Why should young people be heard at COP26?

According to this report from Rory Selvey of Policy Scotland:

"Young people’s perspectives are underrepresented and sorely needed in environmental discussions. Whilst the negative impacts of climate change will fall disproportionately on the young, most of the perspectives considered in the policymaking space are those of adults (Lee et al., 2020)."

"The demand to be heard has not gone unnoticed: children and young people engaged in climate strikes throughout COP21 in Paris, COP24 in Poland, and overwhelmingly dominated the half a million protestors at the most recent COP25 summit (Lee et al., 2020; Chandramouli, 2019)"

Also, hear from Justina, a 15-year-old girl from Zambia on why young people need to be heard.


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Challenge: Imagine you enter an elevator with the organiser of COP26 and its only going up a few floors.

-You have 30 seconds at most to convince them why it's important for children's voices to be heard at COP26.

-Remember, it's got to be short, snappy and contain your most important points.

-How will you make it stick in the organisers memory when they've left the elevator?

What would you say? Write your "elevator-pitch" in the comments below.

Comments (94)

  • British Council.jpg pioneering_wilddog | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    29 Sep 2021

    The viewpoints are many and varied, the most proposed by adults, as adults are blinded by the children’s suggestions, especially if the issue is related to the climate, but sometimes the views of children are more practical than others. Children think in a special way that adults cannot think of. for example Student Parliament in primary schools they can have Suggestions that never crossed the minds of the teachers. It is true that this is not an example similar to reality, but children have abilities that do not emerge unless someone pushes them forward
    In the end this is what i think and thank you for read it

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      pioneering_wilddog's comment 29 Sep 2021

      Can you explain a little bit more about when you said "children think in a special way that adults cannot think of", pioneering_wilddog?

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      1. British Council.jpg pioneering_wilddog | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 03 Oct 2021

        Children think in a very simple way, I mean adults always when the problem is big they think that the solution must be very complex and big As children they think of simple things, the solution can be simple and in front of our eyes but we can not see it.
        Finally , l am sorry for late to answer.
        I am so sorry under I answer the false comment

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  • British Council.jpg lucky_ant | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    29 Sep 2021

    Age is just a number! And I think we all have enough examples of this statement. Every human has his own potential. Sometimes it takes time to come up, again sometimes it may not take time. So, if freedom of opinion is age-based then 1% of ideas and suggestions may not be utilized.Who knows, that 1% may contain the best & useable solutions. That means, the voice or solution matters, not the person's age!! In this COP26 event also we are using our code names, which means our ideas matter not the identity. So I think the young generation should also get the opportunity to share their thoughts. Who knows, a child may be thinking out of the border?

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    1. avatar.jpg EXPERT: Alex @ Allen & Overy
      lucky_ant's comment 30 Sep 2021

      An interesting observation lucky_ant. Do you think that the impact of children in this debate could lie more in the force of a gathering of individuals e.g. in demonstrations, rather than particular ideas individual children might have?

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      1. British Council.jpg lucky_ant | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
        Alex @ Allen & Overy's comment 03 Oct 2021

        I appreciate your understanding! Actually ideas and implementation are totally different thinks. Again, experience converts the whole scenario. A person can't be the best from all sides. But, I believe we should not ignore any of their ideas or potentials as it is possible to get them now. An individual can't change the world but his ideas can definitely help the world leaders ,indeed! I hope you got my concept.
        Thanks you!

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  • British Council.jpg free_river | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    29 Sep 2021

    The young people have curious minds, they have the tendency to observe any situation from up close, they are open about their feelings and expressions, if they are given a chance to express their perspectives with proper guidance, to proper authority, they can give us solutions which even we adults did not think of.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      free_river's comment 29 Sep 2021

      This is a great explanation, free_river. What advice would you give to a child who wanted their idea to be heard amongst adults?

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      1. British Council.jpg free_river | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 30 Sep 2021

        Thanks for your reply . My advise for the child would be :- Be yourself And be courageous because the world needs your ideas to flourish towards it's better version .if your idea is not accepted don't get disheartened cause by expressing yourself you will learn and tomorrow you can be the change maker .

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  • British Council.jpg bright_grape | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
    29 Sep 2021

    Often the elders say that kids shouldn't talk when they are talking, they have this misconception that kids are immature and they can't do anything properly. But we have seen how youths like Greta Thunberg changed the world.



    I will tell them a few words which are: You do understand better but this is my scope to uncover myself and share what I have and I assure you that you will change your views, Just give me the chance or else you might regret later.

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    1. British Council.jpg entertaining_tiger | Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College | Bangladesh
      bright_grape's comment 30 Sep 2021

      I agree that we all irrespective of any age group have the right to convey our views and messages to the world but that surely shouldn't be interrupting the elders. What we can do is just letting them finish first and then expressing our perspectives with proper respect.

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    29 Sep 2021

    The youth are the mainstay and foundation of every nation. They are the leaders of the society’s ship towards progress and development, the pulse of life in the veins of the homeland, the beacon of luminous hope, the radiant smile of the future, and an effective tool for construction and development. Signs of stagnation are tampered with by the hands of degeneration, and the wheel of progress stops.

    The youth have the ability, strength, energy and vitality that qualifies them to give from their deeds, efforts, determination and patience mature fruits to the nation if they follow the correct path prescribed in the direction of development and progress, and make use of their activities for the benefit of themselves and others in the service of the homeland and patriotism.

    The stage of youth is one of the most important stages in which an individual goes through, as his personality begins to crystallize. The features of this personality mature through what the individual acquires of skills and knowledge, and through physical and mental maturity, and the social relations that the individual can formulate within his free choice. If the meaning of youth is the first thing, then the youth stage can be summed up as the stage of looking to the future with broad and great ambitions.

    For Arab countries, statistics indicate that young people constitute more than half of the population in the majority of Arab countries. This percentage rises to 65% in some of these countries. This demographic fact should always be the main focus of all studies, measures and policies developed to address youth issues. The issues of the younger generation are very diverse, and the Arab youth faces crucial challenges that target their existence, their dignity, and even their humanity. Many great tasks are presented to him, which "must provide the means to carry out them."

    Youth are among the most important resources that all community institutions (governmental, private and civil) must invest in in order to achieve integrated and sustainable development. All these institutions must study how to transform the energies and creativity of young people into positive production elements that serve and develop the society politically, culturally, socially and economically.

    Failure to invest in this productive element and leaving it without the required care will reflect negatively on society and the goal of achieving development. Marginalizing the energies of young people and leaving them without empowerment turns them into destructive elements for development in the present and the future. The process of reform and development cannot see the light without working seriously to empower young people by utilizing their potential and energies and involving them in the decision-making process. Empowering youth must be a goal and a means for reform and development. How do we look at the concept of youth empowerment in development, and what are the indicators for that, and what are the trends and proposals to enable young people to take an active role in society and the economy?

