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Delve into the causes of climate change and what we can do about it. Boost understanding with our in-depth, accredited course.

Climate and Carbon Literacy training for individuals and organisations (Full day split over 2 half-days)

The second part of this course will be held on Tuesday 1st October, 9.15AM - 1.15PM. Your ticket price covers both parts and you must attend both sessions to be eligible for certification. 

Course Overview

Do you want to get your facts straight about the latest climate science? Develop an understanding of carbon footprints and build your knowledge of what we can all do, at home, in our communities and at work, to help restore the balance?  

Our interactive Climate and Carbon Literacy training course provides a clear understanding of climate science, an awareness of carbon costs and the impacts of everyday activities.

It will leave you with the ability and motivation to reduce emissions on an individual, community and organisational basis and is a great way to meet like minded people. 

Our inspiring, informative and interactive training course is accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project. It will take you concisely through the science of climate change, causes, impacts and solutions. It covers the global, UK and Cumbria picture, as well as highlighting what is happening locally, and how you can get involved.  The course presents you with a usable framework for understanding the climate emergency, how soon we need to act, the scale of that action, and what part individuals and organisations in Cumbria can play in the bigger picture. 

You will leave this session more confident in your knowledge, better able to articulate what needs to be done, and with an increased sense of agency around your ability to be part of that change. You will also leave with the ability to begin to develop your own action plans, and to develop training sessions for others, if you wish to do so. 

Delegates who complete the training course can become certified as 'Carbon Literate' after the course by submitting an evidence form. This involves pledging to carry out emission reduction actions as an individual and as part of a wider group, and is assessed by the Carbon Literacy Project as the awarding body. You will join a rapidly growing movement of 96,000+ certified Carbon Literate citizens worldwide.

The course is delivered by expert trainers from Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS). We Co-Chair the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership and run Cumbria’s Climate and Carbon Literacy training programme. A certified Platinum Carbon Literate Organisation, our team of certified Carbon Literate trainers bring decades of practical emission-reduction expertise, in-depth knowledge of the local area as well as significant training experience

Coursework and Certification

In advance of attending part 1 of the accredited course, please watch ‘Climate Change: The Facts’ by David Attenborough (58 mins). This is available at: 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q9WyLPgyuqo  and  BBC iPlayer - Climate Change - The Facts .

Between part 1 and part 2, delegates will be required to spend a short amount of time on coursework (1 hour max) to calculate the impact they have on the climate using an online tool, to be discussed in part 2:

And to become certified as 'Carbon Literate', you will need to return your completed pledge document to us within 10 days of the course. Your trainer will introduce this document during part 2 of the training. 


Please familiarise yourself with using Zoom prior to attending. This course is interactive and you will need to be able to mute and unmute yourself, have discussions in breakout rooms and use the chat function and follow links by clicking or copying and pasting into your web browser. A laptop/computer or tablet will work better than a phone for this course and we recommend you download the Zoom app and test the meeting link prior to the session date. You will find comprehensive how to guides on the Zoom website. We are unable to provide dedicated technical support during the training but if you have any questions please email [email protected] at least a week before your course. Please note, if you are booking multiple tickets each delegate will need their own screen/device to be able to participate in the course. 

Ticket prices

Individuals - £83 per delegate
There is also an option to pay what you can afford (available if you live, work or study in Cumbria only - not applicable to employees/representatives from organisations). We want to ensure everyone can access this training regardless of their current financial circumstances.

Employees/representatives from organisations - £146 per delegate.

Please click on the Book Now link to choose your ticket option.

Donations: If you can afford to pay the full ticket price and are able to donate extra, this will help subsidise places for those who cannot afford to. Thank you for your support.

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September 24th, 2024 from  9:15 AM to  1:15 PM
Individuals £83.00
Reduced cost places £0.00
Pay what you can £
Delegates from organisations £146.00
Donation £