Climate Emergency Training: Summer course, commences 26 July
Our accredited training will help you understand the climate emergency and learn about positive actions you can take.
Our summer course commences on 26 July.
Who is this training for?
This training is for anyone interested in learning about causes and impacts of climate change and finding out more about solutions to combat it, including personal actions you can take.
Organisations may choose to send a small number of employees onto this course before working with us to create a course tailored to their own area of area of work and business needs.
Why is being certified as Carbon Literate important?
The training is fully accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project and gives you the opportunity to be certified as Carbon Literate. Being Carbon Literate means gaining knowledge of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities and identifying positive actions to tackle them.
Having a Carbon Literate workforce is vital to help businesses meet the new regulations and customer expectations that a net-zero Scotland will bring. Businesses with a Carbon Literate workforce will find they can develop more efficient and cost-effective operations. And as an individual, you’ll find the training empowers you to take effective action on climate change and develop your skills and experience.
About the training
In addition to the global context, we utilise content relevant to Scotland. And we cut through the jargon, so you’ll have a clear understanding of terms like ‘global warming’, ‘climate change’, ‘net zero’ and ‘carbon footprint’.
Climate impacts can seem overwhelming, so we emphasise hope over despair and include information on co-benefits of action on climate change.
Our Climate Emergency Training is eight hours of learning and takes place over four weeks. Each week involves an hour-long online session led by our expert trainers, followed by some self-study tasks to be completed before the next session. The content of the summer 2023 sessions is outlined:
- 26 July: An introduction to climate change
- 2 August: Climate impacts and adaptation
- 9 August: Reducing emissions (mitigation)
- 16 August: Climate action and communication
All the above sessions will run 14:00 - 15:00.
We keep the training class size to a maximum of 15 participants to allow for group interaction and discussion.
To go forwards and apply to be certified as Carbon Literate you must attend all four of the live sessions, and complete the self-study tasks, including the Carbon Literacy Assessment
£115 + VAT (includes Carbon Literate certification with the Carbon Literacy Project)
From 26 July 2023 14:00 to 15:00