Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action
Support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity- Leonardo Dicaprio
SDG LAB
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Did you know that global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) have increased by almost 50 percent since 1990? This might seem like an all too scientific statistic that doesn’t affect you, but in reality it is already changing your home, health and even food. Join the global movement for climate action. Don’t regret tomorrow what you could have acted on today.
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Unit 1 Do we really love the earth?
What do you love about this planet? Perhaps you’re a great skier or surfer. Maybe you enjoy fresh seafood and local fruits. Soon, you won’t be able to enjoy the marvels of the planet because we are all doing our part in destroying it everyday. Rasmus Stuhr Jakobsen, CEO of CARE Denmark, urges you to take a step in the right direction towards the often overwhelming issue climate change.
Unit 2 250,000+ deaths
The climate crisis isn’t just affecting the planet we live on, it is literally killing thousands of people. According to LiveScience, climate-induced disasters have killed more than 250,000 people in a given year! For this unit, we have two featured videos from Rasmus Stuhr Jakobsen, CEO of CARE Denmark, as he dives deeper into the issues of the climate crisis. We have also included a case study of the Dominican Republic, so you can SEE just one example of how people are suffering because people like you and me are not taking action towards SDG#13.
Unit 3 Change your action
What do hollywood superstars and a young swedish teen have in common? Their passion for climate action. Leonardo Dicaprio, Nikolaj Coster Waldau, Greta Thunberg and millions of teenagers around the world have been stepping up to the plate with regards to climate action. Don’t let this overwhelming issue bring you down! We’ve compiled some tips so you can become an SDG#13 champion today.