Fully funded offer for new members

  • Event Date: 20th March 2024, 09:30am - 13:30pm
  • Venue: online
  • Organiser: Staffordshire County Council Green Solutions


The workshop is available to businesses in Staffordshire (excluding Stoke on Trent) however priority will be given to businesses in Stafford Borough and South Staffordshire.

Please note: This course is covered in two four-hour sessions over two consecutive days, attendance is required on both days.  The course will be held online from 9.00am – 9:15am to check technology, with a 9:30am start and finishing at 1:30pm.

There is a requirement to complete an evidence/pledge form but this will be started during the course.

Session 1: The science, psychology and impacts of Climate Change  

  • Positive future- what could the world look like in a positive future scenario?
  • What is Carbon Literacy and why is it important?
  • Bigger Picture – how are our governments responding to climate change?
  • The science behind climate change
  • How did we get into this position?
  • Current trajectories, tipping points and feedback loops
  • Impacts of climate change; internationally, nationally, locally and for SME’s
  • Climate justice and inequality
  • What role do SME’s, Local Authorities and Councils sectors play in changing behaviours?
  • Terminology and the Road to Net Zero

Session 2: Carbon Hotspots, solutions and action planning 

  • Bigger picture solutions
  • Individual action
  • Greenwashing
  • Carbon hotspots of SME’s
  • What can we do as organisations?
  • Exploring new sustainable innovations for SME’s
  • Environmental policies/ actions plans
  • Case studies of SME’s taking effective action
  • Engaging your stakeholders and effective communication
  • Building networks
  • Action planning/ pledges

If you have any queries, please contact patricia.tennant@staffordshire.gov.uk

The Green Solutions Carbon Literacy Training is funded by Stafford Borough Council & South Staffs Council using UK Shared Prosperity Fund and Staffordshire County