Climate Emergency Training for NI Local Authorities- Senior Leaders and Managers



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 Senior Leaders and Managers working within a local authority environment in Northern Ireland. It enables local authority leaders and managers to explore how they can provide leadership in the climate emergency and how climate change can be integrated into decision-making.


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.
  • Explored how leaders can provide leadership in the climate emergency.
  • Discussed how climate change can be integrated into decision-making.
  • Learned about climate action initiatives in other Local Authorities.
  • Explored levers of influence to reduce your Local Authority’s carbon footprint.


The training is accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project. Senior leaders and managers taking part will need to attend and complete 7 hours of training to receive the certification.

Training Content

Part 1- Understanding climate change Part 2- Exploring climate actions
1- Climate science 1- Role of Local Authorities
2- Global and local impacts 2- Climate change and COVID-19
3- Climate projections 3- Green recovery and doughnut economics
4- Pathways to our future 4- Co-benefits of climate action
5- Climate policies 5- Talking about climate change
6- Climate action 6- Levers of influence
7- The carbon budget 7- Leading in an Emergency
8- Taking action