What does society need to transition to a net zero economy and stop climate change?
The answer to that question is quite complex and involves individuals, communities, businesses, industries and governments all working together to establish policies and guidelines as well as design, manufacture and implement the infrastructure to achieve our goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and removing carbon from the atmosphere.
For any of this to happen, society needs highly skilled and passionate people who want to make a difference and work in these industries - which is exactly where these resources come in!
Collaborating with our generous philanthropic partners, The Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation and Boundless Earth, this Earth and Space Sciences Unit, Exploring Earth’s Systems: Carbon, Climate and Renewable Energy, has been designed to educate students about climate change and develop an increased awareness of and confidence to become climate solution entrepreneurs, as well as a desire to consider sustainability jobs in our future which will be incredibly important as we transition to a net zero economy.
This unit looks at climate change through the lens of the carbon cycle and Earth systems for students to understand the effects of climate change, its underlying causes, and how human activity has influenced the disruption of the carbon cycle. Students also learn about the Earth’s spheres and their interconnections, explore global greenhouse gas emissions, delve into the concept of carbon capture, and examine renewable energy technologies while conceptualizing nature-positive ideas to achieve a sustainable, net-zero economy.
These resources have been designed to support teachers to feel confident teaching about transitioning to a net zero economy using real-world examples whilst also enabling their students to take socially and environmentally responsible, positive action.