Audio-Visual material on COP 26

Audio-Visual material on COP 26

Climate Crisis
During October and November, a number of video and audio (podcast) material was produced by ShriSoumyaDutta in English and Hindi on major issues before COP 26, climate justice, Net Zero, update on the first week, update on the 2nd week and final analysis of COP 26 outcomes. This was widely shared among the members of MAUSAM, COP 26 participants and members of friendly networks like CFA.  
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COP 26, Glasgow, 1st to 13th November

COP 26, Glasgow, 1st to 13th November

Climate Crisis
COP 26 was held at Glasgow, Scotland amid huge expectations in the light of rapidly advancing climate crisis. Major expectations included increased ambition from Industrialized countries in terms of mitigation, providing finance, and agreeing for a financing mechanism of Loss and Damage. Besides, completing Paris Rule Boom by finalizing Cooperation Approaches/Market mechanisms. A 11 member delegation of MAUSAM including members of CECOEDECON & PAIRVI participated in the COP 26 and its various events. The delegation also organized a number of activities including- Side event on GCF and Climate Finance to the CSOs, Official event on 4th November, which was organized in collaboration with MISEREOR and CIDSE, Side Event on Peoples Coalition space titled “ Climate Crisis and Urgency of Actions,” on 8thNovember in which CSO representatives from South Asia participated…
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Asia Pacific Regional Consultation on Environmental Defenders

Climate Crisis, Sustainable Development
Ajay K Jha spoke on entry points for environmental defenders in Asia Pacific in the Consultation organized by Asia Pacific Network of Environmental Defenders (APNEED) on 11th and 12th November. He spoke on the regional and regional forums and networks and other spaces within Asia Pacific which can be helpful to environmental defenders in bringing up and advocating their issues.
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4th Asia Pacific Forum of Ministers and High Officials of Environment

4th Asia Pacific Forum of Ministers and High Officials of Environment

Climate Crisis, Sustainable Development
The 4th Asia Pacific Forum of Ministers and High Officials of Environment was organized by UNEP and Republic of Korea in Suwan, Korea on 5th to 7th October, in which Ajay K Jha, in the capacity of Regional Facilitator, Asia Pacific ensured CSOs participation. He also led the Major Groups Forum on 4th October preceded by regional consultations on 13th and 14th
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Consultation on IPCC Report (PRE-COP)

Consultation on IPCC Report (PRE-COP)

Climate Crisis
An online Consultation on the IPCC Report ( Working Group 1 Physical Science Basis) published in August titled “Recent IPCC Report and its Implications for Climate, people and COP 26” was organized on 8th October to discuss the main findings of the IPCC report and global outlook before COP 26 and expectations from the COP. The report highlights of advancing climate impacts and 1.5 target is likely to be breached by 2030s itself as against earlier predicted 2040s. The speakers included Prof. Krishna AchutaRao (Lead Author of the IPCC Report & IIT Delhi), Meena Raman (Third World Network), Maria Theresa Lauren (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Philippines) and SoumyaDutta (MAUSAM). The consultation was moderated by Ajay K Jha (PAIRVI). More than 50 CSOs participated in the Consultation. Read report: English | Hindi…
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Youth Climate Townhalls at Bikaner and Jaisalmer

Youth Climate Townhalls at Bikaner and Jaisalmer

Climate Crisis
Youth Townhalls were organized on 21st and 23rd September to engage the youth on the issues related to climate change in their cities. More than 125 youth and CSOs participated in these two townhalls which discussed climate change, SDGs, status of civic facilities etc. along with relevant officials including Mayors of these two cities. The Townhall in Bikaner was organized by PAIRVI, CECOEDECON and PEN Foundation in collaboration with Shri Ashok Mathur and Lokmat Newspaper; while that in Jaisalmer was organized in collaboration with ShriBhagirath Mal and Maitri Foundation. As an outcome of the Townhall, Mayor of both the cities agreed to work on the Heatwave Plan, in collaboration with PAIRVI/MAUSAM. Download Flyer English | Hindi
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UNEP MGFC Meetings

Climate Crisis
As elected Regional Facilitator, Ajay K Jha participates in the UNEP Major Groups Facilitating Committee (MGFC). He participated in the UNEA & CPR Bureau meeting on 24th He also participated in the MGFC calls on 21st June, 7th July and 25th August.
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Governance Review 2020-2021

Climate Crisis, Human Rights, Sustainable Development
We contributed to the climate change and environment part of the Governance Review for 2020-21. PAIRVI/MAUSAM has been helping with governance review of climate change and environment part for many years. Governance review organized by WNTA is a comprehensive review of governance, gaps and concrete recommendations and demands covering economic, social and environmental sectors besides, governance, human rights, and democracy. The Review was released in a widely attended consultation on 26th July.
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High Level Political Forum 2021

High Level Political Forum 2021

Climate Crisis, Sustainable Development
HLPF took place in New York during 6th to 15th July. The event was hybrid but majority of the participants participated virtually. Ajay K Jha, represented APRCEM in the MGOS Coordination mechanism which facilitated participation of CSOs from all over the world in the HLPF. Ajay also participated in MGOS CM meetings, Advocacy group Meetings, APRCEM meetings and briefings, a number of side events, bilateral meetings with the delegation of the Korea and Fiji, meetings with the UNDESA, Informal Consultations on the Ministerial Declaration and Strengthening ECOSOC; the High Level Segment of the ECOSOC. He also wrote several analysis and reflection on the Ministerial Declaration, which is the major outcome of the HLPF.  The preparations started in the late May itself with APRCEM Meetings, Coordination Mechanism and Advocacy Group Meetings…
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