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Do all countries have equal responsibility to “build back greener”? Why / why not?

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  • global-conversation.png quiet_clam | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    10 May 2021

    Despite the fact that countries’ conditions ( area, population, economy...)are not the same, I think that all countries have equal responsibility to "build back greener ". In fact, technology especially social media is eliminating more and more boundaries. Thus, certainly, every country that breaches the green protocols will somehow affect the globe.

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    1. global-conversation.png smart_mouse | Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
      quiet_clam's comment 14 May 2021

      Yes all the countries have equal responsibilities to "Build Back Greener" because, it is part of the characteristics of a nation or a country.
      But, because of bad leadership, corruption and lack of structure in the running of a country. For example, if a country lacks strict laws and maintenance culture and lack of financial budget, examples of such countries are Congo, Burundi, etc. Therefore, yes! All countries have equal responsibilities to Build Back Greener but for lack of good governance, some countries can not meet up. Thank you.

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  • global-conversation.png trustworthy_planet | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    10 May 2021

    I think countries do not have equal responsibility to build back greener because they haven't got the same budgets and priorities. Some rich countries have managed to curb the virus thanks to big campaigns of vaccination. Life returns to normal and these lands have already started preparing for the Cop26. But the poor countries haven't got the required budget to stop the pandemic faster. They have difficulties in dealing with their economic crisis and climate change is the last of their worries.
    So, in order to build back greener, rich countries should help the others, to win the fight against the Coronavirus and start changing the bad and polluting habits. Actually, solidarity is the best solution to make a better world.

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    1. global-conversation.png amusing_meaning | Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
      trustworthy_planet's comment 11 May 2021

      Yes, I agree with you, so that life will come back to normal again.

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    2. global-conversation.png vibrant_mandarin | Usra Academy | Nigeria
      trustworthy_planet's comment 11 May 2021

      Only if the developed countries will be willingly able to help the poor country and work hand in hand to achieve building back greener and working on climate change.

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    3. global-conversation.png powerful_opinion | Usra Academy | Nigeria
      trustworthy_planet's comment 12 May 2021

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

    Of course not, because every corner and region in the world differs in capacity and efficiency, and the nearest example of Palestine is that it suffers from several obstacles, including the seizure of land and water resources, the high population density on small areas, the blockade, and the financial deficit. All these things stand in the way of the beauty and greenness of our homeland, Palestine

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  • global-conversation.png thoughtful_knowledge | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    10 May 2021

    Every country should build back greener as a duty mostly for our future so that the next generations will not have to deal with what the generations before them ruined, and for us to live in a healthier and better environment.
    We also have to do this for our planet because we, as human beings, can be sometimes selfish and that's what led us here and what made our poor planet suffer and pay for our mistakes.
    Though my country is a small one and we may have other priorities, if we don't build back greener as the rest of the world, we're going to be a part of the problem itself.
    And mostly we might be the reason that some other countries change their mind and not build back greener either.
    Actually, to be honest, it would become an endless cycle that would only lead us to a miserable and cruel destiny.

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  • global-conversation.png thoughtful_knowledge | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    10 May 2021

    Building Back Greener; Whose Responsibility Is It?
    Our planet is going through some pretty tough times right now. And it's mostly because of our lack of responsibility. But now we all need to step up with the best we can because even if it sounds like it wouldn't make a difference, we must rest assured that it will eventually show. Because small acts like that are the ones that led us to this situation.
    Personally, I don't think that all countries have the same responsibilities because most of them can't even afford handling what they're going through at the moment . So, in my opinion, every country should be responsible for what it can provide.
    But for the countries that have the ability to make some big changes and that can afford more than others, I definitely think that their responsibilities are way higher than the rest. And they can help in different ways at the same time. This makes it a lot easier to get our planet back to what it used to be before we destroyed it. And with big changes and making the process even faster, this will encourage other people to participate too. Even if they're not from the same country.
    I think that our first step to build back greener is by using a different sources of energy that are more eco- friendly. That wouldn't be just our first step but it would be a huge one because it's a big change and that's exactly what we need right now.
    Unfortunately, I don't think our country, like most other under-developed countries, is able to pay for such a big change of energy like that. But I'm still hoping that the decision-makers might give the priority to such a big issue that they would replace something less important, on which they spend lots of money like their personal needs, so that they will be able to realise that .

