Published July 28th, 2020
SDG 13: Climate Action addresses Climate Change, which is the biggest threat to our development and well-being, impacting all life on the planet. Due to the global nature of this problem, we need to work together to find solutions to a cleaner future.
Watch the film Earthrise for inspiration and access the in-depth Earthrise Discussion/Curriculum guide which includes background information depicting the year 1968 environmentally and historically. Also included is an Earthrise image analysis activity to introduce students to the Earthrise photograph and the concept of perspective. The Earthrise conversation cards are also a good source of inspiration; they include quotes from thought leaders, conservationists, authors, and poets such as Wendell Berry, Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, Joseph Campbell, and Gary Snyder.
Young people are growing up in a climate emergency. Millions of the world's poorest people are being affected. There is still hope but urgent action is needed now.
Eco-anxiety is on the rise and there is a growing need for young people to be supported to face the reality of climate change, to talk about their concerns and consider potential responses. With inspiring case studies and creative ideas for taking action, this cross-curricular resource for ages 8-14 helps learners to make sense of the climate crisis; reflect on their values in life; discuss thoughts and feelings, and feel empowered to act - both individually and together with others. Download Oxfam’s Making Sense of the Climate Emergency Teachers Pack and Slideshow here.