Interventions: CLIMATE CRISIS

3rd Forum of Environment Ministers and High Officials from Asia Pacific

24-25 January, 2019 | Singapore

The Forum was held at marina Sands Bay Convention Centre and attended by 26 Environment Ministers, President of Sri Lanka, prime Minister of Tuvalu and Dy prime Minister of Singapore besides High Officials from more than 50 countries. Mr. Parihar, Chair of the CPCB represented India and also chaired the High Officials Meeting on 24th.

The Forum was organized to reflect on the Theme of the UNEA 4, “Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production,” which will be organized from 11th to 15th March at UN Environment headquarters at Nairobi. The Forum came out with a chairs summary, which captured the concerns raised by the CSOs on challenges in promoting grassroots innovation, containing chemical pollution, monitoring of global geo engineering governance among others.

A brief report of the Forum can be read here.

Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum

23rd January, 2019 | Singapore

Ajay K Jha attended the MGSF on the invitation of the United Nations Environment. The MGSF was organized by Asia pacific Regional CSOs Mechanism in collaboration with the ESCAP, UN Env and the govt of Singapore. Ajay chaired a panel discussion on the Environmental Challenges and Sustainable innovations from the grassroots which had Neth Dano (Asia Director, ETC group), Sarojeni Rengam (Director, PAN-AP), Prem Singh Tharu (Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact, Thailand), Zakir Hossain (Krisoker Sor, Bangladesh), Oyunchimeg Myagmarjav (Director, Institute for Future, Mongolia) and Francis Kim Ugpi (AITUC, AP). Besides, Ajay K Jha also led the drafting team for the outcome document from the MGSF.

A brief report of the MGSF can be found here

State Consultation on Climate Change and SDGs

14th November, 2018 | Dehradun

PAIRVI in collaboration with MAUSAM, GATI Foundation and Forest Department, Uttarakhand Government organized a one day state consultation to discuss latest development in State Action Plan on Climate Change and Action Plan on Sustainable Development Goals.the Consultation was attended by more than 50 representatives from the CSOs, Government departments, research and academic institutions. Main speakers included Mr. Jairaj, PCCF, RajenderDobhal, Director, UCOST, Dr. P S Negi, Wadia Institute, DebashishSen, PSI and SoumyaDutta (MAUSAM).

Understanding 1.5 Degrees IPCC Report and its implications

12 November 2018, India International Centre, New Delhi

PAIRVI, MAUSAM and CECOEDECON organized a discussion on the 1.5 oCDegrees Report of the IPCC released on 7th October 2018 and its implications on 12 November 2018 at IIC Annexe, Lecture Hall, New Delhi, India. The discussion was attended by a large number of representatives from the CSOs and the media. The main speakers included Ajay K Jha (PAIRVI), SoumyaDutta (MAUSAM) and Dr. D Raghunandan (AIPSN)

Participation in 3rd United Nations Environment Assembly

UNEA 3 was organized by UNEP during 4th to 6th December at Nairobi, the HQ of the United Nations Environment. It was preceded by a series of meetings including innovations expo (4th to 6th Dec) Science business policy forum (2nd and 3rd Dec) , Open ended committee of the permanent representatives (29th Nov. to 1st Dec) and global major groups and stakeholders forum (27th and 28th Nov).

South India Consultation on Climate, food and sustainable development; of false solutions and for meaningful actions

30th and 31st July, Bengaluru

The Consultation was organized in collaboration with the Environment Support Group (ESG) Bengaluru and ETC group. The consultation discussed global, national and sub national priorities and challenges in climate, food and agriculture and sustainability initiatives and understood that climate change and sustainable development are being used as tools to promote corporate interests and false slutions; which is making the situation worse for the people on the frontline of impacts, and how meaningful actions can be organized to resist false solutions and promote sustainability, equity and justice. More than 40 participants including CSOs, youth, CBOs, gender groups and academics participated in the Consultation.

Asia Pacific Peoples Summit

25th to 27th March, Bangkok

Peoples summit was organized immediately before 5th Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. More than 200 organizations from Asia and the Pacific participated. The theme of the Poeples Forum was “Defending the environment; redefining resilience.”  Ajay K Jha from PAIRVI participated in the Poeples Forum on the invitation of the ESCAP. He led the drafting team for the final outcome statement from the Peoples Forum and spoke on the impact of Free Trade Agreements and RCEP on people and vulnerable communities on panel organized by IBON International.

Consultative Meeting on Climate Change Negotiations and Policies

4th Dec 2016, Kolkata 
On the 4th of December 2016, a day-long conference was organized in Sewa Kendra, Kolkata, in active collaboration with Science Communicators' Forum. Around 30 people turned up and the three sessions were peppered with lots of questions and observations, after important and informative presentations on the climate politics, science and impacts visible in various zones of West Bengal (by researchers from the state).  Participants observed that this was the first such comprehensive climate issues discussion in West Bengal, and demanded further action on this awareness and education initiative.  

National Consultation on Global Warming and Climate Change: A Way Out

21st & 22nd November 2015, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

A National Consultation was organized in Bhopal with Madhya Pradesh Government’s collaboration to come up with a solution for climate crisis. The Consultation has witnessed the presence of Shri. Shivraj Singh Chouhan, CM, Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affair, Shri Shri Acharya Ravishankar along with huge number of thinkers, experts, Universities and Research Institutions, practitioners, NGOs and youth. 

Press Conference on Global Warming and Climate Change; A Way Out

28th October 2015, New Delhi
A Press Conference was organized by Mr. Anil Dave, BJP MP and Chair of the organizing Committee of National Consultation on “Global Warming and Climate change; A way Out,” to introduce the event. He said that we are doubtful that climate change negotiations will lead to a meaningful solution, therefore government of Madhya Pradesh has taken a lead in organizing national consultation as a part of Vaicharik Mahakumbh at Ujjain.

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Climate Crisis

Climate crisis has the potential to unexpectedly impact lives and development, and southern countries and communities dependent on natural resources are more vulnerable. Its interventions aim to bring urgency and adequacy in the mitigation and adaptation response of the governments and global community. It also works with vulnerable communities in strengthening their adaptive capacity. PAIRVI has engaged extensively with national and sub national policies on climate change as well as with international institutions like United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Conference of Parties (COP).