Climate change engagement
We are pleased to provide a variety of opportunities to help you learn more about climate change, engage in discussions with your community and take local action.
Here you will find information, training and resources to help you learn more about the impacts and causes of climate change and increase the level of understanding in your community.
Formal training opportunities include the chance to take part in Scotland's first accredited Carbon Literacy training. The training helps attendees make the link between their own lives and climate change, alongside outlining the practical steps to help tackle it.
We were pleased to speak to Heather Reid OBE at the Climate Challenge Fund Awards and hear more about her thoughts on why Carbon Literacy is important.
The Scottish Government is keen to encourage local discussions about how we can reduce the emissions that cause climate change, and prepare for a changing climate. There is a 'how to guide' available to support your community hold a local Climate Conversation and feedback on the results.
Your community can also commit to take action on climate change through taking Scotland's Climate Change Pledge for Communities.
The recently published Carbon Literacy Guide aims to inform and motivate you to take action to reduce carbon emissions, and it should prove particularly useful for those designing a community-led carbon reduction project.