Beyond Copenhagen has been organizing a precop consultation to discuss major concerns and state of play in climate negotiations since 2009. For the last five years, PRECOP consultation has witnessed participation of government representatives, while a number of major actors and foreign missions have participated in the PRECOP Consultations since beginning.
This year PRECOP consultation was organized on 23rdOctober. Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad laid down priorities of the GOI for this COP. Other speakers included, Justice Panachand Jain, Ms. AparnaSahay, Vijay Pratap, SoumyaDutta, Chandrbhushan (CSE), AjitaTiwary (INECC), Sanjay Vashishth (CANSA), Vaibhav Gupta (CEEW), SouparnoLahiri (All India Forum for Forest workers), Supriya (Indian Youth Climate network), Kalyani Raj (All India Women’s Conference), AbhyaXaxa (Indigenous peoples), Kumar Sundaram (Dia nuke), Sreedhar Ramamurthy (MMP), NagrajAdve (ICJ), and Vibhuti Joshi (CECOEDECON). Participants also included Sanjay Paswan (Former Union Minister), AtulAnjaan (CPM), OmThanvi and Sharad Joshi.
In collaboration with Unnat Bharat Abhiyan,CRDT, IIT Delhi, NSS and Narmada Samagra, a precop consultation was also organized at IIT Delhi on 30th October. Prof. Vivek Kumar (CRDT), SoumyaDutta, Ajay Jha, AlokVyas, and NiveditaKhandekar addressed the students and faculty of the IIT delhi and interacted with them on global negotiations on climate. Approximately 100 students participated in the consultation.