Changing with the climate and SDGs

All the available evidence indicates that changes in the climate are not only continuing but also that the impacts of climate change are becoming more severe and wide spread. For these reasons, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recommended in its most recent report that the average global temperature rise should not exceed 1.5 C rather than 2.0 C as agreed at the Conference of the Parties, Paris in December 2015. This limit will require global carbon emissions to be stabilised as soon as possible and then be decreased each and every year until global emissions approach zero in 2050.
Changing with the climate was a Comenius funded network between 2011 and 2013 that linked schools across Europe to educate students in the need for limiting climate change and initiating local actions. The educational resources, which the network has developed, help to explain not only why the climate is changing, but also what each of us can and should do to limit climate change

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable development aims to reconcile the desire for higher living standards for all people with protection and enhancement of the environment there being an obligation on the present generation to leave the world in a fit state for succeeding generations to enjoy. Clearly a changing climate poses risks to our biodiversity, the consequences of which cannot be determined with any degree of certainty because of the interaction between the various earth systems. . So populations will not only need to adapt to global warming, but also undertake all possible actions to limit a changing climate.

Limiting climate change is but one of 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) agreed by the UN General Assembly in September 2015 for the 15 year period from 2016 to 2030. Each SDG is described together with possible activities/actions that young people can undertake to help implement such goals such as the members of the World Scout Movement who have created an initiative Scouts for SDGs to undertake 2 million local actions to help implement the SDGs.

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Young people who have benefitted from the Millennium Development Goals (UN Report , Millennium Development Goals, 2015)

By doing something now, you will be able to help preserve the earth’s climate and maintain it for future generations.




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