Session 4: who has the power?

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.

STEP 1

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?

STEP 2

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  • 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?

STEP 3

  • 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?

STEP 4

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Comments (228)

  • global-conversation.png focused_river | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 May 2021

    I believe that countries after Covid-19 will be of two types, one that rebuilds their economies to compensate for losses, and another that did not face significant losses after Covid ..
    Countries will be more preoccupied with compensating for the losses of Covid 19, and some of them will neglect the greener reconstruction and the problem of global warming
    The countries that will be able to deal with the greener construction will be the least affected by the Covid issue.
    According to my country, Palestine:
    I think the issue of rebuilding greener will be very difficult
    Because of the many influences that affect my country, such as bankruptcy and financial crises, because of the presence of the occupation, and because of the lack of awareness and its great impact on Covid 19 ..
    However, it is not impossible. All there is to it is that we will do more than other countries, and thus we will pay more money.
    I think that if my country does not rebuild the greener, it will be a problem, because we will continue to pollute the environment, and this will affect our economy and our public image, and the climate crisis will not be solved by this. Everything that comes close to resolving it will increase its pollution.
    Especially because my country is in the most affected region because of global warming problems
    I think that the environmental goals of my country will be in that conference related to:
    1- Getting rid of plastic pollution and environmental and water pollution, due to the large number of waste in my country ..
    2-Increasing awareness and introducing waste recycling and sorting into my country.
    3- Looking for alternatives to plastic and pollutants.
    4- Protection of some endangered animals and plants, such as: chinar, porcupine and wild deer, and there are more than 90 plants threatened with extinction.
    5. The introduction of solar cells, mainly to power plants to get rid of the petroleum.

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    1. global-conversation.png stellar_chocolate | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
      focused_river's comment 10 May 2021

      When there's a will there's a way we could write the pages of our future by raising awareness that's why I do agree with your opinion and I hope that you will do your best to achieve such a goal

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      1. global-conversation.png enthusiastic_clementine | Yew Chung International School of Chongqing | China
        stellar_chocolate's comment 24 May 2021

        Raising awareness is in-fact the first step to fight climate change because you can't fight a opponent you know nothing about.

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        1. global-conversation.png stellar_chocolate | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
          enthusiastic_clementine's comment 24 May 2021

          There's a truth that we can't deny that many people are working against people's will and that's for economic reasons. The owners of big companies and the leaders of our countries still don't want to react against climate change so raising awarness should be accompanied with a battle against corruption in my country Tunisia political corruption has reached its highest level I hope that our newborn democracy can achieve its goals soon. If not Tunisia will suffer more. To give you an example this year may be we won't be able to enjoy a swim in the mediterrannean dandy beaches only because a very dangerous type of jelly fish called physalia physalis has consuered our seas and that's one of consquences of overfishing the rare seaturtles. I'm really sad.

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  • British Council.jpg nice_desert | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 May 2021

    Step 1
    First: The countries did not carry out awareness campaigns about climate change, so they are not aware of it.
    Second: their lack of acceptance of the truth because climate change has not affected their country in a significant way, i.e. the consequences of climate change on their country are not noticeable.
    Third: their refusal to change their lifestyle in order to fight climate change, so they deny the truth.
    First: We will be delayed in building greener, because the commitment of the people is the most important step, and if people commit, we will be able to live in a greener environment, and it will not be difficult for states to make decisions related to the population.
    Second: The increase in ignorance about environmental awareness. If he denies such a scientific fact, he will deny other facts, and thus the state will suffer from progress in building greener, and if the state takes a decision regarding this matter, perhaps revolutions and demonstrations will prevail.
    Third: The impact of climate change harshly on the country, as they were unable to reduce carbon emissions and rely on environmentally friendly sources because of the lack of commitment of people or people's belief in the existence of climate change and its risks.
    _ This is because he is a failed and ignorant leader, and he does not care about science and does not support scientific research on the environment, and I think that he was elected to the presidency because he said that he would raise the country's economy and many lies that made people believe him, but he did not do anything of them.

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    1. global-conversation.png compelling_construction | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
      nice_desert's comment 10 May 2021

      I think the question was about reasons why some people don't believe in climate change . How can we keep neutral when we transmit those opinions without giving ours at the same time ? we should respect their opinions also

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      1. British Council.jpg nice_desert | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        compelling_construction's comment 10 May 2021

        Maybe I expressed my beliefs in a different way than what you mean

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      2. global-conversation.png spectacular_map | Chrisland School | Nigeria
        compelling_construction's comment 10 May 2021

        I think so too because there are some people who don't believe in climate change

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      3. Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg imaginative_panther | Bruntcliffe Academy
        compelling_construction's comment 13 May 2021

        Respecting their opinions are not the best course of action. They are directly ignoring the evidence presented towards them. If they do not have a big impact on the countries decision then it isn't that bad. However if they are in power don't respect their opinions on climate change not existing. They are responsible for running the country and so therefore if they don't it just proves that they are ignorant and not fit to be a leader. I get being polite about others however respecting ignorance is not the way to go past things.

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      4. global-conversation.png efficient_keyboard | Junior Secondary School, Gwagwalada | Nigeria
        compelling_construction's comment 15 May 2021

        In my country Nigeria many people don't believe in climate change because it has not start affecting the economy. The only thing they know for now is that they want a solution to the problem of covid-19 .
        Reason why they don't pay attention to climate change is that,
        1. they don't know if it exists
        2. Climate change has not killed any one yet but covid-19 has.
        To my little understanding I would love to advise us to start thinking on how to start solving climate change because there is a saying that the earlier the better so what I mean is that we should start solving it before it gets too late

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        1. global-conversation.png discreet_tree | Junior Secondary School, Gwagwalada | Nigeria
          efficient_keyboard's comment 21 May 2021

          I totally agree with you efficient_keyboard because we Nigerians don't believe on climate Change it has not killed anyone but covid_19 has. many people don't believe on the existence of climate change because it has not affected them than civic_19

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      5. global-conversation.png positive_argument | Kisaana SS | Uganda
        compelling_construction's comment 16 May 2021

        Simply coz the climatic change effects don't occur immediately

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    2. global-conversation.png assured_computer | Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
      nice_desert's comment 10 May 2021

      I am from Nigeria writing to talk about how where someone leave can affect their opinion about bringing back greener.
      1-ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT:our environment have impact on us negatively and positively.The changes might be temporarily short term or long term changes.
      1a-Air pollution also declined temporarily as industrial activity, land transport, air travel where heavily curtailed for some months, some countries have reported a rapid return to rising levels of air pollution.
      1b-Water quality:-reduction of economic activity led to an improvement in water purification in a number of water way and coastal zones, with the number of countries.
      2-FARMERS:- like farmers planning the following seasons crops,we must now sow the seeds of the post-pandemic future we want. That means putting up gender equality and sustainability at the heart of the recovery and promoting more inclusive development through good trade.
      3-ECONOMIC INEQUALITY: not only people between countries covid-19 has revealed the depth of gender inequalities with women suffering the most from the pandemic economic fallout.65 percent of women led small business across 120 countries have been strongly affected by the crisis (compared to just over half of firms led by men).
      Moreover accelerated digitalization and shifting suppy-chain configurations mean that female entrepreneurs everywhere in developed countries and especially in developing countries face additional obstacles, ranging from accessing information and resources to building skills and networks.
      The many inequalities exposed by covid-19 are becoming increasingly hard to ignore,we have a golden opportunity to build back boldly and put gender equality, social responsibility and environmental protection at the core of our plans. With a deliberate and strategic focus on these issues,the future we sow could be more bountiful than the past.
      The coronavirus pandemic has exerted enormous pressures on American society and forced a host of changes to how we live and work. But those pressures have ebbed and flowed with the outbreak's progress when it all recedes in the likely not-too-distant future, expert expected older, some familiar ways of doing things to return, undoing some of the changes we've since March last year.

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    3. global-conversation.png lucky_significance | New Tafo M/A (CRIG) JHS | Ghana
      nice_desert's comment 12 May 2021

      Good points but please I want to ask you a question about your country
      My question is
      How can someone Build Backack Greener in your country

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      1. British Council.jpg nice_desert | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        lucky_significance's comment 12 May 2021

        As I said, my country is one of the poor countries , I think it can do green research, because my country has experts and scientists, and its educational level is high

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        1. global-conversation.png lucky_significance | New Tafo M/A (CRIG) JHS | Ghana
          nice_desert's comment 17 May 2021

          Ok
          Thanks for your answer
          Am very grateful

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    4. global-conversation.png stellar_chocolate | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
      nice_desert's comment 12 May 2021

      I agree with you people are well informed about covid 19 however their information about climate change and its deleterious effects is still little may be they regard throwing rubbish in the streets as an anti social habit since the neighborhood where they live becomes ugly or stingy but they don't think about the impact of pollution on our planet and how it can cause catastrophies in the near future

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  • global-conversation.png compelling_construction | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    10 May 2021

    Step 1
    people deny the existence of climate change because
    A / they think it's the cycle of Earth and like ice age we can have heat age
    B/ they think that's not that dangerous and there are some good things like people in the cold areas can enjoy the warmth . there is still rain in many places around the globe and snow in others so where is the problem
    C/ they no longer believe in scientists who work to make profits some times
    why should we believe in climate change ? there are many reasons , let me mention 3 as requested :
    A/ Earth's temperature is rising and this is a fact : don't you see the melting of ice ?
    B/ the weather is disturbed and very changeable . I may be young but our eldrely notice it
    C/ trees are cut evrywhere and if we bear in mind their role in purifying the air , they are no longer able to achieve this for all our planet so we are breathing unhelathy air right now . The hole in the ozone layer is an evidence we can't deny it .
    for a world leader he may deny the existence of climate change depending on his interests or the interests of those behind him . There is the pressure of businesses and profit making

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    1. global-conversation.png stellar_chocolate | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
      compelling_construction's comment 10 May 2021

      I agree with countries have showed much indifference towards climate change as if it has never existed they only think of strategies to help the economy and save companies from bankruptcy which means that what is important to these governments is money but is money going to save them in the future you know what I sometimes ask myself this question why do the leaders of rich countries spend all that money to send rockets into space in the search of earth-like planets in the habitable zone though they know that even if there are ones they will take hundreds of years to be able to reach them so isn't it simpler to spend this money on saving our home and invest the new technology that damaged the planet in building it back greener

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  • British Council.jpg helpful_thought | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    10 May 2021

    After the pandemic of COVID-19, the economy of almost all the countries in the world has nearly been destroyed so the leaders of these countries have the opportunity to rebuild it by following a new strategy that won't affect the environment.This is known as "building back greener" .
    If Tunisia decides to do it, they must firstly exploit the desert in the south and make it a big field where there is a huge number of solar panels which may provide our country with alternative clean energy as well as wind power or wind energy which uses wind to provide mechanical power through wind turbines that turn electric generators for electrical .Tunisia has not only has to do this but also has to stop using fossil fuels like coal, crude oil and natural gases because they are expensive and harmful for the environment .
    The biggest countries in the world have already increased their use of renewable energy and that was beneficial for the economy and the environment. So, why don't smaller ones follow them?
    Many countries, like Tunisia, are full of factories that release toxic gases and pollute the air. So, governments should enact strict laws that will help and stop the emission Carbon Dioxide and other harmful gases. Besides, they have to invest in green business by giving money to the companies that are environmentally friendly and that are not harming the climate.
    But I believe that it would be difficult to achieve these targets because these countries have other priorities like gaining more money by following the cheapest solutions without caring about the environment. Consequently , if these countries don't build back greener, they will find themselves in big troubles as the air will be polluted and the fossil fuels will disappear so they will suffer from poverty , and economical crisis unlike the other countries that have opted for renewable energy and clean environment and a good economy because they invested in solar, wind and water energy.

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    1. global-conversation.png lucky_significance | New Tafo M/A (CRIG) JHS | Ghana
      helpful_thought's comment 12 May 2021

      Please I want to ask a question
      My question is" Do All Countries Have Equal Responsibility To Build Back Greener
      Why/ why not

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      1. global-conversation.png stellar_chocolate | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
        lucky_significance's comment 12 May 2021

        I don't think that countries have the same responsibilty in building back greener some countries are struggling to provide food for the people did we stop to notice how many people in the world can't afford clothes to wear and food to eat so how come they think about back greener since this doesn't only depend on people's habits but also on governments that should invest in new technologies and renewable sources of energy for these reasons I think that rich countries should set schemes to help these countries

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      2. Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg imaginative_panther | Bruntcliffe Academy
        lucky_significance's comment 13 May 2021

        Not all countries have an equal responsibility to build back greener. Some countries cannot afford to do this environmental change. In fact the opportunity to turn a country more green is quite difficult because of the poverty. Poorer countries would go for the more cheaper option. In this case they don't have as much responsibility because they are focusing on the people more because it is necessary for them.

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          1. Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg imaginative_panther | Bruntcliffe Academy
            lucky_significance's comment 20 May 2021

            Your welcome, I hope my answer helped.

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  • global-conversation.png compelling_construction | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    10 May 2021

    First thank you for the questionaire which helps me understand the question before giving any opinion or take any decison , also thank you for giving me the chance to deal with 5 million dollars and learn how to use them in the place of someone from the government . I see my country Tunisia in there , we made money from tourism in the past but now many hotels closed and many families lost jobs so as you can see the priorities oblige some countries to put more money on urgent needs . I do believe that climate change is important that's why i put some money on also , tourism can recover and budget itself but climate change needs money continuously . I also put money for Education for all countries because it's a priortity whatever the situation is .
    I don't think countries have the same priorities . Now for example my country is still suffering how to vaccinate all the people while other countries almost finished . that's why I think some countries should give a hand to poor countries in these times to help them vaccinate at least . they are not obliged to invest their money in businesses in the poor countries but helping overcome the pandemic at least which is humanitarian action rather than making profit .

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    1. global-conversation.png cheerful_fish | Gaza Prep B Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      compelling_construction's comment 11 May 2021

      Great ideas, I think Tunisia can build back greeners as well as developing tourism at the same time. They can build huge green tourists village where people can walk between trees, see different wild animals in their normal life. They can get special unique species. More, visitors can wear special glasses that help them to see gases movements from air to trees and vice verse. They can sit at green cafes, see how waste water can be changed into waterfalls that generate power to hotels. Also, relaxation creams and massage can be fresh from organic crops not chemicals at all.
      In such way, Tunisia can get attraction to both environment and Tourism.

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  • global-conversation.png observant_sparrow | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    10 May 2021

    Hi it's observant_sparrow
    Step 2
    Industry, business, energy and research were most important to the countries spending money on before the pandemic.
    Now they are thinking of spending the money on healthcare and education.
    Because we only want healthcare to save our lives in this miserable situation. We can't do business or research ... we just want to live. We just want to study. Many countries like my country Tunisia do not have possibilities for their students to study. Now we're thinking about spending money on education online. So that the learners can continue.
    At the same time, we need healthcare to be saved. For example, my country now needs oxygen to save lives, and we don't have the money to do that. It hurts to see people die because the country doesn't have the money to spend on these people.
    So if I have $ 5 million, I will spend it on education and healthcare.
    observant_sparrow

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    1. global-conversation.png confident_perspective | Mbulani Secondary School | Tanzania
      observant_sparrow's comment 13 May 2021

      Spending the money in education and healthcare is a wise choice.
      But do you think this is a long term solution?

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    2. global-conversation.png emotional_rock | Yew Chung International School of Chongqing | China
      observant_sparrow's comment 24 May 2021

      What do you think prevents many governers from doing the same?

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  • global-conversation.png cheerful_fish | Gaza Prep B Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 May 2021

    STEP 1: 3 reasons for denying :
    1. Confirmation the existing of climate change means to have that gulity spirit towards wildlife and the future of the planet. They are not open minded people enough to struggle againt their own ideas. They need to stop thinking and the easiest way is denying.
    More they are the ones who do not read more about the issue itself. So denying is a kind of ignorance. That's why we need the envioremental literacy to decrease the number of this group of people.
    Third. They do not feel like global citizens, as they themselves can't feel the direct impact of climate change, they don't have the great responsibility to do something.

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  • global-conversation.png skillful_clam | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 May 2021

    Climate change is a scientific fact, but what are the reasons one doesn't believe in climate change? And why is it wrong to deny the problem of climate change? Why do you think the leader says that climate change and climate change do not exist?
    Let's answer these questions. In general, climate change is happening because human activity is increasing the proportion of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which is blocking out more heat. Since climate is influenced by human practices, which are at the origin of climate change, there are still some who question this proposition, considering that natural phenomena are causing global temperatures. And what is the position of the scientific community in this debate so we can say that in intellectual terms: that human culture and scientific and mental level reject the existence of climate problems and that this entails the extent of one's scientific and intellectual level. Geographically, the climate varies with latitude.
    Military: the military commander must be trained in all climates for example: Americans have cold and mild climates they have not fought in Afghanistan and other areas the climate is very hot Humans have not moved from cold to hot areas This would be a defeat for them, the successful commander takes on the causes that are present.

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  • global-conversation.png amusing_gazelle | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    10 May 2021

    Reasons of denying the climate change existance
    1 people can't see its effect on our planet and our lives by now. The process is so slow that is why it will take many years to discover its bad imapact
    2 the environment that people live in, they might live in a country where citizens are aware, they protect it from all harm and pollution, they are trying their best to " build back greener" by using solar energies, recycling, reusing plastics, always planting trees etc... i think living in such an environment like this won't let you think about climate change and its bad imapct
    3 the blind trust that people give to their government. They might think that it is going to help by spending money on green businesses and investments... and in their opinion, all the effort that the government are going to do will help the country not experience such a bad thing like the climate change

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  • British Council.jpg enigmatic_technology | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 May 2021

    Can you think of Three reasons why it is wrong for someone to deny climate change?

    1. Because he will influence those around him with his thinking and try to convince them to deny climate change, so the urgency of the building back greener will decrease, and the Earth will be destroyed without their realization.
    2. Also because he denies climate change, he will not go away or leave what increases climate change because he simply doesn't believe it exists, so he will not stop using fossil fuels and other environmentally unfriendly materials.
    3. Also because he will support factories and jobs that are not environmentally friendly, especially if this person is rich, which causes an increase in people's demand for these jobs, and we know the danger of environmentally unfriendly jobs on the climate.

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  • global-conversation.png amusing_gazelle | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    10 May 2021

    In my opinion, the three areas that would have been the most important for courtries to spend money on are :
    1 education : government should take great care of the educational system because nowdays' students and geniuses are the country's future, they are going to help it get better at different levels whether it is cultural, political, social, etc...
    This is why they should guarantee a good education for them
    2 healthcare: it is something important that government should have a budget to spend on. The countries need developped hospitals and more doctors every year...
    Finally it is people's lives that they should take great care of
    3 green technologies: developping more green technologies would be a part of "building back greener" especially in the third world countries where there is a lack of developpement, investments and new technologies

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    1. global-conversation.png cheerful_fish | Gaza Prep B Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      amusing_gazelle's comment 11 May 2021

      Totally agree with you, that education should be in the first place. Yet not normal education. We need the type of project learning education; in which ss. set their own mini projects and study carefully the results to find out the principles and benefits. In this way they will never forget what they have studied because students are part of. More these projects can be virtual projects between several pupils from.different areas of the world.

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  • global-conversation.png unconventional_sparrow | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 May 2021

    The problem of climate change is not an easy and simple matter that we can ignore or deny because we feel it all over the globe and perhaps not all regions are equal.
    It has become a well-established scientific fact and the fact that some people deny that does not mean that we accept their opinions. Perhaps one of the reasons is that they are ignorant of this fact, do not listen to the news, and do not know what is going on around them in the universe. Ignorance is the scourge of peoples. Another reason is that there are people who are naturally negative about everything, as rejection is part of their personality. Another reason is that they may be in areas that are not affected by climate change, and he felt that the climate in his region is changing for the better from his point of view, and he does not realize the danger in the long term. That this avalanche would cause a rise in water levels and thus floods.
    Running away from confronting the problem may make some people resort to denying its existence, and perhaps what it costs to treat it makes them ignore it as if it does not exist, and let it be the problem of others and not theirs. The rich and the bourgeois are people who deny some important issue. The solution is always money for their well-being, as suffering is not in their dictionaries.
    It is a mistake to deny the problem of climate change as if it does not exist. The reason for that is that its impact is great and in the increase, high rates of drought, low levels of rain and high temperatures, and what it leads to in terms of fires, floods and droughts. For wars later between countries over the acquisition of food and the occupation of a better area to live, hence a problem that causes a bigger and greater problem. Therefore, the intensification of states in solving it, not every country should place the problem on the shoulders of others as if it does not concern it. This problem is a common denominator among all and everyone should bear their responsibilities towards it. Rich countries should help the poor.
    Leaders in every country in the world should not deny the existence of the climate change problem. I believe that any leader who denies the existence of the problem has personal goals, perhaps he wants to preserve his seat, especially if his people are from those peoples who are indifferent to the whole matter or he is a leader of a poor country and wants someone whose people remain like sleeping ewes because the solution to the problem in his country will cost him a lot and the budget of his country is not Allow this, and other problems in his country will be opened to him, such as development, infrastructure, quality of education, health and the economy, and his helplessness and inefficiency as a leader will appear to the public, so he closes the whole issue as if he would not have kept everyone under his control, in these countries the leader is the master of obedience.
    Perhaps one of the reasons is that he denies the problem for his personal interests, as some leaders are concerned with collecting money for their personal account during their reign without concern for development, reconstruction and solving economic, social and environmental problems in their countries.
    The ignorance of the leader and his lack of farsightedness and broad horizon, meaning that the problem is in his personality as a leader. The spread of corruption, favoritism and bribery in a country What do you expect from his leader Will he take care of the problems of his country so that he cares about global problems of the whole world?

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  • global-conversation.png champion_sheep | Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    10 May 2021

    Step 1
    First
    Some people deny climate because they don't really know the effect of climate change, like some deniers would say climate change is just a part of natural cycle.
    Second
    Some people deny climate change because they don't really believe in scienctist and the truth,also some people even argue that climate change is not as bad as the scientist says it is.
    Third
    Some people are ignorant to the truth and deny climate change because they don't want to believe the truth, some even says that co2 is such a small part of the atmosphere and it cannot have a large heating effect.
    Thanks

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  • global-conversation.png skillful_clam | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 May 2021

    I chose to talk about the country that was affected by the Corona pandemic in terms of tourism; they had to borrow a lot of money from other countries to be able to recover from this difficult pandemic .
    And I, as president of this country, have been given five million dollars to be spent on my people to recover from the Corona pandemic.
    * Money is five papers, each is 1million dollar 💸 sheet. So what decisions will I make to spend the money? Where will I put my money? What's the most important factor in my decision? Can these nations afford to green the world? And should some countries donate money to help poorer countries?
    First, the data indicate that the world's tourism sector
    Billions of dollars would be lost to the Korona virus.
    And the hindrances he's caused to international tourist traffic.
    But Corona's impact on countries' economies will differ from countries
    Others, depending on how the tourism sector contributes to
    The economies of these countries, and that would be disastrous.
    A number of sectors, such as tourism, include
    And, according to the World Tourism Organization, hotels, travel agents, airlines, restaurants, among the sectors affected
    Indirectly by tourism, so all he has to do is as follows In the midst of the Corona pandemic, I may start launching new plans to overtake
    The crisis that overshadowed the tourism sector, is a mechanism
    International, national and institutional marketing to my country, with the aim of accelerating the relaunching of tourism sector activities
    According to the evolution of the health situation.
    Through new marketing strategies to attract tourists
    And made a lot of plans to compete with global destinations
    Among the goals of a marketing strategy
    New, to achieve, future matchmaking
    Competing with large, high tourist destinations, by tradition
    On a high standard.
    To that end, I will mandate the development of the communication campaign and the new vision for one of the world's leading communication agencies .

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  • global-conversation.png skillful_clam | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 May 2021

    In order to be an advisor to the government of my town as a student living in the occupied Gaza Strip, what are my town's priorities after the Corona pandemic? How can my town recover again? How must my country spend on this? What happens if my country does not recover while others can Re-green and uplifter?
    Lets answer these questions, as an outbreak continues
    Corona virus pandemic perpetuates governments and services
    To respond to immediate needs, namely strengthening hospital capacities, addressing hunger, and protecting businesses and families from the risk of eviction and bankruptcy. Most of the money, which has so far flowed from the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund (IMF
    Or other regional development banks or central banks
    Funding equipping hospitals with protective equipment, or auxiliary equipment
    Financial institutions on stability, or corporate finance
    We provide goods and services to key workers, or subsidize
    Direct guidance to households and in parallel, I started
    Preliminary work in some countries to characterize the phase
    Next from the recovery we've shown that the recovery phase can
    Help build prosperity and resilience to shocks
    As government spending on health increases, it decreases
    The odds of people falling into poverty in the pursuit
    Access to health services. But government spending
    Just a means of reducing inequities in access when
    Carefully plan for allocations to ensure that
    Access to primary health care for the entire population
    The report highlights an upward trend in funding
    Health Sector Domestic Year in Countries with Income
    Low and medium, with external financing falling in
    Middle-income countries. Dependence on expenditures is witnessed
    Of private funds declined worldwide, though
    He shook you up at a slow rate.

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    1. global-conversation.png cheerful_fish | Gaza Prep B Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      skillful_clam's comment 12 May 2021

      Totally agree with you that Palestine has great difficulties building back greeners after the pandemic. Yet, other international organizations like UNDP can help. Their first concern would be villagers . They need great help in terms of funding the green irrigation, planting organic crops, raising sheep or chickens and training people how to be more dependent.
      Other organizations can support small proje ts to put solar panels on the rooftops of their small factories or shops. To add, others can train both consumers and investors how to plan well taking in consideration climate change risks and building back greeners.
      Thus, palestine can stsnd by its own reaching climate smart technologies and may be further.

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  • global-conversation.png bright_blackberry | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 May 2021

    The second step
    " What are the three most important categories of countries that spend money on before the Corona pandemic" ?
    1- Learning, for example, in schools and universities.
    2- Health care such as hospitals, doctors, medicines and treatment.
    3- Industry, such as professions and businesses.
    "How might priorities be different now after the Corona pandemic? "
    For example, before the outbreak of the Corona pandemic and its spread, in my country, the percentage of students' knowledge of dealing with e-learning was very little, then the Corona pandemic spread, and students did not know how to deal and communicate with e-learning, and this is one of the priorities that should be taken in education.
    Are all nations equal and have equal responsibility for building back greener ?
    No, it is not equal, because every country is different. Each country has a different climate, different climate factors, different locations, and different strategies.

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    1. global-conversation.png cheerful_fish | Gaza Prep B Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      bright_blackberry's comment 12 May 2021

      How might priorities can be different after the pandamic ?
      I see that government can pay more attention to health care first because humans live can't be replaced. Without healthy people we can't move towards the other aspects of live.
      Then building humans awareness. Deep training how to work, study remotely and higly consider the leadership skills. Since yes the pandamic will vanish sooner or later and life will go on again but differently.
      Finally,green industries which need support from other countries' experts .
      Then those who have been trained well, can transform the knowledge to others.

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  • global-conversation.png tenacious_conversation | Adabraka Presbyterian Basic School | Ghana
    10 May 2021

    1:Science denial-Deniers suggest climate change is just part of the natural cycle.
    2: Economic denial:What the climate change deniers also forget to tell you is that they are protecting a fossil fuel industry that receives us$5.2 trillion in annual Subsidisee supply to 6 percent.

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  • global-conversation.png bright_blackberry | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 May 2021

    The first step
    " What are the reasons that a person might not believe in the existence of climate change" ?
    A person's preoccupation with issues of life and work leads them to ignore and deny the problem of climate change.
    " What are the reasons why it is wrong to deny the problem of climate change" ?
    Because climate change affects the lives of all people, and it is wrong to deny the problem of climate change because it is a fact that scientists have confirmed, even though 40% of Americans do not acknowledge its existence.
    " Why do you think the leader says that climate change and its problems do not exist " ?
    Because politicians did not take climate measures to reduce the factors affecting climate change, for example, America produces 25% of carbon dioxide, and Europe 22%.

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  • global-conversation.png innovative_argument | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 May 2021

    1_Living in a temperate region, do not feel the rest of the climates.

    _That his body is able to withstand climates and does not feel its fluctuation.
    ***
    2_The existence of the four seasons.
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    3_Test students intelligence and awareness.
    ***
    The end.

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  • global-conversation.png reliable_panther | New Tafo M/A (CRIG) JHS | Ghana
    10 May 2021

    It's is the responsibility of every country to protect its natural resources so therefore anything relating to plant life or Greenland is some every country must protect.
    Directly or indirectly, greenland plays a vital role in our daily lives in terms of economy, life processes etc.

