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


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


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

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