Sir David Attenborough, COP26 People's Advocate

The COP26 climate change conference takes place in November 2021. In this video, Sir David Attenborough talks about why these meetings are so very important.

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I'm greatly honoured to be given the role of People's Advocate at these coming COP26 meetings. 

There could not be a more important moment that we should have international agreements. The epidemic has shown us how crucial it is to find agreement among nations if we are to solve such worldwide problems. 

But the problems that await us within the next five to ten years are even greater. It is crucial that these meetings in Glasgow, COP26, have success and that at last the nations will come together to solve the crippling problems that the world – the globe – now faces.

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Submitted by alba17 on Thu, 09/12/2021 - 17:22

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In my opinion, countries must change the economy and market dynamics drastically to solve the climate and biodiversity crisis. The last IPCC report presented scientific evidence of the irreversible changes we caused in our planet due to a fossil-energy excess, deforestation and pollution. Countries had the power to lead the society to sustainable dynamics. They should strengthen self-sufficiency measures (taxes on exports, facilitation of local consumption...), penalize polluting factories that do not apply environmental compensation and invest in sustainable agricultural research and management.

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Submitted by Adolfo Felipe on Fri, 12/11/2021 - 18:59

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I believe that environmental education is a huge duty that we owe to the planet where we live. This environmental education must begin from the very beginning of people's education. And governments must commit to meeting this goal. The future has arrived.

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Submitted by sarmad on Sat, 23/10/2021 - 01:17

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Hello,
More crucial thinks should be discussed in this conference and new rules must be legislated fitting with this moment to make life continuous. Pollution,green regression, wars, nuclear weapons …etc should be prevented and replaced by eco friendly.

Submitted by Alexsandra Mar… on Thu, 14/10/2021 - 22:14

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I think that ONU could be more power to ask and punish countries that could not care about the natural resources as water, clear energy etc

Submitted by carolinaac on Fri, 08/10/2021 - 18:52

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I think the countries should and must to make an agreement to set laws among people of each country that force to people to follow certain rules and behavior that uses in their daily lives that affect to the climate , because I think people are not going to do nothimg by themselves , lot of people dont even believe in the problems the world is having