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The information and inspiration we need to save our planet

We must cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. Luckily, we know exactly how to do it.

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  • UN environment programme
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A 10-step plan for a cleaner, safer, and healthier future

Earth School is a 10-step action plan designed to help us reach net zero emissions by 2050. Through curated content and supporting lesson materials, Earth School lays out the problems we need to tackle, the solutions we should explore and the exciting initiatives already making a difference. And if you're wondering "what next?", check out our Action Guide. No matter your level of influence, you have a part to play.

Get started by watching the videos below, or take one of our quizzes to start building your personalized learning library.

Electrify Transportation

Goal: Reduce 8 gigatons of transportation emissions to 2 gigatons by 2050.

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Decarbonize the Grid

Goal: Reduce 24 gigatons of global electricity and heating emissions to 3 gigatons by 2050.

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Fix Food

Goal: Reduce 9 gigatons of agricultural emissions to 2 gigatons by 2050.

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Protect Nature

Goal: Go from 6 gigatons of emissions to -1 gigatons by 2050.

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Clean Up Industry

Goal: Reduce 12 gigatons of industrial emissions to 4 gigatons by 2050.

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Remove Carbon

Goal: Remove 10 gigatons of carbon dioxide per year from the atmosphere.

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Win Politics and Policy

Goal: Nothing will advance the plan faster than smart policy.

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Turn Movements into Action

Goal: Gain traction with three vital constituencies: voters, government representatives, and corporations.

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Goal: Focus our efforts on breakthroughs.

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Goal: Reaching net zero globally will require significant and creative investment.

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Take action now

This Speed & Scale action guide lists the most impactful steps you and your community can take to help preserve our planet. Discover your power to make a difference.

Certificate of Achievement

Get a certificate for completing Earth School

Get a certificate for completing any 30 lessons in Earth School. Here's how:

  1. Make sure you are signed into your TED-Ed account. Register if you don't already have an account.
  2. To complete a lesson, WATCH the video and finish all the questions in the THINK section.
  3. Complete any 30 lessons - you'll get a green checkmark on each lesson you complete in Earth School.

That's it! You will get your certificate in an email.