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Become a climate change teacher.

Become a climate change teacher.

The UN Climate Change Teacher Academy, being trialled in UK schools, has enabled King’s Ely Junior’s head of geography to become one of the first climate change teachers.

Alan Parkinson, who will also become the junior vice president of the Geographical Association in September, will now deliver climate change lessons to all of his pupils at his Cambridgeshire day and boarding school.

He will also share best practice with all teaching staff and appear on an interactive online map of UN climate change teachers.


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Parkinson said: “Since I started teaching in 1988, climate change has always been taught in geography, and my understanding of the wider connections with other natural systems has grown over the years.

“Current discussions have moved from the extent of human involvement in the process, to the need for urgent action as feedback starts to threaten a rapid change in key areas such as the Arctic.

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