Climate change engagement
The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) has provided a variety of opportunities to help communities learn more about climate change and take local action.
Through the CCF we've provided training and resources to help communities get Carbon Literate and communicate climate change effectively with their communities.
The An-Dràsta! film is just one example of how a CCF project has made climate change communications relevant for their community. You can view more case studies in the 'Communicating Climate Change' section of our new CCF report. An-Dràsta! was produced by young people as part of the Community LED by Energy Champions CCF project. It examines how the climate emergency is affecting the Western Isles.
Helping communities get Carbon Literate
We've been delighted to develop and deliver Scotland's first accredited Carbon Literacy Training for communities as part of our management of the CCF on behalf of the Scottish Government. The training has helped attendees make the link between their own lives and climate change, alongside outlining the practical steps to help tackle it.
396 representatives of community-led organisations have become Carbon Literate thanks to Scotland's first accredited Carbon Literacy Training provided through the CCF.
The Carbon Literacy Training is accredited by the award winning Carbon Literacy Project.
Climate change resources
Through the CCF we have produced a variety of resources including a Guide to Climate Change which covers causes and impacts climate change, plus ways to help tackle the climate emergency. Please see here for a print ready version of the leaflet.
We also produced the comprehensive Carbon Literacy Guide which aims to inform and motivate its readers to take action to reduce carbon emissions, with a specific focus on those who are designing a community-led carbon reduction project.
The Scottish Government's Net Zero Nation website has information on the strides being taken to help tackle climate change in Scotland and positive actions we can take.