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挪威爵士藍調音樂節加入碳平衡 補償演唱會衝擊

2008年07月24日
摘譯自2008年7月21日ENS挪威,阿倫達爾報導;謝芳怡編譯;蔡麗伶審校

一年一度的Hove搖滾音樂節。圖片來源:Hove Festival從挪威南部城市阿倫達爾開跑的挪威兩大音樂節,2008年加入全球對抗氣候變化的行列,這也是第一批簽約加入聯合國環境規劃署「氣候平衡網絡」計畫(Climate Neutral Network)的音樂節。

挪威規模最大的爵士藍調音樂節「Canal Street」21日在阿倫達爾市正式展開,演唱會中所使用的能源皆採用認證許可的綠色能源。節目將持續進行到27日,主要表演團體包括約翰梅爾&藍調突破者樂團、水男孩合唱團,以及當地或歐美有名的樂團,另外還有遊船河、孩童嘉年華、遊行及晚間爵士音樂即興演奏會。Canal Street音樂節吸引了約3萬名的觀眾,這些民眾將可購買到有機認證或公平交易T恤,並在該城市區域內使用有機棉和紙袋,減少塑膠袋的使用。

過去幾年來,Canal Street音樂節除了建立環保的形象,也與Hove或其他音樂節活動,在碳足跡或是減少能源消耗方面進行合作。

經由碳補償而籌集的基金,已在京都議定書的架構下,由聯合國批准用於贊助中國的「清潔發展機制」。

一年一度的Hove搖滾音樂節,已在今年6月23日到27日舉行,主要表演團體有Beck樂團、黛菲和饒舌歌手Jay-Z,活動共吸引近5萬名觀眾前往位於阿倫達爾郊外的Tromoy島。

挪威規模最大的爵士藍調音樂節「Canal Street」。圖片來源:Canal St.活動中也呼籲所有民眾、員工和表演人員,利用信用卡或手機來支付因為前往音樂節所做的旅行,或是參與行動所產生的個人碳足跡。

這些基金將用來資助中國一處垃圾掩埋場的甲烷發電計劃,此項計劃已被聯合國在京都議定書架構下核准為「清潔發展機制」的行動之一。

Hove音樂節籌辦人桑德柏表示,2007年音樂節的碳足跡相當於1300噸的二氧化碳,這項結果是由一套特殊線上碳排放系統所計算出來。

Norwegian Music Festivals First in Climate-Friendly Network
ARENDAL, Norway, July 21, 2008 (ENS)

Two top Norwegian music festivals are joining the international fight against climate change. The two festivals, run from the southern Norwegian city of Arendal, are the first music festivals to sign on to the UN Environment Programme's Climate Neutral Network, known as CN Net.

Canal Street, Norway's biggest jazz and blues festival, opened today in Arendal using certified green energy for the concerts. It continues through Sunday, featuring John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, and The Waterboys, many bands of local, European, and U.S. renown, boat cruises, kids' events, a parade and nightly jam sessions.

The Canal Street festival draws an audience of about 30,000, who will be able to purchase certified organic and Fairtrade T-shirts and use organic cotton and paper bags in the city area to reduce plastic bag use.

Over the past several years, Canal Street has been building up an environmental profile, and is cooperating with the Hove Festival and others on the mapping of their carbon footprint and on reducing energy consumption.

Funds raised by the offsets are going to support Clean Development Mechanisms in China approved by the United Nations under the Kyoto Protocol.

The Hove Festival, an annual rock event held this year from June 23 through 27, featured acts Beck, Duffy, and rapper Jay-Z. The event drew audiences that totaled about 50,000 to the island of Tromoy outside Arendal.

Participants, including staff and entertainers, were invited to pay by credit card or SMS for their individual carbon footprints caused by their travel to the festival and activities during the events.

These funds are being used to support a methane-to-electricity project on a landfill in China approved by the UN as a Clean Development Mechanism project under the Kyoto Protocol.

Morten Sandberg, the festival's organizer, said that the carbon footprint of the 2007 festival accounted for just over 1,300 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. This was calculated by the use of a specially developed online carbon calculator.

全文及圖片詳見:ENS

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蔡麗伶(LiLing Barricman)

In my healing journey and learning to attain the breath awareness, I become aware of the reality that all the creatures of the world are breathing the same breath. Take action, here and now. From my physical being to the every corner of this out of balance's planet.