Climate change is the biggest challenge facing our generation.
It’s all over the news at the moment and that’s because of something called COP26. That’s a conference where world leaders, scientists and companies such as National Grid are meeting to discuss what changes they can make.
Governments across the world are trying to make their countries take steps to stop the harmful impact of climate change. COP26 is a huge event that is bringing people together to agree the best ways to tackle the issues and reach net zero – that’s where there’s a ‘zero’ balance between the amount of greenhouse gases being put into the atmosphere and those taken out.
Changes won’t happen overnight. It will take time to find the answers and develop technology that can create a cleaner and greener world. In the UK, this means creating jobs right now, and in the future, to help the country reach this goal.Embed from Getty Images
And there’s a whole range of new careers being created that will equip us with the skills to make a change. These are being called ‘green jobs’ and will contribute towards the net zero ambition – that’s where there’s a ‘zero’ balance between the amount of greenhouse gases being put into the atmosphere and those taken out.
If you’re in school now – what cool jobs might there be in the future?
They could be working on ways to reduce waste…
Or coming up with new and improved ways of creating renewable energy that can power our everyday lives.
We know there will be lots of jobs focusing on things that will help the environment, like electric vehicle charging, developing hydrogen as a new fuel, storing energy in batteries when not needed so it’s not lost, as well as capturing and storing harmful greenhouse gas emissions say underground.Embed from Getty Images
There’s plenty to choose from a lot of ways to make a difference! The cool thing is that this means there really will be exciting opportunities for young people to become part of the workforce that’s fighting climate change.
And before anyone joins the workforce – there are plenty of things we can all do right now, today, tomorrow into 2022 AND BEYOND!
It’s so important because climate change impacts every single person around the world. We all need to do our part to help stop the negative impact on the planet.
- Make sure that your family is recycling everything they can – including things like batteries and old gadgets you don’t use any more.
- Walk whenever you can instead of taking the car – it’s better for the environment – and your health!
- There are also many ways to use less power in your home – turn of lights and appliances when you’re not using them, and use the shower instead of the bath.
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