Learners will understand policy in the context of Indigenous relations and be able to think critically about engagement when designing policies. Learners will learn about Indigenous youth engagement and empowerment in shaping a low carbon future and the medicine wheel- a foundational framework used by many Indigenous nations to recognize balance, interconnectedness, and wholeness of well-being.
Students will learn about the different climate policy options. Students will learn that all climate change policy tools have co-benefits and tradeoffs, and that policy design often requires a weighing of co-benefits and tradeoffs. Students will understand how climate policies have been implemented in different jurisdictions, and the successes and challenges in implementation.
Students will explore the evolution of climate science. They will learn about key events in the history of climate study and explore the debate around climate science denial.
Learn about the concept of externalities, market failures and need for government intervention. Understand how climate change is a negative externality, and explore the need for sustainable economic growth.
Students will explore the impacts of climate change in Canada and around the world. Students will learn about the predicted impacts under different temperature increase scenarios.
Students will understand Canada’s historic and current emissions relative to other countries. Students will explore and answer the question “Considering Canada’s emissions relative to other countries, why should Canada act on climate change?."
Starting from a global overview, to a national, and then to a local perspective, learners will explore and understand the effects of the climate change crisis from different perspectives.
Students will understand what is climate policy. Students will understand how policy can regulate negative externalities in a market. Students will learn about Canadian climate policies and laws.
Students will understand the concept of negative externalities and climate change as a negative externality. Students will explore the need for government intervention and collective action to address a climate change.
Students will understand the difference between policy, legislation, and regulations. Students will learn that policy often needs to meet many expectations, and balance competing interests. Students will be able to think critically about climate policy solutions offered by governments and stakeholders.