英聯邦首領支持設立氣候變化基金
文章來源:未知 文章作者:meng 發布時間:2009-11-30 03:21 字體: [ ]  進入論壇
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Commonwealth1 leaders have backed a multi-billion-dollar plan to help developing nations to deal with climate change and cut greenhouse gases.

英聯邦首領支持通過一項數十億美元的計劃來幫助發展中國家處理氣候變化問題以及削減溫室氣體排放。

The fund, proposed by UK and French leaders at the Commonwealth summit on Friday, would start next year and build to $10bn annually2 by 2012.

Many Commonwealth members are island states threatened by rising sea levels.

Leaders also called for the strongest possible outcome at next month's climate change summit in Copenhagen.

They unanimously(全體一致地) agreed to seek a legally binding3 international agreement, but accepted that "a full legally binding outcome" might have to wait to 2010.

Commonwealth leaders "welcomed the initiative(第一步,首創精神) to establish, as part of a comprehensive agreement, a Copenhagen Launch Fund starting in 2010 and building to a level of resources of $10 billion annually by 2012," a statement in Trinidad on Saturday said.

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband said the declaration sent a clear political message.

"The Commonwealth is showing that you can find some common ground amidst countries that are very different, large and small, rich and poor, and that climate change is an issue that affects us all, and that the world needs to show the sort of resolution that we've seen here over the past 24 hours," he said.

It added that "fast start funding" for adaptation should be focused on the most vulnerable countries.

"We also recognise the need for further, specified4 and comparable funding streams, to assist the poorest and most vulnerable countries, to cope with, and adapt to the adverse5 impacts of climate change. We recognise that funding will be scaled up beyond 2012."

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown said half the $10bn fund should go towards helping6 developing nations reduce their greenhouse gas emissions7 and the other half towards helping them adapt to(適應) climate change.

The first cash would be made available next year, he said, before any emissions deal could take effect.



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1 commonwealth XXzyp     
n.共和國,聯邦,共同體
參考例句:
  • He is the chairman of the commonwealth of artists.他是藝術家協會的主席。
  • Most of the members of the Commonwealth are nonwhite.英聯邦的許多成員國不是白人國家。
2 annually VzYzNO     
adv.一年一次,每年
參考例句:
  • Many migratory birds visit this lake annually.許多候鳥每年到這個湖上作短期逗留。
  • They celebrate their wedding anniversary annually.他們每年慶祝一番結婚紀念日。
3 binding 2yEzWb     
有約束力的,有效的,應遵守的
參考例句:
  • The contract was not signed and has no binding force. 合同沒有簽署因而沒有約束力。
  • Both sides have agreed that the arbitration will be binding. 雙方都贊同仲裁具有約束力。
4 specified ZhezwZ     
adj.特定的
參考例句:
  • The architect specified oak for the wood trim. 那位建筑師指定用橡木做木飾條。
  • It is generated by some specified means. 這是由某些未加說明的方法產生的。
5 adverse 5xBzs     
adj.不利的;有害的;敵對的,不友好的
參考例句:
  • He is adverse to going abroad.他反對出國。
  • The improper use of medicine could lead to severe adverse reactions.用藥不當會產生嚴重的不良反應。
6 helping 2rGzDc     
n.食物的一份&adj.幫助人的,輔助的
參考例句:
  • The poor children regularly pony up for a second helping of my hamburger. 那些可憐的孩子們總是要求我把我的漢堡包再給他們一份。
  • By doing this, they may at times be helping to restore competition. 這樣一來, 他在某些時候,有助于競爭的加強。
7 emissions 1a87f8769eb755734e056efecb5e2da9     
排放物( emission的名詞復數 ); 散發物(尤指氣體)
參考例句:
  • 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。
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