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

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Comments (38)

  • global-conversation.png intuitive_theory | St Stephen's College Preparatory School | Hong Kong
    12 May 2021

    I think all countries have equal responsibility to “build back greener” because the arctic is melting and the polar bears don't have a home. Here in Hong Kong, it's 32 °C already and it's still in the middle of May. If this continues happening, the oceans will rise and flood areas like The Netherlands, South East Asia, and The British Isles ; and the global temperature will rise exponentially and we'd be sweating like a waterfall.

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    1. global-conversation.png enchanted_sea | Mtshabezi High School | Zimbabwe
      intuitive_theory's comment 12 May 2021

      32 degrees Celsius is alarming for May even in the Nothern hemisphere and I strongly agree with you that it's everyone's responsibility

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    2. Cyfarthfa Park Primary logo willing_dove | Cyfarthfa Park Primary C
      intuitive_theory's comment 14 May 2021

      ye that is true it is not fair for for animals like polar bears to have this happen to them when they have done nothing for this to happen to them.

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  • global-conversation.png enchanted_sea | Mtshabezi High School | Zimbabwe
    12 May 2021

    I think all countries have an equal responsibility to "build back greener" because no matter how small or big the impact they have on how the climate is changing, it's still continuing and worsening each day so building back greener should be everyone's responsibility in order to ensure that the earth is safe for everyone.

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  • global-conversation.png bold_piccolo | Mtshabezi High School | Zimbabwe
    13 May 2021

    Earth belongs to everyone , we all need her , rich or poor .Whether one is from a developed country or not , its their small contribution like planting a tree that counts . IF NOT YOU THEN WHO WILL BUILD BACK FOR YOU.

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    1. Cyfarthfa Park Primary logo brave_nectarine | Cyfarthfa Park Primary C
      bold_piccolo's comment 14 May 2021

      I agree with you because wherever we come from we have to look after this planet,its the only one we have until Mars but no matter what we look after this planet,our planet.Climate change have affected many and many too come although we might stop it from now on.

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    2. global-conversation.png genuine_nectarine | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
      bold_piccolo's comment 16 May 2021

      i completely agree with you we all need to act fast because we all are living here on earth like you said and we all have equal responsibility to build back greener.

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  • global-conversation.png supportive_mode | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    THANKS, BNC FOR THIS BIG QUESTION
    All countries have a golden opportunity to build back greener, but I realise the most serious challenge we face is economic inequality not only between people and but also between countries.
    Research by the International Trade Centre shows that nearly 65 per cent of women-led small businesses across 120 countries have been strongly affected by the crisis (compared to just over half of firms led by men). Sectors that employ mostly women – including retail, hospitality, tourism, and artisanal and light manufacturing – were hit the hardest. Here in Nigeria, our educational sector was really hit as it has a lot of women working in schools and most school could not really pay their staff.
    Also it has been reported that European, Latin American, Caribbean, and Pacific leaders are putting climate mitigation and inclusive development at the centre of their pandemic recovery plans. Some, such as New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, have pledged to link their Covid-19 responses to climate action. Versions of green new deals are gaining traction around the world. This country is trying to respond to covid-19. Over here in Nigeria, the leaders are taking steps to build back greener, however there is more to be done to put back Nigeria’s post Covid – 19 economic on a path of green and resilient development.
    I believe the international community needs to develop a wide knowledge of how to build a cleaner, more equal world, and work with public and private-sector partners toward common goals. Countries like Nigeria and other third world countries need to wake up and contribute their quota.
    So, I think all countries have equal responsibility to building back greener. This should be our priority.

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_gazelle | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    All countries have equal responsibility to build back greener because building back greener is the best way of saving our landscape and ecosystem ,therefore it is a thing all countries can do to make the landscape and world healthy and safe for humans, animals, plants ,ecosystem and the landscape.

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  • global-conversation.png freespirited_power | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    I don’t believe that every country has an equal responsibility of building back greener. There are 2 main reasons why I support this opinion and they are lack of money, and undevelopment. The reason why I choose lack of money and undevelopment is because these are what my country Nigeria is suffering the most. When I say lack of money this is what I mean, not every country be able to afford the price that building back greener has to offer, and recently due to the effects of the corona virus, world leaders have spent a lot of money treating the deadly virus so it would take a longer time to get money for building back greener, and what I mean when I say undevelopment is that not all countries are developed, if more countries were developed it would be easier to carry the plan of building back greener.

