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Hopes for the Copenhagen climate summit in December have been boosted after it emerged that more than 60 presidents and prime ministers plan to attend.


The summit is seeking a new global deal on climate change
The summit is seeking a new global deal on climate change

There had been concern that no strong agreement would emerge from the talks in Copenhagen.

But observers say the presence of so many leading government figures will radically1 increase expectations.

The annual UN climate change talks are usually conducted by countries' environment ministers.

Delegations2 from 192 countries will be attending the summit, which will attempt to draw up a new global climate treaty to supplant3(取代) the UN's 1997 Kyoto Protocol4.

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who will be attending, has said a new deal would be more likely if heads of governments put their own reputations(名聲,名譽) on the line.

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who will be a key negotiator at the summit, has said he believes those involved in the summit are capable of reaching an agreement on climate.

"I believe there is a strong and high degree of political resolve from many of the leaders around the world to land a Copenhagen agreement," he told the BBC.

But he said reaching what he called an "operational framework agreement" was "not inevitable5(不可避免的)" and that the negotiations6 will be "very tough".

Australia is the world's largest exporter of coal and has the highest per capita(人) emissions7 of any developed nation, but Mr Rudd has said he wants to be part of the solution.

He says every nation will be entering the talks with dirty hands so that should not stand in the way of an agreement.

The leaders of China, the US and India - some of the world's biggest polluters - are so far not on the list to attend the Copenhagen meeting.

But the BBC's environment correspondent Roger Harrabin says the increasing number of senior leaders planning to make the journey undoubtedly8 increases the political stakes.


The news comes as a row continues over emails between climate scientists which were stolen from a British university computer.

Climate sceptics(懷疑者) say the e-mails, stolen by a hacker9 from the University of East Anglia, show that important data behind the climate change debate has been manipulated.

They are demanding a public enquiry(詢問) into the science behind any deal in Copenhagen.

The scientists behind the research say the scientific debate about climate change is sound and have accused the sceptics of trying to undermine Copenhagen.

Kevin Trenberth, of the US National Center for Atmospheric10 Research (NCA) in Colorado, whose e-mails were among those accessed, said the timing11 of the hacking12 was "not a coincidence".

He told the Associated Press News agency 102 of his emails had been posted on the internet and he felt "violated".

Critics say the e-mails show that scientists have distorted the facts(歪曲事實) of climate change, but Mr Trenberth said the e-mails had been "taken out of context".


1 radically ITQxu     
  • I think we may have to rethink our policies fairly radically. 我認為我們可能要對我們的政策進行根本的反思。
  • The health service must be radically reformed. 公共醫療衛生服務必須進行徹底改革。
2 delegations 13b3ac30d07119fea7fff02c12a37362     
n.代表團( delegation的名詞復數 );委托,委派
  • In the past 15 years, China has sent 280 women delegations abroad. 十五年來,中國共派280批婦女代表團出訪。 來自漢英非文學 - 白皮書
  • The Sun Ray decision follows the federal pattern of tolerating broad delegations but insisting on safeguards. “陽光”案的判決仿效聯邦容許廣泛授權的做法,但又堅持?;ご朧?。 來自英漢非文學 - 行政法
3 supplant RFlyN     
  • Electric cars may one day supplant petrol-driven ones.也許有一天電動車會取代汽油驅動的車。
  • The law of momentum conservation could supplant Newton's third law.動量守恒定律可以取代牛頓第三定律。
4 protocol nRQxG     
  • We must observe the correct protocol.我們必須遵守應有的禮儀。
  • The statesmen signed a protocol.那些政治家簽了議定書。
5 inevitable 5xcyq     
  • Mary was wearing her inevitable large hat.瑪麗戴著她總是戴的那頂大帽子。
  • The defeat had inevitable consequences for British policy.戰敗對英國政策不可避免地產生了影響。
6 negotiations af4b5f3e98e178dd3c4bac64b625ecd0     
協商( negotiation的名詞復數 ); 談判; 完成(難事); 通過
  • negotiations for a durable peace 為持久和平而進行的談判
  • Negotiations have failed to establish any middle ground. 談判未能達成任何妥協。
7 emissions 1a87f8769eb755734e056efecb5e2da9     
排放物( emission的名詞復數 ); 散發物(尤指氣體)
  • Most scientists accept that climate change is linked to carbon emissions. 大多數科學家都相信氣候變化與排放的含碳氣體有關。
  • Dangerous emissions radiate from plutonium. 危險的輻射物從钚放散出來。
8 undoubtedly Mfjz6l     
  • It is undoubtedly she who has said that.這話明明是她說的。
  • He is undoubtedly the pride of China.毫無疑問他是中國的驕傲。
9 hacker Irszg9     
  • The computer hacker wrote that he was from Russia.這個計算機黑客自稱他來自俄羅斯。
  • This site was attacked by a hacker last week.上周這個網站被黑客攻擊了。
10 atmospheric 6eayR     
  • Sea surface temperatures and atmospheric circulation are strongly coupled.海洋表面溫度與大氣環流是密切相關的。
  • Clouds return radiant energy to the surface primarily via the atmospheric window.云主要通過大氣窗區向地表輻射能量。
11 timing rgUzGC     
  • The timing of the meeting is not convenient.會議的時間安排不合適。
  • The timing of our statement is very opportune.我們發表聲明選擇的時機很恰當。
12 hacking KrIzgm     
  • The patient with emphysema is hacking all day. 這個肺氣腫病人整天不斷地干咳。
  • We undertook the task of hacking our way through the jungle. 我們負責在叢林中開路。
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