美国代表团出席第23届联合国气候变化大会

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年11月14日 作者:美国之音(VOA News)

反对川普总统气候政策的美国团体在第23届联合国气候变化大会于德国波恩召开之际搭起的帐篷。(2017年11月9日)
反对川普总统气候政策的美国团体在第23届联合国气候变化大会于德国波恩召开之际搭起的帐篷。(2017年11月9日)

尽管川普总统宣布将退出 巴黎气候协定,但美国出席了星期一开幕的第23届联合国气候变化大会(COP-23)。

美国国务院说, 美国代表团出席了在德国波恩召开的会议。

美国国务院星期一发表声明说:“美国仍然是《联合国气候变化框架公约》的缔约方。 美国根据《框架公约》以及《巴黎协定》参与谈判,以确保有一个有益于并保护美国利益的公平竞争环境。”

川普总统6月份宣布美国将退出巴黎气候协定。该协定要求美国在2025年以前将温室气体总排放量在2005年的水平上减少至少26%。

US Participating in COP-23, Despite Rejection of Paris Climate Deal

The United States is participating in the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP-23) of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, despite President Donald Trump's announcement it will be leaving the Paris Climate Accords.

The State Department says a U.S. delegation is participating in the conference in Bonn, Germany.

A State Department statement Monday said, "The United States remains a Party in good standing to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change and is participating in ongoing negotiations under the Framework Convention as well as the Paris Agreement, in order to ensure a level playing field that benefits and protects U.S. interests."

The president announced in June the United States will leave the Paris climate agreement, which would obligate the United States to cut its overall greenhouse gas emissions by at least 26 percent by 2025, compared with 2005 levels.

Trump, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt have all questioned how much human activity has contributed to climate change.