All Politics Is Local: Localities and Regions at the COP 23 in Bonn

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All Politics Is Local: Localities and Regions at the COP 23 in Bonn
by Joannis Kaliampos - 12 November 2017
From the very beginning, our Going Green project curriculum has been focusing on environmental action driven by the state and local level. How this works when these non-federal actors come together is currently on display at COP 23 in Bonn, Germany. 20 U.S. states, 110 U.S. cities, and over 1,400 businesses have adopted quantified emissions reduction targets. Not only do they represent USD $25 trillion in market capitalization and nearly 1.0 gigatons of GHG emissions per year. Their economy would be the third largest in the world. “In America’s federal system and market economy, these subnational leaders are critically important. Businesses, cities and US states not only drive regional economies, they are powering our national transformation to a zero-carbon economy,” responded Lou Leonard, World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) senior vice president of climate change and energy. COP 23 under the Fiji Presidency hosts diplomats, politicians and representatives of civil society from all over the world in Bonn.
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Teach About US invites teachers and students interested in up-to-date teaching content about U.S. culture to participate in two award-winning projects. Check out “Going Green – Education for Sustainability”: The project will start its fourth year in the school year 2017/18. In addition, every four years, the U.S. Embassy School Election Projects calls German students to predict the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. In 2016, the “U.S. Embassy School Election Project 2016" attracted over 3,000 participants.  The platform is primarily geared towards the English as a foreign language and CLIL classrooms, but we also encourage social science teachers to use our materials on both sides of the Atlantic.  Invite your U.S. or Germany based partner school to participate in a 'transatlantic tandem' or start a partnership via our platform!