Our economy is shifting and evolving. We’re in the middle of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and where we go from here will define how we as the human race will survive. One key shift our economy needs to make is to go green. A green economy, as defined by the United Nations (UN) Environmental Programme in 2011, is “one that improves human wellbeing and social equity while reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities”. To put it simply, a green economy is one that is mindful, with people living and working in a way that is low carbon, resource-efficient, and socially inclusive, where everyone benefits regardless of where they live and what resources they have.
As part of The Climate Connection campaign, the British Council hosts a special webinar, titled “The Green Economy” on 29 July, focusing on how the green economy can be a potential career pathway for young people. The webinar will feature an eminent panel including British Council Sri Lanka Director – Education and English Louise Cowcher, Tourism Sector Skills Council Chair and The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) President Sanath Ukwatte, Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission Vocational Deputy Director-General Janaka Jayalath, and University Grants Commission (UGC) Director – Quality Assurance Council Prof. Thilak Gamage.