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Our Climate Emergency Training helps the sport sector across Scotland to understand the Climate Emergency and respond to the risks, responsibilities and opportunities ahead.

Climate change is impacting all parts of society including sport. We are already seeing the impacts of climate change on sport such as flooded pitches and stadiums, sea level rise impacting golf courses across Scotland, rising temperatures putting athletes and the public at risk of heatstroke and less snow putting snowsports at risk. There will also be challenges in meeting government and governing body policies designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Our training will help you learn how tackling emissions within the sector, and your organisation, can develop more efficient, cost-effective and resilient operations as well as supporting fans to move towards a greener future.

Developed by specialists in the sport sector, find out more below how this training can help you understand the Climate Emergency and respond effectively. Or get in touch with our Development Officer, Heather Ashworth to enquire about commissioning this training now.

Who is this training for?

This training provides a fantastic opportunity for anyone involved with the sport sector to consider climate change impacts and start/advance their planning for net zero.

You might be a club, a governing body, trust or an association within sport, supporting actions related to sport, or simply interested in it.

This training can be delivered for anyone within your club, trust, governing body, association or organisation, and at any level and role from professional to grassroots.

What will you learn?

This training will help upskill clubs, governing bodies, trusts and associations involved with Scotland's sport sector, so they have the knowledge required to successfully respond to the Climate Emergency and help move towards net zero.

  • Understand how Scotland's sport sector will be impacted by climate change.
  • Understand sources of greenhouse gas emissions, in the sector and your organisation.
  • Learn how tackling emissions within the sector, and your organisation can develop more efficient, cost-effective and resilient operations.
  • Find out co-benefits of tackling emissions from sport activities.
  • Understand the science of climate change and the meaning of terms like 'Climate Emergency', ‘global warming’, ‘climate change’, ‘net zero’ and ‘carbon footprint’.

What certification will you get?

  • The course will be accredited to meet the Carbon Literacy Standard by the Carbon Literacy Project, and participants that successfully complete the course receive a certificate confirming that they are Carbon Literate.
  • Organisations can move towards Carbon Literate Organisation status.

Training delivery and adaption options

  • 8 hours of learning, covering 4 modules, which can be delivered online through a combination of interactive online live sessions and self-study activities.
  • We can also deliver the training in-person.
  • To ensure that the learning is relevant to your context there are opportunities to work with us to insert your own materials.

Why train with us?

  • This training is developed by specialists in the sport and sustainability sector.
  • We've worked with a variety of sports organisations to support them on their journey to a more sustainable future.
  • This training will be accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project, so you can be assured of the quality of each course.

What's the cost of the training?

Please get in touch with our Development Officer, Heather Ashworth to enquire about commissioning this training now.

What's the process to develop a course?

Please get in touch with our our Development Officer, Heather Ashworth to discuss your requirements and timescales.

Get in touch with:
Heather Ashworth
Development Officer

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