Climate change is one of the greatest social, economic, political and environmental challenges facing our generation. The debate around climate actions is a strategic objective of the British Council where it seeks to achieve a faster transition to sustainable, low carbon economies.
The British Council’s Climate Change Project in India & Sri Lanka will focus on mitigating the effects of climate change in an urban environment. It is part of the British Council’s major global climate security project and India is, along with China, one of the top two priority countries for this work. Sri Lanka, with less than 2% of India’s population and correspondingly lower carbon emissions, is a lower priority.
The project comprises three key strands:
- Strand 1 – Scientists and green buildings professionals
- Strand 2 – Communications professionals
- Strand 3- Young Green Crusaders network
The Climate Change Project seeks to:
- Strengthen relationships and networks which lead to action on climate change mitigation and adaptation.
- Increase understanding of the case for tackling climate change.
- Increase support for the achievement and implementation of international agreements that address the threats of climate change.