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      appreciative_pear's comment 30 Sep 2021

      That's a great question, appreciative_pear! What is your view on it too?

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    2. British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      appreciative_pear's comment 05 Oct 2021

      It is true, but in your opinion, how can poor countries invest the minds of teenagers and young adults when they can hardly meet the food needs of the people?

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    3. British Council.jpg storytelling_leaf | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
      appreciative_pear's comment 21 Oct 2021

      Don't become offended, but maybe this speech exceeds 30 seconds.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg lovely_bee | Boutcher C of E Primary School A | United Kingdom
    29 Sep 2021

    I think that children's voices should be heard at COP26 so that others can hear from the child's perspective. I also think they should be heard because sometimes children can be involved in a climate crisis and other people need to hear from the child what happened and what they think they should do about it. Sometimes the child may know what to do better than the others in the room.

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  • British Council.jpg productive_temperature | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    30 Sep 2021

    "People of different ages think different. Adults usually have a lot going through their minds, the solutions they provide are often influenced by other factors such as politics and sometimes even their own interests. Children on the other hand can find out solutions without even bothering about other matters other than the benefits. Their minds are free of other thoughts which can sometimes stop the adults from reaching a conclusion. They can raise their opinions without any hesitations. They don't hide how they feel or what they face. They are, unfortunately, the worst victims of climate change. They know the terrible effects of it. So, even a small idea from the children can bring a massive positive change."

    For their voices to be heard, children need to talk about their opinions in such a way that does not offend others, their points should not be threats to other factors of human lives. And for this they need to be guided and instructed properly and they need to be encouraged by the adults.

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    1. avatar.jpg EXPERT: Alex @ Allen & Overy
      productive_temperature's comment 30 Sep 2021

      Hi productive_temperature. Would you be able to clarify what you mean when you say that children are "the worst victims of climate change", and provide some evidence of that?

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      1. British Council.jpg productive_temperature | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
        Alex @ Allen & Overy's comment 03 Oct 2021

        Yes, I hope that everyone can agree to the point that children are so much different than the adults mentally and physically, they cannot handle situations as the adults do, their physical strength is lower and also their immunity system is weaker. Climate change surely creates a difficult situation for everyone, but it's effects are more dangerous for the children.
        My country can be a live example of my stance. The current Rohinga situation will prove that. The adults might adjust themselves. but the child are dyingdue to the unatural change in climate. the flood,rain,excess heat is draining their life force as they are not strong enough to face these rough things. Againg as my country is sourrounded by rivers so we face another threat from the rivers. As the climate changes the river waters goes berserke and destroys the living land. And many a time the playground of the clidren gets lost due to some faultes they never done. they lose their own home not knowing what they have done. I have also seen the children suffering in the extreme heat in the summer because they have a limit unlike the adults.

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  • British Council.jpg sensible_conclusion | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
    30 Sep 2021

    In different ages the people think in different ways and their thinking, obstacles and ways of solving the obstacles are also different . If the young people are not involved in these works, a lots of problems will be unknown to us as the young people can understand the problems of young people and their number is also so large.
    the higher authority should take the responsibility to engage them in these works because sometimes though they have exceptional and unique ideas they can"t get that opportunity due to lack of power

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    1. avatar.jpg EXPERT: Khush @ Allen & Overy
      sensible_conclusion's comment 08 Oct 2021

      That's an interesting point sensible_conclusion, could you give an example of where you think young people think differently to older people?

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      1. British Council.jpg sensible_conclusion | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
        Khush @ Allen & Overy's comment 19 Oct 2021

        If we give a look to our present world, we can see in many developing country many development works have been stopped due to the corruption of experienced people.for that the young people can't get the opportunity to involve themselves in the problem solving section as they don't have the power..
        for example the government has fixed an amount for the the development of educational institution but the corrupted people sometimes use those for own interest ..now if the young section of our society can get the opportunity to take some responsibilities then they can protest because they will be the victims of corruption if steps are not taken.

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  • British Council.jpg entrepreneurial_song | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
    30 Sep 2021

    The future is in the hands of the young generation and the participation of young people is unbelievably necessary in COP26 because it can give them opportunities to talk about the topic and how they are looking into it. Moreover the young people will understand how the decisions will affect them. I believe if the youth participate in the COP26 they will be able to learn new skills regarding problem solving which is a crucial skill to learn for the leaders as it has been mentioned earlier the young generation are the future leaders.
    Additionally, the youth always try to remain cheerful, exuberant and energetic. If they are heard in the COP26 they will feel they are valued and this will make them have fun. Most of the time young people feel betrayed, ignored and abandoned by the politicians and world leaders.
    No doubt young people are especially affected by climate change fears because they are developing psychologically, socially and physically. But we believe the future is in the hands of the young generation. Most of the world leaders are aged between 60-70 years of age and they think they will not be facing the after effects of the climate change. So they just take decisions for short term mitigation of climate change. So as I see it, the young people are going to think about the future of themselves and upcoming generations and this ensures the decisions will be effective for all ages and generation.

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  • British Council.jpg marvellous_juniper | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
    30 Sep 2021

    I think that young people are need to be heard at cop26 because young people have a different perspective and ideas. they are also able to share innovative ideas from their view point. Besides these young people will be most affected by climate change so they have a right to share their solutions for these problems. It is also seen that many young people nowadays are more concerned about sustainability and fighting against climate change to ensure a better future for everyone. Therefore if young people are heard t cop26 , we may find solutions of many problems related to climate change and give the young generation the pathway to leadership for future purpose.

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    30 Sep 2021

    Young people are the backbone of society

    The youth category is classified as the category that includes people between the ages of 15-30 years, and the youth category is the pillar on which any society in this world is based and determines its future. Other groups such as children, adolescents and the elderly depend on them. In renewal, innovation, development and preservation of society, community leadership, innovation of skills and technology development, raising the level of education, politics and peace in the country, and they also have a role in preserving the country’s culture, customs and values ​​on which society is based, in addition to active participation in development projects.
    The importance of youth in development

    The importance of the role of youth in the development of society and the active participation of young people and the employment of all their energies and capabilities to reach this, and this development is not limited to a specific field, as they can develop the technical field, or sports, and other areas that need youth capabilities to rise, and this is done by helping young people and including them in These areas are to play the right role, in addition to clarifying their ability and strength and the role they represent and their importance in building this state.
    Youth and the future of the country

    Young people are known as the country’s great asset. They represent the country and its future in all respects. The youth’s intelligence, skills and practical ability lead the country to the path of development and success, and this means that young people assume this responsibility because they are the basic building blocks of countries,[2] and young people often constitute the largest age group. Young people are expected to present new ideas and developments to improve the country due to their ability to accept new ideas, and then advance these societies to improve the standard of living of individuals and keep pace with the progress.
    Young people are agents of change in society

    The youth category is known all over the world as the category of change and reform, and the state has a role in integrating young people in the areas of peace and security and various sectors of society to build and maintain peace, in addition to creating work for them and exploiting the workforce among them in economic development to raise the level of the country and advance it, they represent a third of the forces They are almost operational, and they play a role in deterring and resolving disputes in times of changes and conflicts, which means that they are the most important elements for maintaining and building peace as well.
    Young people are characterized by courage, recklessness, dynamism, and great self-confidence, which makes them have creative ideas and latent energies that must be used to build better societies and change reality. Making social changes for the better, they live with hope and a constant search for glory and development, and this is what generates their desire to help the environment, different countries, communities and families, and what helps them is the emergence of globalization and technology, where the world has become like a small village and they can communicate in multiple ways, which means a good opportunity for youth union, solidarity and sympathy .
    Conclusion

    Young men and women play an important role in society. Young people are the ones that children, adolescents, and the elderly depend on, and they place their hopes on them for the advancement of them and their societies, because young people at this age are able to innovate and develop, in addition to the fact that their bodies are still strong, making them able to work. Innovation, development and acceptance of all that is new more than any other category.