    It does have something to do with afforestation in a way...but the main thing is that should a country be losing their plant life, they must take the responsibility of ensuring the survival of the remnants to ensure they multiply and managed sustainably
    I think it may depend on the nature of the country which will then cancel equality.
    Dubai is made up deserts which does not really support the growth of vegetation. Some countries have what it needs to support vegetation that means equal responsibility won't be possibleSo with every country building back greener, we will be able to reach this goal
    Yhyh we all have equal responsibility. Curbing global warming and improving oxygen purity requires enough trees and enough forest zones
    All this plays to the adage, " When the last tree dies, the last man also dies."
    This should give the implication of how our Greenland is vital to us

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  • global-conversation.png bright_blackberry | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 May 2021

    The third step
    Where did you put your money?
    (Classified in four categories of countries)
    - The first country "is a rich country suffering from Corona, and many shops have closed and many children have not gone to school."
    We spend the money in several aspects, including buying the Corona vaccination and part of it on education and creating new job opportunities for those who were caused by Corona to stop their work.
    - The second country "before Corona, it used to make a lot of money from tourism, but after Corona it is no longer the same."
    It is working to spend a lot of money on improving tourism and those affected by Corona.
    - The third country "is the poorest country that has been greatly affected by climate change, and before Corona, it did not have enough money to support schools, hospitals and cities, and it was not able to pay the vaccination money against Corona."
    It is working hard to spend the money on providing the Corona vaccination and a part of it on the health and education sectors as much as possible.
    - The fourth country "was severely affected by Corona, as it relied on its money to sell its products to other countries, but after Corona, many factories and companies were closed."
    It is working to spend part of the money on restarting factories and partly to provide vaccination against Corona.
    Discussion (main answer)
    If any country is able to eliminate the spread of Corona or fight it by vaccinating all the country's ports, this will lead to a revival in all areas of life in it (tourism, education, business).

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  • global-conversation.png bright_blackberry | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 May 2021

    The third step
    "What is the most important factor in your decision?"
    It is human health and safety.
    "Can this country bear the financial burden of re-greening the world?"
    A single country cannot bear the financial burden of greening the world ... because it requires efforts from all countries.
    "Should some countries donate money to help the poorest countries?"
    Yes ... because many countries in the world are poor and do not have the money to spend on greening the world.

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    1. global-conversation.png confident_perspective | Mbulani Secondary School | Tanzania
      bright_blackberry's comment 13 May 2021

      Thank you for speaking my mind. Rich countries should help the poor ones without asking for anything in return (humanitarian factor)

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  • global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    10 May 2021

    Step1
    Question 1
    People deny climate change because:
    1. No real proof or evidence- People do not believe in climate change because they have not witnessed or see any proof. According to Former President Donald Trump told the American Republic that he did not believe in climate change because he didn't see any real evidence.
    2. No known cause- Some people claim that climate change is a hoax, because scientists cannot make a mutual agreement on weather it exists or without cause it.
    3. Their own experiences-One reason why people deny climate change exists is because of their own experiences. Those who live in the American Midwest might points out that they will still have ice and snow in the winter. As the weathers they witnessed stay the same, they assume that climate change can't exists because it would otherwise change their experiences.
    Thank you!

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  • global-conversation.png articulate_agency | New Tafo M/A (CRIG) JHS | Ghana
    11 May 2021

    All countries do not have equal responsibility to "build back greener".When you come to my country Ghana,Ghana is noted as a developing country and can not be compared to developed countries such as the U.K.,U.S.A. and a lot more others.Ghana even relies on these developed countries in other to develop.
    If developing countries begin to "build back greener", it can maybe affect the country's income which would affect the economy as well.
    Taking my country Ghana for example,when Ghana begins to "build back greener", factories that produce air pollutants,mining activities, activities of chain saw operators and other sources of income for the country that affect climate negatively,must be put to a stop.Since all these contributes massively to the country's economy when stopped, would affect the economy of the country.
    An example is during the covid-19 lockdown, sources of income for Ghana as mentioned above,were all shutted down, which affected the country's economy
    a lot.People who were not salary workers suffered a lot.Since a lot of people in Ghana are not salary workers,the government had to feed these people and that caused a burden on the economy of the country.
    So my opinion is,all countries do not have equal responsibility to "build back greener" because some countries have a few number of problems, others have a lot of problems and always need to rely on the developed countries.A solution to this problem is developed countries must give a lot of aid to developing countries in other for all countries to have equal responsibility to "build back greener'.Then would all countries save climate together.

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  • global-conversation.png fair_pigeon | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    11 May 2021

    Step2
    Lessons learned from the Pandemic are :
    *Health care is a priority that's why it should be sustainable like having strategies for prior protection and good hygiene
    *Education should have alternative ways like learning online
    *sustainable towns which makes countries ready for any urgent matters including extreme weather events
    It follows that the budgets of countries should take into consideration the above factors. More money and efforts should be put on having a good infrastructure for vital sectors of Health, Education and roads which I believe are linked.
    You may wonder where is climate change among all this. Well a sustainable town using clean energy and eco schools teaching about Climate change as part of the school books or even as a subject can help.
    The major investment is on raising awareness and on clean renewable energy. Good wise actions require wise educated minds. Investing in global learning and collaboration between countries can cost less for governments and lead to better results. I appreciate countries like sweeden which buys rubbish to recycle it and turn it into energy. I learned that they have climate change as a subject to learn at school and that in every house there are special cans for recycling. That they don't pay for electricity since they invested in recycling. These are examples to follow and share their strategies with the world as they put recycling as a priority and they gained a lot from this choice. I know countries have different priorities but the word priorities itself should turn into the word emergency and I guess CLIMATE CHANGE is the most immediate emergency now.

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  • global-conversation.png efficient_economics | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 May 2021

    Step (1). In my opinion, climate change is a natural weather condition that has occurred since ancient times, but there are some people who deny this change and some of these reasons that make them deny the phenomenon of climate change are: First: Failure to spread awareness among individuals about changes in the climate. Second: The presence of some ignorant people in societies / countries / states and others. Third: The failure of some countries to shed light on the phenomenon of climate change, due to its low or non-occurrence, or even its lack of influence on these countries. And it is wrong for a person to deny the phenomenon of climate change, and among the dangers of denying these phenomena: -1- Perhaps someone travels / visits a country or place that owns this climate change. 2- Perhaps someone will watch these changes and be ignorant of them. 3- A person may be affected by these changes, such as an accident, for example, thunder, or something similar. Among the reasons that make the leader say that these climate changes do not exist: A- It may be that he does not want to provoke controversy or fear among individuals about these changes. B- This may help preserve the safety and protection of the country / town. T- He may not be aware of these climatic changes and their occurrence.
    Step (2). The 3 areas that the country was most interested in before the Corona pandemic are: - Education, health and energy. The priorities of countries / states differ in relation to the amount of the budget and the possibility of obtaining resources, and in Palestine there is not enough of these capabilities necessary to rebuild in a greener manner, because it bears many costs. Fortunately, there are many rich countries that have a duty to help poor countries. Unfortunately, the State of Palestine is unable to donate or assist the poor countries due to the lack of its resources and budgets. So not all nations bear the same degree of responsibility for greener reconstruction. Because the capabilities and budgets differ from one country to another and from one place to another.

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  • global-conversation.png jolly_robin | Baptist Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    11 May 2021

    I am wondering why some people deny climate change,despite the fact that everybody is feeling the impact.I think it is lack of literacy (the uneducated) that is making some people deny it. We need to create awareness to educate them with practical examples.

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    1. global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
      jolly_robin's comment 11 May 2021

      To add to what you said I think through our educational institution. For example in Ghana we have educational institution such as National Communication for Civic Education can take up the responsibility of educating the public on climate change

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      1. global-conversation.png cheerful_fish | Gaza Prep B Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        gentle_fact's comment 12 May 2021

        That is one way in fact, more; Creating short attractive advertisements about climate change impacts can be useful. One advertisement can be about the impacts on food and the target group can be housewives. Another about the sea impacts and it could be targeted for fishermen, factories owners ....etc
        This quick, rich advertisements can reach the minds of people and then no more denying.

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    2. global-conversation.png secure_moon | Adabraka Presbyterian Basic School | Ghana
      jolly_robin's comment 11 May 2021

      And also, leaders do not think ahead of the nation so they do not focus on the main thing which is climate change or global warming.

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  • global-conversation.png vibrant_insect | Salfit High Basic Boys School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 May 2021

    Question: Do all countries bear the responsibility for green return: I will say that the green return does not differ from one country to another, for example in Europe, countries have not stopped developing their green environment despite the presence of the epidemic, but in Palestine we suffer from a lack of green environment due to violations What the occupation does: burn farms, confiscate lands to build settlements and prevent farmers from accessing their lands, but the epidemic affected us more in all aspects of life, including agriculture, so we stopped developing the green environment. And I say, according to our country Palestine, we should spend our money elsewhere, for example: the health sector does not have very precise equipment, and there are not many medical workers. Every year, doctors strike to demand their rights due to their low salaries, and despite the cruelty of the occupier, Palestinians suffer hundreds of wounded every day. We have to save our money in the health sector.
    We can mitigate climate change by planting trees around our homes, using renewable energy, and working to raise awareness for understanding green environmental knowledge.

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  • global-conversation.png jolly_robin | Baptist Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    11 May 2021

    In my own opinion, leaders who do not believe in climate change are leaders whose lifestyle are very different from the general public. i.e In Nigeria,leaders move from their all air condition fitted appliances in their home straight to the car & from the car to a plane e.t.c. They tend not to feel the direct temperatures and such leaders might claim there's no evidence supporting climate change.

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    1. global-conversation.png secure_moon | Adabraka Presbyterian Basic School | Ghana
      jolly_robin's comment 11 May 2021

      And also they care about their salaries, therefore, they won't focus on the climate because it involves a lot of money especially in invest in green research

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      1. global-conversation.png cheerful_fish | Gaza Prep B Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        secure_moon's comment 12 May 2021

        You mean they need the lowest cost and the highest profits of everything regardless the effects . More, some of them can't see further than their eyes' sight. They do not care about other generations, kids.
        They need the quick reputation that they made a rapid economic rising change. They do not want to look beyond.

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        1. global-conversation.png secure_moon | Adabraka Presbyterian Basic School | Ghana
          cheerful_fish's comment 14 May 2021

          Exactly, that's why Ghana is still where it .

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  • British Council.jpg encouraging_pineapple | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 May 2021

    Three reasons why someone should deny climate change.
    There are reasons why people do not interact with climate change, the first reason is that they do not know the seriousness of climate change and its negative effects, and the other reason is their denial of climate change, but what makes them deny climate change?

    1. The first reason: their belief that climate change is a natural phenomenon that occurred in the past and is still occurring, and that it is a natural occurrence.

    2. The second reason: Many people do not see the effects of climate change realistically or directly. A person depends on his opinion and support for the things that he sees clearly and directly, and there are many people who have not clearly seen the effects of climate change in their area.

    3. The third reason: Fake news and bad media. There are many myths, lies and rumors that spread widely and negatively affect people's opinions and make them deny climate change. For example, we always hear that scientists talk about climate change and go out. By fake searching just for the money, so people don't believe them and deny climate change.

    Here's what I think about this issue: "Why would someone deny climate change", I'd really like to hear your opinion on this issue.

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  • British Council.jpg encouraging_pineapple | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 May 2021

    New technologies are still under development to complement the existing technologies used in green buildings, the common goal of green buildings is to reduce the overall impact of the building environment on human health and the natural environment by:

    Effective use of energy, water and other resources.
    Protect the health of residents and improve employee productivity.
    Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation. The current task of building envelope and household system technology is to use energy more efficiently, especially in the construction of new buildings. The long-term goal is a so-called "energy-efficient home," meaning a building capable of producing more energy than it consumes. The most important topic of public opinion, in relation to the reduction of CO2 emissions, is the design, implementation and management of new buildings in this sense, and the renovation of existing buildings: about 40% of total final energy consumption in the European Union is attributable to existing buildings. Design choices for creating green building are influenced by a small percentage of abstract concepts such as art and aesthetics. For example, the thermal transfer value will exceed the aesthetic elements of buildings. Therefore, the planning, construction and operation of green buildings are mainly affected by the following factors:

    *climate
    *Global Warming
    * Global warming and climate change
    The carbon cycle
    * The Kyoto Protocol
    * Carbon capture and sequestration
    *sustainable development
    Ecological footprint
    * Capacity to bear the environment
    * Conservation and management of resources for the purpose of development
    * Life cycle assessment
    Gray energy
    * Renewable resources
    * Energy performance of building cover
    * Heat insulation and heat insulation in construction
    Recycling to use building materials
    In contrast, those who decide to design green buildings will inevitably influence the following activities:

    * Public contracts
    * Social housing

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  • global-conversation.png cheerful_fish | Gaza Prep B Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 May 2021

    Why do people deny the existence of climate change?
    I think denying can be like infection especially for people who do not read more about that. If someone especially leaders denied the climate change then plenty of people would too. It is like viruses infection.
    More, no great sponsored films or videos through social media turns the abstract results of climate change into something more seen results then all kids a d teenagers believe in climate change.
    Third, doctors and researchers do not affirm that the direct reason beyond severe cases of some illnesses like cancers، sensitive skin..etc.

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  • global-conversation.png inquisitive_currency | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 May 2021

    Step 1
    Many people deny about climate change exists and I think the reason is their country doesn't have a climate change or after which countries have a climate change and the climate change doesn't affect them as rest of countries as their distance from north or south pole doesn't affect them by melting ice. And this denial is the increase in psychological and economic fears. At its heart, climate change denial is a conflict crisis because, to them, it just feels wrong. us by their action in use fossil fuels and cutting trees and their affects to other people and it will it will be a difficult problem. I think the leader says the climate change doesn't exist because it doesn't affect to him directly and privately . But I think this group of people we should advice and educating them about a dangerous of this problem is scientifically proven because it will affect to our Earth. Because of it could make him assume responsibility and capabilities he can't afford.

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  • global-conversation.png inquisitive_currency | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 May 2021

    Step 2
    The world is facing on unprecedented test . And this is the moment of truth, the recovery from the COVID -19 crisis must lead to a different economy. So, In general the priorities of states certainly vary from state to state in their various forms before the Corona pandemic and this is in a number of points, as follows:
    A) Attention to scientific research on industrial and technological development.
    B) Construction of buildings, towers and tourist areas for economic development.
    C) Technical and technological invention in different sciences.
    D) Attention to teaching and learning in different ways that suit all individual as opposed to education in the Corona pandemic which imposes restrictions on teaching methods. But, today all the world faces a real pandemic that gives us a renewed sense of responsibility from all parts of the state. Consequently, this feeling was reflected in all aspects of life and these aspects are :
    A) Healthcare by various means to counter the risks of Corona.
    B) Improving the means of communication, like establishment of an international national information unit to combat the dangers of the Corona pandemic with international cooperation.
    C) Attention to work patterns from home and teleconference.
    D) Attention to smart technologies such as smart screen because they're windows that enable people to work remotely.
    E) Attention to medical research to reduce the spread of virus.
    F) Attention to distance education and expansion of methods, and improve education.
    Finally, although the Corona pandemic requires international responsibility, the responsibility o each state differs from the other towards back greener. For example, there are develop countries like, China and America that require greater responsibility for improving the world after Corona. Unlike developing countries, which only receive services because of scientific undevelopment and low awareness.

