Interventions: CONFERENCE OF PARTIES (COP)

Climate Activists Raise Alarm Bells vs Corporate Capture of Climate

Collaborative Side Events with Wider Coalitions
COP 21, Paris, 8 December 2015: PAIRVI and Beyond Copenhagen organized two collaborative side events with wider coalitions. One side event on “Corporate Capture of Climate” was co-organized with IBON international, APRN, and Global Forest Coalition. Another side event was organized in collaboration with Coast BD, Equity BD, CAN and many other organizations, which demanded rights of the climate refugees and a separate provision for loss and damage in the agreement. Besides, side events, the members also engaged on media and lobbying activities with climate activists from other continents.

Towards a Peoples’ Protocol in Climate Change

Lima Side Event, 6th December 2014, Peru
Beyond Copenhagen in collaboration with APRN, PCFS,IBON and APWLD organized this side event emphasizing that people in developing countries no longer see any promise in the UNFCCC process, which is moving further and further away from what is required to restore the climate system.

Adaptation and Agro-ecology; Women’s Strategies for Climate Change

Side Event, 1st December 2014
The COP 20 side event was co-organized by CECOEDECON, Beyond Copenhagen, Action aid International and Practical Action. Since there was no discussion on agriculture in COP 20/SBSTA, the side event hoped to get the attention of the country parties and negotiators as well as CSO participants on the issue of agriculture.

Expectations, Opportunities and Challenges for CoP 20

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.

Activities at COP-19 at Warsaw, Poland

Side event on Climate change in the post 2015 development agenda: Implications for Agriculture and Livelihoods

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”.

Expectations from Warsaw COP 19; Pre-COP Consultation

5th November 2013, New Delhi The Pre COP Consultation on “Expectations and Possibilities from COP 19” was organized by a collective of civil society organizations led by Beyond Copenhagen in collaboration with Oxfam India. The objective of the Consultation was to inform the civil society and missions in India, on what do we want the COP to deliver, and discuss current state of play.

COP 18: Participation and Interventions

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.

Report from COP 17

Durban Climate Conference; making a big deal of no deal
Ajay K Jha, PAIRVI/Beyond Copenhagen, 14th December 2011

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.

Side Events at COP 17

Climate Smart Agriculture; Myth or reality, 3rd Dec, Blyde River, ICC, Durban

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...

National Consultation on Parliamentary Oversight on Climate Change Policies

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.

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Conference of Parties (COP)

PAIRVI has been participating in the UNFCCC annual meeting Conference of Parties (COP) since 2009. PAIRVI as a part of Beyond Copenhagen organized a number of event/activities and interventions in every 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. The coalition has also scaled up these issues at sub national, national, regional levels. Pairvi’s experience at these side events have contributed significantly in capacity building, policy discussion and legitimizing global governance.