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  • British Council.jpg freespirited_armadillo | Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College | Bangladesh
    30 Sep 2021

    People might think adults always contemplate in a higher scheme than children's but a children's mind is always full of new ideas. Actually children's don't have any stress in their mind and their ideas are fresh. A children have strength, courage and ability to think better because they learn things in a mannered way which leads to their successful suggestion.

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  • British Council.jpg ingenious_antelope | Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College | Bangladesh
    30 Sep 2021

    Today's children are the future world leaders. They are gonna hold the pillars of the world. If they are not encouraged to think about it how can they contribute in the future? Their mindset must be changed. They must be heard and guided . If they are given smartphones for playing video games then how can they think of enjoying nature? Who are going to be responsible for such state? It needs a small step to pursue taken by us.

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    30 Sep 2021

    Youth have a very important and influential role in building societies. Young people participate in all areas of society, such as cultural, political, social, economic and other fields. The role of youth in building society is as follows: Young people are the most accepting of change, any changes that occur within society, And accept everything that is new, because their creativity is so great that it cannot be underestimated. Young people are the icon of ambition and hope. They are the ones responsible for the development, progress and change process of society, where their energy is used in a sound and correct way to implement all development plans within the society. Young people, unlike other groups in society, possess intellectual enthusiasm and powerful energies that push society towards change, progress and advancement, as young people interact within society, creating the political movement in society. Young people have a mighty social power that uses this power in community work and volunteer work, so that society benefits from the energy of these young people, and these social services are useful for both rural and urban, especially the countryside, where young people offer all their energies and efforts in order to carry out volunteer work for the community. Young people, unlike other groups in society, possess great competitiveness and the ability to take initiative and possess constructive ideas for society, which contribute to changing and progressing society. Young people have the ability to learn, identify and acquire everything that goes on within the community, and therefore they are the ones who have the ability to develop the community. Young people have the ability to participate and serve the community as they have the ability to work in one field

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  • British Council.jpg bright_conversation | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    30 Sep 2021

    Child participation is very important and it should be mandatory for children to participate in climate change decision despite their social status. every child has the right to freedom of expression. Why do I say this? In my country people cut down trees and it affects the rainfall patterns. Which leads to drought, floods and some houses are swept away due to heavy rains and families are left homeless.And in all of this, who is more affected? It is the children. If children can be given a platform to speak and educate people on the effects of cutting of trees for charcoal use in my country, it will help us live for a better future.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg dazzling_chocolate | Boutcher C of E Primary School B | United Kingdom
    30 Sep 2021

    Young people should be able to stand in cop26 because they can have a different perspective that will benefit the world, and because they are young, they have been around the time of climate change at its worst.

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  • British Council.jpg reflective_beaver | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    30 Sep 2021

    I think young people can coordinate global negotiations as well as we have solutions.
    I believe it is the time for young to have a seat at the table.
    by the hand of both the leaders of the world and young can work together to create a green ,healthy and resilient future for us all.
    What are we asking for ?
    First, more education for young people about the climate change.
    Second, inclusion of young people in decision making a bout climate change e.g take part in COP26 negoitations .
    Third, help farmers to move a way from methods which damage the enviroment.
    Finally, stronger regulations to limit air pollution.
    I wonder if it is difficult to share knowledge and success stories for young people ?
    Why we as young learners lack of voices? one should listen to us regardless of age and background?
    What steps have you taken to engage with other partner to promote climate action and a green recovery from the covid-19 pandemic.

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  • British Council.jpg trustworthy_orangutan | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
    01 Oct 2021

    I personally believe that when the youth speak ,the world should listen.Youth voices are important because decisions and policies made today will directly affect us as we inherit the future. The youth today are empowered, informed and have the capacity to have our voices heard at the decision making table. It is therefore important to nurture student voice and engage youth, providing them with the necessary skills to identify issues and put together strategies for dealing with and ultimately acting upon these issues because their ideas are fresh and intelligent, and because they must have a say in the policies that will affect their lives.They have a role to renew and refresh the current status of our society including leadership, innovations, skills.Many more among us are Greta Thunberg by heart but not by voice,we have to raise a voice for them.The young generation could take diverse initiatives including educational, awareness-raising and behavioural change campaigns. I would also like to draw an example of Soborno Isaac Bari who is the youngest professor globally and known as an Einstein of our time.He is only 9 years old.We never know,in our society ,how many voices are suppressed who could be the next Suborno. Its high time the voices of the young generation are heard and taken into account.If not us then who?If not now then when?

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      trustworthy_orangutan's comment 01 Oct 2021

      Very good points, trustworthy_orangutan. What advice would you give to young people to help them to be more confident about sharing their opinions like Greta?

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      1. British Council.jpg pioneering_wilddog | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 03 Oct 2021

        Children think in a very simple way, I mean adults always when the problem is big they think that the solution must be very complex and big As children they think of simple things, the solution can be simple and in front of our eyes but we can not see it.
        Finally , l am sorry for late to answer.

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      2. British Council.jpg trustworthy_orangutan | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 04 Oct 2021

        I would like to advice them that being different and having a different perspective is not wrong.The adults are more experienced and may have more knowledge than us in most cases, but it is our right to have a voice and express our feelings ,the adults have no right to suppress us by any means.Rather,as the future leaders, we should be vocal about our rights as well as should have a sense of responsibility towards the future world.

