UN chief praises climate summit 联合国秘书长肯定环境保护峰会
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says a one-day climate change summit in New York has given fresh impetus1 to efforts to tackle global warming.


Ban Ki-moon, right, praised world leaders at the summit
Ban Ki-moon, right, praised world leaders at the summit

He says the momentum2 has shifted in favour of reaching a deal at December's crucial climate meeting in Copenhagen.

Earlier, the summit heard that China will increase efforts to improve energy efficiency and cut its CO2 emissions3.

The pledge prompted former-US vice-president and environmental activist4 Al Gore5 to praise China's leadership.

Chinese President Hu Jintao gave no details about the measures, which should mean emissions grow less quickly than the economy.

China is the world biggest polluter, according to some measurements.

The US, the world's other major emitter, said China's proposals were helpful but figures were needed.

About 100 leaders attended the talks, ahead of the Copenhagen summit which is due to approve a new treaty.

At the close of the meeting, Mr Ban said: "While the summit is not the guarantee that we will get the global agreement, we are certainly one step closer to that global goal today."

He praised world leaders for their desire to tackle climate change.

"Climate change is a defining challenge of our time, he said.

"Today's summit signals a determination of world leaders to address this challenge and reach a substantive6(本质的,实在的) deal in Copenhagen."


1 impetus L4uyj     
  • This is the primary impetus behind the economic recovery.这是促使经济复苏的主要动力。
  • Her speech gave an impetus to my ideas.她的讲话激发了我的思绪。
2 momentum DjZy8     
  • We exploit the energy and momentum conservation laws in this way.我们就是这样利用能量和动量守恒定律的。
  • The law of momentum conservation could supplant Newton's third law.动量守恒定律可以取代牛顿第三定律。
3 emissions 1a87f8769eb755734e056efecb5e2da9     
排放物( emission的名词复数 ); 散发物(尤指气体)
  • Most scientists accept that climate change is linked to carbon emissions. 大多数科学家都相信气候变化与排放的含碳气体有关。
  • Dangerous emissions radiate from plutonium. 危险的辐射物从钚放散出来。
4 activist gyAzO     
  • He's been a trade union activist for many years.多年来他一直是工会的积极分子。
  • He is a social activist in our factory.他是我厂的社会活动积极分子。
5 gore gevzd     
  • The fox lay dying in a pool of gore.狐狸倒在血泊中奄奄一息。
  • Carruthers had been gored by a rhinoceros.卡拉瑟斯被犀牛顶伤了。
6 substantive qszws     
  • They plan to meet again in Rome very soon to begin substantive negotiations.他们计划不久在罗马再次会晤以开始实质性的谈判。
  • A president needs substantive advice,but he also requires emotional succor. 一个总统需要实质性的建议,但也需要感情上的支持。
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