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  • Brookfield logo friendly_apple | Brookfield Primary Academy
    11 May 2021

    - Step 1 -
    1.) Someone would deny climate change simply as sometimes they don't want to accept the truth.
    2.) They possibly don't trust scientists and global news.
    3.) The failure of countries and nations worldwide to talk about climate change and discuss it globally.
    - Step 2 -
    I would say that Industries should receive minimum as I personally infer when the corona stops Industries will be given a major boost as people flock to shops and the ''Eat Out To Help Out Deal'' in the UK as well as them supporting businesses that can't sustain themselves due to covid are keeping most businesses alive for the time being but if covid stays far longer I would suggest some money to be invested Into Industries. Education is to me personally the most important as most countries had to cancel school due to the rising cases of Covid-19. Research should also be invested in so we can be more ready if another major pandemic starts. Healthcare should be moderately invested in to restore medical supplies. In my opinion, Towns should be less invested in as there is nothing so life-changing or major about it but my opinion would vary depending on the country.

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  • global-conversation.png assertive_seal | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    11 May 2021

    step 2 :
    I think that the education , the healthcare and the Industry have the most important for countries to spend money on.
    Education : In my opinion , countries must fight ignorance and all the ways leading to it because the progress of countries begins from the progress of minds So I believe that's the important area.
    Healthcare : countries must be prepared to face all health pandemics . Also they must provide a pure life for their peoples and they have to seek to heal them form a paceful and united people.
    Industry : Buisness contributes to strengthening international relationships . Furthermore the country will be a destination for global investors but the most important thing is that the unemployment leads to corruption.
    Now, the priorities of countries differ according to the sectors most affected by Covid 19

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  • global-conversation.png friendly_globe | New Tafo M/A (CRIG) JHS | Ghana
    11 May 2021

    In my opinion, it is not all countries that have equal responsibility to build back greener. The reason is that some countries are more developed than others. Some countries have a firm and strong financial status and so they should take up the responsibility to help those who can't. I think they should also help other countries financially for them to also build back greener in their respective countries.

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  • global-conversation.png accurate_squid | New Tafo M/A (CRIG) JHS | Ghana
    11 May 2021

    efficient_economics you said climate change is a natural weather condition so may I know some of the natural causes?

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  • global convo icon.png venturous_buffalo | Kyambogo College School | Uganda
    11 May 2021

    ignorance is one of the reasons I believe can make one deny the effects of climate change
    also i believe one is not supposed to deny the effects of climate change because its effect doesn't do selective mechanism i.e. it only affects the person who caused the change
    a leader would say that climate change doesn't exist to the people because he doesn't have enough evidence to back up his statement also to maybe avoid a lot of questions from the illiterate and ignorant people and also because he doesn't know

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  • global-conversation.png caring_theory | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    11 May 2021

    Why people must not deny climate change. Is for people wrong to deny it because people do not see the seriousness and the effects on the environment and it immediate effect .What are your country priority after the covid .My country's priority is putting back on track in teams of our economy. eg. By increasing tax's for private business how could your country build back greener. The government has to put recycle bin at the areas where littering of plastics is more polluted so the plastics will be recycled to avoid pollution of the environment.

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  • global-conversation.png hilarious_attitude | Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    11 May 2021

    The three areas I think for my government to spend money on are INDUSTRY for example jobs and businesses, the second area is ENERGY for example coal, oil +gas or renewable energy the third area is RESEARCH for example developing more green technologies
    The reasons why i people deny climate change is that it has not affected them
    The reason why it is wrong to deny climate change is that it may affect you later in life

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  • global-conversation.png secure_moon | Adabraka Presbyterian Basic School | Ghana
    11 May 2021

    People deny climate change change because of religious and superstitious believe. For instance, they believe that The Supreme Being in His knowledge created the world in away such it can never be destroyed by human actions. And also He will protect them from any thing of such.
    If one deny climate change and the temperature of the earth rises it will be unsafe for us to live in it. Also if the sea level rises, it will spill water on to the land, the land will be unsafe for us to live especially when it rains. Finally, it affect the carbon cycle and there will be less oxygen for animals to breathe.
    Because of ignorance, a leader will never accept the fact that climate change exists. Because he/she wants his money he will fake that climate change is not real so that the state will not invest her money in order to stop it.

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  • global-conversation.png gutsy_shrimp | Adabraka Presbyterian Basic School | Ghana
    11 May 2021

    In Ghana, some people deny climate change because they believe is an example of fake science and others also believe that it exists but not to the degree that some say. If we deny climate change, it's going to affect temperature and this is will affect rainfall patterns and will be less predictable. Climate change in Ghana is projected to affect resources , energy, crop production and food security. A leader in Ghana is never going to accept the fact that climate change exist because he or she wants to obtain his or her money so the leader will create a fake news that climate change doesn't exist.

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  • global-conversation.png courageous_wildcat | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    11 May 2021

    People deny climate change because.1 No real proof or evidence-People do not believe in climate change because they don't witness or see any reason to it. All countries do not have equal obligation to build back greener".When you come to Ghana,Ghana is noted as a developing country and can't be compared to other developed countries like USA,UK,China etc.Ghana relies on other developing countries to develop. "Building back greener",it can maybe affect the economy income which would affect the country as well.Ghana involved in many activities so when my country begins to build back greener now" factories that produce pollutants air ,chainsaw operators,mining activities and other sources of income for the country that affects climate change negatively impact on the trailblazers that are revamping their transportation systems .This must stop or put to an end.

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  • global-conversation.png caring_theory | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    11 May 2021

    I think where government
    should invest money is industries jobs and businesses when government invest money in industries which are friendly to the environment the industry will produce more goods which are friendly to the environment example solar and biogas to help prevent gases like crude oil and coal to be manufactured .
    Another area where government must invest money is education ,schools and university. Because when government invest money in schools by building schools and providing facilities for learning it will make we the young ones understand the concept of the effects of climate change some of our parent are illiterate because some didn't go to school so they do not know the effects of climate change so they will deny it also they may say since they announced about the effects of climate change has it affect as so government must make sure public education is held in villages and cities to understand the concept of the effects of climate change .when students students study and they know the effects of climate change they will educate the eldest to also help to build back greener
    The third area is research, developing more in green technologies when government invest money in developing more in green technologies such as drones to catch people who destroy the environment,also in the Republic of Korea has recently turned a high tech devices in its ongoing fight to beat air pollution example of green technologies are 5G -enabled autonomous robots to monitor air quality.
    Satellite offering real-time air quality data to the public.

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  • global-conversation.png caring_theory | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    11 May 2021

    Country A.is America they have a lot of money to vaccinate the people in the country that is the same way they can invest money in building back greener on like country B which gets it money from tourism and now that the covid has come the country do not have a lot of money to vaccinate the people and also invest money in building back greener example of a country which tourism is their source of income in their country is Ghana. Country D is the riches but produces a lot of harmful gases into the atmosphere how will this country build back greener example of a country which produces more harmful gases is China .

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  • global-conversation.png decisive_atom | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    11 May 2021

    I think the reason people don't believe in climate change in Nigeria is because some people are not really that educated so they do not know what it means for the climate to change and so they do not believe it exist when they hear about it.

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  • global-conversation.png unbiased_meteor | New Tafo M/A (CRIG) JHS | Ghana
    11 May 2021

    STEP 1;
    Point A; Influence from others: Sometimes, one may bring up something, others thinking he/she is doing it for money or other reasons influence those who are willing to contribute. Same as climate change, some believe it exists but those who don't influence them to believe it doesn't exist by giving them reasons why they say it doesn't exist. My solution for this would be government organizing programs in different regions of the country telling us why there is a need to believe climate change exist.
    Point B; Lack of experience: In Ghana specifically the Eastern Region where I live is experiencing Climate change and so are many other regions. If it were a year ago, because we weren't experiencing it, people denied its existence saying it doesn't exist , some still say it doesn't exist though its effects are revealing .
    Point C; Here in Ghana, the effects of climate change is clearly seen in the change in seasonal patterns. One might notice it but not know it is an effect of climate change so ignore it thinking it is usual.

    I think the best solution to POINT B &C is education about the causes, effects and solutions of climate change.

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  • global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    11 May 2021

    Step1
    Question 2
    1. People believe that climate change is part of the natural cycle
    2. There is no scientific consensus.
    3. People believe that isn't it part of life, it will find a way

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  • global-conversation.png vibrant_mandarin | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    11 May 2021

    Step 1
    *Is it that people deny the existence of climate change or ignore the fact that it truly exists and can cause harm to the environment, because it can result to:
    -declining of water supply
    -more health issues due excessive heat
    -flood and many more that others aren't aware of.

    *we deny the fact about climate change because we're not aware of the fact that it might be a threat to our lives without noticing it.

    *leaders are well aware of the climate change but seem to be ignorant towards the lives of innocent citizens.

    Step2
    *the country should have spent more money on hospitals, research and schools.
    *each country has different priorities because each will be focused on what it lacks the most due to the current situation.

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  • global-conversation.png accomplished_city | New Tafo M/A (CRIG) JHS | Ghana
    11 May 2021

    Ghana is my motherland. All countries do not have equal responsibilities to build back greener because the climate change is affecting the whole world but affecting some countries most. In Ghana I think there should be serious responsibility to build back greener because Ghana is so hot. You can feel the heat from the sun mostly during morning to afternoon(8:00-3:30), this sometimes gives me a headache. Sometimes the conclusion a meteorologist will draw is wrong due to climate change. It rains unexpectedly and makes me feel cold. Me as a learner will not wake up early in the morning to learn due to how cold I am. Climate change is affecting our lives, in our education it is affecting us, in our health it is affecting us, in our every day life it is affecting us so please let's build back greener now by planting trees.

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  • global-conversation.png attentive_fruit | New Tafo M/A (CRIG) JHS | Ghana
    12 May 2021

    Yes, all countries have the responsibility to build back greener. This is because when we all contribute to build back greener the benefit comes to the whole world and not only one country. However, if we refuse to do so the problem going on keeps on affecting the entire world. For instance, the Covid-19 pandemic started in Wuhan, China but its effect has spread to the whole world. As a result of the pandemic, many people have lost their lives and others also lost their jobs. In view of this, I think it will be better if all nations come together to make the world safe for human habitation.

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  • global-conversation.png resourceful_economics | Anqoun Intermediate Public School | Lebanon
    12 May 2021

    The best way is research for example developing more green technologies .. Because where I live in Lebanon " anqoun" the government does not make research about living things and the research about nature.

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  • global-conversation.png amusing_meaning | Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    12 May 2021

    Step 1
    A/ three reasons why someone might deny climate change are
    1.Education: because of their low level of education one may not know exactly what climate change is all about.
    2. Negligence: negligence is a major factor of one not regarding the effect of climate change.
    3. Environment: people in a well conducive environment will never think or believe that there is effect on climate change.
    B/ three reasons why it is wrong for someone to deny climate change are
    1.it is wrong for someone to deny climate change because the effect of on human life is huge.
    2. also the more we deny climate change the more harm it is.
    3. denying it may cause low awareness and totally bring about negligence.
    C/ A leader would say there is no climate change because considering the huge amount involved in research and development as regard to climate change .He may not have the political way to spend such huge amountStep2
    A/the areas government should spend money on are:
    *industry for example jobs and business.
    *Energy for example coal ,oil+gas or renewable energy.
    *Research for example developing more green technologies.
    B/ countries priorities might be different depending on what is bothering them most such as covid 19, climate change ,how to build back greener after the pandemic .
    Step3
    A/ No they can't
    B/ Yes the richer one would donate to help the poorer ones .
    Step4
    A/ my countries priorities after covid 19 is to fight the effect of covid 19 such as helping business people to go back to their businesses ,improve the health care services ,investing more in education and creating more awareness of the impact of climate change .
    Q4. My country will be lacking behind no improvement in our hospitals ,schools ,no conducive environment for people to live in and also extreme poverty will hit the country.

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  • global-conversation.png authentic_engine | OPASS M/A JHS | Ghana
    12 May 2021

    Global warming is becoming global issue, almost every country in the world is feeling the impact of climate change.
    Not with standing that, some countries especially the develop countries contributed a lot in damaging the ozone layer. Those countries have big factories, they produce a lot o things for export. They have earned a lot of money from their business. Therefore, part of the profit raised could be used in building back greener to save the ozone layer from depleting completely.

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  • British Council.jpg agreeable_engineer | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    12 May 2021

    I personally think that people tend to deny climate change though it’s a scientific fact for the following reasons. First, they do so because they don’t see or notice a direct impact on their lives. Second, most of them want to live the way they like. Besides, some pretend that there is no total agreement among experts that humans are causing Global Warming. But for leaders to deny that fact, they can have diverted attention to other issues, or they’re influenced by the private sector or they can decide to do so for industrial interests in relation to the fossil fuel lobby. However, climate change is a real threat to our planet as it is the primary driver in increasing temperatures and it is our responsibility to fix that before it's too late.

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  • global-conversation.png aware_cliff | OPASS M/A JHS | Ghana
    12 May 2021

    No, because not all countries have equal amount of facilities, money, skills and abilities to build back greener in their country. During the era of covid-19 ,my country Ghana has to rely on donator countries and IMF for the supply of PPEs to combat the COVID -19 pandemic. Already the country is battling with debt payment. Therefore it will be difficult for Ghana to build back greener quickly since it lacks the funds to embark on their meaningful project.

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  • global-conversation.png prodigious_currency | OPASS M/A JHS | Ghana
    12 May 2021

    All countries have the same responsibility in building back greener for the reasons.
    some of the countries ,already has greener vegetation and they produce a lot of the raw materials such as: gold, timber, cocoa, coffee etc needed by the industrialized countries for production. The exported products earn foreign monies into the country. In a way they depends on this monies from the exported commodities for their survival. So they should equally take it upon themselves to build back greener by using part of their earning.

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  • global-conversation.png unconventional_sparrow | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 May 2021

    There is no doubt that the priorities of countries were different before and after Covid 19, and they adopted a different budget before and after.
    I think energy, coal, oil, gas, renewable energy.
    Besides industry, jobsand businesses.
    And then improving towns, cities housing shops and public transport. They were the three most important things to spend money on.
    But the priorities are different now, after Covid 19, because the problems related to health, education, economy, human development and others have made each country try to manage the crisis in a different way than before, so we find that more than one country in the region reduced 5% to 10% of the approved budget for all projects. Construction and reconstruction froze what had been previously contracted, some of them declared a state of austerity in light of reducing revenues, and gave top priority to financing the health care system and providing a safety net for the poor, including Palestine.
    Not all countries have equal responsibility to, "Build back greener".
    Because there are poor countries that barely meet their needs, but are greatly affected by the problems of climate change and Corona, so rich and developed countries should help and support these poor countries, because in the end, good will prevail for everyone.
    Some major industrialized countries may harm the environment more than others and exacerbate the problem of climate change, and they must change their approaches and adopt environmentally friendly projects.
    Why should there not be an international fund in which allocations are collected from all countries of the world, and the share of each country is according to its capabilities? As this fund provides assistance to those countries that cannot rebuild on their own, as it provides part in the form of assistance and the other part in the form of a loan in varying proportions, so that the percentage of assistance is greater in it than the percentage of the loan in the case of a poor and developing country, but in the case of a somewhat rich country And able with some assistance to stand alone, the percentage of lending is equal to that of the aid, so that the borrowed money returns to the International Fund and allocates a percentage in it to support projects to make the world greener and support environmental disaster areas in the world regardless of where this support is.

