Climate emergency training

We help organisations understand the climate emergency and respond to the risks, opportunities and responsibilities ahead.


By taking part in our training you will be able to:

  • Understand how your organisation or community will be impacted by climate change.
  • Identify practical actions you can take to reduce emissions and future-proof your organisation.
  • Understand the science of climate change.
  • Appreciate the significant changes ahead as Scotland moves to a low carbon future.

The course was brilliantly devised and delivered by Keep Scotland Beautiful  - they adapted fantastically to lockdown conditions, and this enabled us to continue to offer training to Sustrans volunteers and staff, and teachers from Sustrans I Bike schools. We’re delighted that volunteers took the opportunity to learn more about the climate emergency and how to engage with people on the topic, to help create greener, healthier communities.

Annie Cousins, I Bike Volunteering Project Officer, Sustrans

Training options

We are now delivering our training fully online, through a mix of live sessions and self-study activities.

  • We can develop and deliver a bespoke course for your organisation and context.
  • For larger organisations, we can train and support people in your team to deliver the training across your organisation.

To find out more get in touch

 “I would definitely recommend the training, it’s important to understand that decarbonisation is everyone’s job and not just that of the sustainability team. The training gives us the confidence to apply changes to our everyday working lives. It really is an essential course for everyone and we can only start making the shift if we all put climate change at the heart of our work.”

Councillor Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, Glasgow City Council

Our approach

Our training can now be delivered fully online. The total training time is approximately 8 hours of learning, and is delivered through a mix of online sessions and self-study tasks. Every training course is:

  • Tailored to the context of your business or community.
  • Delivered in a language and format that works for your people.
  • Emphasises hope over despair.
  • Identifies practical actions that you can take at individual and organisational level.

Our courses are independently accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project giving you:

  • Confidence in course quality.
  • The opportunity for participants to be accredited as ‘Carbon Literate’ by the Carbon Literacy Project.

Why train with us?

We are the only Carbon Literate Training Orgaisation in Scotland and the only Scottish organisation to have attained the prestigious Gold accreditation from the Carbon Literacy Project for being a Carbon Literate Organisation.

Thank you to Keep Scotland Beautiful for providing us the opportunity to help our community get first-hand knowledge about climate literacy and more importantly take practical actions both collectively and individually to achieve a low-carbon footprint for a sustainable and environment-friendly lifestyle.

Hassan Zaidi, Energy Adviser, Al-Mahdi Foundation Glasgow


To discuss your needs or find out more, contact Aoife Hutton.

Get in touch with:
Aoife Hutton
Climate Change Officer
Tel: 01786 477193


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