Monday, December 7, 2009

Delegation leaves for ’Hagen

A 20-member delegation comprising farmers, civil society actors, experts, scientists, mediapersons, policy makers will participate in COP 15 from December 7-18 under the banner of ‘Beyond Copenhagen; Collective Action on Climate Change’.

The members are led by a Jaipur-based NGO — Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society (CECOEDECON).

The first phase of the campaign had focused on ‘Towards a National Consensus on India’s Position in International Negotiation’, experience of the campaign and the way forward, a shared outcome of the process involving wide variety of stakeholders, including farmers, women, Dalits, tribals, media and policy makers, he added.

Similar regional consultation and workshops were organised in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Bihar prior to Jaipur. The campaign also organised a public hearing on climate change for arid and semi-arid region involving people from over 12 states sharing their stories on how climate change and its wide ramifications have affected their lives, livelihoods, economy and culture.

CECOEDECON was also a part of another national process and campaign supported by Oxfam and other partner organisations which conducted public hearings on impact of climate change in different agro-climatic zones (forests, Himalayan eco system, urban, flood plains, coastal region) finally culminating in national Public hearings (November 11-13, 2009 in Delhi).

CECOEDECON is one of the few accredited organisations with United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will organise a side event at Copenhagen on December 11, 2009 under “Why Agriculture Must Be Focused In Climate Change Negotiations”. In this event, speakers include many activists and experts of national and international repute from India.

Original source: Times News Network, 7 December 2009

Padmanabh Iyer
MBA (E & E)

1 comment:

Vishal Maan said...

where can i have more info about this..
Why Agriculture Must Be Focused In Climate Change Negotiations