Climate Emergency Training

We must all play our part and do what we can to combat climate change.

Our training helps people and organisations understand the climate emergency and respond to the risks, opportunities and responsibilities ahead.

We are working extensively across sectors and subjects to help businesses, individuals and organisations explore the climate emergency.

We are the official partner in Scotland for the award-winning Carbon Literacy Project and together have been delivering training since 2016.

In May 2019, the Scottish Government declared a climate emergency and has pledged to drastically reduce emissions from Scotland in the next 10 years. This will mean new legislation and technology that will bring significant changes to the way that we do life and business in Scotland.

But what practical action can you and/or your organisation take to minimise its impact on the environment and help Scotland achieve its net-zero target by 2045?


Our training will help you to:

  • Understand the science of climate change.
  • Understand how you and/or your organisation or community will be impacted by climate change.
  • Appreciate the significant changes we will all need to adapt to as Scotland moves to a low carbon future.
  • Identify practical actions you can take to reduce emissions and future-proof your organisation.

Training options

All our training is currently delivered online.

We have four course options:

  • Our Introduction to the Climate Emergency eLearning course (for individuals, businesses and organisations)
  • Our quarterly Climate Emergency Training (for individuals) 
  • Our bespoke Climate Emergency Training (for businesses and organisations)
  • Our advanced Climate Emergency Training (for individual, businesses and organisations) – please enquire for further information

Click below to find out more about our training options.

FREE Taster Training Options

We are also delighted to currently offer accredited training opportunities and shorter workshops through fully funded spaces. If you or your organisation are in the early stages of considering your climate change impacts and planning for net zero, these are fantastic opportunities to get you started. Click below to find out more and book:

  • If you are a voluntary/not for profit organisation, we have a programme of free accredited training running in partnership with Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
  • A series of free, accredited Climate Emergency Training, and ‘on-request’ 15-minute information sessions are being offered in September and October 2022 for businesses in Aberdeenshire, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire. We are working in partnership with Elevator, with funding from the UK Government's Community Renewal Fund.
  • If you live or work in Falkirk we have free Climate Emergency Workshops in August and September, in partnership with Falkirk Council, with funding from the UK Government's Community Renewal Fund.
  • A series of free Climate Conscious Communities workshops are being offered from September to November 2022 to help people who live or work in the Cairngorms National Park learn what the climate emergency means for the area, find out how they can take action, and have their say on what sustainable communities look like.

 “I would definitely recommend the training, it’s important to understand that decarbonisation is everyone’s job and not just that of the sustainability team. The training gives us the confidence to apply changes to our everyday working lives. It really is an essential course for everyone and we can only start making the shift if we all put climate change at the heart of our work.”

Councillor Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, Glasgow City Council

Our monthly and bespoke training is independently accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project giving you:

  • Confidence in course quality.
  • The opportunity for participants to be accredited as ‘Carbon Literate’ by the Carbon Literacy Project.

Why train with us?

We have a specialist training team who are experienced, knowledgeable and informed about climate change and they will work with you to develop and deliver our training.

We are experienced and have a strong track record. We are working extensively across sectors and subjects to explore the climate emergency. This includes local authorities, construction, tourism, journalism, housing, energy and transport.

We are the official partner in Scotland for the award-winning Carbon Literacy Project and together have been delivering training since 2016.

We are the only Carbon Literate Training Organisation in Scotland and the only Scottish organisation to have attained Gold Carbon Literate Organisation status.

Thank you to Keep Scotland Beautiful for providing us the opportunity to help our community get first-hand knowledge about climate literacy and more importantly take practical actions both collectively and individually to achieve a low-carbon footprint for a sustainable and environment-friendly lifestyle.

Hassan Zaidi, Energy Adviser, Al-Mahdi Foundation Glasgow

Get in touch with:
Katie Murray
Environment and Place Services Manager


To discuss your needs or find out more, contact Claire Herbst.


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