This interactive table of climate solutions lists individual solutions and their potential ability to reduce global emissions. Data presented is in possible gigatons of CO2 equivalent reduced/sequestered from 2020-2050.
It allows you to sort the solutions by their reduction impact so that you can see which solutions have the biggest potential effect on lowering carbon in the atmosphere.
This is a fantastic way to sort through many different solutions to climate change and bring more awareness to the best possible solutions.
Students can click on each solution to learn more.
It provides data for two emissions scenarios: emissions reduced/sequestered from a 1.5°C increase in temperature or a 2.0°C increase in temperature.
Your students may not be familiar with the impact of some of the top solutions like reduced food waste, health and education, and plant-rich diets.
Social studies and civics classes could use this resource as a reference when discussing national and global actions and laws that could reduce the negative impacts of climate change.
Science classes could use this resource to investigate the top solutions in more detail and to see how many of the best solutions are related to restoring nature, land use changes, alternative energy generation, and stopping the use of certain chemicals.
The resource provides in detail projections of carbon sources and sequestration capacity from sectors to help in reducing carbon footprint and global warming potentials from 2020-2050.
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
6.ESS3.5 Ask clarifying questions based on evidence about the factors that have caused climate change over the past century.
8.ESS3.4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
Economics: Global Economy (9-12)
HS.24 Explain how current globalization trends and policies affect economic growth, labor markets, labor conditions, human rights, the environment, and resource and income distribution in different nations.
Social Science Analysis (K-12)
6.27 Assess individual and collective capacities to take action to address local and regional issues, taking into account a range of possible levers of power, strategies, and potential outcomes.