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  • British Council.jpg reflective_beaver | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 Oct 2021

    I think young people can coordinat glabal negot dior as well as we hare rolution
    I believe it is the time for us to have it us at the table we and the leaders of the world can work togther to ereat agreach bealty and resilient future for us all


    What are we asking for ?
    First , More education for .
    young people about climete change seconly e.g take part in Cop26 negoitions

    Third , Help farmers to modawey for methods which danage the enuiroment


    Finally stronger regulatsons to limit air pollution

    Is it difficalt to shere know ledge and suecess stoirs for young people
    Why we as young learnes lock of viors you should listen to as regardles of age or back ground ?
    Who step have you taken to.angage with other partne to promote dimate aetion and agreen recoveny from the covid - 19 pardemic
    I behier that is the voie of young people
    Who can answer

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  • British Council.jpg reflective_beaver | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 Oct 2021

    I think young people can coordinat glabal negot dior as well as we hare rolution
    I believe it is the time for us to have it us at the table we and the leaders of the world can work togther to ereat agreach bealty and resilient future for us all


    What are we asking for ?
    First , More education for .
    young people about climete change seconly e.g take part in Cop26 negoitions

    Third , Help farmers to modawey for methods which danage the enuiroment


    Finally stronger regulatsons to limit air pollution

    Is it difficalt to shere know ledge and suecess stoirs for young people
    Why we as young learnes lock of viors you should listen to as regardles of age or back ground ?
    Who step have you taken to.angage with other partne to promote dimate aetion and agreen recoveny from the covid - 19 pardemic
    I behier that is the voie of young people
    Who can answer

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  • British Council.jpg lovely_kiwifruit | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 Oct 2021

    Young people are the backbone and foundation of every nation. They are the leaders of the society’s ship towards progress and development, the pulse of life in the veins of the homeland, the beacon of enlightening hope, the bright smile of the future, and an effective tool for construction and development. Signs of stagnation are manipulated by the hands of decadence, and the wheel of progress stops.

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  • British Council.jpg champion_forest | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    02 Oct 2021

    Young people are the backbone of society

    The youth category is classified as the category that includes people between the ages of 15-30 years, and the youth category is the pillar on which any society in this world is based and determines its future. Other groups such as children, adolescents and the elderly depend on them. In renewal, innovation, development and preservation of society, community leadership, innovation of skills and technology development, raising the level of education, politics and peace in the country, and they also have a role in preserving the country’s culture, customs and values ​​on which society is based, in addition to active participation in development projects.
    The importance of youth in development

    The importance of the role of youth in the development of society and the active participation of young people and the employment of all their energies and capabilities to reach this, and this development is not limited to a specific field, as they can develop the technical field, or sports, and other areas that need youth capabilities to rise, and this is done by helping young people and including them in These areas are to play the right role, in addition to clarifying their ability and strength and the role they represent and their importance in building this state.
    Youth and the future of the country

    Young people are known as the country’s great asset. They represent the country and its future in all respects. The youth’s intelligence, skills and practical ability lead the country to the path of development and success, and this means that young people assume this responsibility because they are the basic building blocks of countries,[2] and young people often constitute the largest age group. Young people are expected to present new ideas and developments to improve the country due to their ability to accept new ideas, and then advance these societies to improve the standard of living of individuals and keep pace with the progress.
    Young people are agents of change in society

    The youth category is known all over the world as the category of change and reform, and the state has a role in integrating young people in the areas of peace and security and various sectors of society to build and maintain peace, in addition to creating work for them and exploiting the workforce among them in economic development to raise the level of the country and advance it, they represent a third of the forces They are almost operational, and they play a role in deterring and resolving disputes in times of changes and conflicts, which means that they are the most important elements for maintaining and building peace as well.
    Young people are characterized by courage, recklessness, dynamism, and great self-confidence, which makes them have creative ideas and latent energies that must be used to build better societies and change reality. Making social changes for the better, they live with hope and a constant search for glory and development, and this is what generates their desire to help the environment, different countries, communities and families, and what helps them is the emergence of globalization and technology, where the world has become like a small village and they can communicate in multiple ways, which means a good opportunity for youth union, solidarity and sympathy .
    Conclusion

    Young men and women play an important role in society. Young people are the ones that children, adolescents, and the elderly depend on, and they place their hopes on them for the advancement of them and their societies, because young people at this age are able to innovate and develop, in addition to the fact that their bodies are still strong, making them able to work. Innovation, development and acceptance of all that is new more than any other category.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      champion_forest's comment 04 Oct 2021

      Can you link this comment to young people's role at COP26?

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  • British Council.jpg grounded_chameleon | Rangpur Cadet College | Bangladesh
    03 Oct 2021

    The young people are the future of a nation. They see the world in a completely different perspective which we adults fail to do. If the youths are inspired from now on , only then the Earth will have a better future. So, their opinions should be counted so that they think that , they are also a important part of this world and should take some initiatives to make Earth a better place. Therefore , the empowered voice of youth must be heard.

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    03 Oct 2021

    Young people are the most ambitious in society, and this means that the process of change and progress for them does not stop at any borders. The political party, youth organization, or any social group seeking political or social change must prioritize attracting the energies of youth and employing these energies towards their specific goals.

    2. Young people are more receptive to change. This fact is considered a major advantage in the world of politics, which is a dynamic and changing world and always carries new, and conservative thought is not able to keep pace with the new, but deals with it according to its conservative perspective, which means inevitable failure. While young people and by virtue of this characteristic, their objective willingness towards change and accepting the new and dealing with it in a creative and creative spirit, will ensure continuous keeping pace with the changes and adapting to them smoothly without confusion.

    3. Enjoying enthusiasm and vitality in thought and movement, which constitutes a mighty energy towards progress. Young people who are enthusiastic and lively in their interaction with political data and its variables and with society’s data and requirements, is the guarantee for steady progress, while political movements that do not enjoy this creative energy are threatened with collapse and death or At the very least, squat and fan in the same place.

    4. Giving without limits when he is convinced and aware of what he is doing, and here the equation seems simple for those who want to understand its data, as it only works according to two main conditions:

    The first condition is the conviction of the meaning of respect for reason and dealing with young people with an entity concept and not merely as tools of implementation.

    The second condition is awareness of what the youth are doing, i.e. familiarity with the goals and being convinced of the means and methods leading to achieving the goal.

    If these two necessary conditions are met, the giving of young people will be without limits, and they will push the paths of work with sincerity and dedication.

    5. Youth is an important social force as a major social sector in society, and winning this sector by decision makers and politicians means winning the battle for change, and there are many examples indicating this equation, and the recent example in Iran, where President Khatami (the youth candidate) was able to He crushes his opponents as a result of the matchless youth support.

    6. The youth is a mighty economic force. Young workers are the ones who produce with their hands and the educated youth with their mental effort produce what the society needs, and they are the ones who build the nation’s edifice and ensure its resilience and economic strength. The role of youth in comprehensive development is a fundamental and pivotal role. It is self-evident to assume that economic progress is impossible without scientific progress, and it is the enlightened and enlightened minds of young people that provide the scientific base that guarantees success and progress in the economic effort and in the development effort as well.

