• The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) exists for all Australians, aiming to lead on transparency, media literacy and by bringing Australians into their content making processes. The link takes you to their “environment” page where they host content about climate change.

  • Climate change is a significant challenge facing the agriculture sector. As the climate becomes warmer and drier, it threatens the productivity and sustainability of the sector. Climate change will affect water availability and the state can expect more extreme events such as heatwaves, storms, bushfires, droughts and flood. These changes threaten lives and assets and will increasingly test the resilience of the primary production sector in many ways. Agriculture Victoria works in partnership with farmers, industries, communities and other government agencies to grow and secure agriculture in Victoria.

  • Through the Australian Dairy Industry Sustainability Framework, Australian Dairy reports against their promise and commitments to dairy people, the wellbeing of the community, our animals and the environment using the UN SDGs as a framework.

  • The Australian Government site about climate change policy, including adaptation, climate science, environment and climate change, nature based solutions, climate services and tools and international adaptation. Managed by the DCCEW, who are responsible for national climate change adaptation strategy, policy and programs along with climate science coordination, policy and programs.

  • Atlassian suggests you can make a real difference while you learn by taking part in CANVA’s challenge for change. Put your mind to solving major world issues such as poverty, climate change, equality, and more. Be a force for good in the world by getting involved today.

  • CERES School of Nature and Climate is the evolution of CERES education programs into a focused response to the climate and ecological crisis. They deliver range of climate change education programs for schools and students, as well as for adults. They also offer professional learning programs for teachers and educators. Their website offers a wealth of information and resources. These include some excellent curriculum resources and activities for different ages and year levels, which include links to the Victorian Curriculum. Visit their website for more information.

  • Climate change and the SDGs. The science is clear: our climate is heating rapidly. The average global temperatures have increased by 1.2 degrees Celsius since 1880, particularly in the late 20th century. The concentration of atmospheric CO2, the GHG that contributes more than 2/3 to global warming, is at its highest level ever. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) steadily points out that human activities have warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land, producing widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and biosphere. Due to these changes in climate, the number of weather, climate and water-related disasters has increased by a factor of five over the past 50 years, causing over 2 million deaths and US$3.64 trillion in losses.

  • The Climate Change in Australia website makes all the results from this research available through a range of tools and downloadable reports. The website also provides a great deal of learning resources for those wishing to make use of climate projections. The website is updated from time-to-time to bring the content up to date and to incorporate the results of new work. Managed and produced by the Australian government, the site it includes climate projections, electricity sector information, state of the climate reports and other data.

  • The Guardian provides extensive independent journalistic coverage of the climate crisis.

  • This Report from the Climate Council explains how Australia’s rural and regional communities experience many disadvantages compared to their urban counterparts. Unemployment rates are higher, and they experience greater rates of poverty and reduced access to health, education and transport services. It focuses on how climate change is affecting, and will continue to affect rural communities that are largely reliant on primary agricultural production.

  • This 2018 report from global non profit BSR explores the nexus of climate change and the supply chain. It is part of a series of six climate nexus reports that cover human rights, inclusive economy, women’s empowerment, supply chain, just transition, and health. All papers in this series are aimed at business to drive resilience inside the company, across supply chains, and within vulnerable communities. The reports address issues that are material to business, vital in the current political environment, and key to building resilience.

  • Climate Kelpie connects Australian farmers and their advisors to tools and information about climate to help make better decisions about farm business. It includes a range of regional climate guides, decision support tools, R&D programs and a blog. The project has been completed, which means the site isn’t updated very often, but it does have some great tools and resources about climate variability and its impacts with an agricultural focus. The site was produced in 2018 by Meat and Livestock Australia.

  • The Climate Ready website developed by the Australian Government provides access to regional natural resource management planning for climate change information developed by each of the 10 Catchment Management Authorities across Victoria. This includes information on regional climate change projections, impacts of climate change on natural resources, priority areas for climate change adaptation, carbon sequestration and management opportunities.

  • CoastAdapt contains information and guidance to help people from all walks of life understand climate change and the responses available to manage the impacts. Although there is a focus on Australia’s coastal regions, CoastAdapt also links the user to climate change resources on the NCCARF website and beyond that are relevant to Australia more broadly. It includes information about climate change, risks and impacts, and adaptation.

  • Covering Climate Now, is a global collaboration of more than 460 news outlets that aims to strengthen coverage of the climate story. They collaborate with journalists and newsrooms to produce more informed and urgent climate stories, to make climate a part of every beat in the newsroom — from politics and weather to business and culture — and to drive a public conversation that creates an engaged public. They were co-funded by the Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation in association with The Guardian and WNYC in 2019. Their site provides latest news, projects, events, resources and partner stories from around the world.

