Climate Ready Academy hosts open session for businesses on sustainability upskilling courses this month

January 2023: The Climate Ready Academy is hosting an open session for businesses in Ireland interested in upskilling in the areas of sustainability and climate action in 2023. As we enter the new year, a challenge for businesses will be the development of skills and training to help the transition to a more sustainable future.


The Climate Ready Academy, an enterprise initiative of Skillnet Ireland, provides businesses with the necessary resources and training to transition their businesses to a more sustainable footing. In 2022 alone, the Climate Ready Academy worked with more than 1,650 businesses across Ireland.


To give businesses an insight into the type of courses and training available, the Climate Ready Academy is providing a free open session on the topics of sustainability management, biodiversity, waste and the circular economy. The online event, hosted by broadcaster Ella McSweeney, will take place on Wednesday, 27th January between 1:00pm and 2:00pm and is open to businesses of all sizes and across all sectors.


The open session will provide an introduction to the following available courses, as well as the expert mentors delivering the programmes:


  • Waste and Circular Economy Leaders Programme, hosted by Gerard Higgins


This programme aims to support businesses to improve their waste management policies and develop a detailed action plan for their business anchored in Ireland’s Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy.


  • Sustainability Leaders programme, hosted by Angus Mitchell


The Sustainability Leaders programme seeks to assist businesses and Sustainability professionals to embrace responsible and sustainable business practices towards a decarbonised economy and identify the key organisational levers that facilitate change.


  • Biodiversity Essentials Programme, hosted by Anja ​Murray


A programme designed to give participants an introduction to biodiversity and what first steps their business can take to become more biodiverse, and develop a unique approach tailored towards each business for positive and effective action.


  • Energy Leaders Programme, hosted by Richard Morrison


A course which aims to equip businesses and energy professionals with the knowledge and expertise on how to reduce energy waste, optimise cost savings, and protect the environment.



  • Transport Leaders Programme, hosted by Raoul Empey


The Transport Leaders training programme aims to support businesses and professionals by providing training on how to reduce their transport emissions, increase fuel performance, deliver cost savings, and protect the environment.

Further details on available courses and resources can be found on the Climate Ready Academy website: