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"Climate change does not respect borders; it does not respect who you are - rich and poor, small and big. Therefore, it is what we call 'global challenges,' which require global solidarity."
~ Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
Carbon Literacy in Amsterdam
The first 'Act on Your Carbon Impact' Carbon Literacy training took place this month in the Dutch capital Amsterdam. Hosted by De Gezonde Stad ('The Healthy City' in English), participants from local government, retail and hospitality sectors were provided with climate change knowledge and practical advice on how to reduce carbon emissions, both in their personal lives and in the workplace.
To find out more or to sign up to the next CL training in Amsterdam, click here.
Carbon Literacy: Knowledge E-Learning
Did you know that you can undertake a mini-module in Carbon Literacy?
Though you won't be fully Carbon Literate, you will have completed the 'knowledge' section of the CL standard, and come out with a CL Knowledge certificate! To become certified as Carbon Literate, all you then need to do is attend a face-to-face CL training workshop, which covers the remaining sections of the CL standard.
You can find out more about e-learning and sign-up here
To read about the effectiveness of the e-learning, click here
Carbon Literacy at Blue Dot Festival
Earlier this month, Manchester Metropolitan University's Science and Engineering Department showcased sustainability-based engagement activities at Blue Dot Festival. Held at the Jodrell Bank Observatory, the activities on display form part of MMU's very successful cascade of Carbon Literacy training.
Eight of the demonstrators involved were Carbon Literate, including four certified Carbon Literacy Trainers, so the public were in great hands!
You can watch a video of Callum talking about his experience at the festival here
Carbon Literacy Inspired Art
What happens when Carbon Literacy meets the world of art and design? We found out when Ella Boston created the ReminiScent project for her final year graduate show. Inspired by her time volunteering with the Carbon Literacy Project and the need to tell the story of climate change, Ella created a social intervention in which people could have a ﬁrst-hand experience of what it would feel like to lose their favourite foods to climate change.
Find out more here
Carbon Reduction Targets: Our View
Manchester Climate Change Agency’s AGM took place last month, where city progress was once again reviewed and the carbon reduction targets for Manchester and the UK were mapped out.
Newly available city-focused low carbon targets (SCATTER Report) now show that to play its part in avoiding catastrophic climate change, Manchester must reduce carbon emissions by 13%, and the UK by 15%, year-on-year from 2018 until 2038.
In Greater Manchester, Carbon Literacy is an integral part of the carbon emissions reduction strategy. It is now universally recognised that wide-spread engagement on climate change, showing how greenhouse gas reduction can lead to a better future, is required to meet our city-region reduction targets.
Read more here.