Carbon Literacy

Gain the knowledge, capacity and confidence needed to take action on climate change.

Carbon Literacy is:

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

The Award-winning Carbon Literacy Project aims to ensure that every citizen receives at least one day’s worth of learning so that they understand the links between human activity and climate change while empowering individuals, communities and organisations to take action to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

Carbon Literacy works on the principle of peer-to-peer learning and encourages people to learn together, sharing knowledge and experiences along the way. Evidence from the BBC and other large corporations that have embraced Carbon Literacy, suggests that the approach engenders a low carbon culture and shared set of values relevant to the challenges of a warming planet.

Course essentials

Peer-to-peer learning

Up to 15 people


A day's worth of learning

Learning options

Online or in-person


Subject to successful completion of the course

Carbon Literacy at Work

Our certified ‘Carbon Literacy at Work’ course is suitable for those in a position to lead, organise or support others. This could be senior managers and team leaders, board members or trustees, support workers or volunteers.

The peer-to-peer learning has been designed for groups or teams of up to 15 people and can be delivered online or in-person.

The climate science is pitched for beginners but the approach to enabling and identifying positive action works for all abilities with an organisation.

Carbon Literacy training is for people of all levels of understanding, from complete beginners to climate scientists !

Course options

For interested organisations

For organisations wanting to experience Carbon Literacy, individuals in a position to lead, organise or support others, can join our online open courses to understand how it can benefit your organisation.

Online open course

£130 + VAT
  • 100 + VAT for Cynnal Cymru Members
  • Price per person
  • Dedicated Tutor
  • Learn as part of a group of up to 15 people
  • Ongoing access to the course materials
  • A digital certificate unique to you (included)
  • Online only

For groups or teams

For teams wanting to develop a shared understanding of how their organisational activity relates to climate change and be able to design responses that are relevant and appropriate.

Private course

£1250 + VAT
  • 965 + VAT for Cynnal Cymru Members
  • Price per group booking
  • Dedicated Tutor
  • For teams of up to 15 people
  • Ongoing access to course materials
  • A digital certificate unique to each member of your organisation**
  • Online or in-person

Across organisations

For organisations and consortiums that want to take the next step to becoming a Carbon Literate Organisation, we’ll work with you to develop a custom course that can be rolled out across your organisation.

Custom course(s)

£1750* + VAT
  • Discount for Cynnal Cymru Members
  • *Prices from (does not included accreditation fees)
  • Discount for subsequent course delivery
  • Dedicated tutor
  • For teams of up to 15 people
  • Ongoing access to course materials
  • A digital certificate unique to each member of your organisation**
  • Online or in-person

Bespoke courses unique to you

For larger organisations and consortiums that want to take the next step to becoming a Carbon Literate Organisation, we can help you to design an accredited Carbon Literacy course specific to your organisation or sector.

We can also provide you with the coaching and support to deliver your course to your first pioneer cohort who can then become internal trainers.

Please get in contact with for more details.

Upcoming online courses

Member benefits and discounts

Discounted services

As a Cynnal Cymru member you can benefit from discounted prices on all our training.

Free annual training

Each year you can benefit from one free place on our accredited Carbon Literacy training course.

Topics covered

Learn how to make positive changes in how you live, work and behave in response to climate change.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:


On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate from The Carbon Literacy Project which will be unique to you.

**For group and organisation bookings, certificates fees are £10 per person and help to support The Carbon Literacy Project – a self-funding non-profit organisation.

Your course tutors

Bethan Harvey

Training Officer

Bethan Harvey is a Training Officer at Cynnal Cymru. Bethan has four years training experience both in a community setting and at A-level and a Professional Graduate Certificate (PGCE) in Adult Education & Training.

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About the Carbon Literacy Project

Carbon Literacy is a concept created in Manchester by Cooler Projects Ltd. and its partners. It is governed by the Carbon Literacy Trust.

The Carbon Literacy Project offers everyone a day’s worth of Carbon Literacy learning, covering – climate change, carbon footprints, how you can do your bit, and why it’s relevant to you and your audience.

The Carbon Literacy Project is globally unique – there is nothing else quite like it anywhere. It was recognised as such by the UN at COP21, in Paris, where it was awarded as a TAP100, one of 100 worldwide Transformative Action Programs.

About Cynnal Cymru

Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales is the leading organisation for Sustainable Development in Wales.

Cynnal Cymru is the official partner in Wales for the award-winning Carbon Literacy Project

In April 2020, Cynnal Cymru was further recognised as a Carbon Literacy Training Organisation – the first in Wales.

Get in touch

029 2043 1746

We typically work Monday -Thursday, 9-5pm


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