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Agricultural, food, and land-based businesses specialists become Carbon Literate through our Climate Emergency Training.

We’re delighted to congratulate ten members of SAC Consulting – part of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) who have participated in our Accredited Climate Emergency Training and gained Carbon Literate certification.

Our Climate Emergency Training is accredited by the award-winning Carbon Literacy Project, and following completion of the course, participants can submit an assessment with actions to reduce carbon emissions - demonstrating their learning and understanding of carbon emission sources and solutions. Those who pass receive Carbon Literate certification from the Carbon Literacy Project.

Catherine Gee, our Deputy Chief Executive said:

“We congratulate the ten learners at SAC Consulting achieving Carbon Literate certification through participation in our Climate Emergency Training, which is fully accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project.

Through our Climate Emergency Training we want to create a Carbon Literate Scotland to help combat climate change and ensure that businesses, organisations and individuals across the country can respond successfully to the risks, responsibilities, and opportunities ahead.

We are delighted to have trained almost 10% of the citizens certified as Carbon Literate worldwide, and it’s fantastic to see representatives from SAC Consulting join our journey towards a Carbon Literate Scotland.”

As part of SRUC, SAC Consulting provides independent, research-driven, industry-leading expertise, advice, and solutions for agricultural, food, and land-based businesses. With 24 offices and an experienced, expert team, it provides local support, tailored to its customers, nationally.

Andrew Lacey, Head of SAC Consulting and Vice Principal of Commercial at SRUC, said:

“It is important to be able to offer our staff this development opportunity and to see this inaugural cohort having completed their training to become Carbon Literate Citizens.

“Carbon Literacy is key for us because land management, agriculture and food production all hold significant carbon impacts for Scotland.

“As we offer independent, research-driven, industry-leading expertise, advice, and solutions for agricultural, food, and land-based businesses, it is crucial that our workforce has a broad understanding of the carbon landscape, terminology, and technical information, in order to positively lead the movement towards Net Zero for rural industries.

“Whether our staff are advisors, consultants, administrators or managers, there’s a responsibility to ensure that we can all collectively understand the carbon impacts of our work, and our life choices, and can talk to these everyday actions to positively impact climate change.”

Thousands of representatives from businesses and organisations across Scotland have become Carbon Literate through our Accredited Climate Emergency Training, and we are delighted to have recently expanded our range of courses.

From Accredited Training to Short Introductory Sessions, we are working across sectors and subjects to help you understand the Climate Emergency and respond effectively to the risks, opportunities and responsibilities ahead.

You can book online now for our quarterly Accredited Climate Emergency Training which next commences in late July. And our Introductory eLearning module is available for instant purchase and access.

All our other training is available to commission, with options to customise courses to your context. Please get in touch with our Environment and Place Services Manager, Katie Murray to discuss your requirements and timescales.

We have an experienced team of trainers ready to assist you - we are a certified Carbon Literate Training Organisation - and as the official partner in Scotland for the Carbon Literacy Project, and the only Scottish-based organisation to have attained Platinum Carbon Literate Organisation status, you can be guaranteed of high-quality training.

Find out more via our Climate Emergency Training Webpages.

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10 July 2023

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