Conestoga’s School of Business has launched a new carbon literacy micro-credential that will instruct learners about the impacts of climate change and provide the knowledge and capacity to create positive change. The first course, The Science of Climate Change, will be held online on Wednesday, January 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Conestoga's new micro-credential provides professionals, leaders and citizens with the climate change literacy needed to understand climate challenges and realize their potential to become positive agents for change.
The micro-credential is the first in Canada to be accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project, a global organization which advocates for, facilitates, oversees and certifies training initiatives that deliver carbon literacy.
“Developed as part of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, this exciting new online micro-credential provides professionals, leaders and citizens with the climate change literacy needed to understand climate challenges and realize their potential to become positive agents for change,” said Amy Gleiser, chair, School of Business. “We are pleased to announce that upon successful completion participants will receive both a micro-credential and a certification from the Carbon Literacy Project.”
The eight-hour Carbon Literacy micro-credential addresses the science of climate change, global impacts and response, the Canadian perspective and climate solutions through four courses.
Conestoga’s School of Business joined PRME in 2021. An initiative of the United Nations Global Compact, PRME is a collegial learning community that aims to raise the profile of sustainability in schools worldwide and equip business and management students with the skills and knowledge to handle the sustainability challenges of the future.
Conestoga offers more than 70 micro-credentials that are flexible, innovate and timely. To learn more and register for Carbon Literacy, visit Continuing Education.