Fundamentals of decarbonisation for business

Fundamentals of decarbonisation for businesses

About the Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust is a global climate consultancy driven by the mission to accelerate the move to a decarbonised future. We have been climate pioneers for over 20 years, partnering with businesses, governments and financial institutions to drive positive climate action. From strategic planning and target setting to activation and communication - we turn ambition into impact. To date, our 400 experts have helped set 200+ science-based targets and guided 3,000+ organisations and cities across five continents on their route to Net Zero. 

The Carbon Trust has unrivalled experience in Scope 3 footprinting, having co-authored Guidance for the Greenhouse Gas Protocol’s Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard. Similarly, we have been involved in the methodology setting of science-based targets through our place on the technical advisory group.

How this course will benefit you

  • Introduction to the foundations of decarbonisation concepts, language and frameworks
  • Hands-on session on toolkits to help your business establish its baseline emission inventory and set science-based targets
  • Guidance on carbon reduction opportunities for your business on the route to Net Zero
  • Personal support with sustainability experts from the Carbon Trust, including  tailored advice on your business’ decarbonisation strategy
  • Access to the Carbon Trust’s events and knowledge base in Singapore
  • Networking with other businesses to exchange ideas and inspirations

Course curriculum

Course duration: 16.5 hours  

Day 1 - Net Zero and Greenhouse Gas Accounting (8 hours)

  • Understand what Net Zero is and why it matters to your business
  • Receive an introduction to greenhouse gas Scope 1, 2 and 3 footprint accounting
  • Learn how to calculate organisational and value chain footprints using publicly available tools

Day 2 – Science-based Target Setting and Decarbonisation Levers (8 hours)

  • Learn how to reduce and track organisational and value chain footprints
  • Understand the difference between Net Zero and carbon neutrality
  • Explore the role of offsets in your carbon reduction journey
  • Learn how to set near-term and long-term science-based targets towards Net Zero
  • Learn about the concept of marginal abatement cost curves

Day 3 - Personal Clinic and Q&A Session (optional – 30 mins)

  • 30 mins clinic session with 1-on-1 support on queries relating to your business’ baseline greenhouse gas emissions inventory
  • Identify potential reduction initiatives and near-term target to be set for your own business

Course dates

May 2024
 Day 1Day 2 Day 3
Date 7 May 8 May17 May
Time9.00 – 18.00 (SGT)9.00 – 18.00 (SGT)30 mins 1:1 clinic session

Note: Applications close on 30 April 2024

Register for May 2024


Jul 2024: Fully virtual (overseas attendees welcomed)
 Day 1Day 2 Day 3
Date 9 Jul 10 Jul23 Jul
Time9.00 – 18.00 (SGT)9.00 – 18.00 (SGT)30 mins 1:1 clinic session
VenueMS TeamsMS TeamsMS Teams

Note: Applications close on 25 Jun 2024

Register for July 2024

Sep 2024
 Day 1Day 2 Day 3
Date 10 Sep 11 Sep19 Sep
Time9.00 – 18.00 (SGT)9.00 – 18.00 (SGT)30 mins 1:1 clinic session

Note: Applications close on 5 Sep 2024

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Nov 2024
 Day 1Day 2 Day 3
Date 5 Nov6 Nov14 Nov
Time9.00 – 18.00 (SGT)9.00 – 18.00 (SGT)30 mins 1:1 clinic session

Note: Applications close on 22 Oct 2024



Full price – S$1,600*

Subsidised price – S$480*^

*Fees stated is per participant and excludes prevailing GST.              
^Participants will be entitled to Enterprise Singapore subsidised price if they meet the eligibility conditions indicated below.

Eligibility for Enterprise Singapore subsidy

  • Subsidised course fee of S$480 (not inclusive of GST) per participant is only applicable to nominees from local companies1 and trade associations (TACs).2
  • Each eligible entity will be supported for up to a maximum of 3 participants for each type of ESP Sustainability Course.3
  • Each individual will only be supported once for each type of ESP Sustainability Course.3
  • The company or TAC is liable to make full payment for the course fees if it or its participants are found to be ineligible or fail to complete the course.

  1. Registered and operating in Singapore. 
  2. TACs will need to fulfil the following criteria: a) registered with Registry of Societies (ROS) or Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA); and b) defined as a non-profit organisation. 
  3. There are currently three types of ESP Sustainability Courses: Foundational, Decarbonisation, and Sustainable Financing. Please refer to the ESP website here for the list of courses under each course type.

Subsidy process

To receive this subsidy, please submit the following documents during registration using the link at the bottom of this page:

1. Completed Company Nomination Declaration Form (pdf)

2. Verification documents:

  • Local companies:
    • Company’s most recent ACRA Bizfile profile (Accessed within 18 months from date of course registration)
  • Trade associations:
    • Company’s most recent ACRA Bizfile profile (Accessed within 18 months from date of course registration)
    • If ACRA Bizfile profile is not available, please provide a screenshot of the organisation’s registration with the Registry of Societies (ROS)





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Frequently Asked Questions 

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Information on ESP

The ESP supports Singapore businesses to build capabilities in sustainability and capture new opportunities in the green economy. As part of the initiatives under the ESP, Enterprise Singapore has partnered industry players to conduct a series of ESP Sustainability Courses to help businesses build awareness and knowledge in sustainability.

The ESP Decarbonisation Course aims to equip business leaders with key knowledge to embark on decarbonisation, including principles of carbon accounting and disclosures, setting of decarbonisation targets, and means of decarbonisation. Participants can access tools and frameworks to learn the basics of carbon accounting, and identify decarbonisation pathways for their businesses.               
Carbon Trust’s Fundamentals of Decarbonisation for Business is part of the ESP Decarbonisation Course series.