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Postgraduate Course: Emission Reduction Project Development (MBA) (BUST11200)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course aims to provide students with practical experience in developing an emission reduction project. They will work through the project development cycle in groups, working with real-life data from either a CDM or voluntary carbon market project. Lecturers will be followed by group work and feedback at each stage of the project cycle. Students will come away from the course with an understanding of the process as well as of key risks and risk mitigation options in emission reduction project development.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements For Business School PG students only, or by special permission of the School. Please contact the course secretary.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge and Understanding:
After completing this course, students should be able to:
Recognise and describe a generic emission reduction project development cycle;
Explain the drivers and objectives of different actors in the project development process;
Compare the differences in rules and procedures between the major carbon offsetting schemes or standards;
Assess the risks involved in creating and commercialising carbon credits, and describe how these risks may be mitigated.


Cognitive Skills:
After completing this course, students should be able to:
Critically evaluate press coverage of carbon offsetting issues;
Analyse the options available for monetising an emission reduction/carbon credit generation opportunity;
Evaluate the risks to carbon credit generation from an emission reduction project and develop strategies to mitigate those risks;
Cooperate with others from different professional, educational and cultural backgrounds to produce group analysis and present the results of group work.


Subject Specific Skills:
After completing this course, students should be able to:
Assess the implications of changes in rules and procedures governing carbon offsetting schemes or standards, and how these will affect emission reduction project opportunities;
Prepare the necessary documentation for an emission reduction project and be able to take it through the key stages of the project cycle;
Understand, speak and write the language of carbon offsetting and carbon credits.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsERDP 10cr
Contacts
Course organiserMr Francisco Ascui
Tel: (0131 6)50 8343
Email: Francisco.Ascui@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Malgorzata Litwinska
Tel: (0131 6)51 3028
Email: Maggie.Litwinska@ed.ac.uk
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