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