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Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

This is the SDG logo for goal #13 Climate Action written in white letters in a green square


  • View the official blog from The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness (GMCTL) at the University of Saskatchewan. This post helps instructors to identify ways in which they can infuse Goal 13 Climate Action into their own courses. It provides learning outcomes, ways to reflect, share & act and curricular connections and questions for students related to Goal 13. 

Case Studies

  • The Urban Sustainability Exchange (USE) website has case studies specific to each Sustainable Development Goal. These provide information on programs, projects and policies being implemented in cities around the globe to accomplish Sustainable Development Goals.


  • View this infographic on SDG 13 by the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs(UNDESA). This infographic illustrates an overview of impacts of climate change, targets and indicators and progress reports. UNDESA acts as the Secretariat for the SDGs, providing substantive support and capacity-building for the goals and their related thematic issues, including water, energy, climate, oceans, urbanization, transport, science and technology, the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR), partnerships and Small Island Developing States.

Lesson Plan

  • SDG 13: Climate Action - The Corporate Strategies for Climate Resilience lesson is from the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. This lesson provides insights into the urgent need for climate action and discusses the strategies businesses can adopt to mitigate climate change.
  • The following link will take you to a PDF with the direct link to multimedia educational resources, pedagogical resources and ideas for classroom activities and lesson plans for infusing SDG 13. View the PDF document here
  • View the TROPICSU website to access lessons to infuse SDG 13 in the teaching of various disciplines. Instructors will find curated materials for videos, e-learning courses, lessons, readings, visualizations, modules, and laboratory activities. 

Video Library

  • View the SDG Academy Library which is a video library that consists of a vast collection of videos in the form of lectures. There is a series of lectures on different themes by Professors from around the world. Videos related to many different themes and issues under each sustainable development goal can be found in this library.  


  • View the World's Largest Lesson website that has many creative tools and resources for educators to promote learning about Sustainable Development goals. There are a variety of resources on the website that can be used to teach each SDG such as lesson plans, guides, videos, books, comics, games, quizzes, and many other resources. The resources are available in many different languages.  
  • View the website Springer Nature to access a collection of different resources related to SDG 13. There are interviews, books, journal chapters and articles, blogs, collections and special issues related to SDG 13. 
  • View the Makematic website with animated and live-action videos that focus on global learning for teachers and students. The website has 68 animated and live-action films dedicated to Sustainable Development Goals. There are videos exploring each SDG.  
  • View the SDG Tracker website to access data related to the progress of Goal 13, its related targets, and indicators. It is a free, open-access resource that tracks global progress toward the SDGs.
  • View ed-hawkins GitHub to access the latest version of climate visuals by Professor Ed  Hawkins. These climate visuals provide important evidence such as warming maps, arctic maps and climate indicators. Professor Ed Hawkins is a climate scientist at National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Reading.