14th November 2016
Shri Anil Madhav Dave, India’s Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change called upon the global community to adopt minimum carbon footprint lifestyle and help make it a global mass movement. Speaking a book release event at the India Pavilion at COP 22 on 14th November, he said that international cooperation and policies have their own role in resolving climate crisis, however, as an individual all of us need to adopt a minimum carbon footprint lifestyle. He reiterated that this is the only way to sustainability.
14th November 2016
Shri Anil Madhav Dave, India’s Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, asked for strong and robust pre 2020 actions, and said that it was indispensible for successful implementation of the Paris Agreement. Chairing a side event he emphasized the importance of the pre 2020 actions and said that ignoring pre 2020 commitments is contrary to the core principles of the Convention and the spirit of the Paris Agreement. He added that strong and robust pre 2020 actions would enable us to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, and failure to have genuine and meaningful pre 2020 actions would threaten delivering the range of the SDGs for majority of the humanity. The event was organized by PAIRVI, CECOEDECON and Beyond Copenhagen.
10th November 2016
CECOEDECON, PAIRVI and BCPH India in collaboration with Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Oxfam International and ISMUN organized a side event titled, “The Unfinished Business: How to close the Post-Paris adaptation and climate finance gap” in the UNFCCC-COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco. During the event discussants highlighted the adaptation finance gap and stated key issues that the Paris agreement should address on a roadmap for the $100bn commitment – one that includes quantified goals for adaptation finance, and progress on accounting and governance of finance flows.
22nd October 2016, New Delhi
The Pre CoP -22 Consultation organized by Beyond Copenhagen, PAIRVI, and Oxfam India was held at Constitution Club, New Delhi on 22 October, 2016. The consultation was organized with the objective of discussing important concerns and challenges before the Marrakech COP and what to expect from the upcoming COP. Leading civil society organizations working on climate change and sustainable development concerns, media, policymakers and representatives from important actors/countries through their missions in Delhi took participate in the Consultation.
18th November 2014, New Delhi
The penultimate UNFCCC Climate Change Conference, CoP20, to be held in Lima is being seen as the final opportunity to draft an agreement to be signed in 2015 at Paris. The IPCC fifth Assessment Report expressed grave concern on lack of efforts and suggested that emissions must peak before 2020 to be able to keep the rise in temperature below.
On Nov.13th, BCPH organized an equally well-attended side event on the issue of – “Climate change in the post 2015 development agenda: Implications for Agriculture and Livelihoods”.