Countries, companies and even individuals can pay for carbon offsets to reach “carbon neutral” or “net zero” targets. Students investigate carbon dioxide distribution, what carbon offsets are, the history of the Kyoto Protocol, and how forest health interacts with carbon offset claims.
- Explain that carbon dioxide is emitted in some places more than others but distributes throughout the atmosphere.
- Describe the idea of a carbon offset.
- Understand the basics of the Kyoto Protocol.
- Analyze carbon offset claims of companies and organizations.
- Media literacy
- Map reading