Business As Usual Plus Some Actions

An Alternate Look at India's INDC. Climate change has been described as defining crisis of the century. Since preindustrial times the global temperature has risen by around 1 degrees Celsius. This has largely been the result of anthropogenic interventions mostly driven by burning of fossil fuels and...

A Collective Intervention BEYOND COPENHAGEN

The intervention is a joint collaboration between a number of CSOs having different skills and expertise and working with a range of primary stakeholders, policymakers, NGO networks and media. It involves a number of organizations with varying experience ranging from grassroots works with farmers and...

Climate Change; Voices from the Rain-fed Areas - Public Hearing

A public hearing on the ‘impact of climate change in rainfed areas’ was organized on 4th November, 2009 by Oxfam and its allies at B.S. Mehta Bhavan, HCM- RIPA Jaipur. The event hosted by CECOEDECON and PAIRVI was attended by representatives from 12 states of the rain fed areas of the country.

Climate Crisis and State Response in India

With its SAPCC engagement experience, BCPH organized a 2-day round table consultation at the India International Centre in Delhi, on Nov.2 & 3, 2011. Among those who took part were three categories of people 1) those groups & individuals who have seriously engaged with both the climate change issue and...

Climate Extremes and Loss and Damage

Uttarakhand witnessed an unprecedented tragedy in June 2013. Thousands of human lives were lost along with immense damage to property, livestock and livelihoods. Though people and the state of Uttarakhand received sympathy and support for relief from across the globe...

Climate Finance and Climate Justice

Ordinarily, the 'subjects' of climate & finance are from two different worlds. The understanding that "anthropogenic", or more specifically certain types of economic & industrial pathway that some countries & societies have followed over particularly the last 100 years...

Critical Issues of climate change and climate change governance

Though the greenhouse gases were first ‘officially’ recognized as ‘pollutants’ and contributing to the warming of the Earth (resulting in the change of its reasonably stable climate regimes) only as late as 1972 – at the Stockholm environmental conf...

Engaging with Climate Crisis

Expectations from this COP are very low world over. One of the reasons is that Warsaw COP and Peru are only pit stops before the big one at Paris in 2015, where a new framework is supposed to be arrived at. Through these two preceding...

Give Life a Fair Chance

The 20th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and CMP 10 (Conference of Parties serving as Meeting of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol) will take place during 1st to 12th December in Lima...

Investigating a Climate Disaster

Uttarakhand witnessed an unprecedented tragedy in June this year. Thousands of human lives were lost along with immense damage to property, livestock and livelihoods. Though people and the state of Uttarakhand received...

जलवायु परिवर्तन और भारत

जलवायु परिवर्तन की आहट से चौंकने का वक़्त अब बीत चुका है. आईपीसीसी और अन्य वैज्ञानिकों द्वारा की गई भविष्यवाणियाँ और गणनाएँ अब करीब-करीब सिद्ध हो चुकी हैं. जलवायु परिवर्तन अब एक वास्तविकता बन चुका है और यह भी स्पष्ट हो चुका है कि इसका सर्वाधिक प्रभाव दक्षिण-पूर्व एशियाई व अफ्रीकी देशों पर परिलक्षित होगा.

जलवायु परिवर्तन; वर्षा आधारित क्षेत्रों पर प्रभाव - जन सुनवाई

4 नवम्बर 2009 को आयोजित इस जन-सुनवाई में भारत के 12 राज्यों से 350 से अधिक लोगों ने अपने राज्यों/क्षेत्रों के जन-जीवन पर जलवायु परिवर्तन के प्रभाव पर चर्चा की. यह प्रकाशन प्रस्तुत किये गए साक्ष्यों का संकलन है.

जलवायु संकट: पीड़ितों की ज़ुबानी

इस पुस्तिका में जलवायु परिवर्तन के भयावह परिणामों से पीड़ित विभिन्न प्रदेशों के भिन्न-भिन्न समुदायों के लोगों की कहानियों को संकलित किया गया है जिनमें मानवाधिकार हनन, विभिन्न कृषि जलवायु क्षेत्रों और स्थानों - जो बहुत अधिक प्रभावित हुए हैं - की स्थितियों को उन्हीं के शब्दों में व्यक्त किया गया है.

Large Energy Projects: Threat to Ecosystems, Biodeversity, Livelihoods and Democracy

India and many developing countries like it, is pursuing massive projects to produce electricity in vast numbers, and the overwhelming majority of these are giant coal-fired thermal power plants...

National Peoples Tribunal of Climate Crisis

The National people’s Tribunal was organized by a host of civil society organizations including CECOEDECON, PAIRVI, Beyond Copenhagen, SADED, Accion Fraterna and many others to look into the legal space available for state responsibility and responsibility of developed nations...

Policy Brief on SDG Goal 2

The current paper looks at SDG 2 and its potential to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in India and globally. The paper argues that the SDG2 and current approaches towards reducing hunger and malnutrition is flawed as it is not based on current realities.

Rio +20 Equity & Rights as Missing Link

It has been twenty years since the watershed event for sustainable development 'Earth Summit, 1992' was held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Twenty years on, states and civil society gather at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) in June 2012 at Rio yet again...

SDG 13; Take Urgent Action to Combat Climate Change and It's Impact

193 countries adopted the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in September 2015. SDGs are a set of 17 goals emerging out of intergovernmental negotiations of over two and half years, to integrate three pillars of development, economic, social and environmental...

Sustainable Development Goals and Post 2015 Development Agenda of the United Nations; Some Concerns

UN Conference on sustainable development in June 2013 set afoot a number of processes led by the UN with the primary objective of making the growth sustainable and inclusive, and integrate economic, social and environmental dimension of growth...

सतत् विकास लक्ष्य और 2015 के बाद विकास

जून 2013 में रियो में सतत् विकास की अंतर्राष्ट्रीय बैठक के बाद राष्ट्रसंघ के नेतृत्व में कई प्रक्रियाएँ चलाई गईं जिसका मूल उद्देश्य था कि सामाजिक, आर्थिक और पर्यावरणीय विकास में सामंजस्य लाकर दुनिया में विकास को समावेशी, संतुलित और स्थायी बनाया जाए...

SDGs: Proposal of the Open Working Group

The outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, entitled “The future we want”, inter alia, set out a mandate to establish an open working group to develop a set of sustainable development goals for consideration and appropriate action by the General Assembly...

The Incomplete Idiots' Guide to COP15

At the 15th Conference of the Parties in Copenhagen, the key issues which will be under discussion will include: The baseline year that specified reduction targets will be measured against and the duration of the second commitment period...

Trade and  Human Rights; RCEP, an Emerging Challenge

RCEP is being negotiated in the shrouds of secrecy. There is no text available to the public and it raises suspicion. The general feeling in the past decade has moved against such trade agreements done to a number of reasons. There have been very few consultations with stakeholders...

Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia
A Framework for Regional Cooperation

While climate change is now widely perceived as perhaps the most serious and complex problem of the times ahead, at the same time South Asia has been often identified as an area where very serious impacts of climate change may be manifested in the near future

Myth of Climate Smart Agriculture

The climate smart agriculture being pushed down the throats of small farmers in the world is advocated as triple win, increased food production, cash for poor farmers and climate resilience in farming. It sounds impressive. However, there are no models yet to show that it can happen the way which is being proposed.

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