Climate change is now acknowledged as the biggest challenge facing our global environment and the human species today. It can be defined as a change in global and regional patterns over time. Through daily efforts to reduce their environmental impacts, participants in the Green-Schools programme can lead Ireland's battle against climate change. Indeed many of the measures being undertaken under the themes of Litter and Waste, Water, Energy, Travel, Biodiversity and Citizenship are already having a positive impact in this respect.
Information about Climate Change
Information and resources that schools can use to investigate climate change and take action!
School resources developed by Trócaire
Lots of useful resources available here for schools!
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources.
Over a decade ago, most countries joined an international treaty -- the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) -- to begin to consider what can be done to reduce global warming and to cope with whatever temperature increases are inevitable.
UNEP aims to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
The Global Environment Facility is a global partnership among 178 counteries, international institutions, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the private sector to address global environmental issues.
UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.
The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.
This resource provides environmental and climate change investigations for Primary Schools.
UNDP is committed to supporting developing counteries in responding to climate change concerns as part of their overall sustainable development efforts.
Site full of climate change teacher resources.
The IPCC is the leading body for the assessment of climate change.
Great site with loads of environmental resources!