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Free Climate Emergency Training for Community Councils

News story posted: 11/08/2020

Climate emergency training for community leadersFREE training is a now available to help communities to understand the implications of the climate emergency so they can play a positive role in Scotland’s journey to a low carbon future.


The Community Leader Climate Programme funded by Scottish Government and delivered by the environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful (KSB) will enable participants to help their communities to navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead.


Anyone from a community-led organisation in Scotland, including community councils, interested in taking action on climate change can register for the training, apart from those who have already undertaken Carbon Literacy for Communities training through the Climate Challenge Fund.


The four week programme, equivalent to eight hours of learning, will cover the basics of climate science, current and likely future impacts of climate change and what it may mean for communities, where emissions come from, explore how to communicate climate change and ways to encourage others to take steps to reduce their carbon footprint.


There are four modules to the course which will be delivered via a series of video guides, live webinars, online activities, and quizzes. Google Classrooms will be used for much of the content as well as Zoom for the live webinars.


The course will run from 31st August – 25th September and on completion of all four modules participants will have the opportunity to be certified as Carbon Literate through KSB’s partnership with the Carbon Literacy Project.


Registration is open now and spaces are limited to three people per organisation.


Register for the Community Leader Climate Programme


For more information:

Keep Scotland Beautiful

The Carbon Literacy Project


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