South Asia is the most populous and the most densely populated geographical region in the world, with more than 1.891 billion people. It has a bulging youth population with more than 600 million under 18 years and accounts for around 25 per cent of the world’s population and is one of the world’s fastest growing region, with growth rates approaching 7.0 percent in 2019.
South Asia is home to some of the world’s countries most vulnerable to climate change. In the past decade alone, nearly 700 million people were affected by one or more climate-related disasters.
Communities in climate-vulnerable areas are stuck. Before they can recover from a disaster caused by natural hazards, another one strikes, reversing any progress made. To end this cycle, South Asian communities need to build greater resilience. But to become climate-resilient, the region needs to adopt ambitious policies and strengthen planning.
This webinar is aimed at prospective international students from South Asia who are thinking of a career in green industries. The webinar will explore the challenges and opportunities for green careers from South Asian perspective and will also shed light on the routes that students can adopt for a successful career in green economy.
It forms part of a global webinar series called Green Careers that the British Council is holding in 2021 in the run up to COP26. The series will explore the different careers that exist within the green sector and some of the routes into them, with a focus on the UK's higher education offering in this space.
We will be joined by:
- Ashwika Kapur – Science Communicator and Natural History Filmmaker, Panda Award Winner
- Bipashyee Ghosh – Research Fellow at Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex
- Daniyal Siddiqui – CEO, DS Group of Companies, Winner of Alumni Awards Entrepreneurial Award, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
- Shahid Hussain – International Recruitment Officer, University of Derby