Want to know more about the role you can play in the climate and nature crisis?

Are you hearing messages about climate change, but not sure what you need to know? Want to make a difference, but not sure where to start?

Climate Change can be an overwhelming topic but we all have an important role to play, and informing yourself is such an important first step.

As part of our work with the West Midlands Combined Authority, the Games are making an accredited Carbon Literacy training course available to you, to empower you to go on from the Games to make positive change.

You’ll learn about the science behind climate change, how it’s affecting both the world and your region, how you can influence others to drive action and what you can do personally.

On completion of the course – you’ll receive accreditation as formally carbon literate (or you can just dip in and learn more about the parts that interest you the most!)

The course is now available! Start your Carbon Literacy journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Carbon Literacy?

The Carbon Literacy Project define Carbon Literacy as;

“An awareness of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions on an individual, community and organisational basis”

What is this free Carbon Literacy training?

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) have an exciting opportunity for Games volunteers and citizens of the West Midlands to access Carbon Literacy training at no personal cost!

In alignment with The Carbon Literacy Project we have created this free training course to for both volunteers and West Midlands citizens which helps demystify many of the elements about carbon impact and climate change. The aim is to empower individuals to know what they can do differently in a world where climate change is one of the defining challenges of our generation.

What does the course involve?

There are four modules, the first three are self-led, e-learning modules which can be completed online at your own pace. The fourth and final session will be an online facilitated workshop.

The course covers the following key topics:

  • The basic science behind climate change, how it will affect us globally and locally.
  • How climate change will affect the region and also sport, across the world.
  • Your personal carbon footprint, why its relevant to you and how you can reduce it, what action you could also take in a group such as your friends and family, community, at work etc.
  • Exploring strategies for influencing others to take action on climate change

There is no requirement to do all modules but if you complete the course successfully you will gain a certificate and become formally accredited as carbon literate.

How do I find out more?

The course will be available immediately after Games time.

To register your interest please click on the link above.

Please note, by registering your interest there is no obligation at all to complete the course. The only communication you will receive is of notification when the course is live and a link to join the course if you are keen to do so.