Traffic in Beijing (Li Lou/World Bank) 

Fossil fuels such as coal, oil, natural gas, petrol and diesel are continuously burned across the globe to generate electricity, heat buildings, drive industry and power combustion engines in various forms of transport, from cars and trucks, to tractors and ocean liners. As these fossil fuels are burned, they release a complex mixture of solid and liquid particles that are suspended in the air, as well as harmful gases.

This course explores the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development – specifically Goal 11 on Sustainable Cities and Communities, and Target 11.6 on air pollution.

Course materials can be used with or without an overseas partner school, and tips are provided on how best to use the included resources.