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  • global-conversation.png focused_weasel | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    No I do not think all countries have equal opportunities to build back greener because there are countries who are poor and can’t defend themselves, and some countries are at war right now, so they will be too busy with fighting that they won’t be able to handle building back greener. Richer countries should take more responsibilities.

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  • global-conversation.png freespirited_power | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    All of these countries cannot afford to build back greener, because during the pandemic, people lost a lot of money, big businesses were shut down, importation and exportation were also affected and travelling out has not resumed in some places, so it is affecting tourism.
    I believe richer countries should donate money to poorer countries, this will a go way to help poorer countries resume fully their everyday business and put them on track in the fight to building back greener. It will also foster bonds between countries.
    I don’t believe that every country has an equal responsibility of building back greener. There are 2 main reasons why I support this opinion and they are lack of money, and undevelopment. The reason why I choose lack of money and undevelopment is because these are what my country Nigeria is suffering the most. When I say lack of money this is what I mean, not every country be able to afford the price that building back greener has to offer, and recently due to the effects of the corona virus, world leaders have spent a lot of money treating the deadly virus so it would take a longer time to get money for building back greener, and what I mean when I say undevelopment is that not all countries are developed, if more countries were developed it would be easier to carry the plan of building back greener.

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  • global-conversation.png quiet_avocado | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    Yes, all countries have an equal responsibility to build back greener. This is because many countries have better economies than others. Such countries can contribute financially.
    Some third world countries are tourists attractive; this is another means of getting money for such countries to contribute to building back greener.
    I think Nigeria and some other countries are lagging behind in this aspect. If citizens of Nigeria plan not to waste their money and channel the money towards building back greener, then I can come back to the conclusion that everybody has equal chances to build back greener.

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  • global-conversation.png tranquil_photograph | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    THANK YOU FOR THIS REASONABLE QUESTION BNC
    Do all countries have equal responsibility to build back greener?
    I think all countries have equal responsibility to build back greener. This really depends on the economy of the country. It does not depend on how civilized the country is, if the country is not a country of great wealth and of excellent economy, then the country might not be able to contribute equitably should countries be designed to contribute equally, but since all countries are contributors to the environmental hazards causing climate change, then I think that all countries have equal responsibilities to Build Back Greener.

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  • global-conversation.png easygoing_piano | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    No, I don’t think all the countries have equal responsibility to building back greener. I know a lot of people will think differently, but the reason I think so is because the major gas emitters, like Nigeria for example, needs to do a lot since it affects climate change the more.
    Richer countries should do more since poorer countries might not do enough when it comes to building back greener, poorer countries are also underdeveloped, so richer countries can donate to poorer countries to help build back greener.

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  • global-conversation.png witty_ferret | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    I think all countries have equal responsibility to build back greener.
    In some places where people live, some are educated while some are not. Most people neglect it because they don’t see the effects. People don’t know how to stop the environmental changes. However, such people should have more responsibility towards building back greener than those whose ways of living have little or no effect on the environment. If we neglect stopping changes in the environment, there won’t be room for the next generation. We were created by the same God.
    These are my reasons why people should have equal responsibility to build back greener.

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  • global-conversation.png focused_ocean | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    Do all countries have equal responsibility to build back greener.
    Yes I think countries have equal responsibility to build back greener because they are saving their family, friends and themselves, they are also making the world a better place for them to live.

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  • global-conversation.png focused_ocean | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    Do all countries have equal responsibility to build back greener?
    Yes I think all countries have equal responsibility to build back greener because they are saving their family, friends and themselves, they are also making the world a better place for them to live.

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  • Cyfarthfa Park Primary logo humorous_conversation | Cyfarthfa Park Primary B
    14 May 2021

    I think countries do have their own reasons to "Build back greener" because even if the impact of Climate change is small or big it is still impacting the earth all over and everyone should ensure that the earth is safe.

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  • global-conversation.png analytical_nature | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    Thank you very much for this wonderful question BNC
    My answer is yes because we are all responsible for climate change we were the ones that caused it so we are responsible. if we don’t start now others won’t the bible said we should set good example instead of complaining and making it worse.

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  • global-conversation.png confident_iceberg | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    All countries have equal responsibility to build back greener because building back greener is the best way of saving the eco-system and environment thereby creating a healthy and safe place for humans, plants and animals to exist. It also saves them from climate change and it gives them income if they sell it to make money, it gives them food to survive also. So we all have to make awareness to build back greener because it is the best way for us to live comfortably and have peace of mind. So we all have the power to build back greener if we all put in our very best to make the world a better place to live in. we can all do this.

