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Questions submitted to the Curious Climate Schools project by Margate Primary School students. curiousclimate.org.au/schools

How well does the new Australian Curriculum prepare young people for climate change?

More of the curriculum is devoted to climate change, but it’s still not presented holistically. Teachers also need more training and resources to help them prepare students for a changing climate.
There are several moves afoot to lower the voting age from 18 to 16. It’s long overdue. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Why lowering the voting age in Canada is such a good idea

Voting rights in Canada have changed over time to become more inclusive. Challenging age discrimination in Canada’s election system could be the next step in expanding and strengthening our democracy.
Banks around the world are evaluating the potential impact of climate change and government regulation on their lending practices. Energy-intensive sectors, like coal and oil, tend to suffer most. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

What is a climate stress test? A sustainable finance expert explains

Regulators, banks and policy-makers use stress tests to uncover weak points in how financial institutions operate and identify changes that will help buffer them from harm.
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‘Disappointment and disbelief’ after Morrison government vetoes research into student climate activism’

Addressing urgent and complex problems such as climate change involves research across the full spectrum of society – and that includes Australia’s young people.
Birds fly over a man taking photos of the exposed riverbed of the Old Parana River, a tributary of the Parana River during a drought in Rosario, Argentina, in July 2021. The Global South is being hit hard by climate change, but could business help turn the tide? (AP Photo/Victor Caivano)

How global business could be the unexpected COP26 solution to climate change

The goal of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero, or GFANZ, is to bring together the financial sector to accelerate the transition to a net-zero economy. Here’s why it might actually work.

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