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Vol. 28 No. 1
January-February 2006

The Project Place | Information about new, current, and complete IUPAC projects and related initiatives
See also www.iupac.org/projects

Global Climate Change—Translation and Dissemination of a Monograph for Secondary Schools

A booklet on global climate change has been produced by the Italian Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale (INCA) “La Chimica per L’Ambiente.” The booklet constitutes one of the early chapters of the senior secondary textbook 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 and has been adopted by numerous science teachers for inclusion in their curriculum.

To serve as a resource for secondary schools in other parts of the world, the booklet must be translated into other languages—ideally, into English, Portuguese, and Spanish, to start. Translation into these languages will permit the booklet’s wide distribution, including to parts of Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, and most of the countries in the North and South American continents.

Accordingly, the objectives of this program are to:

  • translate the booklet into the designated languages
  • provide 2000 copies of the translated booklet for initial dissemination and evaluation by relevant secondary school authorities, professional science teaching bodies, and secondary teachers in Australia, Portugal, Spain, and other selected countries
  • demonstrate the central role of chemistry in global issues and highlight the contribution of green chemistry
  • determine the potential demand for this booklet in secondary schools

In the original version of the booklet, the “Perspectives” section was dedicated to the Kyoto protocol and issues closely tied to Europe and Italy. In the translations, this section will be updated and customized to address the issues facing each user country.

For more information, contact Task Group Chairman Pietro Tundo <tundop@unive.it>.

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