GHG Emissions Inventory

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting in South Africa has become compulsory with effect from 1 March 2018. This is being followed by the implementation of Carbon Tax on 1 June 2019.

Carbon tax is being based on compulsory GHG emissions reporting. Both GHG emissions reporting and carbon tax are based on the methodology set out in the following:

  • ISO 14064-1 – Greenhouse gases Part 1: Specification with guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals
  • 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (including updates to April 2018)

It is essential for companies preparing GHG emissions reports to understand the requirements of ISO 14064-1 as well as the quantification methodologies as per the 2006 IPCC guidelines. Attending this course will assist companies in positioning themselves for compulsory greenhouse gas emissions reporting and subsequent carbon tax.

Register here, or view the training schedule

Aim and objectives of this course

The aim of this course is to provide participants with a thorough understanding of and skills for applying the development of GHG emissions inventories as per ISO 14064-1 and methodologies as per the 2006 IPCC Guidelines.

Specific objectives include:

  • Receive an overview of the requirements for emissions reporting as per the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulations;
  • Receive an overview the technical guidelines that are applicable to the participant’s sector;
  • Develop an understanding of GHG related principles;
  • Develop an understanding of the Design and Development of a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory as per ISO 14064-1;
  • Develop an understanding of the Quantification methodologies as per 2006 IPCC Guidelines following a tier-based approach;
  • Develop the skills to apply ISO 14064-1 and the IPCC methodologies to their own organisation; and
  • Develop an understanding of the link with carbon tax.

Who should attend

  • Carbon managers and practitioners
  • Energy managers and practitioners
  • Environmental managers and practitioners
  • Corporate reporting managers and practitioners
  • Sustainability managers and practitioners
  • Practitioners (corporate and consultants) in the field of GHG emissions, reporting, carbon tax and credits

Approach to the course

This course is highly interactive and includes:

  • Interactive presentations
  • Class and small group discussions
  • Practical work and exercises
  • Case studies

Outline of the three-day course

The course covers the following topics:

  • Context of GHG emissions reporting
  • Background, purpose and overview of the GHG Emissions Reporting Regulations
  • Overview of the Technical Guidelines that are applicable to the participant’s sector
  • Design and Development of a GHG emissions inventory as per ISO 14064-1
  • Setting organisational boundary and operational boundary
  • Reporting of activity data as per the Regulations and Technical Guidelines
  • Selection of appropriate Emission Factors
  • IPCC source categories and their associated Thresholds
  • Quantification methodologies as per the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for various sectors
  • Preparation of a GHG emissions inventory report
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Verification requirements
  • Session on Carbon Neutrality as per PAS 2060:2014
  • Where to from here: Carbon tax regime


The course is offered by Kevin Tarr-Graham, Director at Water Energy Carbon Consulting, in collaboration with Environmental and Sustainability Solutions.


Successful participants will receive a completion certificate.

Related courses

The topic of Greenhouse Gas emissions is covered in a series of three related courses.

Participants who register for all three courses simultaneously (4 days) are offered a reduced registration fee.

Contact details

Register for the course on our website at  or contact:

Seakle Godschalk at or +27 (0) 82 395 7582

Maryna Möhr at or +27 (0) 82 882 7700


To register for this course, please click here.

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