monograph on "Global Climate Change" written in Italian,
has been produced by the Italian Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale
"La Chimica per L'Ambiente" (INCA; ISBN:
88-88214-12-7; OP2) and distributed to Italian secondary
schools. It is freely downloadable from <www.incaweb.org/publications/papers.php>
(under other publications).
This monograph or booklet, constitutes one of the
early chapters from a senior secondary textbook on "Introduction
to Green Chemistry" which will be produced by INCA as part
of its Green Chemistry Series. The monograph is gaining considerable
popularity in Italy, leading to its adoption by many science teachers
as a resource for the curriculum. The booklet also has the unique
feature of introducing green chemistry to secondary school students.
It stresses the central role of chemistry in understanding the Global
Climate Change issue.
> see monograph structure/contents
This booklet can serve as a significant and popular
resource for secondary schools in other parts of the world; however,
it needs to be reproduced in other languages. In the first instance,
it is proposed to translate the booklet into English, Portuguese
and Spanish. This will allow a significant number of countries to
be covered, including parts of Europe, the UK, Australia and New
Zealand, South Africa, as well as most of the countries in the North
and South American continents.
In the original version, Section 5.3 'perspectives'
is dedicated to the Kyoto protocol and the European/Italian reality.
In the translations this section will be updated and customized
to fit to the macro-local reality of each user country (e.g. the
Kyoto protocol and Australia for the English version (or South America
for the Portuguese/Spanish ones).
These booklets will be promoted and distributed to
secondary science curriculum authorities, science education consultants
and secondary teachers through the relevant bodies in target countries.
As members of IUPAC, the National Chemical Associations will act
as main distributors of the booklet in their respective countries.
The initial target countries will be Australia, Spain and Portugal,
however, the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, Brazil and Argentina
will also be targeted. The task group members will utilize the national
professional organisations, as well as personal contacts in these
countries to initiate the initial dissemination process. Presentations
will also be given at relevant conferences and to science teacher
groups.IUPAC support is requested to produce the initial 2000 booklets
translated into the three languages and to disseminate these booklets
from the initial print run, at no charge to recipients. If this
project is successful through the generation of future demand for
the booklet, production costs will be met by a cost recovery pricing