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映像——哥本哈根气候变化大会 第三天

12/15/09

昨天的Bella Center,人格外多。可能是因为今天是最后一天所有NGO都可以入场观会。从明天开始,就只有部分NGO可以参加,并且一天比一天允许进入的人少。我和另外一个同学一天都奔赴在各个会场之间。如果你是准时入场的,那你绝对没有座位可以坐。每个会场里都座无虚席,还有人席地而坐。可想而知,人之多,场景之壮观。同队的两个同学因为飞机晚到,周日Bella Center又不开门,所以昨天才能去注册领通行证。我们早上八点多去的时候正好看见他们在入口处排队,我当时还想着应该很快就能排到他们了。结果最让人难以相信的是,他们在Bella Center 门口排了超过七个小时的队也没能领到通行证。虽然注册的人确实很多,但也不至于站在门口的NGO等了七个小时很没有注册到,可见Bella Center里秩序多莫混乱。

下午站在全世界代表门口吃饭的时候,我发现NGO企图进去观会但都被阻拦在外。哪里只有粉色同行证的人才能够进入,黄色(NGO)及媒体是不可入内的。我们只能看着代表们进进出出,里面发生了什么不得而知。

Bella Center里,处处都有采访的记者,研究资料的代表,激烈讨论的NGO,场景格外壮观热闹。场外是游行宣传以及苦等注册的人们,拥挤程度与场内不相上下。在众多媒体传说这是最后一次拯救人类以及地球的会议现场,仅仅是在这些非政府组织成员之间气氛就已经持续白热化。但是即便是这样,此次会议的结果仍然是未知的。在南北两大阵营相互对抗的情况下,到底最后会出现积极的方案,消极的方案,我们都不知道。也许可能什么具体的法律约束条约都没有达成。但是不论如何,我们确实看到了人类在为自己赖以生存的家园努力奋斗。

我昨天去了三四场会议,想着重谈一谈International Network for Sustainable Energy, Women in Europe for a common future(WECF)这场会。这场会主要介绍了WECF中成员在欧洲各个国家在可持续发v展能源方面给贫困妇女提供的帮助。他们提到在他们做志愿者活动的过程中发现,很多贫穷的妇女仍然贫穷,情况没有得到改变。这些贫穷的妇女在以下几个方面经受了挫折:第一,水资源短缺。第二,煮饭油烟产生大量二氧化碳使这些妇女的肺部受到损伤。第三,农药污染农作物使得妇女们生病。WECF的成员在他们活动中发现,由于水资源短缺,妇女们由于不能及时的获得水资源而生病,WECF的成员为她们建造了水泵和水资源系统。WECF的成员还帮助他们种植有机农作物,从而能够防止过多化学农药造成的伤害。WECF的成员还改造他们烧饭的炉灶,减少油烟和空气污染。他们还有效的利用沼气提高炉灶的燃烧效率。据WECF统计,通过他们多种多样的项目,当地的贫困妇女获益颇多。他们重点帮助的方面都比原先改善了很多。但是,他们仍然不能普遍的推广他们的项目,最主要的原因是资金问题。由于投资和交易都需要资金,作为非赢利组织,他们没有足够的资金去支持,所以他们希望有更多投资能够使他们继续那些有益的项目。通过了解这个项目,我想到了Depauw University我们学校women in science项目。同样是为了女性谋利,这个思想很是值得借鉴。也许我们可以拓展学校的这个项目,让在这个项目的女性们,研究可以帮助贫穷女性的关于能源的技术或者通过其他途径为他们提供帮助。其他组织也可以学习这种互帮互助的想法去帮助更多的女性。

Brief Summary:

Bella Center was extremely crowded yesterday.  It was the last day that every NGO could have access to get into the Bella Center. My friend and I were running among different sessions for the whole day.

One session especially attracted me.  It talked about programs that women in Europe undertake to improve sustainable energy in particular areas and improve the lives of poor women.  Those European women come from an organization called Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF).  They have been doing research on those poor areas in Europe for years and assisting them to have sustainable energy.  They discovered that poor women in those particular areas are suffering from several problems.  The most severe one is water.  The women in this organization help them to build water systems that percolates water to be clean.  Those poor women are suffering from polluted food as well. Because of too much fertilizer, crops are polluted by chemicals and affect people’s heath.  This organization helps women and also teaches them how to grow organic food.  Another issue is that those in poor areas generate much smoke that causes damage to those women’s lungs. In order to provide cleaner environment for women’s housework, the organization builds special stoves and improves the technology to reduce the smoke.  They also use biogas to improve burning efficiency as well.  However, these different kinds of projects cannot be taken into action in a large scale. Unfortunately, this non-profit organization has little money, yet, the approval processes for various projects are very complicated.  This organization needs more investment to explore and assist more women.  Particularly, this program reminds me of a program named Women in Science in our school (DePauw University).  Maybe women in our school’s program can develop technology or find others ways to assist those poor women to have sustainable technology.

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