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Sustainable Development Goal 13 | Climate Action: Senior School

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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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)

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Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

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Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

Goal 13 | Climate Action: Leadership

Goal 13 Climate actionShow LeadershipAs a global citizen how can I show leadership?
  • "Make a donation to a charity that focuses on reducing climate change.
  • Compost. Composting food scraps can reduce climate impact while also recycling nutrients.
  • Buy eco-friendly products. Read the packaging to see if products are produced in an eco-friendly way.
  • Consume less meat and become vegetarian for one day a week. The meat production industry has a huge impact on the environment.
  • Offset your carbon emissions. You can calculate your carbon footprint and purchase climate credits from Climate Neutral Now.
  • Choose reusable products. Use an eco-bag for shopping and a reusable water bottle or a cup to reduce your plastic waste.
  • Bike, walk or take public transport. Save the car trips for when you’ve got a big group.
  • Stay informed. Follow your local news and stay in touch with the Global Goals online or on social media at @TheGlobalGoals".
    (The Global Goals, n.d.)

Goal 13 | Climate Action: Articles

Level 1 resourceArticlesNOTE: If prompted use your mConnect login to access the articles. See also Help using JSTOR and / or Help using the EBSCOhost.

Level 2 resource

In Focus | Atlas of sustainable development goals 2018

Level 3Level 2NOTE: This World Bank Atlas contains current data that tracks the opportunities, challenges, and issues relating to the various Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). It is suitable as a PYP provocation for year 6. It can also be used to include empirical data and statistical evidence into Senior School classes.

Goal 13 | Climate Action: eBooks

Level 1 resourceeBookTo view the eBooks off campus follow the link. If prompted, sign in with your School mConnect user name and password.

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Goal 13 | Climate Action: Data & Stats

Level 2Statistics

Chart: Greg Jericho Source: Dept of Environment Fig 4 Get the data Created with Datawrapper

Goal 13 | Climate Action: Online resources

Level 1Many of the following Australian and international research organizations offer free reports into the current state of climate change, insights into the science of climate change, and action that is being taken to address climate change. Please contact the Kerferd Library if you need assistance finding and downloading the reports. 

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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

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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

Goal 13 | Climate Action: 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.

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

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In text reference / citation: Thunberg (2018) or (Thunberg, 2018)
Bibliography / Reference list: Thunberg, G., (2018). School strike for climate - save the world by changing the rules [eVideo], TEDxStockholm. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/EAmmUIEsN9A

Greta Thunberg, Young Climate Activist, at the Opening of the Climate Action Summit 2019.

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In text reference / citation: United Nations (2019) or (United Nations, 2019)
Bibliography / Reference list: United Nations (2019). Greta Thunberg (Young Climate Activist) at the Climate Action Summit 2019 - Official Video [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/u9KxE4Kv9A8

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

Landmark United in Science report informs Climate Action Summit - Science highlights key facts and figures about growing gap between targets and reality.

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In text reference / citation: World Meteorological Organization (2019) or (World Meteorological Organization, 2019)
Bibliography / Reference list: World Meteorological Organization (2019). Arctic Sea Ice Animation. [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/dIQi64EudeA

Level 2 resource

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

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