23-27 April 2010
Beyond Copenhagen collective participated in Conference on Climate Change and Rights of the Mother Earth organized at Cochabamba, Bolivia during 23rd to 27th April 2010. The Conference was called by Bolivian president Mr. Evo Morales, as a response to failed climate congress at Copenhagen in December 2009. Evo had said that developed countries will not be able to solve climate crisis and hoped that people from developing and less developed countries who are the worst victims of climate change should have a say in the negotiations. The climate congress came out with a peoples declaration demanding asking to limit the rise in temperature to 1.5DC, International Climate tribunal, severe cuts in GHG emission of developing countries, and financial and technological assistance to developing countries in their mitigation and adaptation efforts. More than 35000 people and official delegations from 70 countries participated in the climate congress as reported by the CMPCC (organizing committee) Bolivia.
23rd November 2009
In the backdrop of the International negotiations on Climate Change at Copenhagen (Denmark) which is scheduled from 7th December to 18th December 2009, a civil society collective of around 40 organization from all over India, many members of Parliament and many representatives from international key actors represented by their Embassies and High Commissions called the upon the developed countries to respect the mandate of Kyoto Protocol and conclude a deal which keeps climate and economic justice, energy and other demands of developing countries in consideration. A National Consultation with Policy Makers and Public Actors titled Towards Consensus on India’s Position on International Negotiations at India International Centre, Delhi, on 23rd November 2009 discussed the implications of climate change on many economic and social aspects of climate change and nuances of international negotiations. Shri Chandrashekhar Sahu, Minister for Agriculture, Labour and Animal Husbandry in Chhattisgarh Government was the chief guest of the Consultation and he said that the agriculture was a subject of huge concern in the climate change debate and it should be given due importance in the negotiations.