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Skills Bootcamp in Place-Based Decarbonisation

Having recently being awarded outstanding for Bootcamps by Ofsted, Keele University is running two Climate Change Skills Bootcamps to help your workforce prepare for the changes coming from the net zero transition – with this one relating to Place-Based Decarbonisation.

This course would normally cost £3,600 to access, however, with the support of funding from Department for Education and a Keele Bursary, it can be accessed free of charge.

Place-based decarbonisation will be a key part of the net zero transition. Understand your role in bringing net zero to life in your community. Learn from experts what place-based decarbonisation means for you and your organisation and visit leading demonstrator sites throughout the Midlands. Develop the confidence to lead on the transition and identify the co-benefits of action.

Duration: 12 weeks with three hour online sessions and three visits to leading place-based decarbonisation hubs in the Midlands.

Commencing: 08 January 2024.

This Place Based Decarbonisation Bootcamp helps your organisation identify cost effective pathways for a local net zero transition. In this course your organisation will:

  • Explore the evolving the variety of different strategies that different people and places will need to reach net zero
  • Utilise systems thinkings to understand decarbonisation
  • Identify pathways to decarbonise buildings including key industry standards
  • Understand how you can help drive transformative change in your areas
  • Identify sources of finance to support your organisation on the transition
  • Lead your organisations decarbonisation strategy
  • See live case studies of action across the Midlands
  • Connect with like-minded people who can help you on your place-based decarbonisation journey

The final confirmed course starts on 10 January 2024, with a day at Keele University. Followed by weekly online sessions on Tuesdays 10:00-13:00 for 12 weeks alongside two more trips:

  • 20 February: Nottingham City Homes – Decarbonising our building stock
  • 19 March: Birmingham (City Centre) – Decarbonising heat and transport

For more information, please contact the programme lead Tom Bedford: t.bedford@keele.ac.uk.

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