Carbon Literacy Training
Our Carbon Literacy Training has been developed in collaboration with the UN PRME Champions, the international student organisation ‘oikos International’ and the Carbon Literacy Project.
What is Carbon Literacy?
As every person learns to read and write, everyone needs to be able to read in the ‘carbon book of life’. This includes the ability to calculate the carbon emissions of every human activity from using an air-conditioning unit or drinking a cappuccino to buying clothes or using a hedge trimmer. Everyone needs to be carbon literate enough to choose climate solutions with the highest impact on improving the future for all. The Carbon Literacy Training provides this basic carbon literacy and enables participants to choose the best solutions regarding their own work, study and other important aspects of their life.
What is included in the training?
The Carbon Literacy Training (CLT) Programme equips everyone with the information to train others about carbon literacy. This professional development opportunity equips everyone with the skills needed to make high impact changes in private and work settings to reduce carbon emissions. Additionally, the CLT helps participants identify multiple other benefits such as health issues and inequality.
- Positive Futures Scenarios and Climate Justice
- Climate Science and the matching high impact climate solutions
- Carbon calculation and individual action
- Climate Change Mitigation: a systems approach
- Your own Action Plan
We take the time to understand your training needs and provide a training programme that has been designed with your organisation in mind. A certificate is awarded upon full participation and completion of the training issued by the Carbon Literacy Project.
Following completion of the Carbon Literacy Training, your organisation can apply for accreditation with the Cooler Project. There is also the option to gain individual learner accreditation, all at an additional cost.
Training for individuals
Options for training for individuals coming soon.
Training for organisations
Prof Dr Petra Molthan-Hill, PhD, MBA, MDiv, PFHEA, is Professor of Sustainable Management and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) at Nottingham Business School and Co-Chair of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) working group on climate change and environment.
Sustainability and Inclusive Leadership for SMEs
Whether you are a business owner, line manager or member of staff in an eligible Small and Medium Enterprise (SME), this course is relevant for you to learn about how you can make a difference to sustainability in your personal and professional life. Funded by the European Social Fund.
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Tue 14 Dec 2021
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Mon 11 Oct 2021
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Mon 19 Jul 2021
Nottingham Business School recognised for commitment to sustainable and responsible management education
Fri 14 May 2021
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Wed 10 Feb 2021
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Tue 24 Nov 2020
Nottingham Business School to deliver Carbon Literacy Training to students from across the globe
Mon 23 Nov 2020