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Climate Science and Solutions for Cumbria for SMEs.
A time efficient option for micro, small and medium sized organisations (SMEs) in the Westmorland & Furness area to gain knowledge and understanding of the science of climate change, causes, impacts and solutions.

Explore Climate

This event is subsidised, with over 70% off the usual ticket fee and has eligibility criteria. For full details, please see below, under 'Ticket Information'.

Course Overview

Do you want to get your facts straight about the latest climate science and what we can all do in our businesses, our communities and at home to restore the balance? 

This inspiring, informative and interactive short session, offered to micro, small and medium sized organisations (SMEs) based in or operating across the Westmorland & Furness area, will take you concisely through an overview of the science of climate change, causes, impacts (globally and locally) and what we can do about it. It also covers what is happening locally, and how to get involved.  We are delighted to be offering delegates over 70% off our usual organisation ticket rates, as part of a wider package of support from the Westmorland & Furness Green Enterprise Hub

The session presents you with a clear framework for understanding the climate emergency, how soon we need to act, the scale of that action, and what practical part SMEs in Cumbria can play in the bigger picture. We'll share case studies of SMEs in Cumbria and beyond who are leading the way. 

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 your ability to be part of that change, on an individual, communal and organisational level. As a a business, you'll be better placed to engage with an increasingly eco-conscious audience and workforce, attracting people with your climate conscious actions that will leave a positive legacy. 

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.

This is a time-efficient option for essential, interactive briefing on climate science and solutions for Cumbria but we recommend that anyone wishing to gain more in-depth knowledge and discuss solutions more fully should instead book onto our fully comprehensive, accredited Climate and Carbon Literacy Course.


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.  Each delegate will need their own screen. 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.

Ticket information

Employees/representatives from organisations operating in the Westmorland and Furness area - £15 per delegate.

Eligibility: this event is intended for micro, small and medium sized organisations, that are based in, or operating in the Westmorland and Furness area, and that are either commercial or social enterprises. For detailed eligibility criteria click here.

Subsidy Control: this training is subsidised by the UK Government and the amount of Minimum Financial Assistance (MFA) subsidy offered is £304 per delegate. For more information on subsidy control click here.   

You will be informed of the amount of MFA offered (i.e. the value of the particular element of support that you are interested in) when you request it. Before we provide that support to you, we require written confirmation that receipt of the support will not exceed your organisation’s MFA threshold. The threshold is £315,000 of MFA subsidy cumulated over this and the previous two financial years, as specified in section 36(1) of the Subsidy Control Act (2022). Confirmation must be sent by someone who is authorised to do so on behalf of your organisation.

Please click on the Book Now link to secure you place.

Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel your place on this training session, please contact [email protected] as soon as possible. Please note that for cancellations made less than 2 weeks before the course starts, we will only be able to refund 50% of the ticket fee. 

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 them. Thank you for your support.

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Please help us let other eligible organisations know about: Explore Climate, by sharing on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.  You can also share the below link in an email or on your websitehttps://cafs.org.uk/events/?civiwp=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo&id=395&reset=1 



October 17th, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Via Zoom
United Kingdom
Delegates from SMEs in the Westmorland & Furness area (discounted rate applied) £15.00