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 Primary Biology Unit, Habitats and Humanity, 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 Habitats and Humanity unit looks at climate change and the work that is being done by individuals, communities, organisations and governments to create a more sustainable world through the lens of habitats and the impacts that humans have on the habitats around them. Students will investigate the physical conditions of a habitat, and analyse how the growth of survival of living things is affected by changing physical conditions, both natural and human induced. Students will also learn about the impact of increased levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, delve into the concept of carbon capture and examine the environmental impacts of renewable energy to understand more about how sustainable land use and management practices can influence societies ability to transition to a 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.