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 will launch an International Programme for Secondary School that focusses on the topic of climate change. Dutch school will be linked to a partnerschool in the UK. All schools involved will receive an education pack with classroom activities and assignments for their students. Find out more and get involved in the programme.

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. Take a look at the 15 art works on the Museon website

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.

Green Careers 

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. 

Green Careers: Your Journey into the Green Sector, an HR perspective

This introductory discussion offers an HR perspective to the green sector with diverse experts from the field and British Council colleagues: Irfan Lohiya, Managing Director at Green Recruitment Solutions; Florian Forster, Junior Consultant; Andy Mackay, Regional Director EU, British Council; Lyubov Kostova, Country Director Bulgaria, British Council

Green Careers: Your journey into green finance

Check out our discussion on 'green finance'  with Dr Ian Cochran, Programme Director for Climate Change Finance and Investment and Amanda Ferguson, Head of Marketing, Student Recruitment and Admissions (both from the University of Edinburgh) as well as Christel Adamou (Asian Development Bank and Professional Achievement Alumni Award 2021)

Green Careers: Your journey into the renewable energy sector

The careful use of energy and new solutions for the use of renewable energy are becoming increasingly important. Hear what our experts have to say  on this: A discussion with Prof Richard Cochrane, Associate Professor for Renewable Energy at the University of Exeter and Margalida Ortega Adrover, Renewable Energy Engineer, Enginyeria CO2EN

Green Careers: Green architecture

Get a thorough insight into all things sustainable architecture in this discussion  with Dr. Boris Ceranic, Programme Lead Sustainable Architecture & Healthy Buildings, University of Derby and Architectural Technologist Magdalena Wanowicz, two extremely knowledgeable and passionate UK experts in the field.

Green Careers: Your journey into the green industry

For this discussion on the green maritime industry  we were joined by Dr Nishatabbas Rehmatulla, Senior Research Fellow at the University College London (UCL) Energy Institute and Anastasia Kouvertari, Project Manager, Marine & Offshore, Lloyd’s Register