Climate change is considered to be the most critical factor affecting sustainable and equitable development, increasing conflicts and causing massive extinctions of species. Thus, impact of climate change is inseparable from our day to day life. The TROP ICSU project aims to provide teaching aids for educators and science communication modules to improve understanding of the science of climate change among students and the general public and help them develop necessary skills to mitigate its impact.
To achieve this objective, we are curating a suite of teaching resources that integrate climate studies with curriculum in various disciplines and subjects. These educational resources are locally rooted but globally relevant for their science. These resources are designed to promote interdisciplinary thinking and help future citizens to identify appropriate solutions to reverse climate change. Selected tools will be packaged in such a manner that teachers could use them worldwide to introduce climate change-related topics, while teaching basic concepts of science and mathematics in schools and universities.
The goal is not to introduce Climate Education as a stand-alone topic, but to integrate it with the core curriculum of Science, Mathematics, and Social Sciences.