IEMA Pathways to net Zero

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The climate crisis is an urgent issue for everyone. Governments worldwide has set ambitious targets to reach net zero by 2050, and all businesses of all sizes across the globe need to play a part if we are to reach this goal.

The IEMA Pathways to Net Zero course gives clear, consistent guidance on best practice on response to the climate crisis.  The course aims to provide supervisors and leaders with a strategic and operational overview of environmental sustainability as it affects their specific industry.

This training course is designed for all sizes of business starting their journey towards sustainability, with an emphasis on responding to net zero and carbon neutrality. It sets out the business case and imperative for cutting emissions, and explains practical, focused ways to decarbonize.

Who is this course suited for?

This course is ideally suited for supervisors and managers across all sectors and has no formal entry requirements, however it is strongly preferred that the candidate is in a practicing role that will allow them to deeply understand the topics explored throughout the course.

Course Duration - 2 days/ 10-14 hours

Course modules

Element 1

Why Net Zero?The element explains net zero and outlines the urgency of the underlying climate science driving net zero agenda. The element also covers UK and International policy

Element 2

Responding to Net ZeroShowcasing the risks and opportunities of net zero including future business viability, reputation and supply chain vulnerabilities. The element also looks at internal capacity for delivering net zero.

Element 3

Greenhouse gas accountingThe element explains how to establish a greenhouse gas inventory as well as the main principles of greenhouse gas accounting (including using activity data and emission factors.

Element 4

Carbon NeutralityThe element explains what carbon neutral means and its application for organisations, products and services

Element 5

Net Zero MethodologiesThe element explains how to establish science-based targets and how to establish a net zero strategy

Element 6

Developing a decarbonisation planImplement a decarbonisation plan with suitable targets and milestones to deliver net zero objective

Element 7

Net zero across the value chainThe element explains how to reduce greenhouse emissions where these are influenced but not directly controlled

Element 8

Communicating net zeroThe element explains how to communicate externally about responses to the climate crisis, net zero and making robust green claims


The assessment for IEMA Pathways to Net Zero course consists of an online 20 question multiple choice test. The test is completed through the IEMA assessment portal and learners are sent a link and an invitation to access the portal to complete the assessment. If you're studying the IEMA Pathways to Net Zero Online Course, learners are required to book a specific exam date by a particular registration date.

The course is an IEMA Certified course and certificates are provided by IEMA to learners who have successfully completed the course. Learners wishing to progress after this course could consider taking the IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management.

in association with Astutis

 345.0 Ex. VAT