The Climate Connection - Resources and Programmes
The British Council's Climate Connection is a global initiative which brings people together from around the world to share ideas and take action. Whether you are interested in a career in a green industry; are interested in creative responses to the climate emergency; are a teacher incorporating climate topics in the classroom; or would like to deepen your knowledge about green futures, we have something for you. Browse our resources and programmes below.
International Programme for Secondary Schools
In 2022 the British Council Netherlands launched an International Programme for Secondary School that focusses on the topic of climate change. Dutch school were linked to a partnerschool in the UK and all schools received an education pack with classroom activities and assignments for their students. Find out more.
From ambition to reality: Higher Education’s role in realising COP26 - panel discussion
On Wednesday 09 March 2022 we held an interactive panel discussion at TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht. The event served as an opening to the dialogue between Dutch and British Higher Education institutes on climate action and how the higher education field can turn its ambitions into reality. We heard perspectives from the UK and the Netherlands. Students, young professionals, climate activists and Higher Education institutes shared their views and perspectives in an interactive panel discussion. Watch the recording of the livestream.
Create for Climate Art Competition
Together with the British Embassy we invited all secondary students in the Netherlands, aged 12-15, to share their creative vision for a greener planet in our Create for Climate Art Competition. The winning works are part of an online exhibition at Museon.
Global Youth Letter
We need to act now. Crowdsourced from 8000 young people across 23 countries, the Global Youth Letter is an urgent call to action for society’s leaders and emerging climate champions to unite to end the climate emergency once and for all.. The letter was presented and debated by youth representatives from around the world on 9 September. Find out more.
Resources for teachers
Bring climate education into the language classroom with our self-access training modules on how to develop and deliver lessons with sustainability as a focus. Connect with our ten-part podcast series to explore the relationship between the climate crisis and language education with your learners.
Are you keen on developing a successful career which supports the planet? Our series of webinars with UK academics, recruitment specialists and green sector professionals is tailored for future European leaders in green industries can help you find a route into the sector. Moreover, the UK offers fantastic courses for students interested in sustainability, and a UK degree could be the first step to your green career.