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  • global-conversation.png unconventional_sparrow | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 May 2021

    There is no doubt that the priorities of countries were different before and after Covid 19, and they adopted a different budget before and after.
    I think energy, coal, oil, gas, renewable energy.
    Besides industry, jobsand businesses.
    And then improving towns, cities housing shops and public transport. They were the three most important things to spend money on.
    But the priorities are different now, after Covid 19, because the problems related to health, education, economy, human development and others have made each country try to manage the crisis in a different way than before, so we find that more than one country in the region reduced 5% to 10% of the approved budget for all projects. Construction and reconstruction froze what had been previously contracted, some of them declared a state of austerity in light of reducing revenues, and gave top priority to financing the health care system and providing a safety net for the poor, including Palestine.
    Not all countries have equal responsibility to, "Build back greener".
    Because there are poor countries that barely meet their needs, but are greatly affected by the problems of climate change and Corona, so rich and developed countries should help and support these poor countries, because in the end, good will prevail for everyone.
    Some major industrialized countries may harm the environment more than others and exacerbate the problem of climate change, and they must change their approaches and adopt environmentally friendly projects.
    Why should there not be an international fund in which allocations are collected from all countries of the world, and the share of each country is according to its capabilities? As this fund provides assistance to those countries that cannot rebuild on their own, as it provides part in the form of assistance and the other part in the form of a loan in varying proportions, so that the percentage of assistance is greater in it than the percentage of the loan in the case of a poor and developing country, but in the case of a somewhat rich country And able with some assistance to stand alone, the percentage of lending is equal to that of the aid, so that the borrowed money returns to the International Fund and allocates a percentage in it to support projects to make the world greener and support environmental disaster areas in the world regardless of where this support is.

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  • global-conversation.png bright_blackberry | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 May 2021

    Step 4
    " What are you country priorities after Covid 19 ? "
    - My country priorities are to revive the economy and provide job opportunities for the unemployed due to COVID 19.
    " How could your country build back greener ? "
    - Enact to stop the spread of Covid 19.
    - Carrying out a large-scale media campaign to educate people about the importance of returning to normal life.
    - Keen to open up the political, economic and commercial fields of my country.
    How should your country pay for this " ?
    - By choosing an appropriate plan agreed upon by all the sovereign bodies in my country.
    " What might happen if your country doesn't build back greener and others do ? "
    - All aspects of life in my country will be affected and different from other countries.

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  • global-conversation.png inquisitive_currency | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 May 2021

    County one:
    As a rich head of state, education and economy have been affected by the Corona pandemic, but I have a good treasury to get up once again with a good education and economy. But there are questions that need to be studied well and answered in a fair manner such as:
    1) where will I put my money?
    2) what's the most important factor in my decision?
    3) can these nations afford to gree the world?
    4) should some countries donate money to help poorer countries?
    The Corona pandemic needs billions but all can pay is 5 million ,so I give priority to some key sectors of the state, according to this : I will pay 2 millions on healthcare to keep up with and providing for health development, 1 million on industry and support for renewable energy, 1 million to ensure quality education in the absence of factional education requires a lot of effort and financial support for the provision of the Internet, necessary hardware and scientific applications.
    Yet I will support poor countries with 1 million to cover their underserved services. Given the importance of education and the economy in the country and its impact on other sectors, we need to support it like the most important sectors.

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  • global-conversation.png inquisitive_currency | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 May 2021

    County two:
    As the world is facing an unprecedented global health, social and economic emergency with the COVID 19 pandemic travel and tourism is among the most affected sectors with airplanes on the ground, hotels closed and travel restrictions put in place in virtually all countries around the world. So I, as head of state, think seriously about it. Money is five papers,each is 1 million dollar,but the tourism sector has been hit by a billion _ dollar disaster, but we are going to start with 5 million to improve the sector gradually. So we are going to spend 2 million to support building and hotels by comfortable means for people, and we might need 1 million dollar to meet the medical and health needs of the country. If the tourism and economic situation progresses, we may resort to the support and financing of poor countries in excess of our own.

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  • global-conversation.png inquisitive_currency | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 May 2021

    County three:
    The world's poorest countries are the most vulnerable in this global crisis. IDA is uniquely positioned to help countries protect hard_won gains and avoid lasting economic scars as they embark on a green,resilient and inclusive recovery. So I, as head of poor country ,I will seek support and funding from the United nations to meet the needs of citizens during the Corona pandemic. I will also try to provide a vaccine to vaccinate people to reduce the incidence of massive human damage that could lead to disaster. So I will only support the continuation and maintenance of the education process available in the state Treasury as 1 million dollar max. In this crisis, I will not be able to re-green the state until the crisis is over, and I'm going to take care of more important priorities, such as education and vaccination as a basic requirements.

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  • global-conversation.png affable_sparrow | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 May 2021

    1-It could be an ignorant person, or a business interest.
    2-If people continue to do their bad deeds, it negatively affects the environment.
    3-For his personal interests.

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  • global-conversation.png inquisitive_currency | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 May 2021

    County four :
    The economy is one of the most important pillars. Factories must have been negatively affected during the Corona pandemic. So I, as head of state. We will adopt a system of so-called austerity during crisis, where the most important priorities are presented, I will therefore offset income and expenditure during the crisis. So I give priority to the health sector, first of all, to keeping the medical staff to keep people alive by disbursements of 1 million dollar with support and support from other states, 1 million dollar to education sector,1 million dollar for scientific research and 1 million dollar to re-green the community for the best .

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  • global-conversation.png funny_brain | Mbulani Secondary School | Tanzania
    12 May 2021

    If in our country will be given money we can use it for renewable energy. Because when we use money for renewable energy it can help us to avoid the environmental pollution which is caused by the vehicles and cooking energy. These tend to give out dirty air . We have to use the cooking energy which can not give dirty air for example the use of electricity and gas. This will help us to build back greener by making our environment to be friendly to us. Also we can use the money for industries by buying the machine which can not pollute environment and not use the machine which pollute our environment.

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  • British Council.jpg steadfast_performance | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 May 2021

    Step1)
    Some people deny climate change because they are not affected by a climate change. They live in their environment and are agonized by them. They do not want to change their lives and 2 they also believe that some gases do not harm, and this is a misconception 3

    and a third reason they did not reach rational thinking about climate change

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  • British Council.jpg steadfast_performance | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 May 2021

    Step 2
    . The government spends money on health care

    .The three important areas that government was spending on before the pandemic are research energy and industry.

    .The priorities of the countries differ according to the capabilities of each ,country financial and human capabilities and capacity and according to the state's development and technology ,because in countries that need education support and countries that need job opportunities and reduce unemployment and countries that need to raise standard of living, they carry out projects and other countries that keep pace with development

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  • global-conversation.png affable_sparrow | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 May 2021

    1- Health Care ، City development ،Industry
    2-Health care and hospital development.
    3-Yes, it has the same responsibility, but it does not fulfill it.

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  • British Council.jpg open_knowledge | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 May 2021

    Step 1
    Some of the reasons why a person deny climate change:
    1 - The emergence of climate change denialists, which are the strongest in the United States, and this is what happened when he chaired the Senate Committee in the United States of America and public works by oil lobbyists and climate change deniers such as Jim Anhove who described climate change as "the biggest hoax committed against the American people." He was followed by Joe Barasso, who likewise said, "The climate is constantly changing and the role that human activity plays is unknown." These personalities may influence the opinions of a part of the population, even if they are in a minority, and make them deny climate change.
    2. Curriculums where the Heartland Institute has developed a curriculum for use in schools that considers climate change as a scientific debate, according to what Glenn Branch, deputy director of the National Center for Science Education wrote, "Heartland Institute continues to publish its book on climate change denial to science educators all over the country." This poses a threat to the minds of the students who study these curricula and the idea of ​​denying climate change in the future has taken hold.
    Which will reduce their efforts to building back greener
    3- Climate change conflicts with some national views and because it will require intensive work and efforts between global and local societies. Therefore, some people will tend to reject climate change science.
    4. There are some people working in professions that are not environmentally friendly. Most of those who work in these fields will deny climate change.
    5- Inequality of the impact of climate change between countries, for example, those who live in the poles will notice the impact of climate change when the snow melts and will support building back greener, unlike those who live in rural areas that do not have the impact of a major climate change.

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  • British Council.jpg open_knowledge | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 May 2021

    Step 1
    Of course, denying climate change is a wrong issue that has negative effects on the world. It is wrong to deny climate change for many reasons, including:
    1. Denying climate change will reduce global efforts that can be undertaken to rebuild greener and reduce climate change
    2. If those in power and leaders support him in denying climate change, this will put many obstacles and obstacles in the way of global efforts to reduce climate change.
    3. The denial of climate change may make the climate change crisis long-term, thus it will increase its negative impacts such as an increase in the rate of global warming and an increase in extreme weather.

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  • global-conversation.png confident_perspective | Mbulani Secondary School | Tanzania
    12 May 2021

    Hello,
    I am confident_perspective from Tanzania.
    If I am the president and I get the money I will put it on industries and green research.
    For the industries so as to provide job opportunities for people and business opportunities. This is because most of people will get employment from industries. Also industries will be conducted by aiming to build back greener. Hence, industries won't produce air pollution in our environment.
    Green research, by doing so we will get more knowledge and it will make us be able to control and build back greener. It will also help people to protect their environment.

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  • global convo icon.png venturous_buffalo | Kyambogo College School | Uganda
    12 May 2021

    step3
    yes all the countries can build back greener
    country one can donate to country 4

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  • British Council.jpg open_knowledge | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 May 2021

    Step 2
    The interest of countries in fields varies according to the level of progress and development in them, for example developed countries are interested in all fields, but in my opinion they will be more interested in the field of energy, business and research because they are interested in what will make them more developed and economically advanced because the current conflict in the world is an economic conflict
    The field of energy and business will directly support the economy. As for the field of research, it will make it advanced in several fields such as health research, environmental research and others, and it will include conferences, summits and exhibitions, which will indirectly support the economy.
    As for developing countries, they will pay attention to basic areas that may provide their residents with a decent life, such as health, education and reconstruction, but that interest will not be the same as the interest of developed countries.
    As for after the pandemic, the areas that all countries have become interested in, namely health, research and business, have unified. They have become interested in the health field, confronting the Corona pandemic and reducing the human losses that occur to the country.
    As for the field of research, everyone is in the struggle for research to learn about the Corona virus, its composition and how to eliminate it
    To create anti-vaccines, then that country will gain the patent and the honor to discover a vaccine
    As for the field of business, the world focused on it courageously in all fields and industries to compensate for the economic recession and economic losses that have already occurred the Corona pandemic, and this is almost the case in my country

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  • global-conversation.png fabulous_gazelle | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    12 May 2021

    In my opinion I divide the money equally and I invest in all areas because the 6 are important. First of all education and health without these two pillars we cannot move forward and progress so we need a good education and good health
    then research to be able to invent objects useful for the protection of nature such as underwater drones to clean seas and oceans, filters to clean atmospheric air and to help create vaccines and medicines for incurable diseases such as the Koran virus, Cancers.
    In the industry to be able to hire young graduates and radiate the stubble and immigration of Tunisian skills so that our country benefits from these talented young people.
    finally do not forget that our country has resources that are not drawn like the sun and the wind so we must take advantage to generate clean energy by installing solar panels photo Voltaniques in the sahara and take advantage of the immensity of the land and the sun to benefit from electricity without damaging nature also we can think of wind turbines in the north and center of the country where we have very strong winds.and don't forget to improve cities by installing green parks. encourage citizens by subsidizing to buy electric vehicles. restructure cities and create cycle paths and encourage citizens to travel by bicycle. and therefore helps to save nature.

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  • global-conversation.png champion_currency | Chrisland School | Nigeria
    12 May 2021

    STEP 1
    A.Can you think of THREE reasons why someone might deny climate change? For example, it would mean they could live however they wanted.
    Answer:
    • People are more likely to deny climate change if they're inclined toward hierarchy,
    • have lower levels of education
    • or are more religious.
    B.Can you think of THREE reasons why it is wrong for someone to deny climate change?
    Answer:
    • One reason why it is wrong for someone to deny climate change is because of the huge effects its having on earth.
    • Another reason why it is wrong for someone to deny climate change is because ones idea of something can also affect the ideas of others increasing the population of people to care less of this situation.
    • Another reason why it is wrong for someone to deny climate change is because having a negative thought on something can make a huge change on the lives of others and even himself/herself
    C.Why would a leader say climate change doesn’t exist?
    Answer:
    A leader may say climate change does not exist because he/she is stingy/afraid of the amount of money going to be spent to fix this issue.

    STEP 2
    A.Which three areas above would have been the most important for countries to spend money on before the pandemic?
    • Healthcare
    • Research eg: developing more green technologies.
    • Education

    B.How might countries’ priorities be different now?
    Answer:
    countries’ priorities be different now by putting important things like climate change and COVID-19 first before any other thing.
    STEP 3
    A.Can all of these countries afford to build back greener?
    Answer:
    No, they can’t.
    B.Should any of these countries donate money to help poorer countries?
    Answer:
    Yes they should. Those that have more should give to those that have less to enable a faster fixing of this situation.
    C.Do all countries have equal responsibility to “build back greener”? Why / why not?
    Answer:
    No they don’t have equal responsibilities. This is because some countries have different problems they need to fix to be able to build back greener. For example: one of the countries’ factories were shut down because of the smoke coming out of the factories ( nitrous oxide ) while for others it was a different case.

    STEP 4
    Go back to STEP 2. What are these things like where you live?
    Answer:
    I live in Nigeria. The covid-19 has affected us yes but we have been able to get as much vaccines into healthcare centers and hospitals.
    Pretend to be an advisor for your government and answer the following questions:
    A.What are your country’s priorities after covid-19?
    Answer:
    Nigeria’s top priorities after the covid-19 is to get the country back on track and on tip top shape once again by opening schools again, making people to go back to work and many other things to improve the country after covid-19.
    B.How could your country “build back greener”?
    Answer:
    How Nigeria can build back greener is buy maybe moving factories (especially in Lagos) far away from the community so as to not kill plants and animal life. Nigeria has also pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2030.
    C.How should your country pay for this?
    Answer:
    at the cost of $500m.
    D.What might happen if your country doesn’t “build back greener” and others do?
    Answer:
    It will worsen global warming and cause more harm to the earth.

