Interventions: ENERGY JUSTICE

Energy and Infrastructure: Role of Financial Institutions in Development

28-29 September, 2018 | Bhopal
CFA, PAIRVI and Hum Sab, Bhopal called upon different organizations and networks working on ground level movements against energy projects related to coal power plants, nuclear power plants, natural gas power plants and hydro power plants to participate in a workshop titled “Energy and Infrastructure: Role of Financial Institutions in Development” and build an agenda to be presented before elections of 2019 at Pastoral Centre, Bhopal from 28-29 September, 2018.
The speakers at the meeting were Soumya Dutta, Rajendra Agarwal, VKS Parihar, Rajesh Kumar, Himanshu Damale, Pratyush Mitra, Yogesh Diwan, Nishant, Gaurav Dwivedi, Vivek, Khumendra.

Changing Landscape and Growing Financial Crisis in the Power Sector

1 & 2 September, 2018 | Delhi
CFA and PAIRVI called upon different organizations and networks working on energy policy, energy finance and other energy related issues to participate in a national seminar held on 1-2 September, 2018 at USO House, Delhi. The objective was to discuss current power schemes in India and critical look at renewable resources of energy and whether they are actually green in nature. The main focus was to evolve a collective response of the participating organizations on the key issues in power sector and renewable energy in India.

Energy Access and the Role of Infrastructure Financial Institutions; Peoples' Convention on Infrastructure Financing

21-23 June 2018, Mumbai.

A workshop ‘Energy Access and the Role of Infrastructure Financial Institutions’ was organized by Pairvi jointly with NGO-FORUM on ADB on 22nd June 2018 during 3 day long Peoples' Convention on Infrastructure Financing, Mumbai, June 21-23, 2018. Pairvi is a member of the organizing group - Working Group on International Financial Institutions (IFIs).

Workshop on Sustainable Energy and Energy Financing

 Chennai, 4 June 2018

Organized jointly by PAIRVI, Citizens Action Group and Centre for Financial Accountability, The workshop discussed discussed sustainable energy and financing issues and was followed by a press conference at Chennai press club on Impacts of mega structure, necessary oversights, people’s response putting International Financial institutions and AIIB in focus.

Consultation on Challenges in Producing Sustainable Energy

10th April, Delhi

PAIRVI and Beyond Copenhagen (BCPH) organized a brainstorming session on “Challenge of Producing Sustainable Energy”. The session was chaired by SoumyaDutta of BCPH and key speakers were RistoIsomaki, environmental activist from Finland and Prof. P. Sudhakar from Haritha Association for Learning from Environment. It was attended by many students from IIT Delhi and others were from civil society organizations.

Side event on Just Energy Transition

24 Feb 2018, Bangkok

Mr. SoumyaDutta organized the side event on 24th Feb, during the Global SDG 7 event organized by the UNESCAP. The side event looked at energy transition in the South and South East Asia and discussed ways and means to collaborate closely.

Sustainable Energy Discussion

1st Feb 2018, Raipur

A half day discussion on energy scenario and sustainable energy was organized at Raipur, where more than 25 activists, CSOs, political workers and intellectuals participated. Mr. SoumyaDutta, BCPH provided an overview of the energy scenario in India. He emphasized thatthough India has become energy surplus country, the questions of equity, justice, energy democracy and ownership, and dependence on fossil fuel remain as vexing as they have been. ShriBhupeshBaghel, State Congress Chief and ShriChandrashekharSahu, Chair of the State Finance Commission were among the participants.

South Asian Conference on Dams and Hydropower in the Himalayas

Rishikesh | 16-18 March, 2018

South Asian Conference on Dams and Hydropower was organized by PAIRVI in collaboration with NAPM and CFA at Rishikesh, Uttarakhand from 16th March to 18th March 2018. The participants came from North-Eastern and northern Himalayan states of India and also from Nepal.

Discussion on Jharkhand Vision

 Gumla | 26-27 August 2017

A meeting was organized by Global Greengrants Fund at St. Ignatius College, Gumla, Jharkhand on 26th and 27th August 2017. The purpose was to gather organizations to discuss their vision on Jharjhand. Key persons included Michael (GGF), Gaurav (GGF), Mansi (Himachal), Philip, Bhargav (GGF) and Vasvi (Ranchi). Jharkhand’s 26.3% population is tribal and mostly forest dwellers. Their rights are violated now and then. Even Forest Rights Act can’t protect their exploitation during coal mining and other projects which deprive them of their claim on forest resources. 

Urja Paridrishya Aur Shamta Nirman

Nagpur | 25-26 November 2017

A two-day regional capacity building workshop from 25th to 26th November 2017 was organized in collaboration by PAIRVI, Centre for Financial Accountability, Vidarbh Van Adhikar Sangahthan Nagpur, Gosikhurd Prakalpgrast Sangharsh Samiti and Kashtkari Jan Aandolan. The workshop took place at Mure Memorial Hospital, Die Arch Sabhagrah, Nagpur where participants came from Gadchiroli, Chandrapur, Gosikhurd, Nagpur etc. Key Persons were Soumya Dutta, Rajesh Kumar, Nishant Mate, Praveen Mote, Vilas Bhogade, Renuka Sirpurkar, Rohit Jain and Sudhir Paliwal.

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Energy Justice

It works to enhance understanding on energy, renewable and energy alternatives and energy justice. It advocates just energy transition which promotes equity, democracy and peoples controls over energy systems. PAIRVI believes that drastic reduction in energy use in industrialized countries is a pre requisite for climate stabilization, sustainable development and just energy transition. PAIRVI works with peoples groups and the government to reduce fossil fuel dependence and promote decentralized, locally viable and community controlled energy alternativesas well as promoting equitable renewable energy policies.