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Climate Springboard

A free online programme designed to support Scottish SMEs better prepare for Net Zero.

Climate Springboard is a free business support programme that has now opened its doors to any Scottish SME. Designed to simplify the net zero landscape, this unique and action orientated programme was created from a partnership between ECCI, the University of Edinburgh and Royal Bank of Scotland.

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Why take part in Climate Springboard?

In response to the Climate emergency, Scotland has set a target to transition to Neto Zero by 2045.

SMEs are key to this transition. Not only are businesses now facing new regulation and funding requirements based around climate, but are feeling the effects of climate change today. It is now essential that businesses can report on their climate emissions, implement a climate strategy and adapt.

The net zero landscape can feel overhwleming for SMEs who are juggling other commitmtents. Climate Springboard breaks it all down to simple to follow steps.

What to expect from the programme?

Climate Springboard will provide an overview of the Scottish net zero landscape including; upcoming regulation aimed at businesses, funding requirements and supply chain fluctuations.

The programme will provide businesses with the tools and knowledge to report your carbon emissions and develop a strategy document in line with government protocols.

Climate Springboard allows businesses to gain access to low-cost action plans and get tailored support to reduce their energy consumption and costs.

You will get to connect with likeminded businesses and learn from each other.

What do other think?

“The sessions will give businesses the tools to start this journey and establish that baseline position on which to start a carbon reduction plan.” - Gary Alison, East Lothian Housing Association.

Hear from some of the businesses who have taken part in the programme in our short explainer video

Over 100 people have taken part in the programme from across lots of different sectors.

Businesses have included housing associating, schools, lawyers, accountant firms, hotels, manufacturers and events companies.

Do not worry, you do not need to be a climate expert to join this course. Our team will take time to tailor the content to your specific stage.

Overview of programme:

Workshop 1: Drivers and Data

Workshop 2: Boundaries and Carbon Footprints

Optional Drop-in Session 1: DIY Carbon Footprint

Workshop 3: Strategy and Action

Optional Drop-in Session 2: Climate Strategy

Ongoing 1:1 support and research when relevant

Access to bespoke resources to encourage behaviour change within your organisation

Want to get started now?

Start learning now by reviewing some of the Climate Springboard Resources.

Climate Springboard Factsheet