Carbon Literacy in the Workplace


The Carbon Literacy Project aims to ensure that every citizen receives at least one day’s worth of training so that they understand the links between human activity and climate change while empowering individuals, communities and organisations to take action to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses.

Cynnal Cymru will be the first organisation in Wales to offer certified Carbon Literacy training outside a specific commercial sector. Our colleagues in BBC Wales and independent TV production companies have benefited from the training and now it is your chance to join a growing movement.


“An awareness of the carbon dioxide costs and impacts of everyday activities and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions on an individual, community and organisational basis.”



Managers and teams leaders from organisations based in conventional buildings using no specialist plant or machinery e.g. local government, legal, retail, finance, large charities, headquarters and admin support for other commercial or public service activity. It is best suited for groups from a single organisation.



For Individuals

Individuals will understand the causes and consequences of climate change, locally and across the world. They will be able to evaluate the contributions they make to climate change and the power they have to take positive action to reduce their contribution and adapt to climate changes. Each person will receive a certificate.  Certificates are issued by The Carbon Literacy Trust on behalf of the project.

For Teams

Teams will develop a shared understanding of how business activity relates to climate change and be able to design responses that are relevant and appropriate. Individuals will develop their skills to lead others on this important issue and can consider becoming a Carbon Literacy trainer themselves.

For Organisations

Giving a group of colleagues this unique opportunity to learn together and develop a set of practical responses to the challenge of climate change will ultimately save the organisation money, make the organisation more resilient, improve the organisation’s reputation, enthuse and motivate staff.



One day session for up to 10 people



From £500 plus VAT

10% discount for Cynnal Cymru members.

Anyone can become Carbon Literate!


Carbon Literacy Project

The Carbon Literacy Project

Carbon Literacy is a concept created in Manchester by Cooler Projects Ltd. and administered by the Carbon Literacy Trust. Cynnal Cymru is working with Cooler Projects to promote Carbon Literacy in Wales.



The work session is led by our Training Manager Rhodri Thomas but can involve other staff with particular specialisms.

Rhodri is educated to Masters level in Environmental Management and has worked for the Environment Agency and Forum For The Future among others. He has a Professional Graduate Certificate (PGCE) in Adult Education & Training.

If you would require further information or would like to discuss your training and professional development needs, please contact Rhodri Thomas, Training Manager by emailing or telephoning 029 20 192021