Tue, 12 May|
Carbon Literacy Training: Tackling the Climate Crisis and Promoting Climate Solutions in Education
This free, interactive Carbon Literacy training course is designed to equip us with the expertise and tools for tackling our carbon footprint.
Time & Location
12 May 2020, 09:30
About The Event
Currently, the climate crisis is one of the greatest challenges we face. It will affect all aspects of business and society, and exacerbate existing global challenges such as poverty and loss of biodiversity. By gaining an understanding of how we can tackle environmental and social issues, and the tools that are available to address future challenges, we can start to have a positive societal and environmental impact.
This free, interactive Carbon Literacy training course is designed to equip us with the expertise and tools for tackling our carbon footprint. This training was developed by Prof. Petra Molthan-Hill of Nottingham Business School (Nottingham Trent University), in collaboration with the UN PRME Champions, Oikos International, Manchester Metropolitan University and the Carbon Literacy Project.
The aim of this project is to get academics, professional staff, students and others to become carbonliterate within a short timeframe, enabling all of us to become actively involved in embedding climate solutions in our own lives and work. This one-day training course adopts a train-the-trainer approach, so that course participants can become trainers in their own institutions and further afield.
This particular one-day Birmingham Business School PRME Day / PRME West Midlands Network event is open to all Birmingham Business School staff and to PRME West Midlands Network members. By taking part in this training, you will gain an understanding of:
- The basic science behind the climate crisis;
- The impact different sectors such as food have on our climate and vice versa;
- Climate change mitigation tools for your discipline and/or function;
- Solutions with the highest impact;
- Strategies and skills for communicating and/or teaching climate actions;
- Your personal possibilities to take action privately and in your current or future role.
This is an overview of the key training sessions broken down into two four-hour slots. Participants who complete the full training and submit an assessment can gain a certificate issued by The Carbon Literacy Project in Manchester.