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Carbon Literacy for the Frontline

In September 2018, Antonio Guiterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, said of Climate Change, “We face a direct existential threat”.  Independent scientists around the globe agree. With overwhelming evidence and robust analysis, this course will raise your awareness and equip you with the insights you need to meet the challenge we face in combatting climate change.

Whether your council has declared a climate emergency or not, we need to foster a low carbon culture. We need citizens who understand the scale of the problem and feel empowered to accept and support climate mitigation policies. We need to take action on climate change.

All officers and councillors will be expected to contribute to a corporate climate emergency or climate change action plan. This Carbon Literacy training will provide support and information which will help in making a meaningful contribution. 

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the training you will:
 
  • Understand and be able to explain the basic science of climate change and how climate change will affect us both globally and locally.
  • Appreciate how climate change will affect us both globally and locally.
  • Evaluate the climate change objectives in local authorities and analysed the impacts.
  • Constructed your own strategies to take action on climate change.
 
This course will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams. To access it, you will need a WiFi connection or mobile data hotspot. Downloading Microsoft Teams to your laptop, desktop or smart device will give a better performance and greater functionality throughout the day.  This highly interactive training includes a mixture of presentations, video conferencing, group work, games, quizzes and video.
 

 

Carbon Literacy Award

This course is run online as a full day or as two half-days. An additional two hours of individual work is required to achieve the Carbon Literacy Award. This will include a video link prior to the training and a self-assessment of learning, which is submitted to the Carbon Literacy Project.

 

 

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Duration 

This course is offered as a full day or split over two days.

AM sessions:      09:00 Start        12:30 Finish

PM sessions:      13:00 Start        16:30 Finish

 

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Booking Confirmation 

APSE issues a written confirmation letter to the ‘contact name’ for all delegate bookings received. We will not send confirmation to each delegate named on the booking form, unless this has been requested in writing. Should the ‘contact name’ not receive a confirmation letter by post within 10 working days of sending the booking form, then please contact APSE on telephone: 0161 772 1810.

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APSE will issue an invoice after the event to delegates attending from Local Authorities, public sector and local government organisations or APSE approved partners unless we are notified otherwise. In the event of any delegates not being invoiced through the organisations stated above APSE will require payment in advance before the event.  Payment must be submitted within 10 working days of making the booking.

Advance payment must be made either by cheque payable to: APSE or by bacs (details can be provided on request at finance@apse.org.uk). A receipt will be provided on request.

All delegate fees are subject to vat, the rates quoted are exclusive of vat. Please ensure you include this in your payment.

Cancellation Charges

Reservation is a contract. Substitution of delegates is acceptable any time in writing by email to training@apse.org.uk. Cancellations must be made in writing at least 10 working days before the event and will incur a £55 administration fee for a training course or £75 for a masterclass. The full delegate fee will be payable for cancellations received 10 working days or less before the event or for non-attendance. All fees are non-refundable after the cancellation period.

Booking transfers will only be acceptable, if there is availability on another date for the same course, and will incur a £55 administration fee. In the unlikely event of cancellation by the organisers, liability will be restricted to the refund of fees paid. APSE regrets we cannot accept any liability for associated transport or hotel costs in the event of course cancellations made by us.

If due to emergency action by UK Governments / Administrations or Public Agencies this event is postponed, for example for reasons of public health and safety, the organisers will transfer your booking to the replacement event or provide a credit voucher against a future event booking.    

The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme, speakers or venue should this become necessary.

 

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Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.

 

 

 

 

 

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