Carbon Literacy for Universities

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Introduction:

Climate change is widely recognised as one of the greatest, and most urgent, challenges facing humankind. This challenge has been recognised internationally and within the UK.

This course will give you an overview of the basic science of climate change as well as an understanding of the actions required by governments, businesses and individuals in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and set us on a path towards a more sustainable future.  

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Course structure:

The course consists of two blocks:

  • Block 1: The Climate Change Challenge & A Zero Carbon World
  • Block 2: Taking Action & Our Wider Influence

In addition to completing the online course material, you will also be asked to attend one webinar per block. You will be sent an invite to the webinars once you have enrolled on this course. Once you have completed and passed the course, you will be awarded with a Carbon Literacy certificate.

The trainers:

The course has been developed by the Department of Natural Sciences Carbon Literacy Team at Manchester Metropolitan University. The live webinars will be led by CL Consultants Dr Rachel Dunk (Principal Lecturer) and Jane Mörk (Senior Research Assistant- CL).

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Block 1: The Climate Change Challenge & A Zero Carbon World
Block 2: Taking Action & Our Wider Influence