18th November 2014, New Delhi
The penultimate UNFCCC Climate Change Conference, CoP20, to be held in Lima is being seen as the final opportunity to draft an agreement to be signed in 2015 at Paris. The IPCC fifth Assessment Report expressed grave concern on lack of efforts and suggested that emissions must peak before 2020 to be able to keep the rise in temperature below.
On Nov.13th, BCPH organized an equally well-attended side event on the issue of – “Climate change in the post 2015 development agenda: Implications for Agriculture and Livelihoods”.
Beyond Copenhagen organized a number of event/activities and interventions in the run up to Cop 18 and during the COP. The coalition has been participating in the Cop to highlight issues of climate justice, agriculture and food security and small farmers in climate change negotiations.
Durban Climate Change Conference ended on Sunday, overstretched by more than 36 hours. The exceptional outcome of the Conference has been that without deciding on any of the critical issues, the COP has been able to sell the failed Conference with a business acumen envied by toppers of biggest B schools. Everybody went back happy. Minister Mashabane proved to be able successor to Madam Patricia Espinosa.
The side event argued that the climate smart agriculture is a myth and falsehood being propagated by the agencies who have commercial interest in mitigation in agriculture. Besides, developed countries who do not want to reduce their own emissions are shifting the burden of mitigation on the developing countries and especially farming communities who are already under huge burden of adapting to the climate change impacts...
24th November, 2011, Delhi
The Consultation was organized by Beyond Copenhagen Collective to discuss the Parliamentary and political oversight on climate change policies. A number of Members of Parliament and policymakers including Shri Basudeb Acharia (CPM), Shri Pradeep Tamta (BJP), Shri P D Rai (SDF), Shri Anil Dave (BJP, RS), Shri Gamvasi (former Minister, Uttarakhand), Dr. Sanjai Paswan (former Union Minister) participated in the Consultation besides representatives of the CSOs.