Interventions: Climate Change and Sustainable Development...

State Consultation on Uttarakhand Action Plan on Climate Change

1st October 2012
A number of civil society organizations organized a state consultation on the recently released revised draft of the Uttarakhand Action Plan on Climate Change. More than 70 participants representing research institutes, academic institutions, experts, practitioners, farmers and women’s organizations, forest and indigenous populations, government departments, agriculture universities, water and forest research institutes, civil society participated in the Consultation. The organizers included beyond Copenhagen, CECOEDECON, PAIRVI, BJVJ, SADED, UDI, GB Pant agriculture and technical university, HM BahugunaGrahwal University, PSI, Inter Agency Group, CASA Mountain, Insaaf Uttarakhand, HAARC, HESCO, and others.

Open Discussion on CBD COP 11

11th September 2012
This meeting of various civil society groups - either active or preparing to be so, in different areas of people’s concerns about biological diversity and livelihoods, was called upon to discuss the overarching concerns of not only loss of biodiversity but also of increased, state assisted systematic transfer of control over biodiversity, food productions systems and natural resources from communities to private entities in the name of regulation, conservation and promotion. India as a host of the eleventh COP of Convention on Biological diversity should not only showcase its efforts in organizing CBD COP but also addressing these critical concerns. The discussion aimed to connect with organizations and networks participating in COP and to explore what synergies and convergence can be created not only in terms of participation at CBD COP but also as a long term and sustained engagement with the issue, institutions and state.

Media Consultation on Sustainable Development and Rio+20

5th June 2012

The programme began with the welcome address and brief background of Rio, 1992, by Om Thanvi, Editor, Jansatta. He raised an important question of unity among the developing countries, i.e., the differences and divide came up in Durban. He highlighted that the whole world is divided on the issue of recent environmental crisis and even developed countries, known for their strong bonding and collective representation, have different stands to address their own concerns and interests.

National Consultation: Sustainable Development: National and Global Priorities for Rio+20

28 April 2012
The National Consultation was organized with a view to bring in multiple stakeholders, persons and institutions to build an understanding on the sustainable development agenda and chart out a distinct road map to Rio+20.

State Consultation on Climate Action Plan of Uttarakhand

6-7 November 2011, Garhwal)
The Consultation was organized in joint collaboration with HM Bahuguna University, Garhwal and GB Pant Agriculture University, Pant Nagar. More than 100 participants deliberated over the draft Action Plan for two days. Later, a memorandum was submitted to the Chief Minister based on the recommendation of the Consultation. The state government has assured to open up the draft for discussion and revision, and address civil society concerns.

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