Clear About Carbon
At present there is a strong awareness that carbon reduction is a key contemporary business priority. In the future, businesses will need to take steps to identify and monitor their carbon use and begin the process of progressively reducing the amount of carbon associated with their business activities and that of their direct supply chain.
Working at the forefront of this new initiative, the Clear About Carbon project will initially work with a small number of small to medium sized enterprises to begin the support process for them to engage, participate and identify opportunities to prosper in a low carbon economy.
Clear About Carbon is being run in partnership with; The University of Exeter Business School and Centre for Leadership Studies, Low Carbon Cornwall and the Eden Project. Clear About Carbon’s key objective is to develop, test and deliver innovative approaches to increase the level of ‘carbon literacy’ within Cornwall’s workforce in order to develop the necessary capacity, skills and knowledge exchange to drive low carbon economic development.
The Rural Business School’s role will involve running a series of producer and processor consultations, in order to develop the level of carbon literacy and demonstrate the barriers facing the progression of carbon management throughout the supply chain in Cornwall. The Rural Business School will also be undertaking case studies and market research. In addition, Cornwall College, of which Duchy College Rural Business School is part, will be delivering two Level 4 modules on carbon management and renewable energy.
The project also covers: Procurement and Carbon Literacy, Leadership and Management, Continuing Professional Development and Supply Chain Development.
If you would like to learn more about the project, please visit: www.clearaboutcarbon.com or contact one of the Clear About Carbon team at Duchy on: 0845 458 7485.
All services and activities are ESF Convergence funded and offered free to all eligible participants.