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    1. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg vivacious_oboe | Michael Faraday School
      thoughtful_knowledge's comment 13 May 2021

      So what are you doing to bring back greener in your country?

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg decisive_redcurrant | Michael Faraday School
    10 May 2021

    Building back greener can take a lot of work and a lot of determination but
    I think that not all countries have the same equality because some countries don't have the products or the resources to bring back greener.
    Building back greener takes a lot energy and support but some countries may not have that.
    there a lot of of rich countries in the world and they might have a lot of money to help climate change but they may not do anything to help climate change. some rich countries do try and help climate change which is great but some may not.
    Also did you know that every year or so representatives of Parties to the Convention and Observer States, members of the press and media, and representatives of observer organisations are allowed to attend a special meeting called cop26 .
    The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference. It is scheduled to be held in the city of Glasgow from 1 to 12 November 2021 under the presidency of the United Kingdom
    In genral I think that most countries do not have the same equality as other countries because some countries might not have the things needed to help stop climate change

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

    I am of the strong opinion that countries do not have the equal responsibilities on building back greener because some countries do not have the budget, technological, educational, awareness and capabilities on building back greener.There for,countries that are capable should assist less previliege countries.A lot of under developed countries have issues like insecurity, corruption,poverty,pour education and health system to deal with there by making building back greener less important.
    Countries that endanger the climate more because of high industrial activities should also bear the consequences on building back greener.

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    1. global-conversation.png friendly_globe | New Tafo M/A (CRIG) JHS | Ghana
      powerful_opinion's comment 11 May 2021

      I totally agree with you, powerful_opinion. As you said, the level at which some countries have reached is not the same level that other countries have. In Ghana for instance, we are a developing country. We do not have the same financial status and capabilities compared to other countries to build back greener.

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      1. global-conversation.png powerful_opinion | Usra Academy | Nigeria
        friendly_globe's comment 12 May 2021

        Thank you for believing me👍👍👍

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

    I don't think all nations bear the same responsibility in rebuilding greener, because each country's budget differs from the others. Palestine does not have many capabilities or budgets that would make it capable of rebuilding greener. And the presence of many obstacles and barriers that negatively affect the greenest building, such as the Zionist occupation, the closure of the crossings, and many other reasons that prevent us from progressing and developing.

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  • global-conversation.png funny_leaves | Junior Secondary School, Gwagwalada | Nigeria
    11 May 2021

    Building back greener, I think is the responsibility of everyone. In your own little way you can help by planting of trees, investing in green energy and some other things. No matter how worse a country economy is every country has a role to play
    So i advise us to put our heads together to make the world a better place to live in. Thanks

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

    I think countries can't have equal responsibility when it comes to building back greener because when it comes to the undeveloped countries which are still struggling due to the pandemic are still yet to adapt to the way they find themselves currently, but when we talk about the developed countries that are able to invest with the health care centers will not find it hard to invest in building back greener.

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

    I think contries do not have equal responsibility to build back greener because considering the economic situation of poor countries they may not in anyway stand the chance to build back greener because of their economic status
    richer countries should come up with policies and programs including funding to help poorer countries. so that joining hands together we can fight the pandemic and the world would be a better place to live.

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  • global-conversation.png hardworking_truth | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    12 May 2021

    I believe countries do have equal responsibility to build back greener because all countries cause climate change in different ways, some countries more than the other, but it is necessary for all countries to fight climate change according to how much damage they cause. Keep in mind that “responsibility” does not mean spending equal amount of money on building back greener, but taking all the necessary steps to combat climate change in their respective countries according to their budget.

