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"Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy for all is essential. Sustainable energy is opportunity – it transforms lives, economies and the planet." (United Nations, n.d.)
Goal 7: Affordable clean energy | Teacher Support
The 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.
Design for Change DFC
Design for Change: design thinking platform for children. Includes sections relating the global Sustainable Development Goals
Global Education [Education Services Australia]
Global education promotes positive values and assists students to take responsibility for their actions and to see themselves as global citizens who can contribute to a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.... Global Perspectives, A framework for global education in Australian schools is a concise, practical and philosophical guide to including a global perspective across the curriculum. There is also advice for teachers and school leadership teams on how to implement the framework at a school level.
Global Schools Program
The Global Schools Program is an initiative led by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth) in support of UNESCO’s Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development (GAP-ESD). It is designed to:
1. Integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into school settings.
2. Increase the capacities of educators and teachers to more effectively deliver education on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
3. Provide youth with opportunities to engage with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the local level.
Sustainable Development Goal Toolkit (ACFID)
This Free Toolkit aims to help you and your team explore and test systems change and collaborative responses as a way of working differently to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The ACFID Sustainable Development Goal Toolkit is based on the CSIRO RAPTA (Resilience, Adaptation Pathways and Transformation Assessment) framework which offers practical guidance in how to apply these concepts in planning projects so they are better designed to deliver valuable, durable outcomes in the face of high uncertainty and rapid change. RAPTA has wide application to plans for improving food and water security, managing climate change, attaining sustainable growth in the Earth’s megacities, and better responding to the accumulating risks that confront humanity and transforming (or protecting) the social and ecological systems.
WBCSD: World Business Council for Sustainable Development
WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.
Goal 7: Affordable clean energy | Track progress
Use the following links to see how Australia, and the world, are tracking to meet this goal.
Goal 7: Affordable clean energy | Articles
Goal 7: Affordable clean energy | Databases and Statistics
Clean Energy Regulator Data and Information
The Clean Energy Regulator is required by legislation to publish certain information including: the "National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting scheme" data and the Australian "Renewable Energy Target" data.
Goal 7: Affordable clean energy | Online Resources for teachers
Clean Energy Council (Australia)
The Clean Energy Council is a incorporated not-for-profit association that is the peak body for the clean energy industry in Australia.
The Clean Energy Council published an annual report on the status of Australia's clean energy sector. They also publish the "Clean Energy Outlook Confidence Index" to gauge investment confidence, employment trends and business challenges in the Australian clean energy sector.
TAKE2, Victoria's Climate change pledge
"TAKE2 is the Victorian Government’s collective climate change initiative. It supports Victorian individuals, business, government, educational and community organisations to take meaningful action to reduce climate change." (Victorian Government, 2016)