    7. Youth is the epitome of strength and bullying. These two characteristics are among the main requirements for political action. A party that does not include young people in its ranks, and does not renew its membership with young elements and new blood, will turn with time into a flabby and weak party as a sign of aging, while a party renewed with the blood of young people in all its bodies and leadership and cadre levels will preserve its renewed youth

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  • British Council.jpg warm_butterfly | Islamabad Model School for Girls (VI-X) G-11/1 | Pakistan
    05 Oct 2021

    I think youth should be listened.because they are the new generation and have more critical thinking about anything than tha oldest people.... as we know that a approximately a child if new generation now a days asks more than 300 questions so my point is that the youth must be listened and there point of views on anything it is.. must be given a different and important status.....
    Youth are the pillars of the foundation's progress and prosperity....these young people are more smart then the previous onessss....thanks!!

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    1. British Council.jpg trustworthy_orangutan | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
      warm_butterfly's comment 10 Oct 2021

      can you explain why do you think that the youth have more critical thinking about anything than than the oldest people?

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      1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
        trustworthy_orangutan's comment 11 Oct 2021

        Good question - shows you are listening well!

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    2. British Council.jpg willing_mood | Rimal Prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      warm_butterfly's comment 15 Oct 2021

      Can you prove to me how young people are better than before and have critical thinking??

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      1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
        willing_mood's comment 15 Oct 2021

        A good question. How would you answer it, willing_mood?

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      2. British Council.jpg warm_butterfly | Islamabad Model School for Girls (VI-X) G-11/1 | Pakistan
        willing_mood's comment 16 Oct 2021

        Because they are new generation and are more smarter then the old ones...
        So they have more critical thinking then these old generations....
        Young people i mean youth are more smarter and can solve any problem more smartly then those...

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  • British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Oct 2021

    When you want to build a people, shouldn't you have children and raise youth? but there is a wrong concept that is applied by you , you give birth to increase the population, and all they have to do after that is enter a professional life and then raise the economy of the state , it is facing a global environmental issue, which is climate change!!!!! no matter how much you think of plans, you will not find a better plan than to listen to the opinion of that child and his philosophical ideas to discover new facts , listen to him, he will not only discuss environmental concepts with you, but you will hear from him a plan to confront climate change and include all environmental issues and others , he will think and produce ideas and share theories, but no one will listen, so he will stop thinking and our generations will become only working, consuming generations, not creatively productive battle

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    1. British Council.jpg trustworthy_orangutan | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
      healthy_antelope's comment 10 Oct 2021

      by "you" , who are you referring to?Can you make it a bit precise?

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  • British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Oct 2021

    Do you know the reason why many fail to win against someone, not as you think that they do not have the capabilities with which they can win, they have, but they did not take advantage of it, so they neglected it, then killed it, for a person, especially when he is in his childhood and youth, needs attention in order to be creative and It reaches the stage of success, and the same applies to our youth and their opinions and their role in the battle of climate change , you are the organizer of climate change , you arrived here because you exploited your mental abilities and your ideas and opinions in environmental issues, and here you are innovating in your work, but How about using the opinions of young people and children to win against the climate?? is not their exploitation is to win the economy, the climate, the environment and transform the state from a consumer to a productive one with creativity, here you are exploiting the opinion of a young child who sees life with his innocent look that will produce innocent ideas that take into account the ideas and theories of multiple groups of society, and the young man will explain to you about his own theory and how will it affect the human being and what the effect on the human will result and do, in short, if you give their opinions attention, you will find interest from the world in the issue of climate change, as for ignoring them, the world will ignore your issue

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  • British Council.jpg spirited_cloud | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    05 Oct 2021

    Today's children are the leaders of the future. And climate change is such a problem which will affect the earth more in the future. So, the present leaders must know what the future leaders think about this important issue. So that, they can prepare them and guide them appropriately to fight against climate change more correctly in the future. Besides, if the children are associated with this alarming problem and are guided formally by the experts and world leaders from the very beginning, they will be more experienced and expert on this in the future and be able to take more correct decisions leading the war against climate change.

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  • British Council.jpg charming_wolf | Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College | Bangladesh
    05 Oct 2021

    Due to loads of critical things to work on, adults sometimes forget to sit back and think calmly. But the simpler mind of kids can get past those barriers easily and present a great idea casually. Along with the more practical adults' supervision, combination of young and mature minds camn produce fantastic solutions for ANY PROBLEM.

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  • British Council.jpg willing_mood | Rimal Prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Oct 2021

    Young people are the basis of life and they are the beacon of knowledge and without them the country collapses. They are also the foundation of the future, for without young people there would be no knowledge like the legs of a chair if you raised them up, and that is the most suitable example for you, and they must be good and set their goal until they have it

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 Oct 2021

    Young people have a role in combating climate change, and young people are adept at spreading any new habits and technology, and are able to adapt and contribute to combating climate change. They are also able to adapt and can quickly adapt their lifestyles and adopt a form of life and occupational options that use less carbon, so youth should be given an opportunity to participate in a way Effective in the decision-making process at the local, national and global levels and they can be a strong support for initiatives that would lead to the adoption of far-reaching legislation

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  • British Council.jpg assertive_leaves | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    08 Oct 2021

    The youth can organise people easily to take positive actions against the odds of climate change by taking prompt decisions in the national and international arena. Creative thinking, decisions , exicution abilities, highlighting problems with a view to promoting effective solutions only come from the fresh heads of the youth. Young people are gifted with innovation , adapting power and technological knowledge. These are essential to face effects of climate change. Besides, the youth are the future inhabitants of this globe and they will have to face the effects of climate change. And in the future globe, they will live not the present leaders of this world. So, it's important to listen what youth are thinking, what their plans are and what they want to do. The future of this globe hangs on the hand of the youth.

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  • British Council.jpg bold_signature | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 Oct 2021

    I believe that youth are at the heart of development, specifically if we talk about the Arab region now, the Arab region is a rich population, and most of its population is young... We are talking about more than two-thirds of the demographic composition in the Arab region of young people. This is an opportunity and a challenge at the same time. ...an opportunity if the appropriate policies and sound policies are put in place to invest in this demographic opportunity, and it may constitute a very big shift for the Arab region at all levels.I am talking about that youth is a wealth for the Arab region and a real wealth today, and if the discovery of oil contributed to an economic shift for some Arab countries, I believe that oil for this decade and for the twenty-first century is the youth of the Arab region who are able to achieve a development and economic shift... And the challenge It is not listening to youth and the cost of not listening to youth and not integrating them through systematic means and channels in the decision-making process. We believe that this is a lesson that we learn from the Arab Spring in the first place and from the events of the last two years, because not listening to the youth has a high cost on various levels.Question: How can we play the role of youth and increase their participation in achieving the Millennium Development Goals and beyond 2015, especially in light of the challenges facing Arab youth now in particular?There are several elements that must be considered if we want to transform the concept of activating the role of youth from a slogan to a real practice. Does it provide an opportunity for parliamentary, political and social participation, organizing and starting youth civil society organizations... Legislation is a very important starting point, and then to looking at the process of capacity building and creating mechanisms for participation, and creating mechanisms that start from the local level... From municipalities or local councils that It is open to youth participation and gives them an opportunity to develop special policies and programs for their regions, governorates, and then at the national level.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      bold_signature's comment 11 Oct 2021

      Which of the points you've made here is most important, do you think?

