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Climate Emergency Training for Clackmannanshire Council announced

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17 September 2021

Working with Clackmannanshire Council, we will develop and soon begin delivering Climate Emergency Training to help the local authority take action to tackle the climate crisis. The announcement comes during Scotland’s Climate Week, a week of activity across the country to raise awareness of the climate emergency.

The Climate Emergency Training will be offered to all elected members and senior managers to enable both the local authority as a whole and individuals reduce their carbon emissions. The decision for Clackmannanshire Council to begin Climate Emergency Training follows the full council meeting on 19 August where, following a motion by Clackmannanshire Council Leader Ellen Forson, Clackmannanshire declared a climate emergency.

The training will examine how the authority will be impacted by climate change, the practical actions needed to reduce emissions and future-proof the council, the science of climate change, and the significant changes we will all need to adapt to as Scotland moves to a low carbon future.

Cllr Forson said:
“This is an important step on our journey to a Net Zero Clackmannanshire. This training will give the leadership of the council the skills and confidence to ensure that climate change is at the heart of our strategic decision making and will help us to make changes to our everyday working lives.”

Catherine Gee, Deputy Chief Executive for Keep Scotland Beautiful, said:

“We are delighted to be rolling out a programme of our Climate Emergency Training for Clackmannanshire Council. The climate crisis and Scotland’s journey to net zero is going to require everyone to adapt and change their way of working and we are extremely pleased the local authority is taking steps to play its part. We hope that other councils will follow in their footsteps and learn how to adapt their ways of working to reduce their emissions and provide a better future for our country and our planet.”

In May 2019, the Scottish Government declared a climate emergency and has pledged to drastically reduce emissions from Scotland in the next 10 years. This will mean new legislation and technology that will bring significant changes to the way that we do life and business in Scotland.

Keep Scotland Beautiful is the only Carbon Literacy Training Organisation in Scotland, and as part of the training, each participant will receive a certificate of Carbon Literacy from the Carbon Literacy Project and the opportunity to apply for Carbon Literate Organisation status.

The training is available for all local authorities and interested councils should contact Keep Scotland Beautiful to find out more, or visit: www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/climate-emergency-training

 

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