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Certificate for Module (Corporate Climate Competence and Carbon Management)
證書(單元 : 企業氣候應對力與碳管理)

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CEF Reimbursable Course

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Certificate for Module (Corporate Climate Competence and Carbon Management)
– essence of climate strategy, carbon accounting and management

The programme familiarizes participants with physical implications of climate change and links them to the policy and technical debates on climate action. Sessions will examine top-level climate action related to the Paris Climate Agreement and explore the resulting responsibilities that climate action brings to governments, companies and individuals.

The programme will set out options related to energy generation, more efficient use of energy, along with the ways in which adaptation measures can create a safe, healthy and resilient city. Participants in this programme will emerge with the tools to engage at policy level and in practical terms with the risks and opportunities that stem from climate change.



1.   An overview of the climate crisis
  • Climate Change overview: The dangers we face
  • The effect of business as usual
  • The science of climate change
  • Difficulties in solving climate problem: historical emissions, per capita emissions
2.  The economics of climate change
  • Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
  • Climate change risks and carbon asset bubble
  • Difficulties in changing (and capturing the opportunities) for companies to a low-carbon future
  • Energy path dependence and carbon lock-in: problems and possible solutions


3.  The politics of climate change
  • The UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement
  • The role of climate policy?
  • Deep-dive into climate policy
  • Global climate policy
  • Sector-specific policy: renewable energy
  • Process view: How are policies made?
4.   Business action on climate response
  • From risks to opportunities:
  • Transition climate risks and physical climate risks for companies
  • Low-carbon business opportunities
  • Doing business in a changing climate
  • Sustainable business models
5.   Role of Green Finance
  • Introduction to sustainable finance
  • Does it pay to go green?
  • Typology of sustainable financial products
  • Sustainable finance: The role of venture capital investors
  • Sustainable finance in Hong Kong
6.   Role of Consumer: the individual and the community
  • (Un-)sustainable consumption and climate change
  • Low-carbon consumer behaviour: key concepts
  • Diffusion of innovation: from niche to mass market
  • Touchpoints along the customer journey
  • Social norms / green nudging
  • Thinking fast and slow: role of emotions
  • Behavioural change: consumer action and action as members of communities / organisations
7.   Climate change mitigation solutions 
  • Climate adaptation vs. climate mitigation
  • Renewable energies – the key to climate change mitigation
  • Deep-dive: solar and wind power
  • Renewables outlook
  • Remaining challenges (smart grid, storage of renewable energy)
  • Role of hydrogen and carbon capture and storage
8.   Climate change adaptation: sustainable cities:
  • Adaptation and resilience basics
  • Sustainability challenge for cities
  • Climate adaptation and role of cities: housing and transport, consumption-based carbon footprints
  • Adaptation to specific climate hazards
  • Case studies in APAC
  • Impacts on public health
9.   Hong Kong: Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Challenges
  • A closer Look at Hong Kong: status quo, plans for the future, remaining challenges
  • Role play - Addressing Hong Kong’s Waste Problem
    • Finding solutions among different stakeholders
    • Hong Kong’s waste sector
  • Outlook – next steps to address adaptation and mitigation challenges
10. Sustainability Reporting and Carbon Measurement: Standards for Business
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting principles
  • Monitoring and verification.
  • Reporting and measurement standards: GRI, SASBI, CDP, Science Based Targets etc.
11. Sustainability Reporting: Carbon management and reduction planning
  • Carbon management model
  • Science-based targets
  • Carbon price (Internal carbon pricing, trading and offsetting)
  • Net zero and carbon neutrality
On completion of the programme, students will be able to
  1. Evaluate the impact of the climate crisis on society, corporate performance and the economy.
  2. Identify the key international agreements driving sustainability issues.
  3. Evaluate the actions taken by the corporates and financial sectors on climate change.
  4. Present the options on energy generation and energy efficiency.
  5. Apply policy and technical options for climate action on buildings, transport, waste, and production.
  6. Explain the principles of carbon measurement, management and standards that are essential for effective corporate climate action.


Students are required to complete and pass all the assessments, including tests, essays and presentation.


To be eligible for the award of the Certificate for Module (Corporate Climate Competence and Carbon Management), students are required to achieve 70% attendance of the programme and pass all the assessments.


