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Sustainable Development Goal 13 | Climate Action: Overview

All of School guide to support: Global citizenship [SCoT], Sustainable development [ScOT.1050] and Ethical understanding [acgc.7]

Source: Black, S. (2019).

"Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow... Without action, the world’s average surface temperature is projected to rise over the 21st century and is likely to surpass 3 degrees Celsius this century... Affordable, scalable solutions are now available to enable countries to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies." (United Nations, n.d.)

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Goal 13 | Climate Action: Introduction videos

Level 1 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view this video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

United Nations: Why do we need a goal on climate action? UN Assistant Secretary-General for climate change Janos Pasztor answers this question and explains how addressing climate change can also help economic growth and improve people's lives.

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In text reference / citation: Pasztor (2015) or (Pasztor, 2015)
Bibliography / Reference list: Pasztor, J (2015). Sustainable Development Goals Explained: Climate action, [eVideo]. United Nations, Retrieved from https://youtu.be/m03INcdB4hQ

In this video, EarthAgain talk about the thirteenth of the sustainable development goals, which is all about raising awareness for climate change and global warming.

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In text reference / citation: EarthAgain (2017) or (EarthAgain, 2017)
Bibliography / Reference list: EarthAgain (2017). UN Sustainable Development Goals | Climate Action [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/xivQ8zjqaRo

Goal 13 | Climate Action: Facts & Figures

Level 1Statistics

 
Facts & Figures Global Targets

+0.85°C

From 1880 to 2012, average global temperature increased by 0.85°C.

-1.07 million km²

The Arctic’s sea ice extent has shrunk in every decade since 1979, with 1.07 million km² of ice loss every decade.

+19 cm

From 1901 to 2010, the global average sea level rose by 19 cm as oceans expanded due to warming temperatures and melting ice.

+50%​

Greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise and are now more than 50 percent higher than their 1990 level.

-5%

For each 1 degree Celsius of temperature increase, grain yields decline by about 5 percent.

+400%

Since 1970, the number of natural disasters worldwide has more than quadrupled to around 400 a year.
  • Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities.
  • Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning.
  • Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.
  • Implement the commitment undertaken by developed-country parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to a goal of mobilizing jointly $100 billion annually by 2020 from all sources to address the needs of developing countries in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation and fully operationalize the Green Climate Fund through its capitalization as soon as possible.
  • Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities.
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In text citation: (United Nations Development Programme, 2018) or United Nations Development Programme (2018)

Bibliography / Reference list: United Nations Development Programme. (2018). Sustainable Development Goals, 13: climate action, facts and figures. Retrieved from http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals/goal-13-climate-action.html

Goal 13 | Climate Action: Books and eBooks

Level 1 resourceeBookIntroductory Reading

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Level 3 resourceeBookFurther Reading

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Goal 13 | Climate Action: Databases and Statistics

Level 3 resourceStatisticsDatabases

Goal 13 | Climate Action: eVideos

Level 1 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view this video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

The physical signs and socio-economic impacts of climate change are accelerating as record greenhouse gas concentrations drive global temperatures towards increasingly dangerous levels, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization.

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In text reference / citation: World Meteorological Organization (2019) or (World Meteorological Organization, 2019)
Bibliography / Reference list: World Meteorological Organization (2019). WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2018 [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/LijAkFyqv2M

What causes climate change (also known as global warming)? And what are the effects of climate change? Learn the human impact and consequences of climate change for the environment, and our lives.

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In text reference / citation: National Geographic (2017) or (National Geographic, 2017)
Bibliography / Reference list: National Geographic (2017). Causes and Effects of Climate Change [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/G4H1N_yXBiA

Farmer John Hamparsum talks to the ABC’s Matter of Fact about the impact the changing weather is having in regional areas.

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In text reference / citation: Hamparsum (2018) or (Hamparsum, 2018)
Bibliography / Reference list: Hamparsum J (2018). Causes and Effects of Climate Change [eVideo], ABC News (Australia). Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Ub3RhxUa6Vk

Climate scientists rarely speak publicly about their personal views. But in the wake of some extreme weather events in Australia, the specialists who make predictions about our climate reveal they're experiencing sometimes deep anxieties.

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In text reference / citation: ABC News (2015) or (ABC News, 2015)
Bibliography / Reference list: Pasztor, J (2015). Climate scientists reveal their fears for the future, [eVideo]. ABC News, Australia, Retrieved from https://youtu.be/jIy0t5P0CUQ

Goal 13 | Climate Action: Interactive Resources

Level 2Interactive resources


 

In this "Climate Time Machine" from NASA you can see key indicators of climate change - such as temperature, sea ice extent and carbon dioxide concentrations and how they have changed in Earth's recent history.

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In text reference / citation: NASA (2018) or (NASA, 2018)
Bibliography / Reference list: NASA (2018). Climate time machine]. Retrieved from https://climate.nasa.gov/climate_resources/25/interactive-climate-time-machine/

Goal 13 | Climate Action: Track progress

Use the following links to see how Australia, and the world, are tracking to meet this goal.Level 2

Australia's progress

Level 3

International progress

Goal 13 | Climate Action: Take Action

Show leadership / take actionLeadership Challenge / Opportunity

Climate change involves all of us: as individuals, as a school, as a community, as a country. How can you rise to the challenge, show leadership, and help make a difference to climate change?  Explore the following Victorian Take2 pledge and consider what action you can take. See also the following Victorian ResourceSmart llnk to see what other schools and communities are doing to make a difference.

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In text reference / citation: Sustainability Victoria (2016) or (Sustainability Victoria, 2016)
Bibliography / Reference list: Sustainability Victoria (2016). Pledge to TAKE2 and be a part of Victoria’s action on climate change , [eVideo]. Retrieved from rpKnYPRxugo

Sustainable Development Goal | 13. Climate Action: General Curriculum Alignment

Level 1Victorian CurriculumAustralian Curriculum AlignmentThis Mentone Girls' Grammar School Sustainable Development Goals LibGuide supports the following Australian and Victorian curriculum outcomes.


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