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Teaching about….Resources and web-links for the teacher

Catlin Arctic Survey
The team undertakes expeditions to do systematic monitoring through ice cores, etc of the decreasing thickness of arctic ice as a result of climate change and global warming.  Their education programme is directed at schools – to with lots of new material on global warming/geo-physical evidence of climate change.

Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life.

The Power of Community. How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
This inspiring film shows how Cuba survived an artificial ‘Peak Oil’ induced by the embargo by the USA.  The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil is a project of the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions, a non-profit organization that designs and teaches low-energy solutions to the current unsustainable, fossil fuel based, industrialized, and centralized way of living. for more information.

REN21 is the global renewable energy policy multi-stakeholder network that facilitates knowledge exchange, policy development and joint action towards a rapid global transition to renewable energy.  It connects a wide range of key actors from Governments, International organisations, Industry associations and Science and academia as well as civil society.  REN21 promotes renewable energy to meet the needs of both industrialized and developing countries that are driven by climate change, energy security, development and poverty alleviation.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. Thousands of scientists from all over the world contribute to the work of the IPCC on a voluntary basis.