Panels, Protocols and a Common Misconception about Ozone
Concerns about climate change have been regularly addressed at international conferences for decades. This lesson summarizes a chronology of the main policies and protocols related to global climate change.
In this lesson you will learn about:
The Montreal Protocol (1987)
The IPCC first Assessment Report (1990)
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992)
The IPCC Second Assessment Report (1995)
The Kyoto Protocol (1997, ratified in 2005)
The IPCC Third Assessment Report (2001)
The IPCC Fourth Assessment (2007)
The Coppenhagen Climate Conference - COP 15 (2009)
The IPCC Fifth Assessment (2013)
Clarification of the relation between the Ozone Hole and Global Climate Change
This lesson should take between 70 and 90 minutes.
Science Standards covered in this lesson (click to show)
• Geography: Environment and Society
• Science Content: F Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
• U.S. History: Era 10 – Contemporary U.S.
AP Environmental Science Topics:
• Environmental problems have a cultural and social context
Wisconsin Common Core Standards:
• Science G – Science Applications
• Science H – Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
• Social Studies C – Political Science and Citizenship: Power, Authority, Governance, and Responsibility