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donderdag 3 december 2015

Climate Change Conference

Why does the Paris climate change conference matter?
Watch the video to find out.

Read the following words and expressions and their definitions.
  • representative: someone who acts or speaks for or in support of another person or group
  • negotiation: a formal discussion between people who are trying to reach an agreement
  • to secure: to make sure or guarantee that something is achieved
  • to farm: to use land for growing food or raising animals
  • long-term goal: a goal for the future, for a lasting change
  • significant: very important
Read the assignment, then watch the video. Take notes to help you do the assignment.

  1. Why is the conference called COP21?

  2. When is the conference taking place?

  3. How many countries are represented at the conference?

  4. One hoped for goal of the conference is “a new deal on climate change that will limit emissions of carbon dioxide that scientists say are really driving temperature rises around the planet.”
    Explain what the underlined phrase means.

  5. Listen carefully and fill in the missing words:
    “The other thing it aims to do is to change the nature of how we do business on this planet, which is how we ........., how we farm, how we ......... ........... and how we consume.”

    Explain what this means in your own words.