The UK is now committed, in law, to become carbon neutral by 2050 and every organisation has a responsibility to transform its culture.

Who is it for?

This course offers individuals and organisations in the food sector the essential facts on climate change enabling a shift towards this sustainable culture.

The course is accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project, a globally unique charity recognised by the United Nations at COP21 in Paris where it was awarded as a TAP100 (one of 100 worldwide Transformative Action Programmes).

What will I learn?

  • The science of climate change in an accessible, understandable format.
  • How the climate is likely to change and how this will affect us and future food security.
  • Greenhouse Gases, weather and climate including the impact of agriculture, deforestation, food waste, supply chains and land use on climate change.
  • Understanding pathways to avoiding dangerous climate change including carbon sinks and positive land use.
  • Understanding climate justice and the geographical implications of climate change.
  • Carbon footprints and how our actions impact our personal carbon footprint and those of our organisation with particular reference to food production and diet.
  • What is already being done and what remains to be done including the adoption of green energy solutions, circular economies, agroecology and agroforestry.

How will I learn?

More than just passive learning, the course makes climate change and sustainability accessible to everyone through video, activities and thought provoking engagement.

Following the successful completion of the full course, each learner is awarded a uniquely-coded Carbon Literacy certificate to reference that achievement.


Meet the tutor

Nicola Siddons has a background in science and the environment, specialising in the effective communication of sustainability issues. Her work with local and national charities, including the Woodland Trust, FareShare and Growing Well, has given her a broad understanding of current environmental and social issues which effect the implementation of sustainable development.

Nicola uses interactive and inclusive training techniques which make even challenging subjects engaging and accessible to all.