Course code SDG301

SDG301 Climate calculators for plant- and livestock production

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Course responsible: Bente Aspeholen Åby
Teachers: Stine Samsonstuen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
Course frequency: Annually, first time june 2022
First time: Study year 2021-2022
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The course will provide the theoretical basis and principles for estimation of net greenhouse gas emissions from plant- and livestock production based on whole farm models/Climate calculators. The climate calculators will be demonstrated both in theory and through case-studies. The students will learn to use, analyze and interpret the results from the calculators and suggest mitigation options for individual farms.
Learning outcome:


The students are to get

  • thorough knowledge about the principles of whole farm models to estimate greenhouse gas emissions/Climate calculators and potentials and limitations of these
  • broad knowledge about the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at farm level


The students are to

  • explain the principles of whole farm models/Climate calculators
  • estimate greenhouse gas emissions on farm level, analyze and interpret results
  • suggest mitigation options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at farm level
Learning activities:
Lectures, case studies, group work and discussions 
Teaching support:
Supervision of group work
Given in Canvas
SDG200, SDG201
Recommended prerequisites:
PJH212, HFX253, HFX255, HFX256
Term paper
Nominal workload:
125 hours
Examination details: Term paper: Letter grades