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”.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.