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Article published 22/02/2022

Keep Scotland Beautiful offers an opportunity to become certified as Carbon Literate

Free Climate Emergency Training is being offered by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful in February and March 2022 as part of a suite of support provided with Skills Development Scotland and Green Tourism through the Scottish Government’s Tourism Recovery Fund.

This accredited Climate Emergency Training provides an opportunity for staff working in Scotland’s tourism sector to understand the climate emergency and respond to the risks, opportunities and responsibilities ahead.

Learners will gain knowledge of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities and identify actions to tackle them on their journey to becoming certified as Carbon Literate.

Having a Carbon Literate workforce is vital to help the tourism sector to meet new regulations and customer expectations that a net zero Scotland will bring.

Businesses with a Carbon Literate workforce will find they can develop more efficient and cost-effective operations. And as an employee you’ll find the training empowers you to take effective action on climate change and develop your skills and experience.

Keep Scotland Beautiful has developed the bespoke online Climate Emergency Training to help staff in Scotland’s tourism sector develop skills and knowledge so they can take action to secure a green recovery from COVID-19 and be a successful part of a low carbon Scotland.

Read more about the training, who it's for and a full list of dates. Book your free space through Eventbrite.

The training

The Climate Emergency Training will utilise a mix of delivery methods over two weeks including two live interactive webinars and self-study.

The training will raise awareness of the core aspects of climate change and how the tourism sector can use its actions and influence to respond to the climate emergency. Over two sessions, it will explore:

  • Scotland’s emission reduction aims and the low carbon behaviours and actions required to achieve them
  • what role the tourism sector can play in this transition
  • best practice examples showcasing innovation across the sector in responding to the new challenges
  • opportunities of net zero and responsible tourism

The total time commitment for the course is seven – eight hours of learning.

Book free spaces through Eventbrite.

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