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NTU's Carbon Literacy Training wins QS Reimagine Education Award

NTU’s Carbon Literacy Training for Educators, Communities, Organizations and Students (CLT-ECOS) has won the Sustainability category of the Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards.

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The training aims to create responsible business leaders

The training was one of 1,100 global submissions in the awards, which recognise and reward innovative approaches that enhance student learning outcomes and employability. The winner of the Sustainability award was decided by votes from university leaders and sponsors.

CLT-ECOS is a virtual programme which encompasses both Nottingham Business School’s Carbon Literacy Training for Business Schools and NTU’s wider programme for universities.

It was developed by Professor Petra Molthan-Hill and NTU’s Green Academy, with involvement from internal and external sustainability experts, and distributed in collaboration with the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Working Group on Climate Change and Environment.

Find out more about Carbon Literacy Training

PRME is an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact and is currently a network of more than 860 business and management-related higher education institutions committed to implementing sustainability into curriculum, research and partnerships. Nottingham Business School is a 2020-2021 PRME Champion, which recognises its commitment to developing responsible leaders.

As part of the training, learners explore high impact climate solutions, climate justice and climate science before devising significant actions for themselves, their institutions, partners, colleagues or/and fellow students.
Both trainings follow a train-the trainer approach where participants are given the tools and materials to lead workshops in their own institutions.

Nottingham Business School Sustainability Gold

Overall, the CLT-ECOS has reached more than 10,000 individuals from 76 nations on all continents, 240 universities/business schools and 64 organisations. Participants have included academics and university staff, business professionals, NGO representatives and students from across the world.

The training has also been used as part of global social movement organised and facilitated by PRME ahead of COP26, which encouraged business schools to use it within their own institutions in the lead up to, and during, the conference period.

Petra Molthan-Hill, Professor of Sustainable Management and Education for Sustainable Development at Nottingham Business School, said:

Tackling climate change is a matter of urgency, and something that everyone must take responsibility for. Our Carbon Literacy Training gives participants the knowledge and tools to embed high-impact solutions in their own organisations and make a tangible difference. Winning this award gives us the recognition and awareness we need to significantly scale-up the programme and empower more people.
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    About Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) was named University of the Year 2019 in the Guardian University Awards. The award was based on performance and improvement in the Guardian University Guide, retention of students from low-participation areas and attainment of BME students.

    NTU was also the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2017, and The Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018. These awards recognise NTU for its high levels of student satisfaction, its quality of teaching, its engagement with employers, and its overall student experience.

    It is one of the largest UK universities. With over 37,000 students and more than 4,000 staff located across four campuses, the University injects £1.6bn into the UK economy. It has been the largest recruiter of UK undergraduates in each of the last four years. With an international student population of more than 6,000 and an NTU community representing around 160 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook.

    The university is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable NTU to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and was awarded University of the Year in the UK Social Mobility Awards 2019.

NTU's Carbon Literacy Training wins QS Reimagine Education Award

Published on 14 December 2021
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