Interview at Climate Action Studio

Climate Action Studio interviewed Ajay K Jha on 10th Dec 2018.


COP Side Event on Just Transition for a Sustainable Future

10th December 2018

the side event was organized in collaboration with FES, Bread for the World, CDP and ITUC. Mr. SoumyaDutta represented MAUSAM in the side event. Speaking on the occasion Mr. Dutta emphasized that despite the urgency in reducing material consumption, fossil fuel and emissions, that is just not happening. He added that in 2018 emissions have rose again, and the trends of material consumption since Paris Agreement also show that transition is not taking place as desired. Mr. Hassan Jahangir Masum from CDP Bangladesh highlighted how potentials for developing countries and especially Bangladesh is not being realized due to lack of finance and technology. Mr. Sebastian Dyuck from Centre for International Environmental law presented that international law on climate is extremely weak and has been further eroded in recent years due to lack of any international compliance.

Human Rights Based Implementation of Climate Policies

COP 24 side event, 8th December, 2018, Wisla
Organizers: CECOEDECON, MISEREOR and Human Rights Watch

Climate change architecture and policies have been inconsistent with human rights and failed to respect human rights obligation, respect, protect and promote since the days of Kyoto Protocol, which put very mild burden on the countries who have contributed to most of the emissions since pre industrial days. It also gave preferential pollution rights to the rich and industrial countries in the form of market based mechanisms. From Copenhagen COP through Cancun, climate negotiations and rich countries worked overtime to do away with historical responsibilities from the climate architecture.

Paris Rulebook Needs to Reinforce Justice, Equity and Balance

CSOs Pre COP Consultation |  27 November 2018, IIC, New Delhi

PAIRVI, CECOEDECON and MAUSAM (Movement for Advancing Understanding on Sustainability and Mutuality) in collaboration with Embassy of the Republic of Poland organized a half day Pre-COP consultation on Priorities and Possibilities in COP 24 on 27 November 2018 India International Centre New Delhi.
HE Mr. Adam Burakowski, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, HE Mr.YogeshPunja, High Commissioner of Fiji in India, Me. Edwin Koekkoek. Counsellor, Energy and Climate Action, Delegation of the European Union to India, Mr.Chandrabhushan, Dy Director General, centre for Science and Environment (CSE), Dr.ArunabhaGhosh, Director, Council for Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW),Dr. D Ragunandan, All India Peoples Science Network (AIPSN), and Dr. SB Mandal, Director, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Mr.ChandrashekharSahu, Former MP and Minister, Chhattisgarh, Mr. Om Thanvi, Consulting Editor, Rajasthan Patrika, Mr. Vijay Pratap, South Asian Dialogues on Ecological Democracy, Mr.NagrajAdve, Indian Climate Justice Network participated in the discussions.

Participation in COP 23

A 20 member delegation from Beyond Copenhagen including Justice Panachand Jain, Dr. Sanjay Paswan, ShAtulAnjaan, Sh Om Thanvi, ShSharad Joshi participated in the COP and engaged in various activities.

PreCOP 23 Consultation

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.

Book Release: Lifestyle for Minimum Carbon Footprint

14th November 2016
Shri Anil Madhav Dave, India’s Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change called upon the global community to adopt minimum carbon footprint lifestyle and help make it a global mass movement. Speaking a book release event at the India Pavilion at COP 22 on 14th November, he said that international cooperation and policies have their own role in resolving climate crisis, however, as an individual all of us need to adopt a minimum carbon footprint lifestyle. He reiterated that this is the only way to sustainability.

Enhancing Pre 2020 Actions and Ambitions

14th November 2016
Shri Anil Madhav Dave, India’s Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, asked for strong and robust pre 2020 actions, and said that it was indispensible for successful implementation of the Paris Agreement. Chairing a side event he emphasized the importance of the pre 2020 actions and said that ignoring pre 2020 commitments is contrary to the core principles of the Convention and the spirit of the Paris Agreement. He added that strong and robust pre 2020 actions would enable us to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, and failure to have genuine and meaningful pre 2020 actions would threaten delivering the range of the SDGs for majority of the humanity. The event was organized by PAIRVI, CECOEDECON and Beyond Copenhagen.

The Unfinished Business: How to close the Post-Paris adaptation and climate finance gap

10th November 2016
CECOEDECON, PAIRVI and BCPH India in collaboration with Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Oxfam International and ISMUN organized a side event titled, “The Unfinished Business: How to close the Post-Paris adaptation and climate finance gap” in the UNFCCC-COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco. During the event discussants highlighted the adaptation finance gap and stated key issues that the Paris agreement should address on a roadmap for the $100bn commitment – one that includes quantified goals for adaptation finance, and progress on accounting and governance of finance flows.

National Pre COP22 Consultation

22nd October 2016, New Delhi

The Pre CoP -22 Consultation organized by Beyond Copenhagen, PAIRVI, and Oxfam India was held at Constitution Club, New Delhi on 22 October, 2016. The consultation was organized with the objective of discussing important concerns and challenges before the Marrakech COP and what to expect from the upcoming COP. Leading civil society organizations working on climate change and sustainable development concerns, media, policymakers and representatives from important actors/countries through their missions in Delhi took participate in the Consultation.

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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.