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WMCA: Carbon Literacy Training

The West Midlands Combined Authority and the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games are pleased to offer Carbon Literacy training to anyone across the West Midlands, as part of the Games’ sustainability ambition to create a carbon neutral legacy for the region.

As a legacy of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) have created a Carbon Literacy Training Course, to provide anyone in the West Midlands the chance to gain Carbon Literate accreditation for free.

All employees within an organisation that live within the West Midlands, can learn about the causes of climate change and the impact this is already having on the region.

Why complete the course?:

Upon successful completion of the course, you will become Carbon Literate, receiving a certificate to acknowledge the skills and knowledge gained and the impact made.

This is a well-recognised certificate, with the Carbon Literacy Project organisation being celebrated by the United Nations as a worldwide Transformative Action Programme.

The course is completed entirely online and at leaners own pace, through interactive e-learning modules and a facilitated online session.

The Carbon Literacy training has been developed to empower individuals to make a positive impact on climate change and help to influence others to drive action.

Learn about the science behind climate change, how it’s affecting both the world and our region, how you can influence others to take action and what you can do personally.

No previous knowledge or experience is needed to take the course, and you are encourage to go through each module at your own pace.

How do I access the training?:

All the training modules are freely accessible, through the WMCA’s Learning Pool.

You will need to register to Learning Pool to access the training and for your progress to be saved.

Modules 1-3 are e-learning modules that you can go through at your own pace.

Once you’ve completed modules 1-3 you can book onto module 4, which shall be delivered over Zoom by volunteer trainers.

Book onto your module 4 session, which you must complete in order for your action plan to be sent to the Carbon Literacy Project for assessment.

If the Carbon Literacy Project approve your action plan, you shall be accredited as Carbon Literate and sent your certification.

If you have any questions about the course, please email CWGCarbonLiteracy@wmca.org.uk.

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