A Zero Carbon World

As you will have learnt from earlier on in this course, climate change will affect every aspect of society. In order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we need to take drastic action and begin the transition towards becoming a zero carbon world by 2050.

In this section, we will explore whether a zero carbon society is possible and what it would look like from a UK perspective. By the end of this lesson, you will have:

  • Gained an understanding of key policies and statistics relating to climate change

Explored what a zero carbon world could look like and your role in relation to this transition

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Adapting to Climate Changes


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Watch this short two minute video from the UK Committee on Climate Change:

Following on from watching “UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 – Urgent priorities for the UK”, please reflect on:

How do you think that the following groups and aspects of Gwent will be affected by climate change?

  • Employees of your organisation, residents and communities
  • The services your organisation provides
  • Infrastructure and the built environment
  • Local economy and businesses
    • Ecosystems

Then add your thoughts to this Padlet.

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Climate Change – Definitions

Essential for All

We will now spend some more time exploring key climate change terminology and science. In this and the following three topics, you will be asked to download a short presentation covering the Basic Science of Climate Change.

In the presentation below we will cover: Climate relevant definitions:

Both versions are narrated. In order to hear the narration it is important that you download the presentation rather than view it online. If you download “The standard PowerPoint”, you will also find the script in the notes. Once you have watched the presentation, please move on to the next topic.

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