Climate Ready Gwent

A Zero Carbon World

As you will have learnt from earlier on in this course, climate change will affect every aspect of society. In order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we need to take drastic action and begin the transition towards becoming a zero carbon world by 2050.

In this section, we will explore whether a zero carbon society is possible and what it would look like from a UK perspective. By the end of this lesson, you will have:

  • Gained an understanding of key policies and statistics relating to climate change

Explored what a zero carbon world could look like and your role in relation to this transition

Congratulations on completing the Climate Ready Gwent Carbon Literacy course!


You have reached the end of this section.

Your next step is to attend the webinars for modules two to five

Between the webinars, your tutor will ask you to make use of additional resources provided on this site.

You can access the resources on the next page or at this point you can log out and come back later.

See you in the webinars!

Adapting to Climate Changes


Recommended for executive management and asset/estates managers

Watch this short two minute video from the UK Committee on Climate Change:

Following on from watching “UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 – Urgent priorities for the UK”, please reflect on:

How do you think that the following groups and aspects of Gwent will be affected by climate change?

  • Employees of your organisation, residents and communities
  • The services your organisation provides
  • Infrastructure and the built environment
  • Local economy and businesses
    • Ecosystems

Then add your thoughts to this Padlet.

Climate Ready Gwent Carbon Literacy

Climate Ready Gwent Carbon Literacy

Carbon Literacy logo

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.  

Natural Resources Wales have funded the development of a Carbon Literacy Course for all public bodies in the five local authority areas of Gwent.

Training Outline

The course will be delivered through a mixture of self-directed learning, webinar preparation and tutor-led webinars.

On the following pages you will find all the resources required for the self-study and resources relevant for each webinar.

In the tutor-led webinars, you will work with colleagues to identify and analyse the actions that public bodies, businesses and individuals can take in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and set us on a path towards a more sustainable future.

You will have received details of the dates of the webinars.

Your tutors will refer to resources contained within this online resource and ask you to use them to prepare for future webinars.

It is necessary for you to complete the relevant modules as well as the webinars in order to achieve your Carbon Literacy certificate.

Preparation Work followed by a Tutor-led Webinar
Preparation followed by a Tutor-led Webinar


Each module contains essential learning and optional additional learning

For each optional topic, we recommend who should undertake it. 

Senior leaders should undertake ALL topics in this module.

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