The Young Geographer: The Future We Want

This special issue of The Young Geographer magazine explores the hopes for the future.  A few highlights for me:

“Everyday we are one step closer to achieving equality for all and it will hopefully happen in our lifetime.”  Zoe Mainus, 14

Elizabeth Dirth, chair of the 2050 Climate Group, writes about why we don’t need better climate policies:

“We do not need better climate policies or more climate action; we need better energy, finance and investment, waste, agriculture, transport, health, planning and education policies.”

“A climate change policy-action gap implies the gap between climate change policy and action is the problem, but actually it is the gap between climate policy and all other areas of policy and action that is the problem.”

Please do have a good read through this treasure trove of insights.



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Pamela Candea

Managing Director
Pamela has been working to promote sustainable society actively since returning to a cherished ambition after a long career in the commercial world in 2007. She now works with community, public sector, and commercial organisations to help bring about change using values based methods. A successful and experienced leader of projects, programmes, and departments, skilled in building relationships to create groups from disparate partners to deliver solutions and effect change. After receiving a Social Innovation Award from the Melting Pot in Edinburgh, and supported by the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, set up The Surefoot Effect, CIC, to provide a hub for practitioners working with values-based change. Current work through Surefoot includes design and facilitation of workshops and action learning programmes, coaching and mentoring, and training of facilitators.
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