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Des politiques vertes

Eco-friendly policies

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Écologique
Lié à l'environnement

Environmental

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Une politique qui respecte l'environnement

An environmentally-friendly policy
Environment-friendly policy
Eco-friendly policy

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Protéger l'environnement

To protect the environment
To preserve the environment

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La protection de l'environnement

The preservation of the environment

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La nature

Nature

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La protection de la nature

Nature conservation

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La faune et la flore

Wildlife

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WWF

The World Wide Fund for Nature
International non-governmental organization working on issues regarding the conservation of the environment

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What is the world's largest indépendant conservation organization?

WWF
Over 5 million supporters worldwide
Working in more than 90 countries

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Organisation caritative

Charity

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Where does the majority of WWFs findings come from?

60% of its funding comes from voluntary donations by private individuals

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Stopper

To halt

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What is WWFs mission?

"To halt and reverse the destruction of our environment"

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Biome

Biomes

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Un défenseur de l'environnement

A conservationist

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Un écologiste

An environmentalist
An ecologist

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Un militant écologiste

A green activist
An eco-warrior

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Un écolo

A tree-hugger

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Sensibiliser l'opinion publique à un problème

To make people aware of a problem

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Une campagne de sensibilisation

An awareness-raising campaign

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Un parc naturel

A nature reserve
A national park

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Le tourisme écologique

Eco-tourism

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Greenpeace

International non-governmental organization for the protection and conservation of the environment
Founded in Canada in 1971

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What are the concerns of Greenpeace?

It started out as an anti-nuclear protest group but has now turned to other concerns such as whaling , bottom trawling, global warming, nuclear power and genetically modified organism

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La chasse à la baleine

Whaling

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Pêche au chalutier

Bottom trawling

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What is Friends of the Earth?

International network of environmental organizations in 77 countries
Their current priorities are economic justice and resisting neoliberalism, forest and biodiversity, food sovereignty, climate justice and energy.

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Détruire la biosphère

To destroy the biosphere

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Représenter une menace pour quelque chose

To pose a threat to something

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Etre une menace pour quelque chose

To be a threat to something

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Mettre en danger quelque chose

To jeopardize something
To endanger something

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Mettre quelque chose en danger

To put something at risk

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Etre en danger

To be at risk
To be in danger

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What is the Gaia hypothesis?

Proposed by James Lovelock
Postulates that the Earth should be viewed as a single organism (the biosphere and the physical components of the Earth are closely integrated to form a complex interacting system)

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Nuire à l'environnement

To harm the environment
To do harm to the environment

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Nuisible
Nocif

Harmful

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Inoffensif
Sans danger

Harmless

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Dégâts

Damage

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Endommager quelque chose
Porter atteinte à quelque chose

To damage something

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Causer des dégâts

To do damage
To cause damage

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Se détériorer
Détériorer

To deteriorate

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Le bien-être

Welfare

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En désaccord

At loggerheads

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S'épuiser

To run out

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Souiller

To defile

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How is the world going according to economists?

The world seems to be getting better

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How is the world going according to environmentalists?

Natural resources are running out
The population is ever growing, leaving less and less to eat
Species are becoming extinct and forest are disappearing
The planet's air and water are becoming ever more polluted

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Les ressources naturelles

Natural resources

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L'épuisement des ressources

The depletion of resources

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La rareté

Scarcity

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Les matières premières

Raw materials

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Récolte (verbe)

Is reaping

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Mesures assouplissant la réglementation

Regulatory relief

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Abroger

Has repealed

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Dépouiller

To strip

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La biodiversité

Biodiversity

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L'habitat

Habitat

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Une niche

A niche

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Un secteur sauvegardé
Une zone protégée

A conservation area

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Un écosystème

An ecosystem

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Une espèce

A species

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Un espèce animale

An animal species

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Une espèce végétale

A plant species

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Le trafic d'animaux

Animal trafficking

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What is Darwin's Nightmare?

A controversial documentary film that was released in 2004
Describes the disastrous effects of the development of the fishing industry around Lake Victoria in Tanzania

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Le film s'étend sur

The film dwells at length on

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Une espèce en voie de disparition

An endangered species

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Être menacé d'extinction

To be threatened with extinction

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Disparaitre

To become extinct

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La surpêche

Overfishing

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Le thon rouge

Bluefin tuna

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Un dauphin

A dolphin

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Une baleine

A whale

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La pêche à la baleine

Whaling

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Facilement

Readily

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La couche d'ozone

The ozone layer

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Les rayons ultra-violets

Ultra-violet rays

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Le trou dans la couche d'ozone

The hole in the ozone layer

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La diminution de la couche d'ozone

Ozone depletion

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Les CFC

CFCs

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Respectueux de la couche d'ozone

Ozone-friendly

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Frappant

Striking

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Entremêlés

Intermingled

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Exprimer

To voice

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Une forêt tropicale

A rainforest
A tropical forest

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Le développement durable

Sustainable development

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Abattre des arbres

To fell trees
To cut down trees

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Le déboisement
La déforestation

Deforestation

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L'exploitation du bois

Logging

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L'industrie du bois

The logging industry

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La forêt tropicale se réduit

The rainforest is shrinking

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Reboiser

To reforest

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Le reboisement

Reforestation

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Terrains de foot

Football pitches

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How held the Guinness world record of the fastest pace of deforestation in 2007?

Indonesian government