In this section information is given on the different aspects of Climate Change, including the causes, the evidence, and the present and future impacts of such changes.
There are many factors, both natural and man-made, that have an impact on climate change besides greenhouse gases, and there are many other greenhouse gases besides CO2 that affect global warming. However, CO2 makes up a very large percentage of greenhouse gas emissions. As well as this, of the different greenhouse gasses CO2 is easiest to measure, be it for present levels or when estimating levels in the past. Estimating CO2 emissions is therefore one of the best methods we have at calculating our own impact on climate change. As well as providing information on CO2 and Climate Change, a simple CO2 Calculator has been designed and provided for you to use in the school and/or in the home. Many links are also provided to sites of interest and further information.
HSBC and the Eco-Schools International Coordination are implementing a new initiative that aims to empower students as active contributors in reducing carbon emissions. Using the 7-step methodology, the initiative will target climate change, utilizing effective teacher training and materials devised for this project. Eco-Schools will be able to share their best practices through the initiative's website, so that Eco-Schools facing similar challenges can benefit from the experience of others.