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Activity 1
DIFFERENTIATION
WB p. 77



Local Initiatives...




Group 1


Los Angeles releases its own ‘Green New Deal’

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has unveiled L.A.’s Green New Deal. This four-year update to the city’s original sustainability plan, released in 2015, expands and accelerates the city’s climate action goals.

The plan accelerates targets to ensure 55% of L.A.’s energy is renewable by 2025 and 100% by 2045; increase the percentage of zero-emissions vehicles in the city to 25% by 2025 and 100% by 2050; convert all city fleet vehicles to zero emissions by 2028; ensure all new buildings are emissions-free by 2030; and ensure 57% of new housing units are built within 1,500 feet of transit by 2025. [...]

“The scale of our ambitions must meet the magnitude of this crisis. So we are doubling down with L.A.’s Green New Deal [...],” Garcetti wrote in the document. [...]

One of the elements that makes L.A.’s sustainability plan stand out from other cities’ is the emphasis it puts on equity. Researchers increasingly have warned city leaders that low-income neighborhoods bear a disproportionate share of environmental burden, an idea reiterated in a report from Yale last year. Low-income areas often have less access to transportation, less green space and more carbon-producing infrastructure such as major road thoroughfares and industrial areas.

Implementing upgrades to improve [environmental] friendliness — such as converting residences to renewable energy or purchasing an electric vehicle — is often cost prohibitive for low-income residents. Prioritizing communities that bear the brunt of climate change puts L.A. on a path to equity with its climate action goals.

“Los Angeles releases its own ‘Green New Deal’ ”, Katie Pyzyk, Smart Cities Dive, 2019.

Group 2


Photo “What is the ‘Green New Deal’?”


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You are in charge of one document.


1
Explain the “Green New Deal” concept.

2
Comment on the figures used.
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Let's talk this out!
MEDIATION

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Share your findings with your classmates.

3
What are the journalists’ opinions? Justify your answer.
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Grammar in progress

Le présent

a. Relevez dans le texte les verbes au présent et classez-les dans les catégories suivantes.

présent simple present perfect présent progressif (be + V-ing)

b. Expliquez l’alternance des temps.
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Culture note

The Paris Agreement was signed in 2015 by 196 countries, who committed to cutting their GHG emissions, in order to limit global warming to 1.5°C by 2050.

On your way to the task ❯❯ Step 1

School screening

Let’s use what you have learnt in and / or !

You organize a special event at your school to show the documentary presented on p. 169. Draft the introduction or the closing remarks you will deliver to the audience.

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