A CHANGING WORLD • • Method 1 - Commenting on a text & a cartoon

Method 1 - Docs

Stage 1 - Introduction: presenting the documents
Similarities: Both documents deal with sustainable development in the world, so on a world/global scale.
Differences: The 1st document is a foreword (introduction) about sustainable development by Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General (leader) published in Sustainable Development Report in 2019 -probably by the U.N.. The 2nd document is a cartoon about unsustainable development by Zapiro and published in the Los Angeles Times on the 28th August 2012.
Give structure: In a 1st part I’ll show that SD is progressing with the help of the report & in a 2nd part I’ll explain the challenges it faces using the cartoon.

Stage 2 - Analysing the documents

DESCRIBING - What you see (docs)
EXPLAINING - What you know (notions)
1. Sustainable development is progressing - Report

P1 U.N.'s goal: economic prosperity benefitting all the world population and the planet too.
+ (moreover/besides) P2 Countries' progress: less poverty and actions to protect the planet and manage urbanisation = good as key to fight climate change.

- jaune Sustainable dvpt (give the definition),

- orange Environmental transition(def),
rouge urban transition (def).
mauve climate change (def)

2. But SD still faces challenges - Cartoon

Cartoon: character worried, surprised because he has (top) a big, muscled, and strong body (North) but (bottom) legs so thin that they are shaking (South) => describes N/S inequality.

- vert clair Developed (def) countries
versus vert moyen developing (def) countries.
=> vert foncé unsustainable dvpt (def)

Stage 3 - Concluding
Assess docs (reliable/biased justified): To conclude, these documents are reliable as we have their full references ; the first document is unbiased as we can't see the author's opinion whereas the cartoon is biased as we can see the author's opinion (opposition, criticism).
Sum-up ideas: These docs show that SD is improving thanks to United Nations and countries actions but urgent challenges, like N/S inequality, remain to reduce unsustainable development.
We may wonder if SD can be achieved on a local scale, a city for example.