對抗環境變遷要有趣又性感:小泉進次郎 | Make fight against climate change ‘sexy,’ Japan environment minister Koizumi says

【看英文中國郵報學英文】路透社報導,新任日本環境大臣小泉進次郎週日表示,將動員年輕人一起將日本推向低碳國家,並說道要將對抗氣候變遷的過程變得性感且有趣。

Japan Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi on Sunday said fighting against climate change should be “sexy” and “fun,” while he invited young people to join his campaign to push Japan towards a low-carbon country. 

小泉進次郎在紐約聯合國氣候峰會前夕的記者會上發表談話。他說道:「政治上,有些議題很無聊,但像是解決氣候變遷這樣的大議題,很有趣,很酷,甚至是很性感。」

“In politics there are so many issues, sometimes boring. On tackling such a big-scale issue like climate change, it’s got to be fun, it’s got to be cool. It’s got to be sexy too,” Koizumi said on the eve of a United Nations climate summit in New York.

「我們要致力於實現一個脫碳社會,日本已經準備好成為更強大的國家來對抗氣候變遷。」小泉進次郎說道。

“We are committed to realizing a decarbonized society, and we are ready to contribute as a more powerful country in the fight against climate change,” he said.

呼應瑞典環境鬥士桑伯格發動的「全球罷工罷課為氣候」,日本學生20日走上東京街頭,針對政府對氣候變遷的無能為力表示憤怒及不滿。

On Sept. 20, Japanese students in Tokyo took the streets to express their outrage and dissatisfaction over the governments failing to control and handle climate change. The rally was in response to Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg’s call for a global strike to raise the awareness of the issue.

38歲的小泉進次郎在日本首相安倍晉三這個月內閣改組時入閣,他是日本從第二次世界大戰以來第三年輕的內閣成員。

Koizumi, 38, is considered a rising star on Japan’s political scene. He joined the Cabinet when Abe announced a reshuffle earlier this month and became the third-youngest lawmaker entering cabinet after World-War II.

身為前首相小泉純一郎的兒子,在當眾議院議員時就深受選民喜愛,許多人甚至支持他在未來接任安倍的位子成為日本首相。

His father is the charismatic former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. Before he entered the Cabinet, he was often rated by voters as the lawmaker who they would mostly support to become the prime minister in the future when Abe steps down.

By Carol Kan