COP26 our last chance to save the planet

COP26 – LAST CHANCE TO SAVE OUR PLANET

We are living in very uncertain times with Covid 19 and the threat of destruction to our planet. COP26 begins in Glasgow today, the 31st of October. Please find some useful sentences below that are written in English and French, with a key to the grammatical constructions used. Please note that the full document is available to members of our Teacher or Leaving Cert Annual plans, under the theme of Environment. COP26 is the last chance to save our planet! 

COP26 Climate Change

 

COP26

Alors que notre planète est confrontée à son défi le plus difficile à ce jour, les dirigeants mondiaux se réunissent à Glasgow pour discuter des mesures à prendre pour lutter contre la réalité du changement climatique.

 

As our planet faces its toughest challenge yet, World leaders are meeting in Glasgow to discuss measures that need to be taken to fight the reality of climate change.

 

Les scientifiques s’accordent à dire que les émissions mondiales doivent être réduites à “zéro” si nous voulons avoir une chance d’apporter un changement durable à notre planète.

Scientists are in agreement that global emissions have to be cut to “net zero” if we are to have any chance of bringing sustainable change to our planet.

 

La 26e conférence des parties des Nations unies sur le changement climatique (COP26) se tient en Écosse du 31 octobre au 12 novembre. Nombreux sont ceux qui considèrent cette conférence comme la dernière chance pour l’humanité de se sauver.

The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) is being held in Scotland from 31 October to 12 November. Many people view this conference as the last chance for humanity to save itself.

 

En 1992, 196 pays, ainsi que l’Union européenne, ont convenu d’un traité international appelé Convention-cadre des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques (CCNUCC),

In 1992, 196 countries, along with the European Union, agreed to an international treaty called the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC),

 

 

Le sommet COP26 s’efforcera d’atteindre les objectifs de l’accord de Paris.

The COP26 summit will work toward achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.

 

Le président de la Russie, Vladimir Poutine, ne sera pas présent, et le président de la Chine, Xi Jinping, ne devrait pas être présent en personne.

Russia’s Vladimir Putin will not be in attendance, and the president of China, Xi Jinping is not expected to attend in person.

 

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French Notes

 

KEY GRAMMATICAL CONSTRUCTIONS

Alors que – As

Être confronté à – To be confronted with

À ce jour – Up to now

Lutter – To fight

S’accorder à dire – To be in agreement

Avoir une chance – To have a chance

Durable – Sustainable

Nombreux sont ceux qui – Many are those that

Considérer – To consider/think

Ainsi que – Along with or as well as

Atteindre les objectifs – To achieve goals

Ne devrait pas – Should not

 

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