Carbon Literacy Action Day

On the 4th of December 2023, to coincide with the UN COP28 Climate Negotiations, we are holding the biggest ever climate education-and-action training event.

And you can be a part of it!


What is the Carbon Literacy Action Day?

To coincide with the UN COP28 negotiations in Dubai this December, we are staging the third annual Carbon Literacy Action Day. The Action Day will catalyse action on climate change through Carbon Literacy training, getting everyone involved in delivering positive action, to address climate change wherever they are.

The Action Day is fully inclusive and open to all, and on December 4th we will witness thousands of people from all walks of life, sectors, genders, ages and nations all around the world, participate and complete their days’ worth of Carbon Literacy training.

At 17:00 GMT we will commence a virtual tour by Zoom, giving participants and their groups the opportunity to share some of the best actions coming from their learners.  At the same time, we will tabulate the total number of learners that have participated in the Action Day, count their actions and estimate the predicted amount of CO2e saved as a consequence.

Who can get involved in the Action Day?

Just like Carbon Literacy itself, the Carbon Literacy Action Day is for anyone and everyone – no matter whether you are an individual, represent a community or belong to an organisation.

We already have a huge range of organisations from a breadth of sectors including Universities & Colleges, Local Authorities, Museums and Galleries, Healthcare, Automotive and many more, that will be participating in the Action Day.

Carbon Literacy includes you, no matter who you are or what you do.

Why get involved in the Action Day?

  • Be a part of the largest low-carbon climate education day.
  • Get involved in an exciting event while COP28 takes place.
  • Develop a greater understanding of climate change and take immediate and effective action to tackle the climate crisis.
  • Be a part of the breadth and diversity of Carbon Literacy, as we witness people from all backgrounds and countries around the world, come together and complete their days’ worth of Carbon Literacy training.
  • Use the Action Day as a catalyst to generate increased levels of involvement, activity and Carbon Literacy within your community, organisation or way of life.
  • Show your commitment to climate action.
  • And last but certainly not least, if you aren’t already, become certified as Carbon Literate and receive a unique Action Day certificate!

Why become Carbon Literate?


Carbon Literacy provides the knowledge, skills and motivation required to create a positive shift in how we live, work and act in response to the climate crisis.

So, becoming Carbon Literate means…

  • Developing a greater understanding of the climate crisis and your footprint.
  • Understanding the different ways in which you can reduce your carbon footprint as an individual, organisation or community.
  • Creating a positive change in your life, organisation or community.
  • Developing a strong understanding of the impacts of climate change on the wider world and understanding climate injustice.
  • Working to create lasting change and hope for all.

How Can I Get Involved?

Just like Carbon Literacy itself, there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to taking part in the Action Day. You can get involved in any way that suits you, your organisation or your community.

To find out more information about how you can get involved this year, we’ve come up with the following five pathways to help you figure out what you can do to take part .

Please click on the pathway below which sounds most like you.

“The training empowered [staff] to engage more readily with our sustainable business model and made a big impact on the team. As a result of the training, this work has in itself become sustainable, with people taking ownership of their own responsibilities towards climate change, both in and out of work.”

ITV Studios – Silver CLO

"The [Carbon Literacy] event was extremely informative as well as shocking in terms of the potential consequences for our city region and beyond. As a leader, it really made you think about your own role-modelling and energised me to really start to drive the agenda from a strategic perspective within my own organisation."

Ian Hopkins, Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable

The Carbon Literacy course has stirred passion within me and has added purpose to how I live. I believe if more people were educated on this subject, the more positive changes and community support we will see

Nikita Star, Student at Manchester Met University

“We were looking for a training course that would ensure all staff received the same level of environmental understanding, for a reasonable cost. Carbon Literacy fit these criteria perfectly”.

Great Places Housing – Platinum CLO

“Some of the most important training I've ever done... I thought I knew about climate change, carbon reduction, and sustainability, I thought we were doing our bit, and then I went on a Carbon Literacy course. One day out of a busy diary, but boy did it make a massive difference. I was wrong on so many things that I thought I knew about."

Alice Webb, Director of BBC North

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