief Climate Coach, Climate Coach International, LLC
  • Daniel Kreeger – Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Frank Rukavina – Director of Sustainability, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Jeff Yorzyk – Director of Sustainability, Green Chef
  • To be announced shortly