The Rail Safety and Standards Board has launched a ‘Carbon Literacy for Rail’ training course to help the rail sector move forward on decarbonisation.
The new tailored course for the rail industry has been prepared by RSSB’s sustainability experts for anyone working in rail infrastructure, train operating companies and the supply chain. It provides delegates with the knowledge and skills to lower their personal and organisational carbon footprint in line with rail industry targets.
The training course is accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project to meet the ‘Carbon Literacy Standard’, with delegates successfully completing the course certified as ‘Carbon Literate’.
George Davies, RSSB’s director of Sustainable Development said: “As we move forward with action to make the railway even more sustainable, helping colleagues understand the challenges and know what they can do to help will be crucial. Environmental and social sustainability are essential elements of the long-term vision for the rail industry, and the Sustainability Team at RSSB are taking a leading role in defining an industry-wide approach for sustainability.
“Our Carbon Literacy for Rail training course will raise awareness of carbon emissions. We want to make it relevant to everyday activities, giving people the ability and boost motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis.”
Nicola Martin, Head of Sustainability, TransPennine Express said: “While Rail only contributes a small part of the overall emissions from transport in the UK, it can be a key contributor to the solutions needed to achieve net zero by 2050. It’s a priority for TransPennine Express, and we asked RSSB to develop this course to help us and the wider rail industry meet the challenge.
“This carbon literacy training provides an excellent opportunity to review climate change science and discuss climate change context in line with the rail industry and transport decarbonisation goals.”
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