A joint competition run by the Society and the Financial Times.
The 2021 Essay Competition, organised in partnership with the Financial Times, asked students to explain how transport changes might help the world to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. The competition sought thoughtful and well-argued responses to the topic, which was based around the COP26 conference aim to consider, among other actions, how changing our methods and practices of transporting people and goods will help towards the goals of the Paris Agreement.
The competition was open to all A Level geography students aged 16-18 in the UK. We are delighted with the high quality of the entries received.
Cameron Allan, Royal Grammar School Guildford
Michael Bryant, Tendring Technology College
Camilla Handel, St Mary's School Ascot
Lawrence Lee, Bancroft's School, London
Gracie May, Dubai College
The winning essays will be published here in week beginning Monday 6 December.
The judges were looking for:
A clear essay or ArcGIS StoryMap which is well-evidenced and reaches a clear conclusion
Submissions that didn't exceed 1,000 words
Referenced sources of information and data
Submissions which are the young people's own work and relevant to the title and guidance
You can find further information about sustainability and climate change using the Society's and FT for Schools online resources
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Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) www.rgs.org/resources
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