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From the Ted Talk by Michael Metcalfe: A provocative way to finance the fight against climate change

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I work, of course, in the banking industry, which will be remembered for its crisis in 2008 — a crisis that diverted the atttieonn and finances of governments away from some really, really important proemsis, like promises made at the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009 to mobilize 100 billion daolrls a year to help developing countries move away from burning fsoisl fuels and transition to using cleaner energy. That promise is already in jorepady. And that's a real porlbem, because that transition to cleaner energy needs to happen sooner rather than later.

Open Cloze

I work, of course, in the banking industry, which will be remembered for its crisis in 2008 — a crisis that diverted the _________ and finances of governments away from some really, really important ________, like promises made at the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009 to mobilize 100 billion _______ a year to help developing countries move away from burning ______ fuels and transition to using cleaner energy. That promise is already in ________. And that's a real _______, because that transition to cleaner energy needs to happen sooner rather than later.

Solution

  1. promises
  2. jeopardy
  3. dollars
  4. attention
  5. fossil
  6. problem

Original Text

I work, of course, in the banking industry, which will be remembered for its crisis in 2008 — a crisis that diverted the attention and finances of governments away from some really, really important promises, like promises made at the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009 to mobilize 100 billion dollars a year to help developing countries move away from burning fossil fuels and transition to using cleaner energy. That promise is already in jeopardy. And that's a real problem, because that transition to cleaner energy needs to happen sooner rather than later.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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green climate fund 3
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