COP 18: Participation and Interventions

Beyond Copenhagen organized a number of event/activities and interventions in the run up to Cop 18 and during the COP. The coalition has been participating in the Cop to highlight issues of climate justice, agriculture and food security and small farmers in climate change negotiations.

Report from COP 17

Durban Climate Conference; making a big deal of no deal
Ajay K Jha, PAIRVI/Beyond Copenhagen, 14th December 2011

Durban Climate Change Conference ended on Sunday, overstretched by more than 36 hours. The exceptional outcome of the Conference has been that without deciding on any of the critical issues, the COP has been able to sell the failed Conference with a business acumen envied by toppers of biggest B schools. Everybody went back happy. Minister Mashabane proved to be able successor to Madam Patricia Espinosa.

Side Events at COP 17

Climate Smart Agriculture; Myth or reality, 3rd Dec, Blyde River, ICC, Durban

The side event argued that the climate smart agriculture is a myth and falsehood being propagated by the agencies who have commercial interest in mitigation in agriculture. Besides, developed countries who do not want to reduce their own emissions are shifting the burden of mitigation on the developing countries and especially farming communities who are already under huge burden of adapting to the climate change impacts...

National Consultation on Parliamentary Oversight on Climate Change Policies

24th November, 2011, Delhi
The Consultation was organized by Beyond Copenhagen Collective to discuss the Parliamentary and political oversight on climate change policies. A number of Members of Parliament and policymakers including Shri Basudeb Acharia (CPM), Shri Pradeep Tamta (BJP), Shri P D Rai (SDF), Shri Anil Dave (BJP, RS), Shri Gamvasi (former Minister, Uttarakhand), Dr. Sanjai Paswan (former Union Minister) participated in the Consultation besides representatives of the CSOs.

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Pre-Cop 17 Consultation: Priorities and Possibilities in COP 17

Consultation in Collaboration with the Host High Commission of South Africa
24th November 2011, Delhi
Beyond Copenhagen organized a discussion on priorities and possibilities in COP 17 with the hosts’ mission in New Delhi on 24th November 2011. Some other missions representing Annex 1 countries and developing countries including EU, Belgium, Italy, Norway and Philippines also participated in the discussion. The discussion was organized to see the perception of the hosts and know about their bilateral and multilateral efforts towards making COP 17 successful and possibility of sealing a fair and equitous deal on climate change. Other missions were also invited to share their perception on how countries are approaching COP 17 and know their priorities in COP 17.

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Agriculture in the UNFCCC: Focusing on Small Holder Farmers and Producers

Side Event in COP 16, 30th November 2010
In the COP15 Agriculture received a lot of attention but the focus was on industrial agriculture and mitigation. At the global level more than three fourths of farmers are small holders and it is not certain whether they will be able to take the benefit of credits for mitigation.

Agriculture in Climate Change Negotiations; What Can We Expect at Cancun?

Workshop 5 – Round 2 at 4th Adaptation to Climate Change Conference as held in The Hague, The Netherlands, on 25th of November 2010
This particular workshop was organized by the Beyond Copenhagen coalition consisting of 40 Indian NGO’s, which do participate in the COP16 conference in Cancun, Mexico.

Networking and Liasoning with Other Groups

COP 15: The delegation organized meetings with various groups from India, Asia and Europe in order to bring convergence in the objectives and efforts. Largely all the groups have been part of advocacy efforts around the themes of climate justice and equity in the available carbon space.

Participation in Energy Tour

COP 15: An Energy tour was conducted by the Denmark Government to highlight its major energy efficient programmes mainly related to the Dairy Farming and Solid Waste Management. Five members of the Collective participated in Energy Tour to understand the model, method and means of reducing carbon emissions. The Chairman of Heisenberg and company which is looking after the environmental issues presented the case study on the productive use of waste to energy. The municipal solid waste dumped in the landfill sites was used to collect methane gas which was upgraded to be used as a fuel for the city transport buses.

Participation in the Climate Action Rally on 12th December at Copenhagen

COP 15: A Global Day of Action Climate March was organised in Copenhagen on 12th December 2009. Thousands of activists from the Climate Justice Action and Climate Justice Now networks joined the climate march under the banner of SYSTEM CHANGE AND NOT CLIMATE CHANGE to denounce the climate negotiations as a predictable failure.

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Conference of Parties (COP)

PAIRVI has been participating in the UNFCCC annual meeting Conference of Parties (COP) since 2009. PAIRVI as a part of Beyond Copenhagen organized a number of event/activities and interventions in every COP. The coalition has been participating in the Cop to highlight issues of climate justice, agriculture and food security and small farmers in climate change negotiations. The coalition has also scaled up these issues at sub national, national, regional levels. Pairvi’s experience at these side events have contributed significantly in capacity building, policy discussion and legitimizing global governance.