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Carbon literacy e-learning course launched

28 November 2011

The Defra-led National Sustainable Public Procurement Programme (NSPPP) has launched a free carbon literacy e-learning course for public sector organisations.

The free resource can be used to develop awareness and understanding of the terminology and the principles associated with the greenhouse effect and climate change. The course takes about four hours in total, but the system records the participants’ progress, so it is easy to complete in shorter sessions.

The course was developed in partnership by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs the Department of Health, National Health Service bodies and the EU-funded Clear About Carbon project. The NSPPP is now working with supplier organisations to develop a private sector version, which it hopes to launch in December 2011. All the materials will be free of charge.

The new carbon literacy e-learning course is available at: http://sd.defra.gov.uk/advice/public/nsppp/carbon-learning/.