Source: FRONTLINE Heat
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FRONTLINE Heat is a global report on what is being done by the world’s largest corporations and governments to respond to the challenges posed by climate change and to the call for reductions in carbon emissions.
In this video case study from Heat, correspondent Martin Smith examines whether or not America can summon the political will to address climate change.
Leadership on Climate Change Business Module (Document)
In this video case study and corresponding business module, students are asked to consider how industries and governments are responding to climate change through a set of key themes, discussion questions and a classroom exercises. Students will present solutions to the challenging problems posed in the module.
In Leadership on Climate Change, we explore the question of whether or not government officials in the United States can summon the political will necessary to enact climate change policies. With the threat of climate change looming large, Americans are looking for political leadership on this issue, but thus far the government has shied away from aggressive subsidies or cap-and-trade systems and instead opted for the status quo. The global recession has further hamstrung our ability to move forward with climate change regulations. In this Business Module, students are asked to examine the roles of government and business leaders in the mitigation of climate change and to determine who is best-equipped to spur innovation.
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