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Carbon Literacy Training

09 September | 09:30 - 10 September | 13:00

Irish Museums Association (IMA)

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Gain an understanding of what climate change is, the scale of its effects, and how museums fit into the global, national and local picture to address climate change.

The course will be delivered over four modules on the 9 and 10 September, from 9:30 - 13:00. Each module contains activities, case studies and time for discussion. In order to become certified as Carbon Literate, you must complete the entire course and submit an individual and an organisational pledge.

Module 1. Independent learning: Pre-recorded course introduction and the basic science of climate change to be completed independently before the live sessions. This section of the course takes 1 hour 30 minutes to complete with links to the pre-recorded content shared ahead of the first live session.

Module 2. Examines the impacts of climate change, equity and vulnerability as well as the roles of museums in tackling the climate crisis.

Module 3 & 4. Focuses on carbon budgets, the local and international policy, carbon footprints, action planning and talking about climate change.


About the Trainer

Lorraine Finch is director of LFCP, which is accelerating the cultural heritage sector’s climate and environmental actions through research, knowledge sharing and resource creation. She is a sustainability leader who advocates on the international stage for sustainability in cultural heritage participating in conferences, leading workshops and training, publishing books and articles and collaborating with leaders in the field in the USA and Europe.

Lorraine is founder and Chair of the Institute of Conservation’s Sustainability Network. In recognition, she was presented with a David Middleton Sustainability Award. She is a Director of Climate Museum UK and an accredited conservator of archives, photographs, film and sound.



This training is open to IMA members only and has limited capacity. Registration includes the fee for the Carbon Literacy Certificate.