Climate change is widely recognised as one of the greatest, and most urgent, challenges facing humankind. This challenge has been recognised internationally, within the UK, and within Bournemouth. As part of our Climate & Ecological Crisis Action Plan (CECAP), we want to make sure our students and staff feel both able and inspired to take climate action.
This Carbon Literacy course, created by Manchester Metropolitan University, will give you an overview of the basic science of climate change as well as an understanding of the actions required by governments, universities and individuals in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and set us on a path towards a more sustainable future.
What is Carbon Literacy?
Carbon Literacy is understood to mean "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.”
Founded by The Carbon Literacy Project, over 21,000 individuals and more than 1700 organisations have undertaken Carbon Literacy Training. By completing the days’ worth of Carbon Literacy Training within our course, you can be certified as ‘Carbon Literate’.
In addition to completing some self-study materials, you will also be asked to attend two webinar sessions. Webinars will take place 2pm – 5pm on Thursday 21st October and Monday 1st November. The course structure outline is as follows:
Module 1 (self study): The basic science of climate change