Welcome to the Global Conversation sessions!
If you have missed a session at school or would like to recap what you have learnt, then work through the activities below.
Climate change is a scientific fact , but some people deny that it exists.
- Can you think of THREE reasons why someone might deny climate change? For example, it would mean they could live however they wanted.
- Can you think of THREE reasons why it is wrong for someone to deny climate change?
- Why would a leader say climate change doesn’t exist?
- Which three areas above would have been the most important for countries to spend money on before the pandemic?
- How might countries’ priorities be different now?
- Can all of these countries afford to build back greener?
- Should any of these countries donate money to help poorer countries?
- Do all countries have equal responsibility to “build back greener”? Why / why not?
Go back to STEP 2. What are these things like where you live?
Pretend to be an advisor for your government and answer the following questions:
- What are your country’s priorities after covid-19?
- How could your country “build back greener”?
- How should your country pay for this?
- What might happen if your country doesn’t “build back greener” and others do?
At COP26 in November, world leaders will discuss what they are doing to cut emissions and help the climate in their own country. This helps them set national climate targets. Can you find out your country’s environmental and climate targets?
Over to you
- We'd love to hear what you think about the questions in this session. Read what other students think, reply to them and add your own ideas in the comment section below.
- Join this week's cluster conversation to discuss: Which of these ways to “build back greener” is the most important for your country? Find your cluster here.