Exploring the Need for Climate Policy: Climate Change & Negative Externalities

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Learning Outcomes

  • Students will learn about the concept of externalities.
  • Students will learn about market failures and need for government intervention.
  • Students will explore how climate change is a negative externality, and exploring the need for sustainable economic growth.

Curriculum Connections

Grade 10 Science
Grade 10 - 12 Environmental Science in British Columbia
Grade 10 - 11 Social Studies in Alberta
Grade 12 Canada & World Studies in Ontario

Length of Activity

1 to 1.5 hours

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