This programme is run by HKU SPACE in collaboration with Deloitte Advisory (Hong Kong) Limited (DAHK) which is an expert in environmental science, sustainability, and governance. DAHK provides consultation service to a variety of clients from different sectors and trades, including manufacturing, retailing, trading, hotels, entertainment & media, finance, estate management, professional and public services, logistics and transport.

Dr Pascal Vuichard

Dr Pascal Vuichard is an Associate Director specialising in driving sustainability projects spanning across different sectors including the public sector, energy, mobility, waste management, and the buildings sector. Pascal has led various projects focusing on climate change and the energy transition including strategic planning, policy development, and research initiatives in different locations including the UAE, Switzerland, Germany and Hong Kong SAR.

In addition, Pascal is appointed as Adjunct Assistant Professor in Marketing at HKUST in Hong Kong educating the future business leaders on the key elements of climate change – the science, the evolving policy, and role of business. Pascal holds a PhD in Renewable Energy Management from the University of St. Gallen and master's degrees from the London School of Economics.

Ms Victoria Shapovalova

Ms Victoria Shapovalova is a Senior Consultant specialising in supply chain sustainability. Victoria’s expertise lies in an in-depth understanding of environmental, social, and business ethics-related risks and materiality across sectors and geographies, as well as expert knowledge of sector-specific sustainability frameworks, standards, certification schemes, and initiatives. A biomedical engineer by training, Victoria is well-versed in quantitative analysis tools and methods. She worked as an ESG Analyst for a well-known business sustainability ratings provider, assessing over 800 companies from various industries.


Application Code 2170-IT074B -

Days / Time
  • Wednesday, 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Applicants shall hold a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized institution.

If the degree or equivalent qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency, such as:

  1. an overall band of 6.0 or above with no subscores lower than 5.5 in the IELTS; or
  2. a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL, or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or
  3. HKALE Use of English at Grade E or above; or
  4. HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 3 or above; or
  5. equivalent qualifications

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.

Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • HK$7,900
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (Corporate Climate Competence and Carbon Management)
證書(單元 : 企業氣候應對力與碳管理)
COURSE CODE 42C125829 FEES $7,500 ENQUIRY 3762-0096
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate for Module (Corporate Climate Competence and Carbon Management)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [6])

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method

The completed form, together with the application fee $150 and the following supporting documents* should be submitted by the following methods on or before the application deadline.

1. Online Enrolment

• Complete the online application form

• Upload a clear electronic copy of the following documents* with the image type of doc, docx, jpg and pdf and image resolution is 300dpi or above

Photo of the documents by mobile phone is NOT accepted

2. In Person / Mail

• in person at any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres

• by mailing to HKU SPACE, Smart Wellness and Sustainability, 13/F, Fortress Tower, 250 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong (Attention to: Ms. Lily Chan)

* Each application must be accompanied by the following documents:

1. Photocopy of Hong Kong Identity Card

2. Photocopy of award certificate

Please note the following for programme/course enrolment:

1. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended for the web browser.

2. Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes.  Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.

3. Only S-MILES and Early Bird Discount are supported in Online Applicants (Application).  To enjoy other types of discounts, please visit one of our enrolment centres.

4. During the online application process, asynchronous application and payment submission may occur.  Successful payment may not guarantee successful application.  In case of unsuccessful submission, our programme staff will contact you shortly.

5. Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.

6. For online enrolment, payment confirmation page would be displayed after payment has been made successfully.  In addition, a confirmation email would also be sent to your email account.  You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.

7. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g., course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).

8. If admission is by selection, the official receipt is not a guarantee that your application has been accepted.  We will inform you of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.  Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of programme/course fee if already paid.


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Payment Method

1. Cash, EPS, Alipay or WeChat Pay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, Alipay or WeChat Pay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name. You may either:

• bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;

• or mail the above documents to HKU SPACE, Smart Wellness and Sustainability, 13/F, Fortress Tower, 250 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong (Attention to: Ms. Lily Chan).  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.

3. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

The course fees of all open admission courses (courses enrolled on a first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to Online Services for details.


1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Alipay, WeChat Pay, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.

2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.

3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.

4. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.

5. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.

6. For additional certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.