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  • British Council.jpg splendid_power | Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College | Bangladesh
    09 Oct 2021

    I think young people can coordinate global negotiations as well as we have solutions.
    I believe it is the time for young to have a seat at the table.
    by the hand of both the leaders of the world and young can work together to create a green ,healthy and resilient future for us all.
    The young generation could take diverse initiatives including educational, awareness-raising and behavioural change campaigns. I would also like to draw an example of Fatiha Ayat . She is a 4th-grade student of the “New York Gifted and Talented program” Recently she founded a new organization named “CHIL& D”, By this organization she wants to help orphan and poor people. We never know ,in our society ,how many voices are suppressed. Who could be the next Fatiha. Its high time the voices of the young generation are heard and taken into account . Youth are the pillars of the foundation's progress and prosperity....these young people are more smart then the previous ones .

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      splendid_power's comment 11 Oct 2021

      What a great example to use to support your argument! Can you share a link with us so we can all find out more about her?

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  • British Council.jpg buzzing_dolphin | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    09 Oct 2021

    I believe that everyone is different and someone can have so much talent beyond our imagination. Even the most underestimated one can be the hero, we never know. We all are humans and many of us fully express ourselves and many don't. The point is, everyone should take this opportunity to give their perspective on different issues and we all should get the chance to do so. Everyone has different perspectives on the same issue and the COP26 is a opportunity that the young generation should take.

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  • British Council.jpg talkative_owl | Mirzapur Cadet College | Bangladesh
    09 Oct 2021

    In international summits or conferences, most of the representatives or ambassadors are more concerned to secure their respective countries's or their organisations' interests, which, in many certain cases, might be conflicting to COP26 meeting's objective. For example: ex-president Donald Trump backed out of Paris Agreement in 2017 because of securing senate's vote in his favour, which was mostly occupied by industrialists and corporate people. But young people are the speaker's of suffering. They are not any representative, they say what they see, what they experience. Nonetheless, As per the the Convention on the Rights of the Child of UNICEF, every human under the age of 18 years has the right to voice their opinions that affects them. These points, as I believe, should contribute morally enough to let children and youth's voices be heard at COP26.

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  • British Council.jpg excellent_mango | Al Fukhari Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Oct 2021

    Children of today are the youth of tomorrow . They are the ones who hold the future between their hands .Even though they aren't the decision makers of today ,they will be the decision makers of tomorrow .
    Their ability to think about the details as well as their wide imagination help them build a clear view about what steps should be taken next .If we give them the opportunity to help ,we will build their self confidence and their critical and creative thinking which will affect their personalities in the future.

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  • British Council.jpg serious_camel | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    11 Oct 2021

    World leader always forget that young people are the future of this world, they always come up with new idea to save the world from it's biggest upcoming challange climate change, as they have to live the world too long and they have the duty to make the world safer for their future. In this world you can see that most of the environmental activists are of 15-30 years . People of this age range is also occupies half of the population in most of the underdeveloped countries of the world, so without listening to half of the educated people of the countries who are going to suffer much from climatic change how can a COP26 be an inclusive one? So, if we want to make this COP inclusive and effective we must heard the voice of the youngs .

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  • British Council.jpg grateful_violin | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    11 Oct 2021

    Often the elderly people go through complex thoughts on problems which could've had a very simple solution but ends up being completely overlooked by them . However the young minds have the capabilities to observe every distinct details and come up with a simple solution for the same issue . For this reason I believe opinions of young people should also be considered in decision making in COP26.

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  • British Council.jpg loved_computer | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    11 Oct 2021

    As the COP26 conference is on the basis of Climate change , the effects of climate will directly affect on the young population and future generations . Unless we allow the young people to share their opinions learn about the unfortunate consequences of it, then the real victims of the future generations may not be able to make decisions to fix the issue later .

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg marvellous_hurricane | Boutcher C of E Primary School B | United Kingdom
    12 Oct 2021

    I also think that young people should be in meetings where they see word leaders, as they might know more about COP26 then our world
    leaders do , for the floods are still in our word and because they might have great perspective and ideas that our word might need now and the future.They also might listen better than the people that are uncontrollable of our word ,we all have rights in this world and we do that by spreading and sharing our wonderful ideas to take care of the mess that our world is in.So,it is important that the young people have rights of having the job to take care of our mindful world,however I think we all should have the right as this our future we are thinking about for as if we don't all take care of where we are living in ,before you know it ,it will be destroyed for our own actions.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      marvellous_hurricane's comment 12 Oct 2021

      Why do you think young people might be better listeners? What does it take to be a top listener?

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg marvellous_hurricane | Boutcher C of E Primary School B | United Kingdom
    12 Oct 2021

    The young people might be better listeners ,as all this time we have been having brilliant ideas of treating our world and those great perspectives might be what the younger people have ideas,but bigger and better!I 've also seen that you have asked another question, well here are the answers...
    1.You have to be full of ideas so you can understand what you do.
    2.You have to read a lot to get ideas everywhere.
    3.You have to also be thoughtless to get more perspectives.
    4.You have to have disagreements to have bigger ideas.

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  • British Council.jpg crafty_tennis | School of Excellence Sector-23 Rohini | India
    13 Oct 2021

    "Youth are the bricks of every society"
    Young people minds are fertile grounds , which are just irrigated with knowledge, for germinating new and innovative ideas. These ideas will be responsible for framing a good society. Thus young people's voice should not be suppressed and instead they should be given the right to express their ideas in front of the world.
    Secondly, environmental pollution and degradation is a problem which is affecting the youth in the present and will affect them in the future as well. This is an unalienable problem for them. So they should be given a chance to resolve this in present for a better future.
    Also this mission of attaining a pollution free environment cannot be solely achieved by the measures taken just by the leaders or government of a nation. This can only be achieved when the awareness is spread among individuals. For such campaigns, of spreading awareness , youth can play a crucial role as it is full of energy and enthusiasm.

    Therefore, according to me, youth should be given a fair representation in COP 26.

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    1. British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      crafty_tennis's comment 17 Oct 2021

      A wonderful comment, but in your opinion, what suggestions and ideas do you suggest to enable young people to play their role in society

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg marvellous_hurricane | Boutcher C of E Primary School B | United Kingdom
    13 Oct 2021

    Do you only think young people should get the chance to say their perspectives or should people get forced to have an idea.

