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IEMA Pathways to Net Zero Course

£135 per learner (Excluding VAT)
Rio Learn’s IEMA Accredited Pathways to Net Zero course is designed to build upon the knowledge and skills gained through the IEMA Introduction to Net Zero course. 

If you wish to continue your or your workforce's education in Net Zero, this course is the ideal next step. Its purpose is to upskill by offering advanced knowledge of Net Zero strategies and target creation, Scope 3 measurements, the business risks and opportunities associated with net zero, and much more. For a full breakdown of the learning outcomes of this course, further information is available below.

There is a 20-question multiple-choice test to assess the knowledge gained from this course. This course is completed through the IEMA assessment portal, a link to which will be made available upon registration of the assessment.

*If you are new to Rio, you will be directed to our Rio platform where you will need to complete one form to register before purchasing the course. If you are already an Engage user, you will be directed straight to the shopping cart. For all other users, please contact your System Administrator.

IEMA Pathways to Net Zero Course Overview

Learning Outcomes 

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Offer in-depth explanations of net zero and its related terms 
  • Explain the climate science that drives the net zero agenda 
  • Explain the context for main international policies responding to the climate crisis 
  • Explain how the UK approaches policymaking 
  • Explain how net zero targets offer risks but also great opportunities for future business from viability and reputation, to supply chain vulnerabilities and more
  • Explain what the environmental and business benefits of low-carbon services and goods are
  • Offer a detailed explanation of the requisite corporate governance, resourcing and accountability required for hitting net zero targets
  • Explain the three scopes and how to establish a greenhouse gas inventory across them 
  • Explain the main principles of greenhouse gas accounting (including emissions factors, the use of activity data and more) 
  • Define ‘carbon neutral’ and how it applies to organisations, products and services 
  • Explain the methodologies behind science-based targets
  • Explain near and long-term targets when creating a net zero strategy
  • Design and Implement a decarbonisation plan with achievable targets and milestones, with the science-based target or net-zero objective in mind
  • Give advice on how to reduce greenhouse emissions where Scope 3 is concerned (influenced but not directly controlled) 
  • Advise on how to communicate aims and targets externally without greenwashing or making false claims

There is a 20-question multiple choice test to complete upon completion of this course.

Course length

This course takes approximately 6 hours to complete, with indefinite, unrestricted access available.

Is this an online or on-site course?

This course is solely available through the Rio Engage platform, which can be accessed at any time.

IEMA - Our Accredited Training Partner

The Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) is a global professional organisation that caters to individuals engaging in environmental and sustainability practices, whether as part of an organisation or as individuals. IEMA offers a wide selection of accredited courses that are widely accepted.

This IEMA accredited course - Pathways to Net Zero, provides a further and more comprehensive education following the Introduction to Net Zero course. It will allow your employees to truly lead the way and think for themselves when it comes to sustainability and helping to make positive steps towards net zero in your industry.

Working with Rio

Rio are the experts in all things ESG and sustainability. As such, we offer expert consulting for any business or organisation looking to improve their environmental impact, and provide an ESG software platform to help you manage, analyse and report upon your efforts.

Contact Us

If you have any other questions regarding this course, please reach out to our team, who will be happy to answer any queries.