Public Procurement

Climate Literacy eLearning for Procurers launched!

March 2, 2021 by No Comments | Category climate change, Scottish Procurement, Sustainable Procurement Tools

The Climate and Procurement Forum was established to provide leadership and direction to best utilise the £12.6 billion public sector spend to help address the Climate Emergency.

Procurement professionals recognise their responsibility to be climate literate and to have an appreciation of how contracting activity can support net-zero aims for their organisation and Scotland as a whole.

The People and Capability work stream of the forum has been central to the collaborative effort to develop and test the Climate Literacy eLearning to help procurers meet this responsibility.

Mr McKee, Minister for Trade, Innovation and Public Finance said:

“The Climate Literacy for Buyers eLearning is a welcome resource that will help public bodies to play their part in meeting Scotland’s ambitious climate change commitments. Along with our wider sustainable procurement support, we are keen to make this product widely available.”

About the Climate Literacy eLearning
The eLearning comprises of 3 modules: The Climate Challenge; Responding to the Challenge; and Taking Action.

It is a unique, demand led product and will help to encourage and assist public bodies to take account of climate and circular economy in their procurement activity. It is available from the Sustainable Procurement Tools platform and will take approximately one and a half hours to complete.

  • Users will need to be registered on the platform, and login to access it. This also enables users to generate and download a certificate to confirm that they have completed the training.
  • The training is largely interactive
  • Users can complete the training all at once, or exit and return at a later date to the point from where they left off.
  • For help to register and login to the platform, a user guide and short video are available

For further information or to provide feedback please contact us at: scottishprocurement@gov.scot.


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