  • According to this article by School News (2019) climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing our society today, so you would think it would be an important topic for study in the school curriculum. But in Australia that’s not the case. Schools and teachers are largely left to fend for themselves and use other available resources if they want to raise the issue with students…

  • According to this article in the Conversation from Russell Tytler and Peter Freebody (2023), teaching climate change in schools starts with ‘turbo charging’ teacher education. They say the case for action on climate change no longer needs to be laid out. We see, almost daily, disturbing images of bushfires, floods or a mass extinction crisis. But however widespread that sense of urgency may be, we are struggling as a nation to respond in a substantive, coordinated way. One thing is clear: these responses will need to be sustained and developed by future generations…

  • In Stand up for your climate/future: youth activism is education you will find a teaching and learning sequence with eight modules that can be tailored to young people in upper primary and lower secondary; it may be stretched or tightened to suit your needs. Using climate change as the central issue, this teaching and learning sequence seeks to strengthen students’ critical and creative thinking skills as an integral part of becoming socially and scientifically literate and active citizens who act with environmental consciousness for a sustainable future. 

  • In this article from The Conversation, John Thwaites (2020) explains that the global Sustainable Development Report 2020, released in 2020 in New York, ranks Australia third among OECD countries for the effectiveness of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, beaten by only South Korea and Latvia. Yet Australia trundled in at 37th in the world on its overall progress in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which cover a range of economic, social and environmental challenges – many of which will be crucial considerations as we recover from the pandemic.

  • Sustainable Schools NSW have curated links to a range of resources to support teachers to help students understand how they can investigate energy use and develop actions to be energy efficient. The site provides links to teaching resources including information on climate change and lesson plans; student activities including self-guided information, investigations and films and documentaries; and wellbeing resources including climate psychology and bushfire support programs.

  • The Conversation Australia and New Zealand is a unique collaboration between academics and journalists that is the world’s leading publisher of research-based news and analysis. This button links to the “Environment and Energy” page.

  • The Existential Toolkit helps educators and students navigate the long emergency ahead without becoming overwhelmed by despair. The resources in this project have been crowdsourced from an international community of scholars, educators, and climate justice leaders focused on addressing the emotional impact of climate disruption. The project was initially launched by eco-emotion researchers Jennifer Atkinson, Elin Kelsey and Sarah Jaquette Ray. The website is organized in two ways: themes and resource types. Themes organize the resources based on subject matter (eg. “hope” or “justice”). Resource Types refer to the category of each tool (eg. “activities,” “journalism” or “syllabi”). Woven throughout this toolkit are resources reflecting the complex intersectional nature of the climate crisis.

  • According to this article by Fiona Harvey (2020), the national curriculum barely mentions the climate crisis, and children deserve better. There were toddlers in prams, babies in carriers, wrapped up against the cold, young children clutching placards and teenagers, thousands of them, banging drums and chanting protests. The energy and sense of urgency among the 500,000 climate marchers through Madrid at the last UN climate talks in December stood in stark contrast to the stalled, static and bloodless conference itself, where talks on the arcane technicalities of carbon markets.

  • The Social Change Map introduces social change ecosystem framework to clarify values, identify roles, and support organizations, campaigns, and networks committed to solidarity, justice, and equity. The framework has become a tool used by people and organizations, particularly during a time of unprecedented challenges, from the global pandemic to the 2020 uprisings to climate disasters, to find ways to engage in social change efforts more effectively, collaboratively, and sustainably. The site includes information about the guide book, Social Change Now: A Guide for Reflection and Connection. Social Change Now is a practical guide for those at every stage of their individual and organizational journeys towards justice, equity and solidarity.

  • UN CC-Learn offers a course called Climate Change: From Learning to Action. This eight hour self paced course provides an introduction to key climate actions, such as adaptation, low carbon development, climate finance, and climate negotiations. Participants will also formulate a pledge, project or policy. It covers questions including: what is climate change; how do we adapt to the negative impacts of climate change; what opportunities exist for a low carbon future; how do we plan and finance climate actions; and how do climate negotiations work.

  • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

  • The Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) is the Victorian Government department responsible for supporting Victoria’s transition to a to a net-zero emissions and climate resilient future. Their site provides information about drivers and impacts of climate change, Victoria’s climate action targets, climate change strategies, and more. Read about changes the Victorian government is making to the energy sector for a Renewable Energy Future , about the Solar Victoria: Solar Homes ProgramYou can also find information about Home Energy Efficiency for building and renovating and Resource Smart Schools at Sustainability Victoria. Climate change also impacts marine and coastal management.

  • In this article from 2020, Beth England explains why climate change should be integrated into the curriculum. School is an incredibly important part of our lives. Taking us from childhood to our adult life, school acts as our training ground, preparing us for our future. Children are becoming ever more aware of the climate crisis. The climate change protests that have swept the world, kickstarted by Greta Thunberg, generated huge amounts of coverage and showed that this generation is deeply aware of the ongoing climate crisis…

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Our work as a collective of Climate Change Education academics in 2020 included developing a number of workshops for a variety of audiences during the COVID-19 related 'lockdowns' experienced in Melbourne. Members of [...]

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The ‘From the Ashes’ call for reflections for the May issue of Eingana prompted a timely response from the Climate Change Education Network. Read the full article above or download a PDF [...]

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Learning about Location in a Climate of Change Public Pedagogies Institute Online Seminar Series, Thursday 1 October 2020. The 2019/2020 bushfire disaster and COVID-19 have been instigators of radical changes to place [...]

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Gippsland Region Climate Change Education Resources Teacher workshop presentation Click on the image to view the slides from our Gippsland-focused Teacher Workshops. Workshop 1 [...]

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