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Climate Politics

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  • This course on climate politics features sections on climate politics, working together, history, and looking ahead. 
  • It contains text, interactive questions, infographics, links to references, and a final quiz. 

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  • The resource discusses major international agreements such as the Montreal Protocol, the Kyoto Protocol, and the Paris Agreement.
  • Students earn a certificate if they complete the course.

Additional Prerequisites

  • This course is part of a series of climate change courses from ClimateScience.
  • Students should be familiar with the basics of climate change.
  • Students should have access to a computer and Internet access to use the interactive features.


  • Stronger students can spend time reading and exploring any of the links to additional information.
  • Students can proceed through this course at their own pace.
  • The course can be used as a cross-curricular activity for science and social science/civics classes.
  • Extra resources can be assigned for further research and to deepen learning on climate change politics and policies.
  • This course can be used as an individual assignment or as a group activity.
  • Other resources on this topic include the IPCC Special Report (2018) and Creating a Safer World: Achieving the Paris Agreement Target.
Scientist Notes
This resource provides insights on the importance of the private sector and NGOs in driving the politics of climate change. A case example is the implementation of the Montreal Protocol to reduce ODS. This resource is recommended for teaching.

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-5. Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth’s systems.
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading: Literature (K-12)
      • RL.MF.6.6 Compare and contrast information or texts to develop a coherent understanding of a theme, topic, or issue when reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text.
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