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
  • GHG-201: Establishing GHG Reduction Goals & Management Structures
  • Governance-101: Engaging Stakeholders & Establishing Strategies for Leading Organizational Change
  • Economics-101: The Economics of Climate Change
  • Case Studies from Colorado Municipalities & Businesses
  • Interactive Exercise Addressing Future Scenarios
  • Special Guest Remarks from Local Officials

Registration Information:

  • Single Workshop: $595 (general) / $395 (government)
  • Complete Series: $1,495 (general) / $995 (government)
  • Early Bird Rates: Register by February 28 to save $50 on the workshop or $150 on the series
  • Registration Deadline: April 27, 2017

Confirmed Instructors:

  • Elizabeth Babcock – Manager, Air, Water and Climate, Denver Department of Environmental Health
  • Elizabeth Carlton – Asst. Professor, Environmental & Occupational Health, Colorado School of Public Health  
  • Sean Carpenter – Climate Economy Advisor, City of Fort Collins
  • Taryn Finnessey – Senior Climate Change Specialist, Colorado Department of Natural Resources
  • Kealy Herman – Project Consultant, Sustainability and Energy, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Thomas Herrod – Climate & Policy Analyst, City & County of Denver
  • 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
  • Stacy Tellinghuisen – Senior Climate Policy Analyst, Western Resource Advocates
  • Jeff Yorzyk – Director of Sustainability, Green Chef