Climate Change is the defining issue of our time. 2020 is a milestone year to start implementing climate change commitments to limit global warming to well below 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial level by 21st Century. The way we consume energy, primarily from burning fossil fuels, is the main contributor to the climate change crisis. Without clear actions to reduce and offset our emissions today, adapting to impacts of climate change in the future will be even more difficult and costly.
Working together, we can change climate change – starting now!
Why should schools reduce their carbon footprint?
Schools in Singapore can take climate action with impact by adopting a net zero emissions target by 2050.
This can be done through students learning and applying the concept of calculating and reducing a school’s carbon footprint - a skill that everyone will need, to successfully navigate through life after 2020.
The project can be a scalable method for Singapore’s ground up movement for carbon neutrality - by providing a safe, real world opportunity to take climate action, apply skills and techniques while influencing the values of a community - within the school and outside.
How does Schools for Climate Action work?
1.The Eco-Committee is trained to calculate the school’s carbon footprint using the process outlined by GHG Protocol.
2.The school’s baseline carbon footprint is calculated using Six indicators - Fossil Fuels, Electricity, Water, Food, Materials and Transport.
3.The school sets targets to reduce the carbon footprint and implements action plan for reduction and offset.
Become a School for Climate Action!
This is an exclusive programme for the WWF Eco-Schools.
To register as an Eco-School: Complete this form and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are already an Eco-School, this project is part of the Eco-Schools Awards requirement.
Register here: Schools for Climate Action