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SDG 13: Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Use one or more of the Generation Global resources to teach about this SDG in your learning community. Select the resource you would like to use to learn more:

Video Conferences

Schedule a live dialogue

Topic Module

Assign a self-paced online lesson

SDG Briefings

Download latest stats and facts

In-class activities

Teach in-person activities

Tips and examples for aligning this SDG with your class:

Subject Activity ideas


Calculate the increase in temperature and its impact on the earth using math modelling and variance analysis, then book a video conference where learners can dialogue about the consequences they are seeing in their own communities and others. (See this lesson plan from EarthDay Network as an example for making calculations)


Have learners create a journal to record their daily activities and carbon footprint for 1-2 weeks and then participate in a dialogue to explore the way their culture, community, and lifestyle impacts climate change. (See Generation Global Activity "What Influences me?" to prepare for the dialogue)

Social Science

Ask learners to complete the topic on Climate Change in the Ultimate Dialogue Adventure and create a question for their peers in the dialogue space about climate justice. Share back in a group dialogue what they have learned from their peers in the written dialogue space. (Use lesson plan 2.3 from the Generation Global Climate Change resource to teach about climate justice)

Language Arts

Support learners in self-expression and using actionable language by asking them to complete sentence stems that articulate something they will do to address climate change. Learners can practice sharing these ideas in the written Dialogue Space of the Climate Change topic on the Ultimate Dialogue Adventure with their peers.

Personal Development

Book a video conference on Climate Change for learners to engage with peers about the issue. Afterward, help learners to strengthen the skill of personal reflection by using the Generation Global activity "What Worked Well/Even Better If".

Additional external activities and resources:

Libraries (videos, articles, interactive activities)


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