Act Sustainably launch new IEMA Net Zero Courses

“Earth Could Cross the Global Warming Threshold as soon as 2027.”

The threshold for dangerous global warming (+1.5C) will likely be crossed between 2027 and 2042.

The best case is that it we will cross the threshold in just 20 years.

The worst case, just 55 months, from May 2022.

That is the stark warning contained in a McGill University report, highlighted by the World Economic Forum (WEF)  in January 2021.

The McGill University report was published 17 months ago, and we are yet to start adapting and evolving with the urgency, speed and tenacity required to avoid the catastrophic consequences of the accelerating climate crisis.

Roll forward to January 2022 and WEF sent us another warning.

As we exited the global Covid-19 pandemic, The 2022 World Economic Forum Global Risk Report rated infectious diseases as only the 6th most severe risk faced by us in the next decade.

Just contrast, for a moment, the massive pivot we executed to deal Covid-19, with the complacency and relative inaction we are indulging in, with respect to the top risks;

  1. Climate Action Failure
  2. Extreme Weather
  3. Biodiversity loss.

Be in no doubt, that complacency is about to turn around, and bite us hard.

At one of the worst possible times, as we grapple with the aftermath of Brexit, Covid and the current energy and resource crisis, exacerbated by the war in Ukraine and soon to be further complicated by another 3 billion middle class consumers in the World economy by 2030, competing for finite resources. That last fact by the way, comes from a McKinsey report.

You’ll find no quotes from Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion, Greta Thunberg or Friends of the Earth in this piece.

There is no need.

Conservative, mainstream bodies are also telling us to act as if our House Is On Fire!

Even former Governor of the Bank of England, now UN Climate Change Envoy, Mark Carney, is getting in on the act.

“Firms ignoring the Climate Crisis will go bankrupt”. October 2019.

I am not sure how many people heard him, let alone listened.

COP 26 came and went, in November 2021.

Nearly 500 financial institutions pledged $130 trillion, some 40% of the World’s financial assets to the pursuit of the Paris agreement goals to keep a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Still, no massive, immediate action.

There is a pattern developing here, isn’t there?

It’s time to make our move.

Time is of the essence and we need to react urgently, NOW.

At Act Sustainably,  we always strive to help our clients evolve and adapt to the changing context in which we all work.

In this light, we are delighted to announce that we now offer two, brand new, IEMA certified Net Zero Carbon courses.

Introduction to Net Zero is a 2 hour, virtual session, which gives a succinct overview of what Net Zero means as a response to the climate crisis and how it can be delivered within organisations.

The Pathways to Net Zero Course, in 14 hours of blended learning, gives clear guidance on best practice in response to the climate crisis. It provides leaders and managers with a strategic and operational overview of the Race to Net Zero, as it affects their specific industry, organisation and value chain.  In this course, we teach how to calculate carbon footprints, develop science based targets and implement a plan to achieve Net Zero.

For both courses, our course tutor will be a leading practitioner who has completed carbon accounting and carbon reduction consultancy projects, for national and international organisations across the private, public and third sectors.

These course will be delivered via our innovative approach to blended, virtual training.

Our customers seem to love this approach as there are just so many benefits, including;

– Flexibility to fit around life/work events;
– Enhanced learning, embedded accelerated learning, more autonomy, increased engagement;
– Material available for review 24/7;
– Reduced incidental costs …hotels, travel…;
– Reduced travel stress;
– Less negative environmental impact (reduced CO2e, air pollution, nuisance, resource depletion);
– Develop essential 21st century skills which will transfer into core work and drive increased Flow, Productivity, Learning and Creativity.

If you are interested in either course you can always grab some time for a chat, here:- https://calendly.com/dave-evans/15-minute-phone-callIf you already feel committed, and wish to waste no time, you can book through our website (www.actsustainably.com).

If you would like us to deliver a customised, in-house course, we would love to talk to you.

You can book here, onto the next Introduction to IEMA Net Zero course, which is scheduled for 22nd June 2022.

You can book here, onto the next IEMA Pathways to Net Zero course, which  is scheduled to commence on 23rd June 2022.

AUTHORS BRIEF BIO

Dave Evans

Dave Evans is a Chartered Environmentalist, and the Founder and CEO of Act Sustainably, dedicated to “Creating Positive Environmental and Social Outcomes by helping clients to ACT Sustainably”.

He has a BSc(hons) in Zoology, an MSc in Environmental Protection and an MBA from Warwick Business School.

He’ll often be found immersed in nature, wild swimming, trail running and paddle boarding at his basecamp in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

If you would like to discuss any Act Sustainably service, you can grab some time for a chat here

or email dave.evans@actsustainably.com.

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