Climate change is quickly becoming a core focus of global development, and the demand for experts to help take action to combat it is growing. But there are several misconceptions about engaging in climate work, from the skills involved to the sectors it touches.
Devex spoke with several climate experts to debunk four common myths.
Myth 1: You have to be a hard scientist to work on climate change.
This is perhaps the biggest misconception about working on climate change. There are certainly lots of climate science and research jobs, but there are as many development jobs that are not science-related, if not more.