Key concepts for teaching this Guiding Principle include the following relevant issues:
- Although human-caused climate change is a global problem, its root cause lies in the sum of our actions.
- Types of actions to reduce climate change can take many forms, such as emissions avoidance, land use changes, or sequestration of greenhouse gases.
- The scale of actions can range from an individual to a community, to a nation or a grouping of nations.
- Climate and energy policies are currently being crafted by various nations and communities.
- The formation of new policies can involve input from citizens; the resulting policies are likely to have an effect on all of us.
- Actions can be spurred by policy, economic incentives, a sense of environmental or social responsibility, or a combination of each of these.
Source: Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network