Celebrating Carbon Literacy Day
We are proud to be taking part in Carbon Literacy Action Day (7 November), a day of climate action training on a huge scale as world leaders gather in for COP27 – the UN climate change negotiations in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
Our contribution on the day includes delivering Climate Emergency Training to a long-standing client which is accredited by the award-winning Carbon Literacy Project.
Those involved in our training today will be taking their first steps to become one of almost 5,000 people across Scotland that we have supported to achieve Carbon Literacy certification.
In the past year 1,960 people have become accredited, pledging over 3,900 actions, with our support, helping Scotland to reach its net-zero target by 2045.
Carbon reduction has never been more urgent and it’s clear that all of us as individuals, organisations and communities need to turn talking into taking action - now.
Climate Emergency Training helps people to understand the causes and impact of climate change and what meaningful action they can take in tackling it.
We have been developing, delivering, and overseeing Carbon Literacy training in Scotland since 2016, and are the official partner in Scotland for the Carbon Literacy Project. We are the only Carbon Literate Training Organisation in Scotland and were the first Scottish organisation to attain Gold Carbon Literate Organisation status.
Our Deputy CEO, Catherine Gee, said, "As the official partner of the Carbon Literacy Project in Scotland, we are delighted to support the 2022 Carbon Literacy Action Day and to celebrate the huge success and reach of this training in Scotland and beyond.
"To respond to the climate emergency, we need as many people as possible to understand the crisis and to champion action in communities and workplaces.
“We hope for a positive result from the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Egypt. But whatever happens, it is more important than ever for us to do what we can to help limit global temperature rise to 1.5cand build a more positive future for people and planet."
In total, The Carbon Literacy Project has accredited 43,000 people globally and those people have pledged over 86,000 actions to cut carbon emissions.
Dave Coleman, Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carbon Literacy Project commented, “We are delighted to see more Scottish citizens becoming Carbon Literate through Keep Scotland Beautiful’s support for International Carbon Literacy Action Day. Keep Scotland Beautiful was instrumental in bringing Carbon Literacy to Scotland, and its continued work, and the contribution of today's participants in particular is a material response to climate-change, a demonstration of action to the attendees at COP27, and accelerates Scotland towards its delivery of its local and national zero-carbon targets.”
07 November 2022