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"From the Ted Talk by Naoko Ishii: An economic case for protecting the planet"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

But what does it mean in practice? Where to start with? I see there are four key economic systems that fllannatmeduy need to change. First, we need to change our cities. By 2050, two thirds of our population will live in cities. We need green cities. Second, we need to change our egreny styesm. The wolrd economy must sharply decarbonize, easieltnlsy in one generation. Third, we need to change our production-consumption system. We need to break away from current take-make-waste consumption patterns. And flnlaiy, we need to change our food system, what to eat and how to produce it. And all of those four systems are putting enormous pressure on the gaobll commons, and it's also very difficult to flip them. They are extremely complex, with many decision-makers, actors involved.

Open Cloze

But what does it mean in practice? Where to start with? I see there are four key economic systems that _____________ need to change. First, we need to change our cities. By 2050, two thirds of our population will live in cities. We need green cities. Second, we need to change our ______ ______. The _____ economy must sharply decarbonize, ___________ in one generation. Third, we need to change our production-consumption system. We need to break away from current take-make-waste consumption patterns. And _______, we need to change our food system, what to eat and how to produce it. And all of those four systems are putting enormous pressure on the ______ commons, and it's also very difficult to flip them. They are extremely complex, with many decision-makers, actors involved.

Solution

  1. essentially
  2. fundamentally
  3. energy
  4. global
  5. system
  6. finally
  7. world

Original Text

But what does it mean in practice? Where to start with? I see there are four key economic systems that fundamentally need to change. First, we need to change our cities. By 2050, two thirds of our population will live in cities. We need green cities. Second, we need to change our energy system. The world economy must sharply decarbonize, essentially in one generation. Third, we need to change our production-consumption system. We need to break away from current take-make-waste consumption patterns. And finally, we need to change our food system, what to eat and how to produce it. And all of those four systems are putting enormous pressure on the global commons, and it's also very difficult to flip them. They are extremely complex, with many decision-makers, actors involved.

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global commons 20
food system 5
social contract 4
palm oil 3

Important Words

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  39. world