Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful (KNIB) is encouraging schools and community groups, teachers and youth leaders across Northern Ireland to participate in carbon literacy programmes.

Funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), and delivered by KNIB, the initiative aims to inform teachers, youth leaders and young people about the future challenges of climate change and, importantly, how they can take positive action to be part of the solution.

Teachers who participate in the training will also be well placed to deliver a new Open College Network-accredited GCSE, entitled ‘Reducing Carbon Footprints Through Environmental Action’.


The Carbon Literacy training is designed to build confidence, knowledge, skills and motivation to empower individuals and organisations to play a critical role in responding to the climate crisis.

KNIB aims to help embed Carbon Literacy education into schools across Northern Ireland, to change lifestyles and promote behaviour that leads to positive, individual action in reducing carbon emissions.