The workshop sessions at the Gathering provided learning opportunities focused around carbon, youth engagement and peer-networking.

Workshops provided opportunities to learn more about carbon emissions and how to monitor and report on them. Further learning opportunities were structured around youth engagement on climate action and networking with the CCF Community.

Each of the workshops ran twice, giving delegates the chance to attend two of the six workshops.

Workshop 1: The Carbon Literacy Manual (Russell Gill, Keep Scotland Beautiful)


An introduction to our fantastic new resource that is the online Carbon Literacy Guide.  The Carbon Literacy Guide is designed to inform and motivate its readers to take action to reduce carbon emissions, with a specific focus on those who are designing or running a community-led carbon reduction project. This workshop gave an overview of the structure of the guide and explained how to use it.  Attendees also have a chance to explore the ‘theory of change’ that carbon emissions reductions come from ‘doing things less or doing them differently’, which underpins that guide, through a fun and interactive game!’

Workshop 2: Climate Challenge Fund Carbon Monitoring and Reporting (Claire Gibson, Capacity Building Programme Officer, Climate Challenge Fund, Keep Scotland Beautiful with Clare Wharmby of Carbon Forecast) 


If you are a Grant Recipient that has not managed to come to one of the Data Collection for Carbon Monitoring workshops, then this session is for you. This workshop will guided attendees through two new CCF carbon monitoring tools, the Carbon Estimator and the Carbon Reporter. The Carbon Estimator is designed for groups who are applying to the CCF, to estimate the carbon savings their project will make. The carbon reporter is designed for CCF Grant Recipients to track the carbon savings their project is making. This workshop was a mini-training session on how to use these tools and we encouraged Grant Recipients that ha not managed to come to one of the Data Collection for Carbon Monitoring workshops to attend this workshop.

Workshop 3: Scottish Government Workshop (delivered by the Scottish Government’s Decarbonisation Division)

In 2013 the Scottish Government published the Low Carbon Scotland: Behaviours Framework which laid out what we would do to drive and support the move to low carbon living in Scotland. Five years on we are updating our public engagement strategy and at the CCF Gathering we are looking for your input to help shape that strategy in a pilot workshop. After a quick introduction from the Scottish Government in groups we will firstly explore how we can best engage the public in climate change then we will move on to discuss how we can best encourage the public to change their behaviours.

Workshop 4: The 2050 Climate Group (Naomi Arnold, chair of Young Leaders Development Programme Subgroup, 2050 Climate Group)

In this Year of Young People, come and find out how young people are engaged in climate action. The 2050 Climate Group will be talking about their Young Leaders Development Programme (YLDP) and how they engage young people across Scotland in climate action. The 2050 Climate Group works to engage, educate and empower Scotland’s young people to take action on climate change. The YLDP was launched in October 2015 and is an opportunity to develop climate change awareness and leadership skills in the next generation of Scottish leaders.

Workshop 5: Speed networking (Keep Scotland Beautiful)

This fun, structured networking session aims to get participants talking to new people at the CCF Gathering, encouraging them to find out more about the individuals that are part of the CCF Community.  Workshop participants will be given six minutes to talk to another CCF Community member before moving on to the next conversation.

WEBINAR - The Gathering sessions indicated with 'WEBINAR' will be webcast live to help cut the need to travel to the event. Those watching the livestream will have the ability to ask questions online in real time. The webcast sessions will also be available to review after the event.

Booking for the CCF Gathering is now closed, however, we will be webcasting the event.

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