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  • global-conversation.png proactive_studio | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    12 May 2021

    I think countries have equal responsibility to bring back greener because global warming as the name suggests is a global phenomenon. All hands must be on deck to stop global warming.
    Hence the need to collectively bring back greener.

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  • global-conversation.png great_juniper | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    12 May 2021

    All countries have contributed one way or the other to cause this global warming, so they equally have the responsibility to bring back greener

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

    All countries do not have equal responsibility to build back greener, here are my reasons:
    Some countries are rich: rich countries have enough money to build back greener
    Some countries are poor: poor countries does not have enough money to build back greener

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  • global-conversation.png freespirited_potato | Adabraka Presbyterian Basic School | Ghana
    13 May 2021

    All countries do not have equal responsibilities to build back greener because they all have different avenues in which their problems are arising from.
    Firstly some countries were strongly affected by the pandemic. In the country's budget the government have to supply vaccines to vaccinate the unaffected.
    Secondly during the pandemic there was what we called lockdown, schools , businesses and industries that greatly amount to pollution was decreased. My country for instance has to support businesses that are environmentally friendly and that are not bad for the climate. Electric cars or green public transport system should be used to reduce the release of poisonous such as carbon monoxide to reduce pollution

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  • global-conversation.png courageous_starfruit | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    13 May 2021

    Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity today. Climate change affects every country and can have devastating effects on communities and individuals.
    The whole world is now focusing on the epidemic crisis. But they do not know that when the vaccine is available to all people and this crisis is eliminated, another crisis will appear in the middle, and to confront it, the world will be divided into two halves.
    Rich countries will be able to weather this crisis with all their capabilities. As for the poor countries, they will be powerless, as well as the remnants and damages of the epidemic and the economic crisis they won't be able to build back greener.
    That's why I think that countries don't have equal responsibilities.

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  • global-conversation.png agreeable_speech | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    13 May 2021

    Do all countries have equal responsibility to “build back greener”? Why / why not?
    Well, I believe that countries do not have equal responsibility to build back greener for many reasons. First, it depends on the country's economy, budget, priorities also the extent of its intervention in causing this disaster and the extent of its interaction and contribution to build back greener by simple steps. For example, China, the world’s most populated country has an enormous export market, which has seen its industry grow to become a serious danger to the planet. In just five provinces, that host most of these industries, more dioxide is emitted than in any other country in the world.
    Consequently, Beijing has experienced, in recent years, constant red alerts for environmental pollution which means China is one of the most responsible countries for compensation for the planet.
    From another point of view, LDC and third world's countries won't have enough money to contribute in building back greener. That’s to say, local people can and will only participate by doing simple steps like planting trees.... But their countries still need the rich countries’ help which means developed countries should find a way or some programs to help least developed countries.
    If we want to help our country we need to work together as Shep Hyken once said : "Recognize that every interaction you have is an opportunity to make positive impact on others".
    Agreeable_speech

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

    All countries do not have equal responsibility to "build back greener" because, the rich countries have been able to produce vaccines to fight against the pandemic but the poor countries have lower budget so they cannot afford the vaccines. In view of this, the rich countries must help the poor ones in their situation to fight against the pandemic.

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  • global-conversation.png assertive_eagle | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    16 May 2021

    All countries have equal responsibilities to build back greener because every country is affected by climate change. If a country is trying to stop climate change and another country contributes to global warming, it won't make any difference, rather it would make other countries care less about bringing back greener

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

    I think every countries have different amount of responsibility about 'build back greener'. That's because each country face different level economic issues and climate changes. Economic power give strong support to act the build back greener because there are lots of complicated processes needed to embody various plans about environmental protection. Since some country had other urgent educational, economic and social issues that they must solve first, they couldn't fully focus on the environmental issues. The city I'm living now, Chongqing, has both large area and population so, it's hard to whole citizens work together toward an aim, build back greener.

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