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English to Chinese: the Environment General field: Social Sciences
Source text - English
The most important year for climate change since 2001, when the Kyoto protocol (which set targets for cutting carbon-dioxide emissions) was agreed, will be 2009. The first period of the protocol runs out in 2012. The deal to replace it is supposed to be done at the United Nations' Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, which starts on November 30th 2009 and is due to end on December 11th. No deal means that mankind gives up on trying to save the planet.
The accord needs to be a substantial one, not just a face-saving agreement to declare that the issue must be tackled. The rich world (especially America) needs to commit itself to legally enforceable carbon-emissions reductions for the second period of Kyoto, from 2012 to 2016 and beyond. The big emitters from the developing world, such as China, need to commit themselves to something substantive—not economy-wide emissions-reductions, but, for instance, carbon-intensity targets (cuts in carbon emissions per unit of GDP) or measures directed at the power sector in particular.
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I have always been interested in languages. After finishing my first degree in English Language and Literature and having accumulated some experience in translation and interpreting, I came to the UK to pursue my Master's degree in Conference Interpreting and Translation Studies. Now I am working as a freelance translator and interpreter. I enjoy my work when I am bridging the gap between languages and cultures. My passion for languages will never end as there are more profound things behind them, that is culture and people who speak the language. Languages help and enhance communication therefore they make various cultures accessible for everyone.
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