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Keep Scotland Beautiful and Skills Development Scotland offer Climate Emergency Training


28 February 2022

This Spring Keep Scotland Beautiful is working with Skills Development Scotland to offer an exciting programme of climate emergency training. 

Designed to help people understand more about the climate emergency and build understanding and skills to make a positive difference in Scotland there are two programmes on offer: general training for anyone living in Scotland who is over the age of 25 (subject to eligibility check); and, specific training for anyone living in Scotland who is over 25 years of age and working, or has previously worked in the Transport, Energy or Construction sector.

The training will help with the transition and upskilling required across Scotland’s future and existing workforce to help key sectors respond to the Climate Emergency and transition to a net zero nation.

Both courses include one day’s worth of learning (eight hours), which is delivered online, using a combination of two live sessions and self-study activities

The courses are accredited by The Carbon Literacy Project and to become Carbon Literate participants will carry out an assessment in which they will be asked to select both an individual and a group action to reduce carbon emissions. Those who pass will receive Carbon Literate certification.

Catherine Gee, our Deputy CEO, said:

“We are so delighted to offer this free Climate Emergency Training to help those over 25 gain new skills and experiences that will prove vital in securing a Green Recovery from Covid-19 and successfully navigating Scotland’s journey to net-zero.”

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

To help ensure Scotland’s workforce has the skills needed for the transition to a net-zero economy, the Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan was published in December 2020, having been developed in partnership between the public, private and third sector.

Quotes from past participants of climate emergency training delivered by Keep Scotland Beautiful include:

“An inspiring and very practical experience that will certainly play a significant role in helping me reduce my carbon footprint.” Andy

“I enjoyed this training course, but more importantly I learned the importance of taking climate action right now and know how to start.” Alison

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