About This Course
Length of course
7.5 hours (undertaken over two sessions on two different days)
Menai Science Park (Gaerwen, Anglesey) in person
This course can be delivered in
Rhodri Daniel - Low Carbon Officer- Menai Science Park Ltd
What will you study on this course?
Carbon literacy training is an educational program designed to increase awareness and understanding of carbon emissions, climate change, and their associated impacts.
The Carbon Literacy Project defines Carbon Literacy as "an awareness of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis."
It is appropriate to a wide range of audiences, including employees of businesses and government agencies, students, community members, and the general public.
The aim is to create a more informed and engaged society capable of making environmentally responsible choices and supporting sustainable policies and practices.
Topics will include the following;
Climate Science: Participants learn about the basic principles of climate science.
Carbon Emissions: Training provides information on the sources of carbon emissions.
Climate Change Impacts: Participants are educated about the potential consequences of climate change.
Mitigation and Adaptation: Carbon literacy training often explores strategies for reducing carbon emissions (mitigation) and adapting to the changes that are already occurring (adaptation).
Personal and Organizational Actions: The training encourages individuals and organizations to take concrete steps to reduce their carbon footprint.
Communication and Advocacy: The ability to spread the message is important aspect of Carbon Literacy.
Who is it for?
Individuals, organisations, businesses.
By the end of the course, you will have:
Gained an understanding of the basic science of climate change, and the regional, national and international context of climate policy.
Gained an understanding of how climate change could affect your organisation and industry.
Explored the impact that SMEs can have on tackling climate change.
Created an action plan to help reduce your personal footprint, as well as your organisation
Explored strategies for influencing others to take action on climate change.
Benefits of attending
A Carbon Literate citizen understands how climate change will affect them and the people around them, both geographically and sectorally. A Carbon Literate citizen has acquired the knowledge and skills to develop their own responses to lowering their carbon footprint, and the carbon footprint of others, whilst having the confidence to share their Carbon Literacy.
Carbon Literacy can be achieved at an individual or organisational level.
Carbon Literacy is a desirable asset for any employer. A Carbon Literate citizen will display compassion for the environment, their health and the health of those around them. This makes them directly more employable.
A Carbon Literate Organisation will typically experience a decrease in energy and resource consumption, improved organisational profile, healthier and happier staff, a healthier working environment, a safer supply chain, lower variable costs, enhanced competitiveness, and reduced commercial risk. CLO accreditation also demonstrates an organisation’s corporate social responsibility in the clearest possible way.
Certification is awarded following the successful completion of an approved Carbon Literacy course whereby each learner is awarded a uniquely-coded Carbon Literacy certificate to reference that achievement.
Learners who have completed a day’s worth of Carbon Literacy learning can be certified as ‘Carbon Literate’.
MSParc will guide the learners through the participants certificatation form, towards the end of the second session.
MSParc’s course is linked to, and certified by the Carbon Literacy Project
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