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Jun

15

2017

Le retrait des États-Unis de l’Accord de Paris sur le changement climatique

The withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Accord on climate change

The withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Accord on climate change caused consternation worldwide, not least as almost all countries had signed up to its terms.

Let’s talk about this decision by the U.S. administration. Our lesson contains a whole range of interesting vocabulary. To discover how to use expressions such as the following, and more, let’s get started!

  • accord (m) [sur] (agreement [on])
  • retrait (m) (withdrawal)
  • changement (m) climatique (climate change)
  • mépris (m) (scorn, disdain)
  • s’accorder sur le fait que (to agree on the fact that)
  • être exacerbé par (to be exacerbated by)
  • canular (m) (hoax)
  • faire preuve de (to show, to manifest)
  • les propos (the words, the utterances)
  • être assorti de (to be matched by)
  • ère (f) préindustrielle (the preindustrial era)
  • engagement (m) (commitment)
  • adhésion (f) [d’un pays à] (the joining [of a country to])
  • relever un défi (to take up a challenge)
  • rendre sa grandeur à (to make [s.t.] great again)
  • se retirer de (to withdraw from)
  • faire semblant de [+ infin.] (to pretend to)
  • abîmer (to spoil)
  • réchauffement (m) (warming)

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