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Sustainable Development Goal 13 | Climate Action: Teachers

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.)

Goal 13 | Climate Action: Teacher Support

InstructionsThe United Nations Development Goals address many of the challenges we face globally. The following resources can be used to create lesson plans that raise awareness of these challenges, as well as investigating possible solutions.


 

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.
Source

When using these figures don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.

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: Australian Government Response

Level 2Australian Government Response to the Global Sustainable ObjectivesThe following Commonwealth departments and agencies are responsible for delivering outcomes, as well we reporting on progress in regards to Australia's progress in meeting the UN Global Sustainable Goals. Australia's progress is reported to the UN Voluntary National Review on the Sustainable Development Platform.

Lead Department
Supporting Departments

See also:

Goal 13 | Climate Action: Databases and Statistics

Level 3 resourceStatisticsDatabases

Goal 13 | Climate Action: Online Resources for teachers

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
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