Climate Change: Behavioural change through Carbon Literacy, a workshop for Councillors

East Midlands Councils, the LGA and Midlands Energy Hub, working in partnership are offering a series of virtual interactive workshops for Councillors on Climate Change.  The third workshop in this 2021 series of events for Councillors on Climate Change will focus on behaviour change through carbon literacy.

The interactive virtual workshops will provide Councillors from across the East Midlands with the opportunity to hear from both Councillors and Officers on innovative approaches to climate change reduction plans and initiatives.

The workshops will include both keynote presentations and small group working, providing space for discussion, sharing and exploring ‘what does this mean for me and my community?’ and ‘what role can I play?’.

The programme for the event will include

Behavioural Change: Theory and practical application
Dr Andrew Reeves, De Montfort University and RCE East Midlands
Dr Reeves will cover the key concepts underpinning behavioural change theory, and their practical application in a local government context in leading change to promote climate sustainability.

Carbon Literacy – What is it, why it’s important and how to get involved 
Natalia Phipps and Miranda Cooper, Carbon Literacy Project

  • The context and case for change (e.g. costs/impacts of dioxide costs, impact behavioural change can have and role councils can play in this).
  • What Carbon Literacy project is and impacts it’s had.
  • The different ways councils and councillors can get involved (e.g. training options, advocacy, Elected Member Tool Kit, Leaders and Managers Tool Kits etc.)

Carbon Literacy in action: Case study examples
Three case study examples to bring to life the application of Carbon Literacy showcasing individual, community, organisational and place-based scale, and the role of local leadership within this.  

  • Whole Place: Leicestershire: Dr Andrew Reeves
  • Town Council: Cllr Christiane Lorent

The case studies will provide details of: what they were seeking to achieve; activities undertaken; the impact; lessoned learned and top tips for other councillors wanting to do something similar.

The event will include a mixture of plenary sessions and smaller breakout groups, including an opportunity for Councillors to meet in smaller groups to share activity at a local level.


1 October 2021, 14:00 - 16:00

This is a fully subsidised event and is free.  To book a place please use the online booking form via the link below.

The workshop will take place virtually via Zoom.

Upcoming Dates for this event

Date: 01/10/2021 - 01/10/2021

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Deadline for booking tickets: Wed 29 Sep 2021

Venue: Virtual workshop using Zoom, ,