The evidence is clear: human activity is dramatically altering the environment of the very world we live in. Through deforestation and burning fossil fuels, our actions are releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, raising the temperature of the land, sea and air. Climate change affects us all and it’s taking place on a global and local scale.
Now the only question is how we respond in mitigating and adapting this?
At first, it can all seem overwhelming. The problem appears so big, so confusing and so frightening that it looks as if there is little one person or one group of people can do. And, anyway, isn’t it up to politicians, economists and scientists to work out the answers?
British Council has been operating in Indonesia for 60 years in the field of cultural relations – a long tradition of building trust and understanding through cultural relations. In the area of climate change and environment particularly that involves young people; British Council aims to build cross-cultural relationships which lead to actions on climate change mitigation and adaptation and to raise awareness and understanding of climate change issues in schools and general society in Indonesia.
Our programmes in Climate area are focus in two areas; education and youth development: