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New video on careers in climate change

As part of Green Careers Week, we’ve released a new video in our ‘So you wanna do something about climate change…’ series. This video features Tara Bryer, Science Communication Advisor for Climate Outreach.

Encouraged by so many young people who are leading the way in taking action to keep the climate crisis on the global political and media agenda, we produced a series of short videos for COP26 last year. The videos explore some of the many climate change careers they could do with STEM-related qualifications.

In these videos, students can hear directly from a diverse group of people working in the climate field, learn about their roles, why they think it’s important, and the paths they’ve taken to do the work they do now. .

The rest of the series includes:

  • Ayesha Tandon, Science Journalist, Carbon Brief
  • Steve Smith, Executive Director, Net Zero Oxford
  • Sarah Clements, Senior Consultant, Element Energy
  • Lisa Dipnarine, Business Development Manager, Transport for London
  • Jade Kimpton, Trainee Substation Engineer, National Grid
  • Dr Ella Gilbert, climatologist, University of Reading
  • Cameron Hepburn, Professor of Environmental Economics, Smith School
  • Zach Lewis, Low Carbon Adviser, National Trust
  • Robert Mulvaney, Research Scientist, British Antarctic Survey
  • Joseph Harvey, Substation Engineer, National Grid
  • Frances Summers, Dorset Council, Senior Planning Policy Officer

Green Careers Week is an exciting event that raises aspirations, supports diversity, challenges stereotypes and promotes real opportunities for young people to have a career that will truly make a difference.

A green career can be any job, role or occupation that helps preserve or restore the environment and our planet. This can be any industry, not just those considered ‘green’. Green skills are capacities, attributes, values, attitudes, knowledge and technical skills needed to adapt services, processes and procedures to support climate change.

Green careers are a rapidly growing global employment sector that touches every business, employer, employee and educational institution. Require everyone to work together to create a school-to-work talent pipeline for the thousands and thousands of jobs and roles needed for the future. Green careers touch every aspect of our lives and offer young people an exciting range of opportunities. There are green careers and green skills suitable for everyone.

In conjunction with Green Careers Week, the Royal Meteorological Society hopes to showcase some of the wide range of weather and climate careers already available, provide advice on what to study and how to access these opportunities, and encourage more people from diverse backgrounds to consider careers in these fields.

Watch all the videos in the series

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