Decarbonisation Support

Decarbonisation Workshops

Working with you to achieve a low emission future for your business.


Our Decarbonisation Workshop Series is the perfect place to start if your business or organisation is looking to embark on a low-emission journey.

Great South's Decarbonisation Workshop Series equips you with the knowledge, tools, and resources to support your business on the emission-reduction journey. You’ll come away with a customised emissions reduction plan and clear actions for your business.

Reducing emissions can help you reduce risk and cost exposure for your business, improve profitability, strengthen your brand value, and make your business more attractive to staff, customers, funders and insurers.

3-day Workshop Series

Workshop 1: Awareness and motivation

Learning about GHG emissions and how reducing carbon can benefit your business


  • Climate change 101
  • Benefits of reducing carbon in your business
  • Roadmap to a net zero carbon business
  • Free tools and resources available to help you
  • Data needed to measure emissions

Workshop 2: Measuring your carbon footprint

Measuring your carbon footprint and how to reduce waste


  • Identifying organisational boundaries and scopes
  • Measuring your current emissions with free tools available
  • carbon certification options
  • Get your business first carbon footprint (baseline)!
  • Carbon reporting
  • Zero waste principle

Workshop 3: Decarbonisation strategy

Identifying carbon reduction opportunities and how to engage your team


  • Identifying carbon abatement solutions
  • Engaging your team to take action
  • Draft your decarbonisation strategy to reach carbon net zero
  • Reduction targets and how to monitor these

Participants in the workshop series will be able to access a significantly reduced rate on their carbon certification, via a partnership Great south has with Ekos.

This workshop is registered with the Regional Business Partner Network. To explore if your business is eligible for support, contact your local Regional Business Growth Advisor at 

1-Day Taster Workshop

This one-day workshop is for small to medium sized businesses and orgainsations that would like to ease their way into the decarbonisation journey.

Find out how climate change is set to affect Southland, a clear roadmap for carbon reduction/abatement pathways, the benefits of reducing carbon in your business, tools and resources available to help you, and about the zero waste principle.

Who is it for? 

The programme is aimed at small to medium sized Murihiku Southland businesses or non-profit organisations. Attendees should be the key decision maker in the business (e.g. owner, manager, accountant or sustainability lead).

Cost: $150 + GST per person

Morning tea and light lunch provided.

Key Contact

paula lopez bw

Paula Lopez

Sustainability Planner

0211 265 890