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World ‘not on track’ for temperature target: UN
聯合國︰在氣候目標上 全球「沒上軌道」

A view of Sheldon Glacier with Mount Barre in the background, seen from Ryder Bay near Rothera Research Station, Adelaide Island, Antarctica on Nov. 14.
這張十一月十四日的照片,是在巴雷山襯托下的雪爾登冰河。

Photo: AFP/British Antarctic Survey/NASA
照片:法新社/英國南極調查局/美國太空總署

Governments are “not on track” to achieve a target of keeping the average global temperature rise below 2°C, the UN climate chief said.

Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), told a forum in Singapore that the world was moving in the right direction, but not fast enough.

“Even if governments were to comply with all the mitigation pledges that are on the table, it will still only provide 60 percent of the effort that is necessary to keep global average temperature rise to under two degrees,” she said.

World leaders agreed in December 2009 to the Copenhagen Accord, which introduced a plan to cap the rise in temperatures to below two degrees to stave off the worst effects of climate change.

“We are clearly moving toward a low-carbon economy. What we’re not doing is we’re not moving with the speed and at the scale that the science demands,” Figueres said.

Her predecessor Yvo de Boer said in March that the target was already out of reach. It was set by a core group of countries in the final stormy hours at the Copenhagen Summit.

(AFP)

聯合國首席氣象官員表示,各國政府在達成維持全球平均溫度上升低於攝氏兩度的目標上「沒上軌道」。

聯合國氣候變遷綱要公約(UNFCCC)執行秘書克里斯提娜‧菲格蕾絲在新加坡舉行的一場論壇上說,全球朝正確的方向前進,但速度不夠快。

她說:「縱使各國政府遵守談判桌上所有的緩和承諾,對於維持全球平均溫度升高低於兩度的必要努力上,仍僅盡了百分之六十的心力。」

世界領袖於二○○九年十二月同意哥本哈根協議,該協議推行抑制溫度上升低於兩度的計畫,以避免氣候變遷最惡劣的結果。

菲格蕾絲說:「我們明確地朝低碳經濟邁進。但我們沒做到的是以科學要求的速度與規模前進。」

她的前任者伊沃.德波爾三月間表示,這個目標已達不到了。該目標是在哥本哈根高峰會激烈爭執的最後數小時中,由一群核心國家設定。

(法新社/翻譯:魏國金)

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