Carbon Literacy in Scotland

Scotland has set a target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. To achieve this target, communities, businesses and organisations across all sectors will need to play a significant part in the transition to a low carbon Scotland.

Carbon Literacy provides knowledge and skills around the climate crisis, and what they can do about it, helping individuals and organisations to play their part in Scotland’s drive for net-zero.

Keep Scotland Beautiful

Keep Scotland Beautiful is The Carbon Literacy Project’s official partner in Scotland and has been delivering Carbon Literacy since 2016. They are your charity for Scotland’s environment.

Their vision is for a clean, green, sustainable Scotland and they work with people, communities and organisations to help combat climate change, reduce litter and waste, restore nature and biodiversity, and improve places. They aim to inspire changes in behaviour to improve our environment, the quality of people’s lives, their wellbeing and the places that they care for.

Keep Scotland Beautiful is a Platinum Carbon Literate Organisation and a Carbon Literacy Training Organisation. They hold status as a Scottish Qualifications Authority Approved Centre.

Keep Scotland Beautiful is a training organisation with a wide portfolio across a number of environmental issues. Their Carbon Literacy Project certified training (Climate Emergency Training) helps businesses, organisations and individuals across Scotland to understand the Climate Emergency and respond to the risks, responsibilities and opportunities ahead.

Keep Scotland Beautiful has extensive experience in developing and delivering Climate Emergency Training across sectors and on different themes and subjects. Their range of expertise includes biodiversity, communities, construction, energy, housing, local authorities, tourism, sport, transport and youth. Businesses and organisations can also commission customised training, while individuals have the option of a rolling quarterly course.

To date, Keep Scotland Beautiful has supported over 5,000 people to become certified as Carbon Literate, helping them to gain knowledge of the carbon costs and impacts of activities and identifying practical actions to tackle them.

For further information or to enquire about Carbon Literacy training through Keep Scotland Beautiful, contact Katie Murray at


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