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Join our action-focused 12-hour course designed specifically for those leading net zero and sustainability in their organisations. This comprehensive course combines theoretical foundations with practical strategies and real-world applications to help you develop and deliver an effective net-zero action plan within your organisation.
Discover how transitioning to net zero can not only help combat climate change but also enhance operational efficiency, improve regulatory compliance and foster a positive organisational culture. Tailored to inspire and equip, this course bridges the gap between environmental responsibility and practical business solutions, empowering you to lead the change towards a more sustainable future.
Why this course?
Climate change is an urgent global issue, and businesses play a crucial role in mitigating its impact. By transitioning to net-zero emissions, your organisation can significantly contribute to global climate goals while reaping benefits such as reduced operational costs, enhanced brand reputation and future-proofing against regulatory changes. This course provides the knowledge, tools and leadership strategies necessary to achieve these outcomes.
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Who is this workshop for?

Key details

Dates: 2 July and 9 July 2024
Duration: 12 hours (2 x 6-hour sessions)
Format: In person
Location: Hall for Cornwall (2 July) and Eden Project (9 July)
Course Fee: Fully funded in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
Certificate: Certificate of Completion issued by the University of Plymouth
CPD accredited hours

Who is this course for?

The Net-Zero Action: Strategic Action Planning for Sustainable Change course is fully funded for organisations based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly through the Future is Green short courses project.
This course is ideal for anyone tasked with or interested in championing sustainability in an enterprise from any sector and of any size, whether you are a sole trader, a Small-Medium Enterprise (SME), a charity or a public sector organisation. 
This course will guide you through both theory and practical action so you come away with a net-zero strategy to make your business greener.


An elementary understanding of net zero and the key terms would be beneficial but not essential.

Assessment and certification 

Assessment will be via full participation in the workshops and completion of a strategic action plan. A certificate of completion will be issued and Continued Professional Development (CPD) hours will be attained (12hrs).

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will:
  • have developed a strategic action plan for their business
  • be confident with net-zero concepts and strategic planning
  • have begun calculating and reducing their organisational carbon footprint
  • develop and implement net-zero strategies with operational and financial plans
  • lead organisational and cultural shifts towards sustainability
  • build networks with like-minded professionals for ongoing support.
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Course content

Understanding Net Zero Fundamentals

Exploring the science of climate change, the definition of net zero and assessing your organisation’s impact.

Strategy Development for Net Zero

Learning to set realistic science-based targets and create an actionable plan for transitioning to net zero

Implementation and Management

Implementing operational changes, methods for monitoring and reporting, and navigating challenges effectively

Leadership and Culture for Sustainable Change

Lead sustainability efforts, engage employees and extend your impact beyond organisational boundaries


Spaces are limited to ensure a personalised learning experience. Please complete this form to register your interest in taking part in the Net-Zero Action: Strategic Action Planning for Sustainable Change course.

About The Future is Green?

The Future is Green is a collaborative project that delivers skills development courses and programmes to individuals across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to support the development of skills needed for the future green economy.
The project is funded by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Good Growth Fund through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK Government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK by investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.
Visit Future is Green short courses to find out about more training courses available for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly businesses.

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