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.
14th December 2013
State Consultation on Bihar Action Plan on Climate Change (BAPCC) was organized at Patna, Bihar on 14th December 2013 with the objective of sharing reflections on the current draft of the action plan. the consultation witnessed the presence of a wide range of stakeholders from government officials, bureaucrats, scientists involved in drafting the BAPCC to experts from various sectors, representatives of local and national NGOs, women farmers, and localities. Also present at the occasion was Mr. Devesh Chandra, MLC from JD (U) who shared his perception on the changing climate pattern in Bihar and assured taking the discussion further to the Assembly. Mr. Vijoy Prakash, Principal Secretary, Planning Commission, appreciated the efforts, thus, undertaken at promoting public awareness of environmental issues and suggested that now that the action plan has already been drafted, concerns in implementation needs to be addressed.