On this page, we'll keep track of news stories that feature the theme of "building back greener". You'll spot lots of our Issue's themes, questions and ideas being talked about!
British naturalist Sir David Attenborough has spoken of problems that await greater than the epidemic. According to BBC News:
"His comments come as he is named People's Advocate for climate change ahead of the UN COP26 summit in Glasgow in November.
The meeting is viewed as crucial to keep global temperature rises below 2C. He will address world leaders at major international events over the next six months to put climate and the protection of nature at the top of their agenda."
You might have seen that several world leaders are meeting virtually at a major climate summit this week. US President Joe Biden spoke on Thursday - see what he had to say below:
You can read much about the summit so far here.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson also made the case for building back greener, saying tackling climate change is about "growth and jobs" not "expensive bunny hugging". What do you think he meant by this?
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- Can you spot any connections with activities and questions from the Global Conversation?
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