Carbon literacy training for senior councillors and staff

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Essex County Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Climate Emergency UK

Dear Essex County Council,

Please treat this as a Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations request.

I would like information about your council’s carbon literacy training in relation to climate action for the Council Climate Action Scorecards. This information may be held by the HR department or other departments that organise staff training.

In particular, please supply me with information relating to the following questions:

a. Have all senior management received carbon literacy training or equivalent since 1st January 2019? Please state the type of training.

b. Have all current councillors in the cabinet or committee chairs received carbon literacy training or equivalent since being elected? Please state the type of training.

This training could be from the Carbon Literacy Organisation or another organisation, university or in-house. We want to know the number of people who have attended the training. We don’t need to know the number of staff that have received a certificate of completion or attendance.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Hannah Jewell, Climate Emergency UK

Climate Emergency UK

Dear Essex County Council,

Thank you for taking the time to look at the FOI/EIR request I have submitted.

This is a polite reminder that the legal deadline by which you needed to respond to the FOI/EIR request was 13th February 2023, which has now passed.

I would be very grateful if you could ensure that you respond to this request as soon as you can.

All the best,
Hannah Jewell, Climate Emergency UK