Sustaining our Future: Understanding Sustainable Development and Climate Change

Sustaining our Future: Understanding Sustainable Development and Climate Change
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Sustaining our Future: Understanding Sustainable Development and Climate Change

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Learning Objective
At the end of the lesson, you will be able to define sustainable development, describe the impacts of climate change, and identify ways to promote sustainable practices.

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Introduce the learning objective of the lesson and explain the importance of sustainable development and addressing climate change.
What do you already know about sustainable development and climate change?

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Sustainable Development
Sustainable development is the practice of meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

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Explain the concept of sustainable development and its key principles, such as economic development, social equity, and environmental protection.
Climate Change
Climate change refers to the long-term changes in the Earth's climate, including rising temperatures, sea level, and extreme weather events, caused by human activities such as burning fossil fuels and deforestation.

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Describe the causes and effects of climate change and the scientific consensus on the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Impacts of Climate Change
Climate change has various impacts such as more frequent and intense heatwaves, droughts, storms, floods, and sea level rise, which can lead to food and water shortages, displacement, and health risks.

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Provide examples of the impacts of climate change on different sectors, regions, and vulnerable populations.
Sustainable Practices
Sustainable practices are ways to reduce our environmental footprint and promote social and economic well-being, such as using renewable energy, conserving water and resources, reducing waste, and supporting local communities.

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Highlight some sustainable practices that individuals, businesses, and governments can adopt to mitigate and adapt to climate change and promote sustainable development.
Global Responses
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international treaty signed by most countries that aims to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere and prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.

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Explain the role of the UNFCCC and other global initiatives in addressing climate change and promoting sustainable development, such as the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Local Actions
Local actions can also contribute to sustainable development and climate resilience, such as planting trees, using public transport, recycling, and supporting local farmers.

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Encourage students to think about their own actions and how they can make a positive impact on the environment and their communities.
Sustainable development and climate change are complex and interconnected issues that require collective action and long-term planning to ensure a healthy and prosperous future for all. We all have a role to play in promoting sustainable practices and reducing our carbon footprint.

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Summarize the main points of the lesson and emphasize the importance of taking action for a sustainable future.
Write down 3 things you learned in this lesson.

Slide 11 - Open question

Have students enter three things they learned in this lesson. With this they can indicate their own learning efficiency of this lesson.
Write down 2 things you want to know more about.

Slide 12 - Open question

Here, students enter two things they would like to know more about. This not only increases involvement, but also gives them more ownership.
Ask 1 question about something you haven't quite understood yet.

Slide 13 - Open question

The students indicate here (in question form) with which part of the material they still have difficulty. For the teacher, this not only provides insight into the extent to which the students understand/master the material, but also a good starting point for the next lesson.