A program of the Nottingham Business School (NBS), which offers business schools, universities and beyond, carbon literacy training, will appear at the COP 26 UN climate conference as part of a global social movement.

Train the Millions – The Carbon Literacy Chain (CLC) was launched by Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a United Nations-backed initiative that has over 850 business schools worldwide as signatories and aims to raise the profile of sustainability empowering business schools around the world; and providing today’s business students with the understanding and ability to make change happen. As a PRME Champion, NBS is committed to developing responsible leaders and is a role model for other universities around the world.

The Carbon Literacy Training for Business Schools program was developed by NBS in collaboration with PRME Champions, the international student organization Oikos International and The Carbon Literacy Project. As part of the training, the learners research effective climate solutions, climate justice and climate science before developing significant measures for themselves, their business schools, partners, colleagues and / or fellow students.

The movement will encourage business schools to take advantage of the training in their own facilities in advance of and during conference time. All sessions are shown on a digital world map.

Petra Molthan-Hill, Professor of Sustainable Management and Education for Sustainable Development at the NBS, said: “We have already given our training to more than 350 people from business schools around the world, giving them the knowledge to act as catalysts for change will.

“This PRME initiative hopes to motivate those with training experience to hold additional sessions for their students, colleagues, partners and community members, and to expand the carbon literacy chain.”

The training will be celebrated on November 1st as part of a special event on Carbon Literacy Action Day – co-ordinated with COP 26 and includes training in other sectors, including an NTU toolkit for universities. PRME will also host an additional event on November 11th to continue the celebrations, reveal the map and announce the winners of a selfie video contest that will be held alongside Train the Millions.

COP 26 will take place in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12, 2021.