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
Consultation with Policymakers on Climate Change and the SDGs
11th March 2015, Delhi
In a Consultation organized with Members of Parliament, civil society urged them to have strong and principled positions in the climate change and SDGs negations, two critical global treaties that will be negotiated this year. Six Members of Parliament including Anil Madhav Dave, Abhishek Singh, Chandulal Sahu, Ravindra Kumar Pandey, Anupam Hazra, and Lakhan Lal Sahu participated in the Consultation. India has provided leadership to developing countries in these discussions, there is a lot of preparation that needs to be done to represent the interests of poor in the climate and SDGs negotiation. The need for this dialogue arises out of lack of parliamentary oversight on the issues, and the effort is to create a regular channel of dialogue with the Parliamentarians.
10-11 February 2015, Indore
A two-day workshop titled “Climate Change and Agriculture” was organized by CECODECON & PAIRVI in association with Madhyanchal Forum on 10th & 11th February 2015 in Indore. The workshop was attended by a range of stakeholders like farmers, agriculture experts, farmer leaders, water policy experts, NGOs as well as other civil society members from various districts in MP. Agriculture experts provided some mitigation strategies for farmers to cope with climate change. They discussed not only the impacts of climate change but also the impacts of changed agricultural practices on farmers. Farmers raised their concerns on how the soil quality has worsened over the years, and has become hard due to excessive use of chemical fertilizers. The problems of new pests and diseases the farmers are currently facing were discussed by the experts.
7th September 2014, Bhopal
PAIRVI, CECOEDECON, Beyond Copenhagen, EPCO and MPCOST organized another consultation to discuss the challenges in SAPCCs. The Consultation discussed the experience of developing SAPCCs and challenges including the question of financing SAPCCs. Peter Saille (GIZ), Amit Anand (UNDP) and Papiya (TERI University) shared their experiences and observations on SAPCC. Lokendra Thakkar (EPCO, GoMP) shared experience of developing SAPCC of Madhya Pradesh. Ajay Jha spoke on Beyond Copenhagen’s experience with the SAPCCs and financial aspects of the NAPCCs and SAPCCs. Representatives of the DFID, SDC and CDKN also participated in the discussion.