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Responding to Climate Change: The Economy and Economics - Part of the Problem and Solution

Responding to Climate Change: The Economy and Economics - Part of the Problem and Solution

Deeb, A, French, A, Heiss, J, Jabbour, J, LaRochelle, D, Levintanus, A, Kontorov, A, Markku, R, Martinez, GS, McKeown, R, Paus, N, Pecoud, A, Penisson, G, Puig, D, Retanna, V, Scrieciu, Şerban, Strecker, M, Vachatimanont, V, Witte, B and Yamada, N (2011) Responding to Climate Change: The Economy and Economics - Part of the Problem and Solution. In: Haeussling, S and Heiss, J, (eds.) Climate change starter’s guidebook: an issues guide for education planners and practitioners. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris, France, pp. 48-51. ISBN 9789231010019

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The Climate Change Starter’s Guide provides an introduction and overview for education planners and practitioners on the wide range of issues relating to climate change and climate change education, including causes, impacts, mitigation and adaptation strategies, as well as some broad political and economic principles.

The aim of this guide is to serve as a starting point for mainstreaming climate change education into school curricula. It has been created to enable education planners and practitioners to understand the issues at hand, to review and analyse their relevance to particular national and local contexts, and to facilitate the development of education policies, curricula, programmes and lesson plans.

The guide covers four major thematic areas:
1. the science of climate change, which explains the causes and observed changes;
2. the social and human aspects of climate change including gender, health, migration, poverty and ethics;
3. policy responses to climate change including measures for mitigation and adaptation; and
4. education approaches including education for sustainable development, disaster reduction and sustainable lifestyles.

A selection of key resources in the form of publication titles or websites for further reading is provided after each of the thematic sections.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change, economics, education
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
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