Learn about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and explore how a circular economy for plastics aligns with the climate action goals of a country.
Learn about biomimicry and how it can be used to design better products and systems to eliminate plastic waste.
Students will explore and understand the concept of ‘the commons’, and how greenhouse gas emissions are a ‘tragedy of the commons’ that make it challenging for countries to act alone.
Students will learn to think critically about climate policy options when they read about them in the media, and when presented by governments and stakeholders as preferred policy solutions.
Students will understand policy in the context of Indigenous relations. Students will be able to think critically about engagement when designing policies.
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 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.
Students will explore and understand the effects of the climate change crisis from different perspectives from a global overview, to national, and then to a local perspective.
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?."