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  • British Council.jpg frank_jackfruit | Rimal Prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 Oct 2021

    personally believe that when the youth speak ,the world should listen.Youth voices are important because decisions and policies made today will directly affect us as we inherit the future. The youth today are empowered, informed and have the capacity to have our voices heard at the decision making table. It is therefore important to nurture student voice and engage youth, providing them with the necessary skills to identify issues and put together strategies for dealing with and ultimately acting upon these issues because their ideas are fresh and intelligent, and because they must have a say in the policies that will affect their lives.They have a role to renew and refresh the current status of our society including leadership, innovations, skills.Many more among us are Greta Thunberg by heart but not by voice,we have to raise a voice for them.The young generation could take diverse initiatives including educational, awareness-raising and behavioural change campaigns. I would also like to draw an example of Soborno Isaac Bari who is the youngest professor globally and known as an Einstein of our time.He is only 9 years old.We never know,in our society ,how many voices are suppressed who could be the next Suborno. Its high time the voices of the young generation are heard and taken into account.If not us then who?If not now then when?

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  • British Council.jpg blissful_measurement | Rimal Prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 Oct 2021

    The importance of youth is in the development of society, the active participation of young people, and the use of all their energies to build an advanced society and a higher position among societies
    The youth category is known all over the world as the category of change and reform, and the state has a role in integrating young people in the fields of peace and security and various sectors of society to build and maintain peace, in addition to creating work for them and exploiting the workforce among them in economic development to raise the level of the country and advance it, they represent a third of the forces They also play a role in deterring and resolving differences in times of changes and conflicts, which means that they are the most important elements to maintain and build peace as well.

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  • British Council.jpg blissful_measurement | Rimal Prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 Oct 2021

    One of the role of young people towards their homeland is to develop it and employ all their energies and capabilities to reach that, and this development is not limited to a specific field. The correct role, in addition to clarifying their ability and strength and the role they represent and their importance in building this state

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  • British Council.jpg supportive_tradition | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 Oct 2021

    I'll tell him during this time:

    I know you think we children don't have the ideas or the senses to stop this crisis, but I will tell you that children around the world, can take bold action to stand up for their rights and the climate, whether by organizing riots, making recommendations, or campaigning for the state to act quickly what can.
    I will tell you that a child has the right to express their opinions freely and to be given and cared for, it is also known that they should be involved in issues that affect them and give them the opportunity to express their opinions and have their voices heard and to be empowered to make decisions that affect them.
    Although children are hardest hit by the climate crisis today and in the future, their right to express their views is excluded from climate-related decisions.
    The climate crisis for children worsened after the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, especially after expressing their concerns and demands in public, and it became difficult to prevent them from organizing events and disturbances.
    Hence, we children must have a safe opportunity to participate and our voices and opinions to be heard and taken into account when making de
    And that we all can make decisions, but we are able to tell our problems and pressure adults to find solutions to them as children, but we have the right to hear our opinions and voices, and we have the right to dream of a safe tomorrow and a better future.
    On this topic, I will be the representative of children in disaster-prone countries, calling on leaders and decision-makers to listen to us and give us more attention, and we promise to be part of the solution.

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  • British Council.jpg willing_mood | Rimal Prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 Oct 2021

    It is necessary to listen to the thoughts of young people, because their thinking at this time is useful to us, and as we know that they are the founders of the future, he has ideas that we do not even think of. So they are the founders of the future. We must listen to their ideas

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  • British Council.jpg balanced_situation | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Oct 2021

    Many Arab countries are living at this stage in difficult times of instability due to various reasons, some of which are political and some are economic, in addition to social factors, which put their stability and security at stake.

    This extremely worrying situation, not only for the rest of the Arab countries, but also for the international community, given the geopolitical and economic importance of this region, requires everyone to work quickly to try to contain and address the causes that lead to the creation of this state of instability.

    Perhaps the most important thing that can be started to develop a road map to confront these crises that are sweeping several Arab countries now, is to listen to the youth, especially this new generation, who did not give some the right to listen and stand up to their requirements and desire to participate in various aspects of political life, and to contribute to decision-making and orientations. The nation towards a better tomorrow and open to the outside world.

    In addition to listening to this generation, a new horizon must be opened before it, and a state of hope must be created for the future that awaits it, especially since it has many ideas. It is keen to spread an atmosphere of chaos in it, in order to always remain withdrawn from itself, and not look forward to the future.

    Those countries should also be interested in dealing with urgent economic crises, and try to quickly dismantle them, because they are time bombs that can explode at any time, and even if they do not explode now, whoever does not like stability for this nation, can play on it and harness it for his own benefit, and use it To blow up societies from within, by exploiting this turbulent and tense climate in the whole world.

    The Arab countries now need a new economic summit other than the one that was held recently.. a summit that deals with matters well and differently, and puts urgent solutions to prevent any Arab society from entering a climate of chaos and instability.. a summit that deals with developments and gives greater attention to the youth group, and achieves them what they need. They want a better future for our people.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      balanced_situation's comment 18 Oct 2021

      A very thoughtful answer. Do you have hope that this economic summit will happen, balanced_situation?

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    Youth are the backbone of every nation, the future of every country, and the means for the renaissance of societies, as young people have a major role in the development and progress of societies and building them. Also, societies that contain a large proportion of the youth category are strong societies, because the enormous energy of youth is what motivates and raises them. Therefore, youth are the pillars of any nation. And the basis of its development and development, just as they are the builders of its glory, its civilization, its protectors, and the youth are the backbone of any nation and the secret of its renaissance. From the comprehensive voices, as well as planning to hold scientific conferences, workshops and discussions that would expand knowledge and stimulate the mind to receive new intellectual productions, and they have a role in developing and building society, and their role is not limited to specific areas, but rather intersects with all social and political fields. In society and the economy to the fullest

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    Youth have a great role in developing and building society, and their role is not limited to just one field. But it intersects with all social, political and economic fields, and various sectors of development. More importantly, their characteristics and their role as a societal transformative force are the following: Young people are the most ambitious in society. The process of change and progress does not stand as barriers for them. Understand the basis of change and the force capable of bringing about that. Attracting and utilizing their energies must be a priority for all institutions and social groups that are trying to change. The youth are the most receptive group to change, and they are the most anticipating to accept and deal with talk, and to be creative in it. They are best able to adapt easily without confusion, which makes them a key role in bringing about change in their societies. The intellectual enthusiasm of the youth and the powerful energy that they possess helps them tremendously towards progress and vitality in interacting with various changing political and social realities. Young people are also a great social force. In some countries, they are the most numerous group, and of course they are the most active. Thus, they can transform many while engaging in community development work in all fields, and contribute to its reform. And the establishment of future generations to make their conditions optimal, the spirit of entrepreneurship among young people. Honest competition in creativity and innovation encourages them to launch their ideas and create initiatives, institutions and associations in various arenas, all of which participate in the development of society according to their work. The role of youth in voluntary work and public services in cities, countryside and popular neighborhoods is equal. By participating in various volunteer work, they are able to build and strengthen their personalities.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg storytelling_king | Boutcher C of E Primary School A | United Kingdom
    19 Oct 2021

    Youthful people are ones that will grow up to become famous elders in the future. Every wise person was once as juvenile as the ones that are right now and that might of been helped with their youth. Also, young people are going to be the future of our climate change. Why should adults make the decision for us? As well as that, young people may have some great ideas for the future that older people may not of thought of! For an example, look at Greta Thunberg. She has influenced thousands of people on to acting against climate change and she is not an adult! Teenagers are quite capable of remarkable things in all different aspects whether having the first underwater youth climate strike just like Shaama Sandooyea or people who do little things like Ella and Caitlin McEwan who tried to stop Mc Donalds to stop selling plastic toys. Youth people are our hope for the future and they need to be part of it.

