Nature Loss: UN Report in Paris: BBC News Review 2022

February 24, 2023

The story

Scientists and diplomats from 130 countries start a meeting in Paris today to examine a huge report on how human activity is crippling global biodiversity. They’ll hear how a million species face extinction and how most UN targets to sustain biodiversity won’t be met.


initial work or planning which makes future work easier
• Firstly, I’d like to thank our manager, who laid the initial groundwork for this meeting.
• My partner always books the flights and does the groundwork before a trip.

making the quality of something worse
• Residents say that noise pollution from the new road is degrading their quality of life.
• Fake news is degrading trust in the press.

on a large scale
• Economic instability in the region has led to mass migration.
• Scientists warn of a mass extinction of global species in the report.

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    姜姜🇨🇦walks & lyrics February 24, 2023 at 2:24 pm

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  6. I can see that Neil is a shy guy.

  7. I would like to thank you, because you laid the initial groundwork for my English

  8. I cannot tell the meaning of "won't be met" in 0:46 (on bottom sentence). Could you tell me that ?

  9. Definetely, this video is laying groundwork to maintain my English learning routine!

  10. I could not understand the joke of Neil about "mass hysteria". Could anyone sub these sentences please? Really appriciate.

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  13. Can someone correct me, please?
    My city didn't a laid groundwork for to care the environment. Due this in Mexico city have high grades of air contamination.

  14. Thank you, BBC. 💚

  15. If a country hasn't laid the groundwork for its economical prosperity it might suffer mass migration, or mass discontent.

  16. laying the groundwork is a proved way of getting beter results.

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  21. Frankly speaking is that it's great story . as always the future of prosperity the country is big goals , in this way government and people must act like on hand and lay groundwork for it , with no trepidation politation play key rule it's mass impotant things , finally i guess war is degrading point .

  22. Mass-large scale
    Degrade-reduce in quality

  23. Reply
    Radheshyam yadav English speaking course February 24, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    Thanks sir

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  26. the masses is the population?

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  29. Love BBC! I am laying the groundwork for the new project.

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    Abdelkader Tamelghaghet February 24, 2023 at 2:24 pm


  36. Thanks BBC

  37. I have had the groundwork before the exam today.

    Degrading yourself about the bad grades isn't good idea.

    Mass people gathered along the queue to get the fresh water.

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  39. I’m glad to see this lesson
    It’s really useful thanks 🙏 a lot
    Ali from Iraq 🇮🇶

  40. The governments across the globe have a responsibility to do groundwork for the prevention of mass degradation of existing ecology. It would provide people a platform to work for ecological conservation and help improve the degrading quality of life on earth.

  41. Thank you

  42. I love Rob
    He seems so kind.

  43. Great video and great content. Thank you for helping us to improving language.

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  45. Can you hele me? Learning English

  46. Reply
    Praveenreddy Nagayolla February 24, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    Thank you for what you have been doing to improve our English, but we want News review daily. Please try to do it.

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