Carbon Literacy for rural industries

Tuesday 21 May 2024 - 10:00 to 16:00


Keep Scotland Beautiful

Through Keep Scotland Beautiful partnership with SAC Consulting (part of Scotland's Rural College), we provide accredited Carbon Literacy training for the rural industries sector.

Delivered in collaboration, this training offers businesses and organisations operating in agricultural, food and drink, and land-based sectors an opportunity to gain a recognised qualification in Carbon Literacy to help futureproof their business and support the drive towards a net zero future.

Who is this training for?

Businesses, organisations, or individuals working in the rural industries sector, including those across agriculture, rural land use and food and drink will benefit from this Carbon Literacy training.

Organisations may choose to send a small number of employees onto this course before working with us to create a course tailored to their own area of area of work and business needs.

More about the training

This online training will help upskill businesses/organisations and people involved with Scotland's agricultural, food and drink, and land-based sectors, so they have the knowledge required to successfully respond to the Climate Emergency and help move towards net zero.

We use sector-specific content to help you:

Understand how Scotland's rural industries will be impacted by climate change.
Understand sources of greenhouse gas emissions, in the sector and your organisation
Learn how tackling emissions within the sector, and your organisation can develop more efficient, cost-effective and resilient operations.
Find out co-benefits of tackling climate change.
Understand the science of climate change and the meaning of terms like 'Climate Emergency', ‘global warming’, ‘climate change’, ‘net zero’ and ‘carbon footprint’.


How do I become certified as Carbon Literate?

The training is fully accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project and gives you the opportunity to become certified as Carbon Literate. Being Carbon Literate means gaining knowledge of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities and identifying positive actions to tackle them. To become certified as Carbon Literate you must attend the live session, and complete the self-study tasks, including the Carbon Literacy Assessment.


£200 + VAT (includes Carbon Literate certification with the Carbon Literacy Project)
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