SDG301 Climate Calculators for Plant- and Livestock Production

Credits (ECTS):5

Course responsible:Bente Aspeholen Åby

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Limits of class size:20

Course frequency:Annually, June block from 2023

Nominal workload:125 hours

Teaching and exam period:Juniblokk

About this course

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
  • Lectures, case studies, farm visit, group work and discussions
  • Supervision of group work
  • SDG200, SDG201
  • Term paper

  • Farm visit, oral presentation of group work
  • 20 hours lectures, 8 hours farm visit, 50 hours case work, 10 hours group supervision, 37 hours paper writing