CNN News:中美双方就减少温室气体排放达成协议

时间:2014-11-14 20:36:57  作者:CNN News  来源:CNN  查看:24  评论:0
内容摘要:Time for the "Shoutout."又到了“大声喊话”环节了。Skillful negotiation with other people is best described as what? If you think yo...

Time for the "Shoutout."


Skillful negotiation with other people is best described as what? If you think you know it, shout it out.


Is it gerrymandering? Philanthropy? Altruism? Or diplomacy? You`ve got three seconds, go!


You often hear about the diplomacy or tactful negotiation between government officials. That`s your answer and that`s shoutout.


A lot of diplomacy between the U.S. and China this week. One result, a major agreement between the two countries` leaders on reducing greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide, ozone, methane. Most scientists blame greenhouse gases for polluting the atmosphere and contributing to climate change.


But critics say, setting limits on greenhouse gases eliminates jobs and hurts the U.S. economy.


Americans emit more greenhouse gases per capita than the people of any of the world`s major economies. China with the population more than four times out of the U.S. emits more greenhouse gases than any country on Earth.


Together, they account for about 40 percent of the entire planet`s greenhouse gas pollution.


Visiting Beijing this week, a city infamous for its foul air, President Obama had high hopes.


OBAMA: I`d like to recall the Chinese saying that reflects the spirit of possibility. Nothing is too difficult as long as people have resolve.


MANN: But resolve alone may not be enough for the greenhouse gas agreement he struck with China. The deal calls for the United States to build on efforts already under way to cut its carbon emissions with dramatic cuts by 2025. China would be permitted to keep generating more and more emissions until 2030 when its output would be capped. Beijing would also aim to get 20 percent of its energy from zero carbon emission sources like wind or sun by the same year.

Some environmentalists are already praising the agreement, but it won`t be an enormous challenge to both nations.

但是单单靠双方达成的温室气体排放协议是不够的。协议称美国需要为减少二氧化碳排放量任务作出努力,在2025年实现二氧化碳排放量大幅减少。中国 将到2030年,开始减少二氧化碳排放量。也就是在减少二氧化碳排放量的同一年,北京方面需要从风能或者太阳能方面获得20%的能源。一些环保人士赞扬了 此协议的签订,但是对于双方来讲这并不是一个非常有难度的挑战。

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