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Course Type:
Type 1 - Webinars

Maths, Numeracy and Finance, Business and Enterprise, Humanities, Technology and Engineering, Services and Health, Science

Age Group:
P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7

Start/End Dates:
Sep 17th - Oct 29th 2021

Timetable Availability:
Fridays (11am)

Number of Sessions:

30 Minutes


Repetition Frequency:

Max Capacity:

‘Countdown to COP26’ is the chance to hear from people working in various fields of sustainability. You will get the chance to learn about what they do, and the pathways they took in their education and career.

  • Session 1 – Nature Friday 17th September 11.00 This session will focus on what we can do to protect biodiversity, with input from Kelly Hollings of the Northumbria Wildlife Trust and Joan D’Arcy, director of Plastic Bay, tackling plastic pollution in NW Scotland.
  • Session 2 – Finance Thursday 23rd September 11.00 This session will look at the importance of finance in the environment – form saving money through being more sustainable and the costs to business of not doing this. We will hear from Harry Chrispin, energy and environment analyst from Hilton Hotels International.
  • Session 3 – Energy Transition Friday 1st October 11.00 This session will look at the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources on the road to Net Zero. We will be joined by Mimi Mwasame of MVV energie Baldovie on the role of energy suppliers and producers.
  • Session 4 – Clean Transport Friday 8th October 11.00 This session will look at how we are changing our transport systems to become more sustainable. Steve Savage will talk about his role I as an engineer in the electrification of road vehicles.
  • Session 5 – Adaptation and Resilience Friday 29th October 11.00 This session takes place just before COP 26 and will look at the impact of our everyday choices and actions. We will be joined by Gemma Guilera of Moving Beans Ltd, a coffee company with sustainability and fairness at its heart.

DYW Context:
An opportunity for young people to develop awareness of sustainability for their future careers, to aspire and have equal access to sustainable career pathway opportunities.

Additional Requirements:

Other Info:
This course will be organised, attendance confirmed and questions answered within the Team, however actual delivery of the sessions is planned to be via Vimeo. Can you please check before registering that you are able to watch Vimeo by using the link below (which contains a previous session from Skills Development Scotland). If you are unable to view the link below, this is likely because Vimeo is blocked in your Local Authority and you will need to contact the relevant person in your Local Authority to request Vimeo be added to the ‘whitelist’.

COP 26, Learning for Sustainability, Climate Change

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