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Colorado Climate Fundamentals Academy (Workshop #1 of 2)


  • City Park Recreation Center 10455 Sheridan Boulevard Westminster, CO 80020 United States (map)

ACCO is offering a series of 2-day training academies in Westminster, Colorado to help participants build competencies to effectively integrate climate change into their decision-making and professional activities. Leveraging a blended learning approach consisting of self-study online training and in-person cohort training, this series provides participants with training that will prepare them for Certified Climate Change Professional® (CC-P®) credential exams and will satisfy the corresponding elective requirements.

Series participants will learn from experts about the implications of climate change with a regional focus added for Colorado and the Rockies. Professionals across occupations in the public and private sectors, higher education and the NGO community will benefit from this training series.

Class #1 (April 1-2, 2019):

  • Day 1: Climate Science & Vulnerability Assessment

    • Climate-101: Understanding Climate Science & the Latest Projections

    • Climate-103: The Basics of Sea Level Rise and Impacts on Coastal Assets & Infrastructure

    • Climate-104: Public Health Implications of Climate Change

    • Climate-201: Identifying Climate Hazards & Conducting Vulnerability Assessments

    • Climate-202: Leveraging Climate Data & Tools

  • Day 2: GHG, Energy & Water Management

    • GHG-101: Basics of GHG Accounting, Reporting & Disclosing GHG Emissions

    • GHG-102: Fundamentals of the Energy-Water-Food Nexus

    • GHG-201: Establishing GHG Reduction Goals & GHG Management Structures

Class #2 (May 15-16, 2019):

  • Day 3: Governance, Law & Policy

    • Governance-101: Engaging Stakeholders & Establishing Early Strategies for Leading Organizational Change

    • Governance-102: The Legal/Policy Landscape of Climate Change & Related Implications

    • Governance-103: Ethics, Liability & Professionalism

    • Governance-203: Collaborating Beyond Organizational & Institutional Boundaries

    • Case Study: Mapping Preparedness in Key Decision-Making Roles

  • Day 4: Materiality, Risk Management & Economics

    • Economics-101: The Economics of Climate Change

    • Economics-201: Assessing Economic Impacts

    • Enterprise-101: Fundamentals of Risk & Materiality

    • Enterprise-201: Analyzing & Managing Climate Risk

Registration Information:

  • Series: $495 (general) / $345 (government)

  • Individual Workshop: $295 (general) / $195 (government)

  • Registration Deadline: March 22, 2019

  • Member Discounts: ACCO organizational members receive complimentary registration; individual members receive a 20% discount