Although John Smyth died over 11 years ago, in 2005, his contribution to environmental education lives on. An obituary in the Herald Scotland painted a picture of his life and work, but there are many of us today who can add anecdotes to what this says about him. John’s contribution was national and international, and his formative work with the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) in the 1970s made a huge contribution to how we thought about what environmental education was and might become. He was a member of the UK delegation in Tbilisi which identified the aims, objectives and pedagogy of environmental education, and he continued to work with Unesco and UNEP, working on initiatives, including the Tbilisi+10 conference in Moscow. John also made

a significant contribution to the drafting of the education chapter in Agenda 21. John Smyth – remembered and appreciated.

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