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'Greta Effect': One in Four UK Teens Eyeing a Green Career, Survey Finds

24 February 2020   (0 Comments)

A survey of more than 1,000 teenagers in the UK has found that around one-quarter (23%) are keen to pursue a career in the green economy.

Carried out by Licensed Body of the Society for the Environment, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the survey asked 1,008 UK students between the ages of 15 and 18 for their views on environmental issues and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).

More than three-quarters (77%) of respondents said they were re-thinking their career plans after seeing the work of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Just under one-quarter (23%) said they definitely wanted to pursue a career in a sector – such as renewable energy or cleantech research and development - or an organization, which is working directly to combat climate change.


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