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INFORSE-South Asia at the UNFCCC Pre-COP21
SB42 in Bonn
United Nations Climate Change Conference
June 1-11, 2015 - Bonn, Germany

UN Climate Conference Bonn June 2015 Plenary
INFORSE at Bonn June 2015 Gunnar Boye Olesen, Lykke Valentin Kristiansen, Raj Kalyani, Paul allen, Niraj Shrestha. INFORSE-South Asia presented the Eco-Village Development Project at the UN Climate Conference in Bonn,on June 10, 2015.

The INFORSE network is represented at the SBI 42 by several members including:

INFORSE-South Asia:
All India Women Conference (AIWC), India: Raj Kalyani
Center for Rural Technology, Nepal: Niraj Shrestha

INFORSE-Europe:
VedvarendeEnergi/SustainableEnergy, Denmark: Gunnar Boye Olesen, Judit Szoleczky
Danish International Settlement Service (DIB), Denmark: Lykke Valentin Kristiansen
Center for Alternative Technology (CAT), UK: Paul Allen, Philip James
Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, Denmark

On the photo (from left to right): Gunnar Boye Olesen, Lykke Valentin Kristiansen, Raj Kalyani, Paul allen, Niraj Shrestha.
 
INFORSE and CANSA joined forces organising the Side Event presenting the EVD project's concept and the first Policy Brief.
On the photo
preparatory working group (from left to right):

INFORSE South Asia - Side Event in Bonn:


Rural Development with Low Carbon, Eco-Village Solutions in South Aide Event Bonn June 2015sia S

Title: Rural Development with Low Carbon, Eco-Village Solutions in South Asia

Date: 10 June, 2015
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Room: Bonn I

Sustainable development solutions in South Asian villages focusing on improved rural energy technologies that support better living standards and livelihoods without affecting climate parameters. This Eco-Village Development Concept is being researched and implemented with community participation.

Moderator: Ugan Manandhar, WWF Nepal

Speakers and Panel:
- Anoop Poonia, CANSA: Introducing the Eco-Village Development (EVD) Concept (slides, pdf 0.6 MB)
- Successes of Grameen Shakti in Bangladesh (slides, pdf 0.6 MB)
- Kalyani Raj, All India Women Conference (AIWC), India: Successes with Local Solutions (slides, pdf 2.2 MB)
- Niraj Shrestha, Centre for Rural Technology (CRT), Nepal: Local Solutions and Adaptation in Reconstruction after the Earthquake (slides, pdf 3.1 MB)
- Vositha Wijenayake, CANSA: Local Successes and Policy in Sri Lanka (slides, pdf 0.3 MB)
- Sanjay Vashist, CANSA: Promotion of local development with EVD solutions in connection with national climate actions and international climate agreements, (slides, pdf 0.4 MB)
- Gunnar Boye Olesen, International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE): The Position Brief (4-pages) presented.

Download: Program June 10, 2015 - Leaflet (1 page, pdf, 232 kB)

The Side Event is organised by INFORSE together with the members:
CRT in Nepal, IDEA in Sri Lanka, INSEDA & AIWC & WAFD in India,
Grameen Shakti in Bangladesh, DIB Denmark, and
in cooperation with CAN-South Asia.

INFORSE side Event on  EVD in South Asia
Panel dialogue of side event June 10, 2015
   
Gunnar Boye Olesen INFORSE with the Policy Brief Read more:

- INFORSE-South Asia and the NGO Advocacy EVD Project behind the Side Event at INFORSE-Asia.

- Policy Brief (June 10, 2014): "Eco-village Development as Climate Solution" (4-page pdf, 0.2 MB)
 
Other Events organised by INFORSE members:
  Title: Getting Ready for Zero; - An overview of who is working on zero carbon modelling & tool kits & Next Steps

Date: 4 June, 2015
Time: 16:45 - 18:15
Room: Berlin


The organising INFORSE members:
Nordic Folkece
nter for Renewable Energy (Denmark), SusainableEnergy (Denmark), Center for Alternative Technology (UK)

Raad more: INFORSE's side event at UN Climate Conferece in Bonn, June 2015


Title: Women’s Perspectives on Just Climate Policy: COP21 and Beyond
Date: June 4, 2015
Room: Bonn I

The co-organising INFORSE members: Life e.V. (coorganiser) and AIWC Gender & Women Constituency Focal Point

Read more: on the website of WEDO and GenderCC

Gender and Women Group
Gender Group in Bonn Climate Conference 2015 Gender Group in Bonn UN Climate Conference  antinuclear
Speed IT UP
SPEED IT UP !!!
A group of people expressed their wish that the Climate negotiation should"Speed Up"

They poured dices from cups to the floor.
  Energy Revolution NOW Demo in Bonn June 2015 Climate conference


INFORSE has NGO consultative status to UNFCCC since 2002 and ECOSOC since 1998.
Read INFORSE's participation on UN event: INFORSE - UN link.

As observer, INFORSE has been involved among others:

UNFCCC COPs:

* COP 21 in Paris, France, 2015
* SB42 Conference in Bonn, Germany, June 2015
* * Link to Side Event on Eco-Village Development in South Asia
* COP 20 in Lima, 2014
* COP 19 in Warsaw, Poland, 2013
* COP 18 in Doha, Qatar, 2012
* COP 17 in Durban, South Africa, 2011
* COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico, 2010
* COP 15 in Copenhagen 2009
* COP 14 in Poznan, Poland 2008.

- The Rio Process
including Rio+20 in 2012 as well as WSSD Johannesburg in 2002, RE Conference in Bonn'04, and BIREC in Beijing'05.

- UNCSD Process:
UN CSD 9, 14 & 15.

Read more:
The UNFCCC archive site of Side Events.