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Carbon Literacy

Gain an understanding of the actions you can take to act on climate change

Carbon Literacy is defined as: “An awareness of the carbon dioxide costs and impacts of everyday activities, and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis.”

This training will provide attendees with some introductory science on climate change to understand the social and environmental impacts of carbon dioxide emissions. During the training attendees will begin to develop their own toolkit and strategies for acting on and communicating action on climate change.

Learning outcomes

As a result of attending this training, delegates will:

  • Understand the basic science behind climate change
  • Realise the interconnectivity between social equity & climate change
  • Develop a toolkit to act on climate change, including strategies and skills for communicating action on climate change

All SOS-UK Carbon Literacy courses have an increased focus on climate justice, and interrelated environmental concerns such as biodiversity loss.

Who should attend?

This training is appropriate for staff, students, and officers from all disciplines and remits.

What SOS-UK programmes does the training support?

Some organisations have used Carbon Literacy to provide  professional development for staff and students who support sustainability work, such as those in Green Impact teams, Responsible Futures supporters or Student Switch Off ambassadors.

What are the options for delivery?

This training course can be delivered through two options:
- 7 hour of live online training (often split into 2 x 3.5 hour workshops), alongside up to 4 hours of individual study
- 4 hours of live online training workshop, alongside up to 7 hours of individual study

Each session is facilitated by two SOS-UK trainers ensuring maximum support for participants. Each session can accommodate up to 20 participants.

We are also open to face-to-face delivery upon request.


This training can be commissioned at any point during the academic year, and is delivered according to the requirements of the institution. Please get in touch to confirm arrangements.


Please contact us to discuss your requirements and obtain a quote.