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  • global-conversation.png caring_introduction | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    Yes, because in different countries most have the same ways to help build back greener.
    In different parts of the world most countries have the same way to help build back greener.

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  • global-conversation.png engaging_peak | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    Yes, I think that all countries have equal responsibility of building back greener. I think so because in other countries they may decide to build back greener so they can leave happy. They can’t be happy without building back greener.

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  • global-conversation.png perceptive_squid | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    All countries have equal responsibility to build back greener, because there have been changes everywhere that is why all countries have equal responsibility to build back greener. And there are changes around and those changes are caused from covid-19 and climate change so all countries have equal responsibility to build back greener. If we don’t build back greener so when are we going to build it back so it is better to build back greener now so that everything will go back to normal.

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  • global-conversation.png illuminated_land | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    All countries have equal responsibilities to build back greener because people think they can do it by their self and also they destroy the atmosphere by pollution, erosion e.t.c so that’s why we should work together to build back greener.

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  • global-conversation.png proactive_cherry | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    All countries have equal responsibilities to build back green because all humans directly or indirectly have contributed wrongly to the destruction of the ecosystem so we all have work together to build back greener because no country alone can do it on their own.

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  • global-conversation.png amazing_idea | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    BIG QUESTION
    Every country has a responsibility to build back greener, the reason is that we all are equally part of the cause of climate change. If we don’t act fast it will destroy us and nobody else. So we should all build back greener.

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  • Cyfarthfa Park Primary logo genius_science | Cyfarthfa Park Primary C
    14 May 2021

    STOP.why arent you caring about climate change.DO YOU EVEN CARE about animals getting hurt.DO YOU CARE about climate change and fuels.if you do try to b an electric car to stop fuels hurting animals🚙🚙🚙🚙🚙🚙🚙🚙🚙🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️

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  • global-conversation.png resourceful_raspberry | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    All countries have equal responsibility to build back greener because it is the most important way of protecting the atmosphere and ecosystem. The world is our priority, so we have to take responsibility and build it back.

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  • Cyfarthfa Park Primary logo miraculous_argument | Cyfarthfa Park Primary C
    14 May 2021

    Yes! because if everyone contributes it will take less longer and everyone woudn't have to suffer

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  • Cyfarthfa Park Primary logo willing_dove | Cyfarthfa Park Primary C
    14 May 2021

    I think it i terrible that this is happening because this can relay effect us in a few years time

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  • Cyfarthfa Park Primary logo conscientious_contribution | Cyfarthfa Park Primary C
    14 May 2021

    Many countries have been affected by climate change more than others. All of the countries in the world SHOULD build back greener but many DON'T. There is ALWAYS a little more to build back.

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  • Cyfarthfa Park Primary logo outstanding_coconut | Cyfarthfa Park Primary C
    14 May 2021

    Yes definitely because some countries suffer from climate change more but eventually other countries will be efected by it so every country is responsible

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  • global-conversation.png genuine_nectarine | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    14 May 2021

    Yes I think all countries have equal responsibility to build back greener because all around the world, all continents have to contribute to slow down climate change because if we don’t act fast climate change will destroy our world. We all need to create awareness to build back greener. We too as citizens have to play our part because we are living in the world. We can’t just sit down and say we don’t need to build back greener because we are back to normal.
    We have to keep trying to find solutions on how we can build back greener. Covid-19 has affected our world and to find out how we can build back after the pandemic is a must. If one country is trying their best to build back greener then that is not enough, all countries have to contribute to build back greener.

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  • global-conversation.png considerate_saxophone | Kisaana SS | Uganda
    14 May 2021

    Greetings to all members in BNC, I think all countries are responsible for building back greener because the outcomes may effect both of them for example floods, drought, famine, poverty due to decline in trade and absence of trade items like cash crops that is to say maize grapes among others and so all countries are responsible for building back greener.

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  • global-conversation.png bold_piccolo | Mtshabezi High School | Zimbabwe
    15 May 2021

    I agree with you the more ignorant we are towards climate change the more damage we cause even to our selves . The climate change we are ignorant of today will come back to bite us . It could be more diseases worse than covid 19. So guys its all our responsibility because you never know ,you might be the one to get affected first.

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