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 question is how we respond.
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?
To realise this mission, the British Council has developed a Climate Change Programme with a series of specific projects falling under four overarching themes. The projects draw on the British Council’s demonstrated expertise in delivering strong impacts through cultural relations programmes and are designed to bring down the barriers of helplessness and misunderstanding that stop people from taking action.
We are working to strengthen networks and relationships among decision makers, influencers and future leaders worldwide to tackle climate change.