Com­mu­ni­ca­tion of cli­mate change impacts on Ama­zon­ian ecosys­tems and the role of envi­ron­men­tal man­age­ment in pro­vid­ing solu­tions.

DE pres­i­dent, David Oswald, was invit­ed to Brazil to par­tic­i­pate in an edu­ca­tion­al pro­gram for excep­tion­al high school stu­dents who had been cho­sen to learn about cli­mate change and become ‘ambas­sadors of cli­mate’ in their schools. This pro­gram, called “Olhos no cli­ma”, or “Eyes on cli­mate”, was cre­at­ed and imple­ment­ed by the British Coun­cil.

David Oswald gave lec­tures on resilience of Ama­zon­ian forests to the stu­dents dur­ing a ses­sion in Rio de Janiero and anoth­er in Sao Paulo. In these ses­sions stu­dents were also chal­lenged to per­form an quick team envi­ron­men­tal assess­ment to explore prac­ti­cal ways of address­ing envi­ron­men­tal prob­lems such as cli­mate change.

David deliv­ered an inter­est­ing lec­ture and engaged stu­dents through prac­ti­cal ses­sions. This allowed them to under­stand com­plex con­cepts and manip­u­late the data in a sim­ple man­ner. Stu­dents were able to bring the issues home under­stand­ing their roles in the com­bat against cli­mate change”
— Danielle Padu­la, Direc­tor Oper­a­tions — Rio, British Coun­cil