Carbon Literacy training

Next trainings:
Friday mornings, July30th&Aug6th register
Wednesday afternoons, August 18th&25th register


Carbon Literacy: “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.” (CLP, Manchester)
Declarations of Climate Emergency need be followed up with real change. For this to happen, individuals and organisations must be informed and motivated; people need to be ‘Carbon Literate’.
Training includes

  • Some of the science behind the slogans (what IS a greenhouse gas, and how many are there???)
  • Understanding jargon, metrics & targets (when is it tonnes, or temperature?)
  • Frameworks for prioritising, assessing, and communicating action to minimise global heating

Course dates specify the group ‘synch’ sessions.
Learners take Part 1 at their own speed (60-90min.)
before Part 2 brings the cohort together for group activities.
Pt.3, further independent work, prepares for Pt.4, a second group session, and certification.

Follow-up materials with more context, data sources, videos and links remain available to all learners in a stand-alone resource.

“… you were very interactive and made me feel at ease (don’t really like zooming)”
“…mix of quiet reading and digesting independently and group activities and discussion.”
“Really enjoyed the interactive nature of all the sessions. Thanks again for the awesome training.”
“Carbon Literacy Training has had such a positive impact on conversations I’m having with everyone”
“Hopeful and practical – which is what we need to be.”

The course is accredited by CLP in Manchester; home to the industrial revolution, and now to Carbon Literacy itself.

Successful learners are certified ‘Carbon Literate’ (an internationally recognised qualification, recognised at COP21 in Paris).

See registration links at the top of this post; to arrange in-house trainings for your organisation, or for more information, email 

Susi is a certified Carbon Literacy Trainer.