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布隆伯格向联合国捐款450万美元减缓全球气变

更新时间:2018/4/24 6:52:00 来源:本站原创 作者:佚名

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Sunday he is giving $4.5 million to the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat to cover a U.S. government funding gap for the international Paris climate accord.

前纽约市长布隆伯格星期天宣布,他将向《联合国气候变化框架公约》秘书处捐款450万美元,弥补美国退出巴黎协定而导致的资金缺口。

Bloomberg's charitable foundation said the money will support work developing countries are doing to achieve their targets under the agreement as well as "promoting climate action" among cities and businesses.

布隆伯格的慈善基金会说,这笔钱将用于支持发展中国家努力实现巴黎协定规定的目标,以及促进世界各国城市及企业针对气变采取行动。

The 2015 treaty signed by more than 200 nations and entities vowed to curb carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions in order to try to limit global temperature rise.

200多个国家和组织2015年签署的巴黎协定争取减少二氧化碳以及其它温室气体的排放,以阻止地球气温继续升高。

Former President Barack Obama's administration was among the signatories, but President Donald Trump said he would pull out of the agreement. Trump campaigned as a booster of fossil fuels and a skeptic of climate change science, and said the Paris accord would cause U.S. businesses to lose millions of jobs.

前美国总统奥巴马的政府在巴黎协定上签了字,但是川普总统宣布退出这一协定。川普主张更多使用矿物燃料,并质疑全球气候变化的科学性。他说,巴黎协定将导致美国公司丢失数以百万记的工作。

Bloomberg made a similar payment last year and pledged to continue the contributions. He told CBS News in an interview broadcast Sunday that Trump is capable of changing his position.

布隆伯格去年曾向联合国做了类似的捐款,并保证将继续捐赠。他星期天在接受美国哥伦比亚广播公司的电视采访时说,川普总统有能力改变他的立场。

The United States is among the world's top emitters of carbon dioxide.

美国是世界上碳排放最多的国家之一。

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