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Climate Change in the Economics Classroom


A video lecture by Rahul Chopra, TROP ICSU and IISER Pune on climate change educational resources that Economics teachers can use in their classrooms. These educational resources integrate climate change understanding with the core curriculum in Economics. This video lecture is part of an online e-learning course (MOOC) titled ‘Climate Change: A Guide For Teachers Of All Disciplines’ developed by the National Resource Centre (NRC) on Climate Change at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune as part of the Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India.

This video lecture presents several lesson plans and teaching tools that Economics teachers can use to teach topics in their discipline using climate related activities, case studies and examples. It also includes discussions on the use of digital pedagogy for effective classroom instruction. This lecture presents how Economics teachers can teach topics such as Cost benefit Analysis, Carbon pricing, Tragedy of the Commons, Poverty, Global Economy and Energy, Economics and Geopolitics of Oil, Carbon Taxes, among others.

About Tool
Tool Name Climate Change in the Economics Classroom
Discipline Economics
Topic(s) in Discipline Climate Change Overview, Climate Change Economics
Climate Topic Introduction to Climate Change, Climate Literacy, Climate Economics
Type of tool Video (32 mins)
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Rahul Chopra, TROP ICSU and IISER Pune
Hosted at YouTube Channel of IISER Pune
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic


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