Climate change, migration, environmental degradation, inequality, energy security and flooding are just some of the challenges facing the next generation, which geographers must help address. Geography is a highly valued subject in schools, in Higher Education and in the workplace.
"This is a great age for geography. Very big questions - climate, poverty, disease, migration, water, energy, biodiversity - all demand geographical analysis, as do specific national issues in the UK, like housing, social deprivation, flooding and regional development. As the population grows, and with pressures on the Earth's systems increasing, geography has never been so important." – Nicholas Crane (RGS-IBG President)