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  • global-conversation.png gutsy_shrimp | Adabraka Presbyterian Basic School | Ghana
    12 May 2021

    In Ghana our priority after covid-19 is to heed energy transition risk in our oil plans.Covid-19should not be a reason to renege on Global Climate commitments. In Ghana, green industry and trade assessments is one of the several ways of building back greener . If Ghana doesn't want to build back greener , Ghana is going to rely on other countries for support and there will also be no'green recovery' for the country: if Ghana wants to achieve a green recovery , then it needs to accelerate investment in zero carbon electrification and also build back greener

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    1. global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
      gutsy_shrimp's comment 13 May 2021

      I really appreciate this comment you made you are right.

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    2. global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
      gutsy_shrimp's comment 13 May 2021

      I really appreciate this comment you made you are right.

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  • global-conversation.png smart_mouse | Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    12 May 2021

    The big question for this week is "Do all cou build back Greener? yes,all countries have equal responsibilities to build back Greener because it is part of the characteristics of a nation or a country. But because of the bad leadership and corruption,lack

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  • global-conversation.png memorable_mango | Junior Secondary School, Gwagwalada | Nigeria
    12 May 2021

    i think if my country also doo what you have said the country we be batter

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  • global-conversation.png inquisitive_currency | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 May 2021

    In my country, Palestine, which is suffering from occupation and due to the scarcity of possibilities in all areas, particularly medical and economic. In that situation, Palestine has a great responsibility towards the people and their requirements, the state considers that the most important sector to be addressed in the current situation is the health sector and medical services required, and then the education sector comes in a second degree, because it affects an entire generation that could hurt the future of the state. Palestine needs international funding and support from the United nations to move beyond the crisis of the Corona pandemic, especially since it is a state under the occupation. Also, let's not forget to support people's awareness of different ways, either through cultural publications or programs that support them.
    The stockpile of an occupying power that is not enough to sustain the pandemic requires international support. So if the state doesn't recover in time, like the rest of the countries, we might go into a real disaster, this disaster could hit the economy, health and education, and get behind the world.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg terrific_frog | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    12 May 2021

    I believe that countries after Covid-19 will be of two types, one that rebuilds their economies to compensate for losses, and another that did not face significant losses after Covid ..
    Countries will be more preoccupied with compensating for the losses of Covid 19, and some of them will neglect the greener reconstruction and the problem of global warming
    The countries that will be able to deal with the greener construction will be the least affected by the Covid issue.
    According to my country, Palestine:
    I think the issue of rebuilding greener will be very difficult
    Because of the many influences that affect my country, such as bankruptcy and financial crises, because of the presence of the occupation, and because of the lack of awareness and its great impact on Covid 19 ..
    However, it is not impossible. All there is to it is that we will do more than other countries, and thus we will pay more money.

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  • global-conversation.png decisive_leaves | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    12 May 2021

    Step 3:
    I think only country one i.e the richest one, will be able to build back greener. And I don't think the other countries aside from country one can afford to build back from the virus, let alone build back greener. I think the first country should donate money to help poorer countries, as it can afford to vaccinate everyone, and it can even build back better than before, however, the other countries are struggling hard with the pandemic.
    I also think all countries that have the ability to build back greener, also have an equal responsibility to build back greener, and that they should strive to help other poorer third-world countries build back greener, as we are all humans who live on this planet, Earth and we all depend on it, so we should all join together in face of this enemy.

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  • global-conversation.png jovial_sea | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    12 May 2021

    Step1:
    *Three reasons why someone might deny climate change.
    1.Ignorance:Many people have low level of education and this makes them think that climate change is an example of fake science.
    2.Climate change is a slow moving threat so people might deny it.This is because it feels neither immediate nor personal.
    3.Some people may think there is no change in the climate so they might deny it.
    *Three reasons why it is wrong to deny climate change.
    1.It is wrong to deny climate change because it kills more people each year.
    2.We all do not know the consequences of climate change in the next few years ahead of us so we should not deny it but rather, we should "build back greener".
    3.Changing rainfall patterns caused by climate change is bringing reduction in agricultural production and reducing food security which is going to lead us into hunger when we do not " build back greener".
    A world leader might say climate change does not if he\she is ignorant.This is when you do not believe that it exists and sometimes, it is because of carelessness.

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  • global-conversation.png elated_badger | New Tafo M/A (CRIG) JHS | Ghana
    12 May 2021

    I think that all countries have equal responsibilities to "build back greener " because some of the effects of climate change like global warming affects the world on a global scale so if some countries do not take measures to stop pollution and reduce climate change the whole world will be affected not just a particular portion . I also think the UN and the WHO and other countries should advise other countries on how best they can end pollution to reduce climate change

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    1. global-conversation.png persuasive_reality | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
      elated_badger's comment 13 May 2021

      You have a point there but not all these countries are financially stable enough to play an equal role in 'building back greener' unlike the more affluent countries

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  • global-conversation.png modest_heart | Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    13 May 2021

    You see we have the power to build back greener with the help of the researchers and with collaboration in all countries

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  • British Council.jpg open_knowledge | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    13 May 2021

    Step 3
    Not all countries can bear the costs of rebuilding greener due to the difference in the economic level between them. For example, developed countries can implement a greener reconstruction easier and faster than developing countries to provide them with natural resources, the necessary tools, and the money needed for those tools.

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  • British Council.jpg open_knowledge | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    13 May 2021

    Step 3
    1. I think all countries can bear the costs of rebuilding greener except for very poor countries, or we can say that they can contribute even a small part, meaning that no poor country is completely poor. Sure, every country has money.
    2. I think that the first country is the one that can donate the bulk to the poor countries because it is a rich country and can afford to rebuild more greener and reconcile what the country needs with what it will donate.
    3. Not all countries bear equal responsibility in rebuilding greener for several reasons, which I will explain with examples:
    1 - Because not all countries have damaged the climate and the environment equally, for example, industrial cities have damaged the environment and increased climate change through the emission of harmful gases more than rural areas.
    2. The difference in the economic level between countries makes developing countries the least share of responsibility for rebuilding greener because they are unable to bear those costs, unlike developed countries.
    3. Inequality in natural resources between countries, for example there are countries that have water bodies, moderate winds and sunlight for a long time today. These countries can exploit renewable energy, unlike countries located north of the earth on which the sun does not shine much and there is only frozen water and countries where extreme weather abounds Those countries have little responsibility in using renewable energy to rebuild greener

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  • global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    13 May 2021

    Step1: Question 4
    A leader would say climate change don't exist because he or she had not seen any proof or evidence. For example according to an article by the Huffington post Former President Donald Trump told the American Republic that he did not believe in climate change because he had not seen any real evidence.
    Thank you!

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    1. Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg imaginative_panther | Bruntcliffe Academy
      gentle_fact's comment 13 May 2021

      The thing about Donald trump is that he was presented by evidence by scientists. Leaders may not want to believe in climate change because they do not want to deal with the problems or responsibilities.

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  • global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    13 May 2021

    My country Ghana will spend money on improving towns and cities before the pandemic.

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    1. Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg rational_conclusion | Bruntcliffe Academy
      gentle_fact's comment 13 May 2021

      I think that is a great thing and hope you stay safe in Ghana

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      1. global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
        rational_conclusion's comment 13 May 2021

        Thank you and I hope you stay safe too in your country.

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  • global-conversation.png excited_opportunity | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    13 May 2021

    I feel like a wise leader would invest in the factors that he feels will help the country build back greener and also faster because at a slow rate the poor countries would experience more of mortality because the basics that were casually around would not be available for them to exploit and so they would have to either find an effective alternative or suffer the consequences and frankly I feel like that is the problem that my country is having at the moment. They depend a lot on crude oil and so they are unable to creatively produce an effective alternative and they are not thinking about the far future or what happens in a case where the crude oil is unavailable.

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  • global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    13 May 2021

    My country's priorities is digitalisation.

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  • global convo icon.png happy_gazelle | Kyambogo College School | Uganda
    13 May 2021

    hello everyone.
    STEP 3
    I believe that the pandemic has left almost all the countries in the world financially weak but the impact isn't the same because some countries are wealthier than the others and if am a leader whose given the 5million dollars to build back greener what I first do is to look for my weaknesses and strength. I will first invest in the health sector of my country by building more hospitals and other health facilities in my country. Then I will improve on my industrial sector which will promote trade and foreign trade which earns my country foreign exchange And the last thing a will do is to promote and encourage agriculture so as to avoid cases of famine and scarcity of food in my country and I believe after doing all of this my country wont suffer the same way as it did when it was attacked by the pandemic and this will even reduce on the over dependence on foreign countries and at the same time earn my country more foreign exchange which will later be used to develop the country.
    1. All countries I won't say that they can all afford to build back greener because they all have a different financial status and even though they are given the money some might be having corrupt leaders who will use the money to satisfy their needs.
    2.As a saying goes" a friend in need is a friend indeed" I think its okay for countries to support each other as long as the country giving aid is financially stable. so these countries should also support the other countries which are poorer .
    3.All the countries have equal responsibility to build back greener because this pandemic has affected the whole world and our environment needs conservation and preservation for the future generations to come and for each country to work together to see that things are back to normal and even better.

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  • global-conversation.png talented_speech | Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    13 May 2021

    Not all countries have the responsibility to build back greener. Why because they are some countries that are poor and can not finance such project, these are the less developed countries third world countries so Dr developed countries should them build and help finance the project. Also the developed countries who are engage in more nuclear and industrial activities should minimize if not stop and look for better and easy ways to improve technology. So let the developed and well to do countries help the less developed and make the world a better place

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    1. Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg imaginative_panther | Bruntcliffe Academy
      talented_speech's comment 13 May 2021

      I agree. First world countries should help out the poorer ones, by doing that they can hopefully improve the people's' conditions and the enviroment. However in this world many governments are corrupt and the money may be used for other countries. In some cases in order to help countries the government make the people trying to help pay to enter and help. These governments are based around money and some don't care for the people. Even in developed countries the government can be corrupt. So it is a lovely idea I would help come true, however there would many difficulties.

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      1. Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg rational_conclusion | Bruntcliffe Academy
        imaginative_panther's comment 13 May 2021

        I agree with this statement imaginative_panther because some governments are corrupt but not all and yes there will be many difficulties and challenges trying to get first world countries to help the poorer ones.

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg rational_conclusion | Bruntcliffe Academy
    13 May 2021

    If i was the prime minister I would spend most of the money on renewable energy like electric cars or my invention [ which sucks up carbon dioxide straight from the car exhausts ] and I would also send some money to different countries so they could develop renewable technology.

    Hope you all are well,

    thank you for reading

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    1. The Sherwood School best_planet | The Sherwood School
      rational_conclusion's comment 13 May 2021

      well i disagree as if anyone was the prime minister than you cant spend your money that easily

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    2. global-conversation.png focused_leaf | Mbulani Secondary School | Tanzania
      rational_conclusion's comment 13 May 2021

      I agree with you on the part of helping other countries. Since not all countries can afford the costs of green energy.

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  • The Sherwood School giving_watermelon | The Sherwood School
    13 May 2021

    In class we learnt about money but now in 2021 you can't really spend money because covid-19 that is why you can't really get food

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  • The Sherwood School inspirational_mouse | The Sherwood School
    13 May 2021

    in class we learnt that the world leaders are facing a financial crisis

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  • The Sherwood School respectful_painting | The Sherwood School
    13 May 2021

    I believe that covid-19 has caused a lot of money issues with the goverment. I and my fellow classmates think that it is out of control. Boris needs to sort himself out. we think it is crazy

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  • The Sherwood School best_planet | The Sherwood School
    13 May 2021

    the goverment should spend their money wisely as if they spend it on something useless like spend it on energy as it will help to save peoples lives and help people make inventions

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    1. global-conversation.png responsible_editor | Mbulani Secondary School | Tanzania
      best_planet's comment 13 May 2021

      Spending it on inventions is a great idea. Maybe these inventions will save us some day.

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  • global convo icon.png venturous_buffalo | Kyambogo College School | Uganda
    13 May 2021

    step2
    before the pandemic i believe countries were spending more on income generating sectors like industry, towns and cities which would act as a tourist attraction site.
    but after the pandemic i believe most countries had to priotise on some sectors especially basing on the state the pandemic got it, for example in ma country the health sector was given most priority because the medical facilities could not accommodate all the covid patients and also the other diseases of course. also the research sector has been given priority in order not to find the country totally off guard incase of such an occurrence
    step4
    my country's priorities are healthcare, research, education and renewable sources of energy
    in may opinion, my country can build back greener by creation of a various industrial centers in that the different centers wont be operating at the same time, for example there will industrial centers A,B,C&D in different parts of the country each producing the same type of goods, and will be operating at different months of the year, this i believe will reduce on the level of pollution
    also a specific date is created in each month just for planting trees, and on a weekly basis there should be general cleanliness and removal of litter from the different parts of the country especially the non biodegradable ones
    for this to be made possible strict rules like the quarantine mandatory measures should be imposed on the people whereby there is no other option but to obey.
    my country will lose its source of income which is agriculture due acidic rains got as a result of destruction of the ozone layer by the green house gases like carbon dioxide, the water bodies will start producing a foul smell due to the release of industrial wastes to water bodies ,also the aquatic organisms will die
    the green beauty of my country will be lost.
    This however will not be the case to the other countries, they will be enjoying the freshness of their environment since they were able to rebuild it by the building back greener idea

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  • global-conversation.png focused_leaf | Mbulani Secondary School | Tanzania
    13 May 2021

    I believe that we all have the power to build back greener. If we all come together and fight this we will eventually succeed.

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  • global-conversation.png responsible_editor | Mbulani Secondary School | Tanzania
    13 May 2021

    If my country gets the money we will invest it in green energy. This will help us build back greener by stopping the use of vehicles and cooking energy which give out dirty air and pollute the environment. We can start by using gas and electricity for cooking as well as electric cars.

    We can as well invest the money in industries where we can start using green friendly machines which do not pollute the environment.

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  • global-conversation.png precious_market | Mbulani Secondary School | Tanzania
    13 May 2021

    For the case of the money I will use it to support industries. This will help people in my country with employment opportunities. People will stop doing environmental unfriendly activities like cutting down trees and selling firewood and charcoal.

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  • global-conversation.png mindblowing_horse | OPASS M/A JHS | Ghana
    13 May 2021

    Yes, all countries have equal responsibilities to "build back greener" because the earth rotates on its axis and that, what happens in one continent is mostly emitted into the air or environment, as the earth rotates, the other parts experience the effect of emission from the previous places. Again, the world has become a global village so ,when one decides not to "build back greener" the other countries planting cannot achieve the purpose of planting the trees. On the other hands, some countries are rich in finances but have bad weather and soil to grow trees and do things that would "build back greener", they can take the responsibility to support the other countries that can plant trees.
    Also, " building back greener " is not about only tree planting, other industrial waste affects the " building back greener ". All countries therefore have the responsibility to manage the waste properly so as to help achieve " build back greener ".

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  • global-conversation.png enthusiastic_lobster | Anglican International Academy | Nigeria
    13 May 2021

    The one that is best for my country is healthcare, education and improve towns and cities.

