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Mon, 25 Sept


Virtual Training Event

Course: Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability

This course develops the competencies that professionals need to deal with all aspects of Green Customs, identifying the rules and regulations that impact companies in climate change and environmental sustainability. (Course ID: E-FA 10)

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Course: Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability
Course: Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability

Time & Location

25 Sept 2023, 13:00 BST – 26 Sept 2023, 17:00 BST

Virtual Training Event

About the event

Course ID: E-FA 09

This training is an Elective Course (E) which can be added as a Focus Area (FA) for the study of the Diploma in Customs Competencies. It can also be studied as a stand-alone training course. See here for information about our approach to education and training.


What this course is all about - in a nutshell

This four-hour course is designed to help you identify the impact of rules and regulations related to climate change and environmental sustainability when importing and exporting. It is ideal for customs and global trade professionals that need to become competent in all aspects of green customs, climate change mitigation efforts in global trade and how rules for importing and exporting can contribute to environmental sustainability.  


The climate change emergency is an existential threat to our planet, lives and prosperity. For decades, customs have played a leading role in implementing rules and regulations that contribute to environmental sustainability. Now, many governments around the world, like the EU with its Green Deal, are implementing climate change mitigation and carbon emission reduction policies which impact importers and exporters and global supply chains 

With this course, Importers and exporters may be ready to assure effectiveness and compliance with the aid of our specialised training modules and specialised consulting services.

What we will cover in this course

  • What is meant by Green Customs?
  • How does Climate Change and the Environment impact importers and exporters?
  • What are the major policies affecting importers and exporters (examples as per audience geography, but e.g. EU's Green Deal, U.S. Inflation REduction Act etc)
  • What initiatives and actions are WTO and WCO taking?
  • Overview of Multinational Environmental Agreements 
  • Green Customs in the Customs Tariff - Greeing the HS?
  • Restrictions and Prohibitions - licences for various environmental concerns
  • Greening of trade documents
  • The role of the environment and climate change in trade agreement
  • Origin - a role to play in climate change policies?
  • Other initiatives, e.g. CBAM
  • How you can calculate your global trade emissions
  • Q&A

Who would benefit from this course?

The worldwide sales, supply chain, accounting/finance, customs, and shipping professionals involved in shipping affected goods at any level may benefit from this training. Please contact for more information.


Who is the trainer/instructor?

Customs & Global Trade Expert Arne Mielken or a customs & global trade professional partner with many years of practical experience in the course subject.

Expected Outcome and Results

Upon completion of this course, you will have developed a great general awareness and thorough knowledge of:

- The rules and regulations governing climate change and environmental sustainability controls 

- How to obtain a relevant licence and made pre-notifications

- How to calculate carbon emissions for your transport

- How to set up export and import-compliant  processes to support climate change and environmental sustainability policies


Participants are invited to complete a Quiz after the training. If they pass with a rate of 80%, they will receive a Certificate of Completion in "Biosecurity & Veterinary Border Controls " - Level 1 - Awareness. This ascertains that you have received formal training and have met the above-mentioned outcomes and results.

Possibility to upgrade to Level 2 - Trained 

You have the possibility to achieve a Level 2 - Trained qualification with the completion of additional tasks/case studies and exercises. This will allow you to demonstrate that you are able to handle standard situations and related tasks in the field of climate change and environmental sustainability  - independently. Completing a level 2 will require you to invest an additional 2-4 hours of self-study based on a work programme with deliverables. The exercises will mimic practical daily activities in businesses.  You will receive tutor support during this study and feedback on your submissions. If you successfully complete the work programme, you can obtain a  Certificate of Completion in "Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability " - Level 2 - Trained. This implies that we have verified and agree that you have a good working knowledge of the concepts and systems related to the subject studied and that you are able to apply and use this knowledge in your daily activities. 

 An additional fee is payable and more time needs to be invested. Please indicate, if you like to progress to Level 2 and we will provide additional information. 


Practical Aspects 

Course Fee

Unless you are studying for the Diploma in Customs Compliance,  individual bookings are subject to payment of a course fee. Upon signing up, an Invoice will be sent to you. Your course booking will be confirmed once payment has been received in full. 

Event Policy

This course is covered by our terms & conditions. Please review them before signing up for this course.

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