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Climate Emergency Training for Community Leaders

Registration is open for a free online course to give Scotland’s community leaders an understanding of the climate emergency and its implications for communities. The training will also equip participants with skills to help their communities navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead.

The online learning course is a four-week programme, equivalent to eight hours of learning, and is part of the Community Leader Climate Programme, funded by the Scottish Government.

Course participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the basics of climate science
  • Understand current and likely future impacts of climate change and what it may mean for communities
  • Find out where carbon emissions come from and investigate the impact of their own activities, plus actions that can be taken to reduce emissions as individuals and as a group
  • Explore how to communicate climate change and ways to encourage others to take steps to reduce their carbon footprint.

There are four modules to the course which will be delivered via a series of video guides, live webinars, online activities, and quizzes.

The Community Leader Climate Programme is free and will give you an understanding of the Climate Emergency and its implications for communities. Completing this programme will equip you to help your community navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead and to play a positive role in Scotland’s journey to a low carbon future.

Alastair Seaman, Climate Change Manager, Keep Scotland Beautiful

The course has been accredited by the award winning Carbon Literacy Project in Manchester and participants who successfully complete the training will have the opportunity to be certified as Carbon Literate.

Anyone from a community-led organisation in Scotland who is interested in taking action on climate change can register for the training, apart from those who have already undertaken Carbon Literacy for Communities training through the Climate Challenge Fund.

Find out more and register here.

06 July 2020

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