ABTA is offering a new climate change and carbon reduction training course; Carbon Literacy for Travel and Tourism.
The course is accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project which means the content of the course meets Carbon Literacy standards. Carbon Literacy is a term used to describe an awareness of climate change, and the climate impacts of everyday actions.
The accreditation also means that, after completing the training, delegates have the opportunity to take a short assessment to achieve certification as carbon literate.
The course was developed in response to feedback from members that it would be helpful to have training which provides information on the terminology used around carbon and climate change.
With the course proving so popular with members, ABTA has scheduled two for the first half of this year, with the next one on April 26 and another planned for June. Discounts are available for ABTA members and partners.
The training is part of a package of support available for members and their staff to help them develop their knowledge and understanding around sustainability issues, as well as accessing practical advice and support.
ABTA’s offer on sustainability includes something for everyone – from a free online training course offering an introduction to sustainability to the Climate Action Guidebook which provides leaders with technical information and understanding of carbon reduction and the practical steps their businesses can take. A full list of ABTA’s sustainability resources in the MemberZone. ABTA is also holding its Delivering Sustainable Travel Conference on May 24 2023.
Carol Rose, Head of Sustainability at ABTA – The Travel Association said: “The course isn’t just for people who work in sustainability. As an industry we need to develop and grow our understanding on this topic if we’re to truly make the necessary progress – so no matter what your job is, whether it’s communications or procurement, you’ll find this course really helpful.
“Sustainability is a huge focus for our work, this training course is one of a number of ways ABTA is supporting members to develop a sustainability approach that is right for their business. We’re here to help members to encourage them to get in touch or look at the materials we have on offer.”