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  • global-conversation.png earnest_river | Anglican International Academy | Nigeria
    13 May 2021

    I think the the government should spend their money wisely like say spend more on health care , then energy and then they should cancel any thing that takes out the quality of the country. It should be done that way, then the education of the country, the government should consider the education of people then supply the money on that. So I think that the government should spend money on energy, healthcare, education.

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_fact | Mataware Secondary School | Tanzania
    13 May 2021

    Thanks?
    Government should spend money to research and building back greener but in
    developing country these issues are too difficult to apply

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      sincere_fact's comment 15 May 2021

      I agree with you that it will be difficult to implement a building back greener in developing countries, especially densely populated countries, but if this country devotes a great effort to doing that, it will not be that difficult, for example how China dealt with Covid 19, China has defeated the outbreak of Covid 19 by a high rate compared to other countries, although it was the epicenter of the outbreak of this epidemic, dealt with the virus with all caution, and it and its people made a high effort to fight it, this explains to us the importance of hard work and great effort on an issue, so developing or poor countries of the world can fight climate change if they take the issue seriously.

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  • global-conversation.png busy_cello | Anglican International Academy | Nigeria
    13 May 2021

    I think someone would deny climate change because
    It hasn't affected them
    Lack of education
    Ignorance

    It is wrong for someone to deny climate change because
    If they don't believe it they won't do anything to prevent it
    They might tell others that it does not exist
    They might increase it due to lack of knowledge

    A leader would deny it because it may not have affected him/her

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  • global-conversation.png shining_fox | Anglican International Academy | Nigeria
    13 May 2021

    i think that most of these questions are questions that cant go unanswered.

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  • global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    13 May 2021

    Step 3: Question 1
    No not all these countries can afford to building back greener because the economy of our countries are not the same making it difficult for some countries to build back greener.

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  • global-conversation.png persuasive_reality | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    13 May 2021

    People can deny climate change because the think it is part of the natural cycle. Also because they think scientists have some big conspiracy to confuse others.
    We shouldn't deny climate change because it's improvement is very essential to future development and the lives of people. According to a report on the global human impact of climate change published by the Global Humanitarian Forum in 2009, more than 300,000 deaths and and about $125 billion in economic losses in each year have been lost. And that was then when climate change wasn't very problematic as it is today.
    Ghana can build back greener by encouraging afforestation and enforcing laws against deforestation, pollution and illegal mining. If Ghana did not 'build back greener' along with all the other countries, we would suffer a lot of deaths and financial losses. It would also cause living to be very difficult for people.

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  • global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    13 May 2021

    Step 3: Question 2
    I think if rich countries donate to help poorer countries there will be a safe environment for all human beings.
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    I think

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  • global-conversation.png plucky_ocean | Anglican International Academy | Nigeria
    13 May 2021

    what i think is that i like to say that the earth is at risk because of climate change

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  • global-conversation.png inquisitive_theory | Anglican International Academy | Nigeria
    13 May 2021

    i believe that all countries have equal responsibility to build back greener because it will affect us one way or the order and even if we are not affected we should care for others

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  • global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    13 May 2021

    I guess that my country priorities after covid-19 is building of cities and towns.

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  • global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    13 May 2021

    Step 4: Question 2
    My country could build back greener by investing in green energy.
    Thank you!

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  • global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    13 May 2021

    My country could pay for this through the tax government collect

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  • global-conversation.png splendid_opportunity | Jamaica College | Jamaica
    14 May 2021

    Step 1:
    A) Can you think of THREE reasons why someone might deny climate change? For example, it would mean they could live however they wanted:
    Answer: 1. They do not believe that it affects their lives or existence. 2.People ignoring climate has a lot do with the message that their political party is sending. 3. People think that they will have to change their daily practices too drastically to embrace climate change.
    B) Three reasons why it is wrong to deny climate change:
    Answer: 1. Denying climate change is to ignore that the environment needs to be preserved for future generations. 2. Climate change affects food stability to ignore climate change means the one would be unconcerned about increasing food prices as well as falling levels of food production. 3. To deny climate change is to ignore that all living animals deserve clean air and water to sustain life.
    C) Why would a leader say climate change doesn’t exist?
    Answer: A leader may say that climate change does not exist because if they acknowledge its existence, then they will have to agree that it is a problem and work towards a solution which requires finance and resources.

    Step 2:
    A) Which three areas above would have been the most important for countries to spend money on before the pandemic?
    Answer: Industry, Energy and Education.
    B) How might countries’ priorities be different now?
    Answer: Countries are now allocating more funds to the Healthcare, Education and Industry sectors.

    Step 3:
    A) Can all of these countries afford to build back green?
    Answer: The richer countries would be able to find resources to allocate to building back green. The poorer countries will need to receive money from other countries to build back greener.
    B) Should any of these countries donate money to help poorer countries?
    Answer: Yes, the countries who have the money to donate should give money to the poorer countries, both for help with the pandemic and building back green.
    C) Do all countries have equal responsibilities to build back greener?
    Answer: Although all the countries do have the responsibility of mitigating climate change, the more industrialised countries have a greater responsibility to build back greener, as they contribute to climate change more than the less industrialised countries.

    Step 4:
    A) What are your country’s priorities after covid-19?
    Answer: My county’s priorities after Covid are: 1. To build back the economy through adding resources, to the Tourism, Manufacturing and Creative Industries. 2. To reopen schools and provide support for the many children and youth that have fallen behind in their formal education. 3. To continue to support the health sector as the pandemic has resulted in long term health challenges for citizens.
    B) How could your country build back greener?
    Answer: 1. Reforestation 2. Passing the required legislation to require manufacturers to reduce carbon emissions. 3. Passing the laws which enable the use of electric vehicles. 4. Using cleaner energy such as: solar energy, which is readily available as my country is located in the tropics.
    C) How should your country pay for this?
    Answer: My country should pay for this through the realignment of funds from some areas of the National Budget for example, Road Works. The passing of legislation that includes the charging of taxes on manufacturers if they fail to meet a certain target of carbon emissions. The Private Sector could be encouraged to contribute to building back greener by the installation of solar energy in their operations.
    D) What might happen if your country doesn’t build back greener and others do?
    Answer: The opinions of our main grand aid countries do impact the behaviour of my country’s government. If Jamaica is seen as lagging behind, then it will be viewed both regionally and globally as a ‘below – par’ country which does not live up to global standards. In addition, the country’s natural resources will be depleted and the standard of living will fall even further if my country does not build back greener.
    E) Can you find out your country’s environmental and climate targets?
    Answer: My country’s environmental and climate targets are to reduce emissions in two main sectors (The Manufacturing and Transport Sector) by 25.4% by 2030. My country is also working towards reducing carbon emissions between 18 and 20 million tonnes, having a 20% increase in the usage of renewable energy and a 30% increase in electricity generation from renewable resources.

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  • global-conversation.png secure_moon | Adabraka Presbyterian Basic School | Ghana
    14 May 2021

    Hi, I'm from Ghana and I believe that we the individuals have the biggest role in building back greener about 50%-65% because we are the polluting the earth.
    The government role here is to educate the public on build back greener introduce a policy like planting of more trees and using renewable energy like solar energy and hydro-electric power for cooking and other domestic works while reducing the price of electricity. Also using green cars and commercial busses and avoiding the use of fossil.
    With the aid of evidence on effects of climate change in the country, educate the public on the effects of climate change in the country.
    If only the government educates the public very well on the effects of climate change, they turn away and face the issue at hand.
    Thank you.

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  • British Council.jpg quiet_tamarillo | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    14 May 2021

    Climate change is a scientific fact, but some people and leaders deny that it exists. Why?
    On the first hand, people pretend that climate change does not exist for many reasons.
    Firstly, they do it in order to live the way they want. Secondly, they pretend that there is no total agreement among experts that humans are causing Global Warming. Besides, the public is influenced by the media that gives the misleading impression that climate change is still disputed within the scientific community. Finally, most of them opt for that behavior because they don’t see or notice a direct impact on their lives.
    On the other hand, many leaders say climate change doesn’t exist for different other reasons.
    Actually, leaders can have diverted attention to other issues. Or, they’re influenced by the private sector. Most of them do that for industrial interests in relation to the fossil fuel lobby or because their countries’ economies are based on the production of fossil fuels. So, they’re fearing the impact on the industry and the economy.
    In addition, oil companies are organizing climate change denying campaigns ( like the tobacco companies denying the hazards of tobacco.) which increased the climate change denial or scepticism.
    Moreover, some leaders may deny climate change for election reasons ( Eg: US conservative donors opposing climate change regulations in 2013).
    Finally, some politicians and world leaders deny that fact as it’s a global issue and is unsolvable at a national level or requires collective action between nations or local communities which can be against the Nationalists' principles.
    But why it is wrong to deny climate change?
    Indeed, the gravity of climate change denial lies in the following factors. Actually, it’s the primary driver in increasing temperatures. In addition, climate change and global warming are causing a lot of harm to our planet. As when the ocean heats up, more water evaporates into clouds so storms like hurricanes and typhoons are forming. Besides, a warmer atmosphere makes glaciers and mountain snow packs, the Polar ice cap, and the great ice shield melt raising sea levels. This causes the loss of habitat for many species that might face extinction and may lead to a reduced food security. Moreover, the globe is witnessing new freak and strange weather conditions.
    For the above reasons , we all need to collaborate and act immediately to fix this problem before it’s too late to save our planet for us and for the future generations.

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  • global-conversation.png openminded_glacier | OPASS M/A JHS | Ghana
    14 May 2021

    Every country in the world is affected by climate change. Even if it is not affecting them now, their future generations will be affected by climate change. Therefore, it's the collective responsibility of every country to build back greener .Building back greener may be expensive . Poorer countries have been affected by COVID-19.
    As it is now, their economy is suffering, so it will be difficult for such countries to devote part of their scanty resources in building back greener .Richer countries should do them favour by supporting them with the right resources to enable them contribute their quota. Together ,we can make the world cool and refreshing again.

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_region | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    14 May 2021

    Better late than ever. I'm joining the hub right now as I heard about it from a friend of mine at school.
    Step 3: Equal responsibility :
    There is an equal responsibility as we belong to the same planet. It is not equal capacities of course but at least the same involvement and feeling of responsibility. Simple actions don't require a big budget
    *wise consumption
    *less littering
    *using more public means of transport
    *saving water and energy
    The above actions can be done by anyone anywhere.
    Facing the extreme events of weather is the real issue where we can't speak about equal responsibility. Not all countries have the same equipments and not all countries have the same priorities. While some think of scientific research others can't feed their people.
    Here we need to make difference between equality and equity which means having the same opportunities and same capacities.
    The world can show equality but can't apply equity.

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  • global-conversation.png fair_dragonfly | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    14 May 2021

    Step1
    Climate change is an undeniable fact. As for the people who deny this, I think the reason is because they are:
    They live in rich countries and have the capabilities that make them resist and reduce the remnants of climate change to such a large extent that they no longer feel them.
    Likewise, those who live in afflicted poor countries because of the many difficulties they live in in order to earn their livelihood and simple livelihood cannot research climate change because they have other problems that concern them.
    Also, there are people who are negative in their thinking, who live without research in their surroundings and are inactive in their societies, so they deny climate change and they are, in fact, ignorant of climate change.
    The reasons vary, but it is wrong to deny climate change, as it is scientifically proven and true. I call on the rich countries to help the poor countries, because resisting climate change does not have to be local, but rather it must be global, for example there is one ozone layer around us and its damage is considered to be harmful to us all. We must work to sensitize all people so that they are aware of the danger of these changes, and social networking sites can be used, for example, as well as implementing solutions that researchers have found to the point of the moment, such as company, recycling, afforestation, and preserving water wealth has become a duty, as well as researching other more sophisticated solutions thanks The scientific development that must be employed to save the world so that we can live in a greener environment.

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  • global-conversation.png fair_dragonfly | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    14 May 2021

    Step2
    According to the opinion of most of the world's people before the outbreak of Covid-19, they used to spend their money in education, health and industry in varying proportions according to their financial and scientific capabilities, but these percentages differed after this pandemic, so health became the priority of all peoples, as it is a necessity and not a choice. The field of industry has become mainly in the field of health, such as the manufacture of protective masks, which were the specialty of some countries only. Unfortunately, the fields of research in developing more green technologies and the field of energy, especially renewable energy, are not among the people's priorities, despite their necessity, and they know that.

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  • global-conversation.png champion_sheep | Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    Not all countries have the same responsibility to build back greener.
    All countries ought to have equal responsibility in building back greener but due to the financial status of each country and environmental factor it is not possible.There are two categories of nations which are developed nations and developing nations.Developed nations are generally categorized as countries that are more industrialized and have higher per capital income levels,some developed countries include the United states, Canada, Japan, Republic of korea, Australia, New Zealand etc.
    The second economic category is developing nations, which is a broad term that includes countries that are less industrialized and have lower per capital income levels.
    Globally the United nations recognizes that the developed countries are more responsible for preserving the environment. The developed countries have resources for advanced technologies to combat environmental pollution, the developing countries are intimately the ones who have to face the consequences more. It was stated in the declaration that, "in view of the different contributions to global environmental degradation, countries have common but different responsibility. The developed countries acknowledge their responsibility that they bear in the international pursuit of sustainable development in view of the pressures that their societies place on the global environment and of technologies and financial resources they command.
    The developing countries have lower responsibility in building back greener because of their financial or economic statues, they do not have advance technologies to combat environmental pollution and to have a better green recovery. Thanks

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  • global-conversation.png fair_dragonfly | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    14 May 2021

    Step3
    The situation of all countries in the world deteriorated after the Covid 19 pandemic without exception, but not all countries are able to recover from the epidemic. It is therefore the duty of the rich countries to help the powerless and the poor bear the costs of rebuilding in a greener way. Not all countries bear equal responsibility in "rebuilding greener" because it requires great potential. While we all know that there are countries that cannot earn their living and suffer from famine and wars, they are deprived of the most basic rights of life. There is one world that unites us, and all countries must unite, hold together and take a lesson from the Corona pandemic, which did not exclude the rich countries from the poor countries, as it invaded the entire world. The world is like the human body, if any harm to an organ is damaged, the whole body is damaged And rebuilding must take place in all countries, because the recovery of all countries in the world benefits everyone.

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  • global-conversation.png jovial_sea | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    14 May 2021

    Step4:
    *Ghana's priority after COVID-19 is to go back on track. That is increasing taxes for industries, individuals and companies.
    *My country could build back greener by helping nature and supporting green businesses.
    *My country could pay to this by engaging in the COP26,in November to discuss how to build back greener.
    *Our population will decrease because climate change will kill many people and there will be scarcity of food and jobs.

