Climate Literacy training
Working sustainably requires teams to understand the drivers for sustainable working, and the principles behind it. Widespread climate literacy training is essential to move rapidly towards more sustainable practices.
Training is available from:
Circular Tayside Charter
The purpose of our charter is to provide business goals for your specific sector of industry aiming to improve your green scheme and acknowledge your efforts with environmental credentials.
What is the Charter?
The Circular Economy Assessment programme designed by the Circular Tayside Ambassadors in collaboration Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce, Perthshire Chamber of Commerce, Zero Waste Scotland to benchmark your performance and set personal goals for your business
Specific improvements can include:
- Cost savings through more efficient resource use and reusing, repairing, refurbishing products and materials.
- Implementation of new business models.
- Development of new product lines, to extract value from waste which cannot be eliminated, by-products and co-products.
- Greater customer satisfaction building brand loyalty and providing new products or services
- Reduced supply chain risks through less exposure to volatile commodity prices and resource supply risks
Business Energy Scotland
Free impartial support and access to funding to help businesses save energy, money and carbon. From initial planning through to project implementation, Business Energy Scotland has tools, guides and training to help you, every step of the way.
The Carbon Trust
The Carbon Trust provides solutions to the climate crisis and supports organisations globally as they accelerate towards Net Zero. From target setting, Net Zero pathways, assurance and footprinting, to policy advice, strategy setting and programme delivery, they seek smarter ways to turn intent into impact, where sustainability and economic realities go hand in hand.
Carbon Offsetting Guide
The Offset Guide is for companies and organizations seeking to understand carbon offsets and how to use carbon offsets in voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategies. It is also an educational resource for technical experts in academia and government. Further, this guide explains what role purchases of other environmental commodities, like renewable energy certificates (RECs) and emission allowances, can serve in claiming GHG emission reductions.
Support to promote active & sustainable travel
Become a cycling friendly employer, funding, training and more.
Way to Work
Way to Work is a one-stop shop for information on active and sustainable travel for Scottish workplaces. The website is dedicated to supporting businesses across Scotland to take action on greener and healthier travel.
LETI’s Climate Emergency Buildings Retrofit Guide
LETI’s Climate Emergency Retrofit Guide shows how we can retrofit our homes to make them fit for the future and support the UK’s Net Zero targets. The guide is useful for architects, engineers, Local Authorities, social landlords, energy professionals, contractors and clients looking for guidance about best practice retrofit.
The Climate Emergency Design Guide covers 5 key areas: operational energy, embodied carbon, the future of heat, demand response and data disclosure.
Tours, Waste, Energy & Environmental Workshops
MVV Environment Baldovie–Energy from Waste Plant
In November 2017, MVV entered a contract with Dundee City and Angus Councils to manage their residual waste (that is waste left over after recyclable materials have been removed). The new facility which started operations in Dundee in January 2022 provides a more environmentally sustainable waste treatment solution for the Councils by minimising the amount of waste going to landfill.
MVV will be hosting site tours and waste, energy and environmental workshops. If this is something you are interested in, contact the Community Liaison Manager by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or through their website:
Climate Change & Business
Adaptation Scotland help public sector, businesses and communities to understand what climate change will mean across Scotland, and identify the best way for them to plan for the future.
Adapting to climate change will be necessary regardless of how much we manage to cut our carbon emissions. This is because historic emissions have already changed our climate and will continue to do so in the decades to come.
Find out more about the potential threats and opportunities of climate change to your business, and what action you can take to increase your resilience to climate change: