Who has the most power to tackle climate change?

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It is often reported that some big companies have more money than some governments.

Companies can affect people's behaviour, but governments can make laws that people must live by.

So who has the most power to tackle climate change? Vote in this week's poll and add your reasons in the comments.

Comments (60)

  • British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Feb 2022

    Who has the most power to tackle climate change is the big companies, I said this because big companies don't use diplomacy in their work, where no one is voting who is going to be the head of the company,This does not create an internal division in the company, everyone is united and has one goal, which is to work to meet the customer's need, But when the big companies think to set green clauses for their projects that must be adhered to in order to provide the customer with a green world in which he can use our product, everyone's goal will be to meet the customer's need within the limits of the environment, Also, we do not forget that the industrial revolution caused the climatic dangers and this phenomenon. Therefore, if we work on the cause of the occurrence of the phenomenon of climate change, we will be able to turn it into a factor to get out of this phenomenon,When we reduce the emissions of major companies such as Amazon and Microsoft and others,This means that we have eliminated a large percentage of carbon emissions and the carbon emissions of the major companies have become less than the oil companies, and thus we are returning things to a healthy course, And with a long-term commitment to this step until we discover a sustainable green solution, we will have already exited this red climate cycle

    1. British Council.jpg compassionate_explanation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      healthy_antelope's comment 15 Feb 2022

      But not all people abide by the company's laws, but rather abide by the government's laws more because they fear the government. Isn't this true?? But do you think that people who abide by the laws of the company out of fear of them, as happens with governments, or out of love for them?

  • British Council.jpg enterprising_technology | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Feb 2022

    I chose it for governments because they bear the greatest responsibility in climate change in not shutting them down from the sources that cause climate change, factories, for example, because they do not pay compensation, but some governments do not have the appropriate budget to limit climate change. That is, the big companies should help the government in the financial budget, ie in the economic conditions, that is, if they cooperate to limit climate change, that is, by cooperating, we will reduce climate change.

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      enterprising_technology's comment 11 Feb 2022

      I do not agree with you because there is a large percentage of governments and countries that are politically unstable. This will constitute an obstacle to moving with great green steps in the future, But the factories and the big companies are already producing the most carbon emissions! Whereas Amazon and Microsoft already produce more emissions and greenhouse gases than oil companies!This means that major companies should set green principles before starting any project, and how can we actually commit these companies to this,We will conduct global campaigns on social media urging the world's population to boycott the company's products, And also campaigns asking international nations to draw up an agreement between major companies to pay fines for any behavior that produces carbon emissions in large proportions that increase global warming,That is, this is how we control them (by placing the company's income as the point that will be damaged and make a hole if they continue to destroy the environment)

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        healthy_antelope's comment 11 Feb 2022

        This will never work. Do you say that a company like Amazon or other large companies should boycott their products because they emit carbon emissions, many countries rely on Amazon for materials in their consumption, but Amazon was not satisfied with selling books, but entered the press and in Clothes and electronic devices, even in the world of music, so many countries deal with it, and it is a company that seeks its success from time to time, and you say that you can boycott its productions through social media campaigns, you will not find anyone to support you except those who care about the issue of climate change, the number who loves these products It overwhelms the number of those who want to close it, and if a large company that the world depends on, such as Amazon, is annihilated, it will be a great and clear loss for the whole world, and it will not be a point in our I think that we need another way to help us get rid of or reduce carbon emissions in these companies and not to close them. We do not forget that the state has not established a law stipulating this matter, so we did not and will not see companies interested in this matter to a large extent unless the matter is taken into account

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      enterprising_technology's comment 15 Feb 2022

      I do not agree with you, because there are many governments that have the ability to turn their country into a climate-friendly state, but they are not interested. Should this kind of government be punished, or should big companies be punished?

      1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
        compassionate_explanation's comment 16 Feb 2022

        Could you give examples of these "many governments" please, compassionate_explanation?

  • British Council.jpg compassionate_explanation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Feb 2022

    My answer was Big companies
    I said this because Yes, I think that companies have more power over people’s behavior and are able to turn them into people to help the climate and the environment, because 1_ Big companies have power over themselves and impose this power on their goods and who buys them. He wants to buy from her, so he buys the design imposed by the company 2- If the government imposes a new law and is rejected by the people, it rises up and revolts against the government and spreads to corruption and chaos in the state, but when these big companies impose several laws, the people comply with them, and if they do not like them, they do not He does something and does not rebel or revolt, but rather adheres to these laws because he knows that he will not find a company like it and comply with its laws. 3- The big companies are in control of the people’s market and know what they want and what they refuse, and they are the closest to people from governments, so they have the ability to change people’s behavior more than Governments

  • British Council.jpg wondrous_flight | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Feb 2022

    My answer was Governments
    I said this because The company is able to do this, by donating money, but that will not deviate from the laws of the government, and the government is the one who is able to enact laws, so I do not think that the company is the most capable, because the government is the one who controls the people, because it is the backbone of society Because it maintains integrity and transparency in society, so that the fees do not exceed one and leave the other As the government is the watchdog of society, while companies pay the money, and there is no control over it, where it is taken and how it is retained. ? The government works to enact laws directly and prevents any wrongdoing, whether from companies or companies. It is afraid when a person of great stature takes control of it.

    1. British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      wondrous_flight's comment 11 Feb 2022

      You said that the government is the backbone of society, and that it provides integrity and transparency in society, but what increases the government's economy are really the big companies! Which major corporations are the body that gave the government power over society, so it became the backbone, That is, had it not been for the presence of major companies, the government would have become just an authority rejected by the people because it does not provide for their needs and improve their living situation!
      The government will not think about the environment, but will think of the country's economy! I will not put my country under economic danger in order to make the environment green! My country's priorities are more important,And do not forget that the heads and governments of poor countries will start to oppose because there are actually no major manufacturers that produce carbon emissions like the major manufacturers in the big countries, That is, not all governments will accept the idea of ​​responsibility to pay government money for green projects in order to clean up what the major countries have produced with their companies,The big countries live preserving their prosperity and the poor countries live with a deteriorating economy and projects that no one knows if they will succeed or not, and a rebellious people want their rights

      1. British Council.jpg wondrous_flight | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        healthy_antelope's comment 13 Feb 2022

        Let's say that companies in society represent the heart in the body, as the heart pumps blood, and the company works to pump money, and governments are the backbone, so what is the benefit of the heart without a backbone, since a person will sit like a paralyzed who cannot walk, and what is The benefit of the spine without a heart, then society will not be formed.

        Companies and governments work to complement each other, as governments take charge of the state's economy, and they preserve it, while companies are the ones who care about the environment, and what they need.

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      wondrous_flight's comment 15 Feb 2022

      If you say that the government is the backbone of a country, what if this backbone is uninterested and negligent, what will happen to a country, of course it will be destroyed Do you think that the big companies are controlling the government in secret to implement what it wants??

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        compassionate_explanation's comment 16 Feb 2022

        Can you explain a bit more about what you mean by "big companies are controlling the government in secret"? What evidence would there be if this were true?

  • British Council.jpg amazing_skill | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Feb 2022

    I said that governments can because they can act to combat climate change like
    1_Plant more trees
    Experts said that planting trees has a tremendous ability to address the climate crisis, and according to recent research, 900 million hectares of additional tree cover worldwide, is enough to store 25% of the current carbon pool in the atmosphere.
    2- Converting carbon dioxide into rocks
    Carbon mineralization involves converting carbon dioxide into carbonate minerals, by mimicking the way shells and limestone are naturally made.
    Experts discussed many technologies, including capturing carbon dioxide from industrial facilities using bacteria, and then using it in the production of useful building materials as a by-product.
    3- Make the Earth's surface more reflective
    Experts mean with this solution, the use of technologies that reflect solar energy (sunlight) into space, and thus interfere with planetary heating.
    Changing the reflectivity of surfaces, such as using darker white roofs, greatly reduces the heat absorbed and can cool cities.
    Under this solution, asphalt roads can also be covered with limestone, and studies indicate that these methods indirectly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, through reducing the use of air conditioners.
    4- Encouraging the trend of renewable energies in transportation
    Experts have called for generous financial incentives to encourage zero-emissions vehicles (powered by hydrogen or electricity), including exemption from sales tax and free parking in some places.

  • British Council.jpg comfortable_contribution | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Feb 2022

    Big companies have the power to tackle climate change, and I say this because big companies mean a lot of money, so one of these companies can make a project to get rid of the climate problem, and one of the big companies, for example Amazon or Apple, invests in this project, and the reason that might make them make this investment is their need To get rid of this problem, it may affect the future of the company and the future of the world in general. What is the benefit of their company and their money, and there is no life, and let us assume that they were able to survive, so where will they make money and there are no people? As for the government, I think that its authority is weaker than companies, so where will you make money to solve this problem Let's say that it imposed a tax or any way to extract money from the people. There must be many people who do not like the government's opinion. Their idea will fail

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      comfortable_contribution's comment 13 Feb 2022

      In your saying that there are many people who do not like the opinion of the government, do you not think that the government can compel them by making laws, because the law is not I like and I hate this, the law is compulsory and if you do not abide by a heavy penalty, if the law, as I said earlier, will collapse the world a long time ago
      Who do you think rules the world???
      Who rules the country???
      Not a president, a minister, or a ruler, but the laws that govern the world.

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        impartial_lute's comment 15 Feb 2022

        You say laws are the strongest, right? So in your opinion, who makes these laws, isn't the president, and where is the president? in government
        Suppose the president is doing a climate change project. Won't the day come when it expires and another president comes and may complete the project or not, no one knows what may happen in the future

        My opinion is that the two can solve the problem, the government and the companies, and they can by working together.
        The government can impose laws and the company can finance, so it will be a successful integrated project that preserves the environment

  • British Council.jpg friendly_orange | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Feb 2022

    I think it's the big corporations because they're working on inventing climate-changing machines and helping people. "Example" Climate change can affect our health and our ability to grow food, housing, safety and work. Some of us are more vulnerable to the effects of climate, such as people who live in small island states and other developing countries,Conditions such as sea-level rise and saltwater intrusion have worsened to the point where entire communities have had to relocate, and long droughts put people at risk of starvation. In the future, the number of “climate refugees” is expected to rise,Climate change has economic implications while improving our livelihoods and protecting the environment. In addition, global frameworks and agreements have also been concluded to guide progress, such as: the Sustainable Development Goals as well as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, There are three general categories of action: reducing emissions, adapting to climate impacts, and financing needed adjustments,There are three general categories of action: reducing emissions, adapting to climate impacts, and financing needed adjustments.

  • British Council.jpg radical_beetle | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Feb 2022

    My answer was Governments
    I said this because It is true that the big companies have the greatest potential and the least responsibility, but of course they will not spend their profits on an environmental problem. The matter here requires someone to govern it or have the authority over it. Then the governments will have the capacity because if they control the companies and force them to pay for climate change because it is legally permissible Since it is the government

  • British Council.jpg independent_technology | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Feb 2022

    Who has the most power to tackle climate change (governments)
    Because in the beginning, she was right. Why didn't she stand in the way of the big companies that caused all these misfortunes!!
    From the beginning, governments should have punished these companies or made them pay fines to fix what they did!!

    1. British Council.jpg unassuming_tamarillo | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      independent_technology's comment 11 Feb 2022

      This is true, it was necessary from the beginning to take these measures, but the time has passed, so we must act from today. Our voice must be conveyed to governments. Governments must act before it is too late. We still have time, but the question is how to convince the government and make it start with these steps?!

  • British Council.jpg unassuming_tamarillo | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Feb 2022

    My answer was Governments
    I said this because I think that both the government and the big companies should bear this issue, but how will we make the big companies bear the responsibility without a law, so the government will bear this responsibility. Laws must be put in place that compel the big companies to help them financially, and if the company does not follow these laws, decisions must be taken to punish these companies. If the government does not bear the responsibility of its state, who will bear it? And also, all the governments of the countries must unite with each other. If each government takes decisions that differ from the other, we will not find a result. The most important thing is the union first, the house of the members of the government, and then the governments must unite and the world becomes one hand.

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      unassuming_tamarillo's comment 11 Feb 2022

      This is a clearly-written comment that explains your point of view to the reader. Well done!

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        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 11 Feb 2022

        thank you . This is the most important thing that must be written in a way that convinces the reader, because if you say a lot, but the reader is not convinced or not attracted, the writing will be useless.

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      unassuming_tamarillo's comment 14 Feb 2022

      I do have a small note
      We can't forget that companies are a source of income for the state, so if you punish them with large financial fines, it may cause them to face economic problems, and thus the state’s income will decrease, and the tax rates taken from companies will decrease,There will be economic problems in the country itself, and job opportunities will start to decrease day by day, which will increase the population’s resentment and hostility against starting a greener path,Does the union between governments always entail the union of the peoples with the government? Is not the material personal interests the primary thinking before making any support for any decision?

  • British Council.jpg pioneering_wilddog | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Feb 2022

    Well, I chose the companies.
    That story is not A story of money, but it is the story of who can convince people more. It is true that governments can force citizens, but I do not prefer to force them to do so. Let us leave the decision to the citizens. There must be an atom of humanity in people, of course they do not want to harm themselves. And no others.
    Also, if there is someone who will protect the world, they are the people, and if they are convinced that the solution is in their hands, and that the solution is them , they will certainly help.

  • British Council.jpg bright_cat | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Feb 2022

    Who has the most power to tackle climate change?! In my opinion, big companies have more power because they do not follow very strict laws or a constitution that can negatively affect anyone or reject someone. They are free in their behavior and style with anyone. On the other hand, big companies are manufacturers and work on modernization and can innovate and invent things that can It helps in changing the climate and there will be no obstacle because the money is available and I think this is in its interest because it will contract with many companies and will gain the love and trust of the people because it helped in changing the climate and this is good for the company and people.

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      bright_cat's comment 13 Feb 2022

      But in your opinion, are there official laws for this day from governments? I agree with you that they should help financially, but first steps must be taken by the government and put in place laws that help these companies donate in favor of climate change. Where will the big companies get the law other than the government? It is the work of the government.

  • British Council.jpg lovely_cloudberry | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Feb 2022

    For me I believe that governments and big companies should be supportive of each other to tackle the threat of climate change; Because big corporations have a lot of money and it can affect people's behavior, and governments make laws that people have to live by, it is better to be supportive of each other to tackle the threat of climate change by expanding forests and ending fossil fuel subsidies; Because it is the cause of greenhouse gas emissions, and this is what causes the sun to trap heat and raise temperatures.
    This will be a burden on poor countries.
    So if they want to tackle climate change, end poverty and boost prosperity, governments and big companies must work together; This leads to addressing climate change as quickly and without any suffering.

  • British Council.jpg compassionate_explanation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Feb 2022

    Yes, I believe that governments are responsible, because the government is the ruling authority in every country, capable of subjecting the whole country, even the major companies, to abide by its laws and comply with them. For a country, if governments do not care about these environmental issues, no one will care about them, is this not true?? And the government’s authority is more general, broader, and stronger than that of major corporations, to influence the people, and for the effect of government laws to be effective in the state, laws must be issued with the approval of all members and ministries to signify the state’s unity and its ability to face all kinds of difficulties and problems.

  • British Council.jpg exuberant_snow | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Feb 2022

    i think the people who have the most power to deal with climate change are the rich companies because people are always looking for money and the companies that are rich will be affected by the human being they can be influenced by putting a sum of money for the person who sticks to the laws andhelps spread it on the street signs and put it on the TV so everyone knows about it And Its importance

  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Feb 2022

    My answer was Governments
    I said this because Because governments are the decision-makers, so in the issue of climate change, the decision-maker must gather information, read the changes and results, study the problem and its impact, and then see who are the influential parties in that. For example, here in the issue of climate change, the state can subject many of its media to attract the attention of The world is at risk of climate change, just as it can compel companies to provide support to challenge these changes, and provide funds and assistance to overcome this crisis, governments are the first controllers in building a barrier to challenge climate changes and by intensifying their efforts in all branches of the state, the responsibility that falls on governments imperative It must request the participation of all parties in the rapid access to the solution in light of the law and its supremacy over the commitment and implementation plans of the companies

  • British Council.jpg imaginative_world | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Feb 2022

    In my opinion, those who have the greatest authority to tackle climate change are governments, because governments have power and laws over people that cannot be rejected, and everyone must abide by them. As for the big companies, it is true that they have a lot of money, but they do not have authority or any judgment on people. It is possible for people to reject the orders of companies As for governments, people cannot refuse their orders and instructions because there are penalties imposed on them

  • British Council.jpg playful_dragonfruit | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 Feb 2022

    My answer was small countries. I said this because I believe that both small countries and poor countries have the primary role, they must take on the climate problem, but how can we make small countries take responsibility without consequences and no laws Now I will explain how small countries work that they must Small countries put pressure on big powers, I mean rich and influential countries. This is my way to solve this problem. When small powers convince big powers and keep repeating and repeating that you have to solve the climate problem, I think they can solve it. Big companies that produce technology in rich countries can make any tool to help us.

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      playful_dragonfruit's comment 15 Feb 2022

      Thanks playful_dragonfruit for your perspective and I like how you have considered how different countries and companies of different power can impact each other. What sort of tools specifically do you think that big companies could make to help?

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        Andrew @ Arup's comment 17 Feb 2022

        First, how does climate change happen from car pollution. If we ban cars and use them as a tool instead, it will improve the climate condition. The name of the tool is a scooter. It is a ground vehicle that moves with human energy. It is the best way to prevent climate change. I think that it does not contain a source of pollution.

  • British Council.jpg articulate_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 Feb 2022

    I think that both parties will be a solution to this problem, because this problem affects both parties, so there must be an understanding and holding councils to think about this problem together. It is possible for the big companies to agree with the government to work together, as it is said that the big company can influence the behavior of people There is an opportunity for the government to enact laws that will be implemented by companies, and this will reflect people's point of view, and help solve the problem

  • British Council.jpg independent_technology | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 Feb 2022

    In fact, both are responsible for climate change!
    Because companies in the beginning for anything or any risks that their work and their quest to make money will cause! As if they say (for money, let the world burn!)
    But this is all wrong. All companies in the world can turn into environmentally friendly companies!
    But the problem is that they need a company that starts with this thing! And encourage them or that, in my view, the correct word is (they are testing if they turn their companies into environmentally friendly companies, they will lose a lot of money?!!)
    And I tell you that I am 100% sure that no company in the world is environmentally friendly!

    And that the governments also did not give them any reaction at all!
    This is almost or literally illegal!
    And they have no interest in not seizing those companies that caused these disasters because of their great danger to the individual and society!
    All governments from all over the world should punish every company responsible for climate change and make them pay huge fines for the reconstruction of the world from this climate change that will cause the end of the world for us!!

  • British Council.jpg fulfilled_peach | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 Feb 2022

    1 → Who has the most authority to tackle climate change? governments; Because the government is the backbone of society, and it provides integrity and transparency in society, but the thing that is sure to be chosen is the big companies, because what increases the government’s economy are the big companies, that is, were it not for the presence of companies, the government would have become just an authority that people reject because it does not do the following: (meet the needs, Improving the situation) These two small things the government did not do and many things the government did not do. Big companies have the ability to tackle climate change. Big companies mean a lot of money. Companies can do a project to get rid of the climate problem, and other problems that must be solved. It is possible that large companies do not spend their profits on the problem of the environment, this is a thing It sure happened.

  • British Council.jpg impartial_lute | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    13 Feb 2022

    I think the person with the most power on climate change is the power of government to make laws and with it it can control people and their behaviour. Making laws does not only include people. There may be laws about large companies in all respects, such as taxes, and the government can impose a law that prevents companies from influencing people, and imposes severe economic penalties, and the government can impose a law that prevents people from pursuing large companies I mean is the ruler, as the government enjoys With a wide range of oversight and control, and great potential for action, it is the one who imposes all laws, legislations, and regulations, so I think that the power of enforcing laws is stronger than influencing people.

  • British Council.jpg determined_deer | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    13 Feb 2022

    I said big companies because money has a strong impact on economic structures around the world and it is natural that whoever owns money will have more power and influence. At the present time, major companies have become the entity that collects huge capitals and these companies have financial assets, assets and budgets equivalent to entire countries and many The big companies have gone beyond the scope of their work to interfere directly and indirectly in the political, economic and environmental decision-making. These big companies have become allied with each other and have become an influential force even on government decisions. Or cancel certain laws and the government, in turn, implements these decisions to preserve its interests with these major companies.

  • British Council.jpg amazing_skill | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    14 Feb 2022

    I think that governments are the ones who can control the phenomenon of climate change because the World Meteorological Organization says that the world is now about one degree warmer than it was before the industrial world, and also that China and the United States are the world's most used countries and emissions and are responsible for 40% of the global total, so if governments pass strict laws that prevent large amounts of carbon emissions

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      amazing_skill's comment 15 Feb 2022

      Thanks amazing_skill for your comment. It would appear as though China and the US account for a lot of the influence based on your statistics what do you think governments of other countries outside the US and China can do to help tackle climate change?

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        Andrew @ Arup's comment 16 Feb 2022

        I think that they should stand hand in hand to combat this very dangerous phenomenon and that they make a meeting that includes all representatives of countries in the world to put strict decisions against those who do not take the issue seriously and do not cooperate with other countries. The reality is that climate change is a phenomenon that needs help because all countries must stand by each other

  • British Council.jpg courageous_eagle | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    14 Feb 2022

    My answer was Governments
    I said this because Because societies need rulers and implementers to manage human societies and the government works to control behavior that harms social and economic interests, marriage and divorce, public health, education, taxes, and transportation. In addition, the general governments regulate most commercial activities, professions, and crafts and Laws must be placed on these companies through the government.

  • British Council.jpg comfortable_contribution | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    14 Feb 2022

    Caption
    ""We does not know the meaning of water unless he tastes the fire of the desert""

    The reason is that most people do not know the meaning of the blessing in which they are currently living, and they are ignorant that a day will come when these days will be just fleeting moments in the memory.
    Yesterday they were in the water, today they are in prosperity, and tomorrow they will be with a date when they will know the consequences of their own carelessness, recklessness, and failure to keep pace with their problems.
    Human actions and their consumption of materials harmful to the environment and not preserving them will not bring promising results, but rather they will suffer from famine, diseases and epidemics that will spread.
    The world must work hand in hand to avoid this fate

  • British Council.jpg steadfast_woodpecker | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 Feb 2022

    My answer was Governments
    I said this because Governments will contribute to climate change because they are able to enact laws, and they can allow anyone they want to help. It can be compulsory or as desired. If I said companies, I would say that it is true that big companies can help, but there are things that they cannot do without the permission of the government and Thus, the credit for the government is greater, because if the government does not allow them, how can they do what they want?

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      steadfast_woodpecker's comment 15 Feb 2022

      Thanks steadfast_woodpecker for your well considered point of view. One of the challenges though is that if a company is being stopped by one government they might do something that negatively effects the environment somewhere with a different government. What do you think different governments can do to stop these challenges?

  • British Council.jpg creative_chicken | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Feb 2022

    Who has the most power in climate change? I expect governments because governments issue laws that everyone follows and whoever does not follow them will be punished. Governments are considered to have greater authority than large companies. Companies will follow the laws of governments and cannot violate them.

  • British Council.jpg amazing_skill | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Feb 2022

    I think that they should stand hand in hand to combat this very dangerous phenomenon and that they make a meeting that includes all representatives of countries in the world to put strict decisions against those who do not take the issue seriously and do not cooperate with other countries. The reality is that climate change is a phenomenon that needs help because all countries must stand by each other

  • British Council.jpg compassionate_bassoon | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Feb 2022

    Well, I think both, according to our reality, I consider now that the government is the father and the companies are the son. The father's duty is to raise his son a good upbringing so that he does not fail in his life. The father has the ability to control his son and guide him in the right path, but the son does not have the ability to impose or control his father. , as well as the government must set strict laws and those who do not apply them are punished and pay a large amount of money so that the rest of the companies are afraid because their weak point is money, while companies have a duty to follow instructions and apply them in life in order to solve the problem of climate change.

  • British Council.jpg versatile_satsuma | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    Well, in my opinion, I say that the biggest role will be for governments, why did you say that?
    I say this because we also see that governments in every country are the protective and affectionate side of the people, as governments seek with all they have to contribute to providing assistance and relief to the needy, supporting educational areas, developing lands, and supporting national cultural and recreational activities, all of this is done by governments To ensure the interest and well-being of its people, but we know that governments are not supported enough from the material side, so we do not see them have this big appearance compared to companies, but let's imagine together that governments have become financially supported and are able to control and enact laws with ease, their goal will be improvement development, solving problems and stopping climate change, because its foundation is good and he wants to help
    As for the major companies, although they are financially supported enough, and contribute to meeting people’s needs and demands, and secure their clothes, housing, food and entertainment, their biggest concern is the expansion and development of these companies and they do not care much about helping to get rid of problems such as climate change, because they are already contributing to Increasing and intensifying these problems, and you do not find anyone who needs them and forces them to consider these problems

  • British Council.jpg kind_cymbals | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Feb 2022

    Governments give everyone an opportunity to participate in solutions to any problem facing countries that can be available to an ordinary person from the strata of society with a high rate of intelligence, who can have a program or a remedy for the problem that countries are facing. As for major companies, they can be limited to themselves. Offer solutions

  • Laleham Gap School.jpg fun_olive | Laleham Gap School A | United Kingdom
    22 Feb 2022

    My answer was Big companies
    I said this because They have more to do with the world and can keep it more cleaner.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      fun_olive's comment 22 Feb 2022

      Great - can you suggest one thing that big companies can do?

  • Laleham Gap School.jpg great_shrimp | Laleham Gap School A | United Kingdom
    22 Feb 2022

    My answer was Governments
    I said this because the government might help with the country or the planet to stop using fossil fuels

  • Laleham Gap School.jpg wise_flight | Laleham Gap School A | United Kingdom
    22 Feb 2022

    My answer was Big companies
    I said this because Some companies could be using lots of fossil fuels causing to release CO2.

  • Laleham Gap School.jpg neat_eel | Laleham Gap School A | United Kingdom
    22 Feb 2022

    My answer was Governments
    I said this because the government is the type of role model who do what they can to support and save the country and planet

  • British Council.jpg dynamic_peach | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    02 Mar 2022

    My answer was Governments
    I said this because I think that both the government and the big companies should bear this issue, but how will we make the big companies bear the responsibility without a law, so the government will bear this responsibility. Laws must be put in place that compel the big companies to help them financially, and if the company does not follow these laws, decisions must be taken to punish these companies. If the government does not bear the responsibility of its state, who will bear it? And also, all the governments of the countries must unite with each other. If each government takes decisions that differ from the other, we will not find a result. The most important thing is the union first, the house of the members of the government, and then the governments must unite and the world becomes one hand.

  • British Council.jpg champion_seed | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 Mar 2022

    Joby was appreciating governments and large corporations with their capital in the challenge of climate change..but how? Does any country have to bear any other country's responsibility, of course! The solution is for the government responsible for the state to persuade big companies not to pollute the climate, or to publish news from companies that do not pollute any of the climate for them with a material and moral reward.. because this is one of their goals, so we must be one hand.

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