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  • British Council.jpg flowing_kiwifruit | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    19 Oct 2021

    children are the foundation of a nation as well the future leader. These group of people now called youths or children whose words are now neglected are going to be the one leading the world. thus this is the first reason why children or youths opinion is also important. besides, even minute thought can influence a lot in very important sectors as like climate change.

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  • Cheam Fields logo excellent_solution | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    19 Oct 2021

    I think that young people should be heard at COP26 as a lot of the time world leaders and adults may underestimate children and their ideas for big worldwide problems and loads of children have big voices and great ideas for
    example Greta Thunberg at first people may have thought she would have no clue but now she has turned out to be a great climate change activist and now is the time for adults to let young peoples voices be heard at big meetings for world leaders.

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  • British Council.jpg considerate_tsunami | Barishal Cadet College | Bangladesh
    20 Oct 2021

    I do think youngsters are creative enough to harmonize
    global conciliation as well as we have solutions.
    I believe it is time for the young to have a seat at the table.
    by the hand of both, the leaders of the world and the young can work together to create a green, healthy and resilient future for us all.
    The young generation could take diverse initiatives including educational, awareness-raising and behavioural change campaigns. I would also like to draw an example of Subarna Issac Bari.
    Soborno Isaac Bari is the Youngest Professor and Scientist. He is only 9 Years old and he is also known as Young Einstein. Isaac has a keen interest in Kinematics & Dynamics. To Prove his great skills, he contested in a Global Level Competition conducted by Global Child Prodigy in 2020 and Soborno became the winner of the Competition and become popular around the World. Soborno Isaac Bari was 4 Years old, he received notice from former President Barack Obama for his achievements in Maths and Science. He is also an author of the book – The Love (2019).

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  • British Council.jpg affable_opinion | Pabna Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    I accept that adolescent are at the core of advancement, explicitly on the off chance that we talk about the Arab area now, the Arab locale is a rich populace, and the vast majority of its populace is youthful. We are discussing more than 66% of the segment piece in the Arab locale of youngsters. This is a chance and a test simultaneously.

    A chance if the proper strategies and sound arrangements are set up to put resources into this segment opportunity, and it might comprise an exceptionally large shift for the Arab district at all levels. I'm discussing that young is an abundance for the Arab district and a genuine abundance today, and if the disclosure of oil added to a financial shift for some Arab nations, I accept that oil during the current decade and for the twenty-first century is the young people of the Arab locale who can accomplish a turn of events and monetary shift.

    Also, the test It isn't paying attention to youth and the expense of not paying attention to youth and not coordinating them through orderly means and diverts in the dynamic interaction. We accept that this is an illustration that we gain from the Arab Spring in any case and from the occasions of the most recent two years, on the grounds that not paying attention to the young has a significant expense on different levels.

    Youngsters minds are fruitful grounds , which are simply flooded with information, for growing new and creative thoughts. These thoughts will be liable for outlining a decent society. Subsequently youngsters' voice ought not be smothered and on second thought they ought to be given the right to communicate their thoughts before the world.

    Also, ecological contamination and debasement is an issue which is influencing the young in the present and will influence them in the future too. This is an unalienable issue for them. So they ought to be allowed an opportunity to determine this in present for a superior future.

    Question: How would we be able to assume the part of youth and increment their cooperation in accomplishing the Millennium Development Goals and past 2015, particularly considering the difficulties confronting Arab youth now specifically?

    There are a few components that should be thought of assuming we need to change the idea of enacting the job of youth from a motto to a genuine practice. Does it give a chance to parliamentary, political and social investment, sorting out and beginning youth common society associations.

    Additionally the mission of accomplishing a contamination free climate can't be exclusively accomplished by the actions taken just by the pioneers or legislature of a country. This must be accomplished when the mindfulness is spread among people. For such missions, of spreading mindfulness , youth can assume an essential part as it is ready for business and excitement.

    Enactment is a vital beginning stage, and afterward to taking a gander at the course of limit assembling and making instruments for interest, and making components that beginning from the neighborhood level. From regions or neighborhood boards that It is available to youth investment and offers them a chance to foster unique strategies and projects for their areas, governorates, and afterward at the public level.

    What's more, that is the reason, as far as I might be concerned, youth ought to be given a reasonable portrayal in COP 26. Much obliged for your thoughtful consideration.

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  • British Council.jpg polite_market | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    Youth are the backbone and future of the nation . The age is only a number which can't stop them for raising their voice. The interesting matter is that most of the time the youngers try to think and express their opinion for solving problems in a simple way while the adults make it complex and take pressure .
    As they are from the new generation , their innovative ideas , their way of thinkings, their points of view regarding climate change should be heard rather in future this generation will face trouble.Their leadership , skills,liveliness will play a great role . Besides youngers are capable to accept changes which will help them to take decisions depending on the situation.The young generation could take diverse initiative including educational, awareness raising and behavirioul change. So the young peoples voice must be heard .

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  • British Council.jpg storytelling_leaf | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    Youth are the future of a nation. And as we all know, young minds can easily solve difficult problems and can use many creative ideas regarding an event as their brain is fresh. Suppressing their voices is never a satisfactory thing and this will definitely degrade a nation and this world. The elderly ones are definitely not as conscious as the young people as we are the ones to face the threat of climate change that is coming towards us. So, definitely the voices of the youth is a prime thing in Cop26.

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  • British Council.jpg efficient_alligator | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    Children see the world from a perspective that adults generally overlook. Adults have a lot to think about as they also have to think about how their decisions would affect the economy, politics, and other areas. As such they sometimes refrain from speaking their mind. But children sometimes present fresh ideas that help us realize what we are doing wrong. Sometimes their ideas even change our trend of thought.

    And we children are the ones who are going to inherit the future, so I think that giving us a chance to present our thoughts and ideas would be effective as we are the ones who think most about this matter.

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  • British Council.jpg constructive_raisin | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    The old people who are going to speak at the conference will look for what will benefit them most. They won't think about the young generation. 40 years later most of them won't be alive, but we, the young generation of now, will have to bear the brunt of their short-sightedness and selfishness.

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  • British Council.jpg methodical_ant | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    25 Oct 2021

    I would say, "Children are the future of this planet. Children must be heard because they will have to bear the consequence of every decision taken at COP26. So they must be heard as the future would belong to them, while people making the decisions would not be alive."

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