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Climate change is a complex topic where knowledge and understanding is changing at a rapid pace. Many organisations are placing more focus on the need to identify the risks and opportunities associated with climate change in order to best plan how to address these, for instance by integrating these into business resilience plans or building them into management systems such as ISO 14001.

This course has been designed for all those wishing to learn about climate change and the associated risks and opportunities, and how to manage these within a business. Typical attendees include environmental managers, sustainability managers, owners and directors.

  • The course is taught using a mixture of presentations and practical class exercises and activities. Topics covered will include:
  • The science of climate change
  • International policy and local legislation relevant to climate change
  • Risks and opportunities for your organisation and supply chain in designing policies to mitigate against climate change
  • An introduction to the available tools and resources for mitigating against climate change in your organisation

This material is embedded within the full day course: Carbon Footprinting and Management (including introduction to the GHG Protocol). Click here for more info. By attending the full day course, delegates automatically receive a certificate for both courses at no extra charge.

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Course Information

Delivery Method Half-day Short Course

Online Distance Learning, Northumbria University; Newcastle City Campus and London Campus

Start Various - Online: 2 June 2020 (AM), 15th September 2020 (AM), London: 5 November 2020 (AM)

Half Day

Architecture, Built Environment and Construction, Digital, Tech and Creative, Engineering and Manufacturing, Financial and Legal Services, Health, Sport and Social Care, Leadership and Management

Online and Newcastle Campus £175; London Campus £185

The course will be led by Anna-Lisa Mills, Director of True North Sustainability. She is highly committed, experienced, knowledgeable and passionate environmental practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in environmental management, sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). She has experience working in both in-house and consultancy roles.  Anna-Lisa has a proven track record in developing, implementing and leading environmental, sustainability and carbon strategies for a wide range of organisations from SMEs to large multi-nationals.

Anna-Lisa is a Chartered Environmentalist and a fellow Member of IEMA.   She has completed Al Gore’s training programme to become a Climate Reality Leader and is an active member of IEMA’s Climate Change and Energy Steering Group as well as IEMA’s North East Steering Group.

Anna-Lisa also has strong experience in education and training and is an Associate Lecturer at Northumbria University and visiting lecturer to Sunderland University. Anna-Lisa is an approved trainer for a range of IEMA, NEBOSH, BSI, IRCA and NQA approved course.

Online courses will cover the same content as those delivered face-to-face at our campuses but with a structure that’s been adapted to better suit the remote learning environment. Delivery will include a blend of live presentation and discussion as well as individual and group tasks in order to provide a complete and interactive learning experience for delegates.

This climate change training course will provide an introduction to climate change and the associated risks and opportunities. The aim is to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to effectively identify and plan for the risks and opportunities relevant to their organisation in order to increase business resilience and maximise on the opportunities.

No standard entry requirements

On completion of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Confidently discuss the science of climate change
  • Outline the drivers for action on climate risk including international policy and local legislation
  • Identify associated risks and opportunities as relevant to their organisation and supply chain
  • Explain the business case for climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Plan how to act in order to minimise the risks and maximise on the opportunities
  • Access tools and additional resources to support further action if desired.


Online and Newcastle Campus - £175 

London Campus - £185



Climate Change: Risk, Opportunity and Business Resilience (ONLINE)




6 Places Available

Climate Change: Risk, Opportunity and Business Resilience (ONLINE)




6 Places Available

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