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National Consultation on Global Warming and Climate Change: A Way Out

21st & 22nd November 2015, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

A National Consultation was organized in Bhopal with Madhya Pradesh Government’s collaboration to come up with a solution for climate crisis. The Consultation has witnessed the presence of Shri. Shivraj Singh Chouhan, CM, Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affair, Shri Shri Acharya Ravishankar along with huge number of thinkers, experts, Universities and Research Institutions, practitioners, NGOs and youth. 

Press Conference on Global Warming and Climate Change; A Way Out

28th October 2015, New Delhi
A Press Conference was organized by Mr. Anil Dave, BJP MP and Chair of the organizing Committee of National Consultation on “Global Warming and Climate change; A way Out,” to introduce the event. He said that we are doubtful that climate change negotiations will lead to a meaningful solution, therefore government of Madhya Pradesh has taken a lead in organizing national consultation as a part of Vaicharik Mahakumbh at Ujjain.

South Asian Workshop on Concerns and Collaborative Actions; SDGs Summit, Paris CoP and Beyond

4th – 6th September 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal

SDG’s Summit, Paris COP and Beyond, South Asia Workshop on Concerns and Collaborative Action  was held from 4th to 6th September 2015, in Kathmandu, Nepal. It was organized by Beyond Copenhagen in collaboration with equitybd. The meeting was organized with an aim to bring all the South Asian Nation’s under one umbrella to discuss the sustainable development issues of the region and have common understanding and have common voice in the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris in December 2015. Delegates from Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka and other countries, participated in the Workshop and come up with a common pattern.

3rd International Conference on Financing for Development

13-16 July 2015, Addis Ababa
In the 3rd Conference on Financing for Development, Indian state minister for finance Mr. Jayant Sinha expressed deep disappointment over the Conference not taking up the issue of an intergovernmental tax body, which India espoused strongly on behalf of the G-77. The event discuss how sustainable development goals, which have high priority on the post 2015 development agenda of the United Nations can be financed. The conference’s outcome document — better known as the Addis Ababa Action Agenda — represents the world’s plan to implement and finance the new post-2015 development agenda. And although it expresses global support for an array of measures aimed at helping developing countries achieve self-reliance and sustainable economic transformation by raising domestic revenues and attracting private finance, it lacks the teeth needed to scale up existing resources and draw increased official aid from traditional donors. During this Ajay Jha participated in a number of side events on behalf of BCPH and expressed its views on Financing for Development.

Nationalizing the Sustainable Development Goals: Economic, Social & Environmental Sustainability in Western India

6-7 July 2015, Ahmedabad
The consultation was organized in collaboration with IPPF, TWN, Landesa, FPA India and other civil society organizations from across the country. Mr. Shaktisinh Gohil, Congress, Dr. Kirit Solanki, BJP MP and Mr. Suresh Mehta Former CM participated in the event along with some other regional and national NGOs, experts, and academicians etc. Mr Gohli said that for sustainable development goals to be achieved, the gap between the haves and have-nots must be reduced. Mr. Mehta said that sustainable development was not possible when the laws are being bent to favour a few. Civil society groups also highlighted their views on sustainable development and expressed their concerns over the way issues are being addressed in the Sustainable Development Goals.
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