Climate Emergency Training for NI Local Authorities- Council Staff 



Climate Emergency is one day’s worth of interactive training (7 hours in total), divided into two sections (3.5 hours/ section). The training is aimed at Council staff working within a local authority environment in Northern Ireland. It equips council staff with the information they need to understand climate change and take adaptation and mitigation actions within their sectors. 


By the end of the training, you will have: 

  • Gained an understanding of the basic science of climate change and how climate change will affect us both globally and locally. 
  • Gained an understanding of how climate change will affect Local Authorities and what role you can play. 
  • Explored the low carbon and climate resilience objectives in the Local Authority sector. 
  • Created an action plan to help reduce the carbon footprint and create a well-adapted Local Authority. 
  • Explored strategies for influencing others to take action on climate change. 


The training is accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project. Council staff taking part will need to attend and complete both sessions to receive the certification. 

Training Content 

Part 1- Understanding climate change  Part 2- Exploring climate actions 
1- Climate science  1- Role of Local Authorities (onus on NI) 
2- Global and local impacts  2- Climate change and COVID-19 
3- Climate projections  3- Learning from others 
4- Pathways to our future  4- Green recovery and doughnut economics 
5- Climate policies  5- Co-benefits of climate action 
6- Climate action  6- Talking about climate change 
7- The carbon budget  7- Taking action