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  • global-conversation.png blessed_jackfruit | Baptist Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    Step 1
    1 They have not experienced the
    adverse effects
    1a they don't listen to
    news, so because of that they don't
    know what is going on around
    them
    1b they most time turn blind eye and deaf ears to climate change because of the nature of their business e.g factories production with carbon, liquid ,gas emission

    2 . It would be insensitive or unfair on the parts of victims of climate change
    2a.it can lead to lost of opportunity to bring about positive
    3b. The person becomes part of the problem and not a solution to the issue of climate change
    3.a leader can deny the existence of climate change either because he hasn't left his comfort zone to tour around his country or his associates aren't telling him the true situation of things
    Step 2
    1 . Education, industry, research
    2. Priorities could be different based challenges that might be percullar
    Step 3
    1 not all countries will be able to afford building back greener
    2 yes they should all donate
    3because every country is good at a particular skill
    Step 4
    What things are like here:
    Healthcare-healthcare isn't impressive there are a lot of inadequately equipped health care centres and shortage of health workers because of their salary package which isn't good enough

    Improving towns and cities - we need more and cheaper housing unit and proper town planning in place i.e some built on drainages channels

    Research-the the effects of research needs to be obvious. Research work needs to be encouraged, the money the budget for research is usually not utilized for it's purpose.

    Education-issues on education are not taken seriously, by the government only only few percent of the population can afford private education thereby creating a huge gap between children of the rich class and the children of the middle or poor class
    1 human security, education promoting research works,creation of jobs and creation of low- and medium-cost housing
    2 all schools at every level must educate their students on causes and effect of climate change. organisations such as national orientation agency (in Nigeria) need to sensitise the citizens using all available means
    3. they can pay through tax, voluntary donations, capital market and social investment
    4 more disaster's, increase in death rate and underdevelopment will make us a dependent nation that relies more on foreign AIDS

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  • global-conversation.png memorable_mango | Junior Secondary School, Gwagwalada | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    president respond to the covid-19 pandemic delivering Heath care and emergency support by shutdown business also people thrown out of work by lock-down because of the lockdown every body is as to stay at home. Responsible will have an impact on The natural environment so far around 840billion has gone to sectors with high environmental impact in different countries and it has been seized upon as reason to regain environmental protection regulation worryingly through vacine consideration.

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  • global-conversation.png unbiased_fossil | Salfit High Basic Boys School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    14 May 2021

    I believe that spreading full awareness of the importance of a green return is the responsibility of all countries, without exception
    But from the financial point of view, countries with a strong economy should support and sponsor other countries because in the end we are found on one boat, and salvation and safety for all.
    As a Palestinian citizen, I hope that my country will be green, but the occupation has always bombed, destroyed and spread environmental pollutant

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  • global-conversation.png talented_tuba | New Tafo M/A (CRIG) JHS | Ghana
    14 May 2021

    Not all countries have equql responsibility to build back greener.This is because, some countries face soil erosion,which washes away the top layer of the soil,hence, removingall the soil nutrients.Due to this situation, the lands of most countries are unfertile and do not support plant growth in order to build back greener.
    Also, some undeveloped countries to do not have equal responsibility to build back greener.

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  • British Council.jpg steadfast_performance | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 May 2021

    Step 4
    All countries bear the responsibility to rebuild a greener environment, but an unequal responsibility. Each country differs from another. There are countries that succeed in rebuilding the environment whose capabilities are high and developed according to the type of weather, customs, traditions, culture, material and human capabilities, and the extent to which the goals are achieved.

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  • global-conversation.png aware_avocado | Salfit High Basic Boys School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 May 2021

    Climate change is an important issue. We should use energy resources carefully. In this way, we can safe money and use it in other sector at the same time we can help world to protect climate change. We should focous on renewable energy.

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  • global-conversation.png trusting_fig | Adabraka Presbyterian Basic School | Ghana
    15 May 2021

    Do all countries have equal responsibilities to building back greener? Why?or Why not?
    Yes because Climate change affects everyone in the world so it's everyone's concern either black or white to build back greener. Global warming consequences are of everyone, so all countries have to build back greener. If everyone in your country are trying to build back greener and other countries are contributing to global warming, your country might make little or no difference to climate change. If your country does not care about climate change, you can educate them about global warming and it's effects. If your country cares about climate change you can tell other countries about climate change on social media.

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  • global-conversation.png gentle_fact | Dawhyenya Methodist Basic School B | Ghana
    15 May 2021

    If my country Ghana do not build back greener there is a risk of my country to have the effect of climate change, here are some effect of climate change:
    * An average temperature in weather events
    * The risk of illness through temperature increasment
    *Excessive flooding

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  • global-conversation.png positive_argument | Kisaana SS | Uganda
    16 May 2021

    I suggested strict laws should be put in order to protect and enforce people to built back greener not only that the should sensitized people about the danger and advantage of climate change

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  • Preston Manor School fierce_harmonica | Preston Manor School
    16 May 2021

    Green energy is very important because we use these fossil fuels a lot.And so is jobs and business because since COVID,there has been a lot of furlough,resulting in many people losing their jobs,so we need to fix that otherwise they'll be more poverty.People in poverty or on furlough could take jobs related to "Building back greener".We also need more research because maybe it will give us more ideas and if we want to start something,we have to plan it and research will help us.If we used green technology it could really change everything from our daily lives.But if we're gonna be honest,they should spend money on all of them.They are all almost as equally important as each other and are areas we are all going to have to work on,but some are more important than others.So the ones i think are most important are industry,energy and research.

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  • global-conversation.png blessed_fern | Kisaana SS | Uganda
    17 May 2021

    Building back greener I agree with it but how are we gonna help each other because not that every country have that responsibility of building back greener some countries are poor and they will never stop destroying the greener like people who still use fire wood do you think they will stop deforestation? No they wont unless the government decrease on electrical bills then people will have to cook on electricity but you shall not just move from anywhere and stop someone not to deforestate yet he /she is looking for fire wood.
    The government has to stand up and join hands together with people to look for the solution

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  • global-conversation.png affectionate_snake | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 May 2021

    For me, some people do not believe in the existence of the problem of climate change, it is their boredom with the many problems that descend on their heads, such as: Covid 19, wars and conflicts, the world is tired of hearing bad news. As for the wrong reasons for a person who does not believe in the problem is not seeing the results that will be resolved on his work, family, body and respiratory system, and also by not disclosing the leaders or those responsible for the extent of the damage to this problem means not hearing the news from a guaranteed side, in the opinion of some leaders they do not want to deny Because they do not want their image to be shaken by the people, and they lose the confidence that was given to them by the people. For us in the Gaza Strip, there is no indifference and concern on the part of the people or even the government because of the blockade, and one of the worst things is the disruption of the water infrastructure that drowns us in winter, so what are you waiting for them to do about the problem of climate change !!

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    1. global-conversation.png elated_badger | New Tafo M/A (CRIG) JHS | Ghana
      affectionate_snake's comment 17 May 2021

      But I think they should put enough effort in it

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  • global-conversation.png affectionate_snake | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 May 2021

    As for the State of Palestine, it does not spend much on education, such as schools. Rather, donations come from developed countries and institutions for privatization, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Refugees Relief, and for universities, there are only about 4 or 5 universities in Palestine. As for health care such as hospitals, treatment and devices come in the form of free donations, especially in Wars, as is happening now in Palestine, and they sell them in pharmacies to earn money from them and build hospitals and clinics. As for energy, such as coal and ... the Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East supports green, or clean energy, in the Gaza Strip to reduce dependence on fuel. As for scientific research, Palestine spends only 0.02% a little. As for industry, yes, data from the Central Bureau of Statistics indicate that the Palestinian family spends about (36%) of its budget on food. This gives these industries the opportunity to grow and develop in light of the large size of the local demand. Regarding the development of cities and shops, according to what I see, the movements, factions and leaders in the Gaza Strip are building many shops from them to benefit and employ the unemployed, and they have also provided taxis to employ the unemployed. As for the cities, villas and buildings have spread widely in the Gaza Strip. It means that the State of Palestine spends most of its money before the Corona award on 1. City development 2. Industry 3. energy .

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg nice_beaver | Bruntcliffe Academy
    19 May 2021

    I hath more power than thy! I hath the MULE POWERED TRACTOR MWUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg nice_beaver | Bruntcliffe Academy
    19 May 2021

    Thy useth rude technology. Your so calleth power is weak in comparison to my mule powered tractor. The onlyeth thingeth thateth rivaleth my powereth iseth the steameth poweredeth engineth.

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  • global-conversation.png memorable_mango | Junior Secondary School, Gwagwalada | Nigeria
    19 May 2021

    climate change affect all country the thing is that we should put more effort to it

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  • global-conversation.png healthy_tennis | Gaza Prep B Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 May 2021

    Step 1
    Some of the reasons why a person deny climate change:
    * Ignorance: Either the low level of education or lack of awareness and quality education
    * The areas in which they live are less affected by accidents resulting from climate change:
    Like someone who lives in California and watches wild fires, he would be more supportive than someone who lives in Palestine
    * Greed: That a person knows about the causes of climate change and his work harms the climate, such as owning a factory that works with fossil fuels, but he denies climate change because he prefers his interest and raising money.
    Neglect and dependence on others: that is, that a person knows the causes of climate change, but believes that he cannot provide something useful and that the state is responsible and that it must do so.

    The reasons why it is wrong for someone to deny climate change are:
    * Because it is a real disaster and it includes the whole planet.
    * Because the air is shared and spreading pollution in a region will not only harm the region, but rather the entire planet, so everyone must work hard, find solutions, work on them, cooperate between countries, and support rich countries for developing countries.
    * Denying it leads to the elimination of life in a shorter time.


    I think that the leader may deny the existence of climate change because it is not an easy issue and that believing in its existence will require exorbitant costs and huge sums of money to be provided to support research and development and green projects, and he may not have political methods to solve such a crisis.

    Step 2

    The areas that the government should spend money on are:
    * Agriculture and support for environmentally friendly projects
    Industry, jobs and business
    * Clean energy production
    * Scientific research and scientists

    Countries have different priorities according to the impact on them, now the priority is to get rid of the Corona pandemic and then devote themselves to putting in their priorities climate change and its impact and how to build back greener after the pandemic

    Step 3
    Countries cannot afford to build back greener

    Yes, rich countries should donate money to help poor countries

    Not all countries bear equal responsibility in building back greener, because they differ in their economy and the amount of money returning to them.

    Step 4
    My country's priorities are to build back after Covid to repair the damage of this epidemic and its impact on the economy and the environment

    My country can build back greener by increasing green spaces and recycling and supporting environmentally friendly projects and sustainable development

    We all know that my country does not have the funds to support it to achieve these goals, but I think that it depends on budgets from donor countries to invest such environmentally friendly development projects.

    If my country does not build back greener, we will find ourselves in trouble from many problems such as global warming, drought , the spread of fires and the many diseases that we cannot bear.

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  • Cheam Park logo quickwitted_groundhog | Cheam Park Farm Primary
    20 May 2021

    any government or queen or king

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  • Cheam Park logo committed_black_bear | Cheam Park Farm Primary
    20 May 2021

    i think some people would deny the existance of climate change because it might not affect them,they might not think that it is important or they may not haveheard of it.

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  • Cheam Park logo committed_black_bear | Cheam Park Farm Primary
    20 May 2021

    we have the power because we wont stop till something happens.

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  • global-conversation.png great_drawing | Yew Chung International School of Chongqing | China
    22 May 2021

    Hi, the country I am living now is China and there is a huge climate change happening. I am from Hong Kong and I am 14 years old now. Comparing back to when i was 2-3 years old, there was winter with a temperature of 3-8 degrees celsius during December and January. However, since the last 3 years, I have found out that during winter times, the temperature were 15-18 degrees celsius. This shows a huge climate change. It had turn from cold to warm. From this experience I definitely trust their is climate change. I really hope global warming won't happened again. It might be difficult to spend more money on stopping climate change due to covid, but I hope it could happened after the pandemic we have t0 face.

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  • global-conversation.png diplomatic_lute | Yew Chung International School of Chongqing | China
    22 May 2021

    Climate change is an issue that may not be significantly affecting everyone on the planet, but it is a serious issue that everyone should be paying attention to. Some people may say that "It's not affecting me, so I won't do anything against climate change.", or "I don't see climate change in the Bible, so it isn't real. It's just a marketing strategy!", or "It's so inconvenient to act against climate change, and I'm lazy so I won't care. People in the future will deal with it!". I think these are not valid reasons for not dealing with climate change. In my opinion, the only valid and acceptable reason would be that their life conditions are terrible. It is wrong to say that we should not act against climate change because saying that would only build up more trouble for the future, such as whole countries sinking due to the melting polar caps, animals such as polar bears and SALMON can go extinct, and many living things including humans may lose their homes and habitats. Something more infuriating is the fact that world leaders say that climate change does not exist, to save money. There are some exceptions however, for example a very poor country that can barely feed its people. I'd say that not all countries have the responsibility to build back greener because they don't have enough resources to do so. Other countries who have extra resources should share them with countries in need. That way, all countries can build back greener and we will have a greener world in the future.

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  • British Council.jpg diligent_fern | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 May 2021

    It can be spent on the following aspects
    1- Distributing part of it to compensate those affected by Corona economically
    2- Providing hospitals with the necessary equipment to face this crisis, such as sterilization devices and tools, and others
    3- Spending part of it for making courses and indicative signs for citizens on the importance of taking caution and caution and ways to limit the spread of the virus
    4- Paying part of it to everyone who works in direct contact with the injured as a reward and risk allowance, such as medical staff and cleaning workers

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  • global-conversation.png energetic_attitude | Yew Chung International School of Chongqing | China
    23 May 2021

    Personally I believe that if all the government members or people in power could agree with each other and sort things out together, then the situation may not be as bad. That may just be my wishful thinking but considering how arguments are better resolved then left and the how we can think of the situation going on right now as a large-scale argument the countries are having, many things will be resolved

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  • global-conversation.png skillful_morning | Yew Chung International School of Chongqing | China
    23 May 2021

    Step 2
    I think Business is most important. Because, by pandemic most of the countries are suffering in economic problems.
    For example, A country mostly earned money by tourist. However , by pandemic The entry to country A is banned. therefore, there are no tourist. IF there are no tourist in this country what will happen?The source of income in country A is blocked. Then the country's money will run out and it will eventually go bankrupt. Many will become unemployed and will lose their entire property overnight. all national systems that were there are destroyed. So I think it's important to prioritize your business first and then do something else.

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  • global-conversation.png unbiased_fossil | Salfit High Basic Boys School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 May 2021

    From my opinion, the green return is that everyone begins with small steps, and with everyone’s efforts, we will achieve a greater impact. Certainly, governments have the greatest power, but the capacity of individuals is great if their efforts are collective.

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  • global-conversation.png diplomatic_lute | Yew Chung International School of Chongqing | China
    24 May 2021

    I agree. Some people care about climate, others don't. Climate change may not be easy for everyone because of their economic and social conditions.

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