Equally at Risk

Goal 13: Climate Action

Overview

Climate changes affect our living conditions. Some places the consequences are so vast that they threaten the livelihood of the people who live there. Find a region/country that is especially threatened by climate changes, and prepare a presentation of their challenges (who, what, where, why, when, etc.) Suggestions: Tuvalu, Kiribati, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Lagos/Nigeria, the Maldives.

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Sciences

stopwatch1+ hours

circular-line-with-word-age-in-the-center13 – 21 years old

group-of-three-men-standing-side-by-side-hugging-each-other1 – 4 participants

Objectives

Learning Objectives
  • – knowledge of Goal 13 – Climate Action
  • – knowledge about climate changes
  • – make a presentation

Behavioural competences

  • Reduce their carbon footprint

Reflections

  • What is climate change?
  • How can you influence climate change?
  • What are the effects of climate change?
  • How day-by-by change can be better

Lifelong learning key competences

Social and civic competencies
Mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology Mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship

Preparation

Start by showing the documentary film by Leonardo di Caprio “Before the Flood” (or only parts of it)

Other shorter useful videos to introduce the goal/theme:

https://youtu.be/otD3ieuZa8M

Climate Action: One World, One Agreement (1 min)

https://youtu.be/peQldgAKRnU

DiCaprio: UN is ‘last best hope of Earth’ to stop ‘impending disaster for all living things’

https://youtu.be/gE7vkCz39eg

Our Changing Climate (13 min.)

https://youtu.be/y2euBvdP28c

Why People Don’t Believe In Climate Science

Instructions

Climate changes affect our living conditions. Some places the consequences are so vast that they threaten the livelihood of the people who live there.

Introduce by showing the documentary film by Leonardo di Caprio “Before the Flood” (or only parts of it).

Divide the students into groups.

Let them find a region/country that is especially threatened by climate changes, and prepare a presentation of their challenges (who, what, where, why, when, etc.)

Suggestions: Tuvalu, Kiribati, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Lagos/Nigeria, the Maldives.

The presentation can take the shape of a cartoon, a Power Point presentation, a poster, a play, etc

Evaluation

Complete the reflection work sheet connected to goal no. 13

The first part of the work sheet is to be completed before class, but the remaining parts are to be used for summing up and evaluating the theme in class.

Followup suggestions

Look at the other exercises connected to goal no. 13 – Climate Action

Ideas for actions

”Take re-useable bags to the store”, “Air dry. Let your hair and clothes dry naturally”, “Drive less. Walk, cycle, take public transport or car pool”. Find more ideas for actions in the: “170 good ideas for daily actions to transform our world” here: http://www.youneedtoknow.ch/

Reflection Sheet