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Regional Consultations on NEP 2017

22nd July 2017, Orissa and Jabalpur
As decided in the previous meeting on the NEP 2017, PAIRVI and BCPH have organized two regional Consultations in Orissa and Jabalpur on 22nd July. Niti Aayog on request of PAIRVI, BCPH and other energy groups has extended the deadline of receiving the comments on NEP 2017. We make the most of this precious time and have successfully organized these two Consultations in which a number of local organizations have shared their comments on the policy. The final comments from around 30 energy groups, organizations, individual and experts were shared with Niti Aayog.           

Consultative Meeting on Draft National Energy Policy 2017

12th July 2017, New Delhi
PAIRVI and BCPH called upon different organizations and networks working on energy policy, energy finance and other energy related issues to participate in a regional consultative meeting held on 12th July, 2017 at IIC, Delhi. The NITI Aayog had put the draft National Energy Policy 2017 on public domain and invited comments. The meeting was organized with an objective to discuss the various points in the draft NEP and evolve a collective response on the key issues of the policy. The meeting decided that looking at the critical importance of energy policy and its possible impacts on society, a collective effort will be made to take this to a larger society by organizing public consultations in different regions. was also decided to form small working groups with different tasks, which will work in collaboration of the interested organizations.

Workshop on Sustainable Energy

12-13 April 2017, Jabalpur
BCPH along with several organizations in Madhya Pradesh organized a two day workshop on sustainable energy. A state level campaign “Mahangi Bijli Virodh Abhiyan” was launched in the wake of the workshop. 

National Consultation on Draft National SDGs Indicators

6th April 2017, Delhi
The consultation was aimed to provide feedback on the draft national Indicators developed by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. More than 70 organizations attended and provided feedback/recommendations on indicators on all SDGs. Representative of the Niti Aayog, RIS, NIPFP and all major organizations working on the SDGs besides partners from 10 states attended the Consultation. Final comments from around 60 organizations were also compiled and submitted to Niti Aayog.

Consultative Meeting on Climate Change Negotiations and Policies

4th Dec 2016, Kolkata 
On the 4th of December 2016, a day-long conference was organized in Sewa Kendra, Kolkata, in active collaboration with Science Communicators' Forum. Around 30 people turned up and the three sessions were peppered with lots of questions and observations, after important and informative presentations on the climate politics, science and impacts visible in various zones of West Bengal (by researchers from the state).  Participants observed that this was the first such comprehensive climate issues discussion in West Bengal, and demanded further action on this awareness and education initiative.  

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