Geographical gathering re COP26

In June 2021, the RSGS hosted a gathering of many geographical societies and organisations, including the GA. There were over 60 delegates from 28 different countries. The discussion was about a joint response to COP26.

Geography teacher Jon-Paul Davies considered the responsibility of teachers to promote climate activism from students and the importance of young voices, pondering: “Is it acceptable to introduce young people to the myriad problems and challenges of the world be they natural disasters, death tolls, or predicted impacts of the climate crisis—and then just leave them there?” Jon-Paul added: 
"As COP26 rapidly approaches, all of us in the world of geographical education, academics, classroom teachers, and students have an integral role to play. Collectively, the voice of geography must stand up and be counted.”