2010年7月30日星期五

黑客關閉歐盟碳交易網站

黑客關閉歐盟碳交易網站
Hackers shut down EU carbon-trading website

Hackers hijacked Europe's carbon-trading website and replaced it with spoof page detailing flaws in cap and trade scheme
黑客劫持歐洲的碳交易網站,並以諷刺網頁取代它,蓋和交易計劃的詳細缺陷
Leigh Phillips
guardian.co.uk, Monday 26 July 2010 16.27 BST
Hackers hijacked the EU carbon trading website and replaced it with a spoof page revealing the flaws in cap and trade. Photograph: Guardian
黑客劫持歐洲的碳交易網站,並以諷刺網頁取代它,揭示蓋和交易計劃的缺陷。圖片來源:衛報

Anti-carbon trading activists shut down the website of the European Climate Exchange (ECX), over the weekend, replacing the site with a spoof page lampooning the industry.
反碳交易的活躍份子在週末關閉歐洲氣候交易所(ECX)的網站,取代網站以一諷刺的頁面戲謔那行業。
The website of the London-based carbon credit trading platform was hacked at close to midnight on Friday and showed the spoof homepage for around 22 hours. It then took technical staff another day to restore the official homepage.

Instead of its normal rolling ticker data listing bids for carbon credit futures, the ECX website blared: "Super promo – climate on sale: Guaranteed profit!"

Explaining the "carbon trade scam", the spoof site decried how the EU's flagship environmental policy is "susceptible to corporate lobbying," offers industry "licences to pollute so they can continue business-as-usual," and "generates outrageous profits for big industry polluters, investors in fraudulent offset projects [and] opportunist traders."


On Saturday, shortly after the ECX website went down, activists announced their handiwork on a number of environmental discussion groups, saying: "In a public act of digital direct action, the ECX website was taken offline and replaced with our message in an effort to try to raise awareness about carbon trading as a dangerous false solution to the climate crisis."


One of the activists responsible, from the online activist group, Decocidio, told the Guardian: "We feel the EU Emissions Trading Scheme is not well understood by the general public or even within the environmental movement. It is a major fraud touted by the mainstream media, politics, industry and lobbyists as the main solution." The group is part of Earth First, a radical environmental protest organisation.


"Attempting to cause as much inconvenience, economical loss and image damage as possible, we deliberately tried to maximise the virtual damage," said the hacker, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

A spokeswoman for the European Climate Exchange, Kelly Loeffler, said: "We have no comment relating to the incident as there is nothing to report publicly."

The exchange was also targeted by activists from Climate Camp last summer. They dubbed it a "climate change casino".

Damien Morris, of Sandbag, a self-described "critical friend" of the EU ETS said: "It's very unfortunate that this sort of infighting over emissions trading has developed within the environmental movement, especially on the radical end," he said. "There seems to be a large grassroots following and public presence of these sorts of ideas, but not at the more technical and realistic, solutions-focussed part of the movement."

"There is certainly a place for criticism of the ETS, but the problem with those who disagree with carbon trading is that they oppose it in principle, not in practice. It's a good idea when done properly. There are many problems with the ETS, but there is a clear pathway as to how it can be made more effective and robust."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jul/26/eu-carbon-trading-website-hacked

澳總理將宣布延後成立碳交易制度
(路透)2010年7月23日 星期五 10:41
(路透雪梨23日電)反氣候變遷政策是本次澳洲 選舉當中引起最多爭論的議題,澳洲總理吉拉德(Julia Gillard)尋求處理這項議題之際,她將於今天公布新的反氣候變遷政策。吉拉德希望在8月21日的選舉中連任成功。

「雪梨晨驅報」(Sydney Morning Herald),這項建議案將包括延後建立廢氣排放交易制度到2013年,並將世界最大污染者減碳查證,作為實行的重要條件。

這項提案將維持澳洲政府之前的承諾,也就是在2020年之前減碳至少5%。預料吉拉德也將擘畫節能政策與獎勵措施,鼓勵大型污染製造者檢討廢氣排放量。中央社(翻譯)
http://hk.news.yahoo.com/article/100723/21/jb35.html

澳總理談氣候政策 噓聲不絕
(法新社)2010年7月23日 星期五 15:35
(法新社雪梨23日電) 澳洲總理吉拉德(JuliaGillard)在大選前發表重要聲明,今天宣布延緩對氣候變遷採取行動,轉而透過「公民大會」方式,以凝聚共識,遭到台下抗議民眾報以噓聲。

吉拉德在布利斯班一所大學發表校園演說時,抗議者的口號聲幾乎不絕於耳。安全人員更將一名抗議男子撂倒,上手銬帶離現場。

吉拉德說:「透過專門討論,一群來自澳洲各年齡層、各地方,以及各種職業類別的人,將能幫助我們向前邁進。」

她表示,「公民大會」會有新的氣候委員會提供科學方面意見,將對碳交易計畫進行12個月的審查,之後再提出建議。

她宣稱,若是當選,她的政府將支持碳排放交易機制。該機制曾二度遭國會封殺,隨後被前總理陸克文(Kevin Rudd)束之高閣。他的聲望也因此受到嚴重打擊,最後只得黯然下台。

這位澳洲首任女總理儘管在演講時遭遇10多名搗亂者,但之後對這些抗議小插曲不以為意。

她說:「我們是在一所大學,而大學一向都有熱情的年輕人。他們會利用各種方式讓自己的聲音被聽到,而今天我們確實聽到了一些聲音。」(譯者:中央社戴雅真)
http://hk.news.yahoo.com/article/100723/8/jb8c.html

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