Climate Change Policy and Indigenous Relations
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.
Climate Policy Options
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.
Evolution of Climate Science
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.
Exploring the Need for Climate Policy - Decoding Carbon
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.
Global Impacts of Climate Change
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.
How Does Canada Contribute to Global GHG Emissions?
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?."
How is Climate Change Shaping this World?
Students will explore and understand the effects of the climate change crisis from different perspectives. Starting from a global overview, to national and then to a local perspective, students will notice the change in scope and approach towards tackling the climate crisis.
Market Failures: What Role Can Policy Play in Building a Low Carbon Future?
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.
The Negative Externalities Game: Collective Action to Address Climate Change
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.
What Makes a Good Climate Change Policy?
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.