06 September | Carbon Literacy
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 is the official partner of The Carbon Literacy Project in Wales. The National Museum of Wales, Grwp Cynefin and Public Health Wales have all done our certified course. It is now your chance to join a growing movement.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND this particular carbon literacy course?
“Carbon Literacy for Interested Organisations” is for individuals from any organisation – public sector, businesses, charities – that has aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions or is thinking of doing so. Ideally, you will be in a position to make decisions on whether Carbon Literacy is useful for your organisation. You may be for example, a senior leader, a training manager, HR manager or environment manager. Perhaps you have set carbon reduction targets at management level via an environmental management system like Green Dragon or ISO14001, and you need to bring the whole workforce on board: you are looking for training that will secure buy-in from colleagues? Perhaps you are a Public Body subject to the Well-being of Future Generations Act, and need to take action on emissions as part of your compliance? Perhaps you have heard about climate change and realise you need to know more about it and do something in response? In any of these examples, you will find that Carbon Literacy is the ideal approach to educate the whole workforce and empower them to respond to the very real challenges of climate change.
On successful completion of the course, all participants will receive a certificate from the Carbon Literacy Trust confirming that they have a sound, basic understanding of the causes and consequences of climate change. They will be able to evaluate the contributions they make to greenhouse gas emissions, and identify the opportunities they have to take positive action at home and in work to tackle the causes, and to adapt to the consequences of accelerated climate change.
NEXT STEPS FOLLOWING THE TRAINING
Managers will be able to assess the value of this learning approach as support for their organisation’s commitments to reducing emissions. You will be able to work with Cynnal Cymru to adapt the approach to train your own staff: 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.
09.15 to 16.00;
Cardiff Bay location; Acuity Legal, 3 Assembly Square, CF10 4PL – TBC
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information