INFORSE in Poznan
INFORSE participated in Poznan as NGO observer with the largest
delegation so far (12 persons are delegated by INFORSE). INFORSE
150 exhibitors and organises a side-event together with WECF in
the Environmental NGO's (ENGO) room.
Exhibition & Information Booth
Posters! Brochures & Newsletters!
Manual on sustainable energy solutions in
South Asia how to reduce poverty !
Brand new NGO report on Climate Policy in new EU
countries in CEE.
Join Online Education
The way to the Zero Carbon Scenario by
2050 or already by 2030!
of INFORSE exhibition at COP14
18:00 - 19:30
|Side Event of INFORSE & WECF
Sustainable Energy & CC Policies:
Poverty Reduction in Asia & EECCA.
Zero Carbon Scenario in EU.
- Successes to reduce poverty, new manuals for development
solutions with less GHG in South Asia, sustainable energy
visions / scenarios for North.
- Exchange of views among NGOs, EECCA governments & UN
on capacity building, role of women, technology transfer,
UNFCCC mechanisms, human rights.
(pdf 60 kB)
Program, and presentations' handouts can be downloaded
as pdf files at Proceedings
's list of side event. A
review is at WECF.
|Side Event of REC CEE
Policy in CEE and Turkey
The program included an INFORSE-Europe presentation
Sustainable Energy Scenarios in CEE with focus on Bulgaria
Mitigate Climate Change.
Presentation handout (pdf file)
Read more: REC
INFORSE Members' Activities:
Side Events of Life e.V. & GenderCC
Gender Justice in Climate Change
December 5 -
December 11 9:00 - 9:30
Action: Emissions Down - Women' Rights Up
||Next to the Entrance
|Side event of HELIO International
Indicators to adaptation projects that
reinforce energy system resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa.
INFORSE-Europe at Econcern Sustainable
Parallel with COP14 in Poznan
Vision: Europe 100% renewable in 2050
Paul Allen, CAT, UK / INFORSE-Europe (pdf file)
Henrik Lund, Aalborg University
Kristian Petrick, Ecofys Spain
- Public Apeal
is among the 300 NGOs, which signed
a public appeal to keep the nuclear power option out
of the climate talks. More: nuclear .
INFORSE’s delegation of NGO observers:
- European Coordinators and Board:
Gunnar Boye Olesen, (OVE/92 Group, Denmark),
Emil Bedi (FAE, Slovakia), Paul Allen (CAT, UK), Ursel Beckmann (WB,
Andrej Konechenkov (REA, Ukraine).
- Asia & Africa Coordinators and Focal Points:
Raymond Myles (INSEDA, India), Farida Hussain (AIWC, India), M.
Ba (ENDA Senegal), Roque Pedace (Rejima, Argentina), Lumin Kumar Shrestha
- Sustainable Energy News:
Judit Szoleczky, editor
Other INFORSE Members at
Beside the INFORSE’s
accredited 12-person delegation, several members are also participating
- Exhibition and side events on gender
organised by Life e.V. (Germany) at GENDERCC (see
- Side events organised by Helio
International (France) (See above).
- Exhibition by ENDA (Senegal), and GERES (France).
Other INFORSE member organisations
representations, among others, were:
Olga Senova (FB, Russia),
Alda Ozola (LGM, Latvia), Earthlife
Africa), and EREF (Belgium).
INFORSE is also one of the coordinators of CURES, which also held
a side event.
Climate Change - The Negotiations
INFORSE's Views. Copy of article in Sustainable Energy News, October
Strong Evidence vs Slow Progress
In spite of the increasing evidence of harmful climate change, negotiations
are progressing only slowly toward an international agreement on
post-2012 climate policies.
If a meaningful international climate agreement is to be in place
by 2012, it is crucial that progress be made at the COP/MOP in Poznan,
Poland, December 1-12, 2008. The agreement at the 2007 COP/MOP in
of a 25-40% reduction of CO2 emissions from
1990 levels by 2020 in industrialized countries is only adequate
to prevent harmful climate
change if the target is a firm 40%; anything less will keep emissions
Negotiators Tasks to Do
The task facing negotiators in Poznan must be to translate the conclusions
from Bali into agreements among all countries willing to take climate
The agreements must lead to real, substantial reductions in emissions,
not just more trading of hot air.
Further, they must be based on reductions of emissions of energy
use and industries, not mixing them with land-use change or (other)
The strong greenhouse gases must have their own reduction agreement,
not allowing reduction projects of these gases to get windfall profits
from participating in the same mechanisms as other projects.
Agreements to reduce emissions from energy and industry must be followed
by an agreement addressing land-use change and deforestation. The
net emissions from deforestation's etc. not only have to be stopped,
they also have to be reversed, such that land-use globally very quickly
becomes a sink and not a source of greenhouse-gas emissions.
There are several positive proposals in the recent official negotiations
in Bonn and Accra, such as South Africa’s proposed vision
for the reduction and subsequent reversal of global emissions within
a decade and, later, reductions in South Africa. Also positive
is Norway’s proposal to address global shipping by allocating
emissions to the owners of the ships. The EU countries have shown
significant initiative in their stated willingness to reduce emissions
by 30% by 2020 as part of an international agreement. These are
some of the proposals that could build up success at the negotiations
in Poznan and in 2009 in Copenhagen.
Watering Down Attempts
Unfortunately, there are many attempts to water down the potential
outcome of the negotiations in Poland from all parts of the world,
including Poland itself. There are proposals to introduce hot air
of various kinds, to let uncertain sinks replace emissions, directly
or via various trading systems, to let nuclear power replace more
sustainable projects in CDM, and many others. In the middle of
December we will know whether Poznan was a positive step towards
the negotiations in Copenhagen or simply two weeks wasted on toothless
participation on COP 13 here.
UNFCCC official site:
Convention on Climate Change
- COP14 Polish host site: COP
14 in Poznan
INFORSE at COP15 in 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark
- Climate Action Network: CAN and CAN-Europe
travel is supported by the Norwegian Forum for Development and
DG Environment operational grant for INFORSE-Europe, the Swedish
Acid Rain Secretariat and Henrich Böll Foundation.
at UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris, France, 2015.
- INFORSE at UNFCCC SBI42 PreCOP21 in
Bonn, Germany 2015
- INFORSE at UNFCCC COP 20 in Lima, Peru, 2014.
- INFORSE at UNFCCC COP 19 in Warsaw, Poland,
- INFORSE at UNFCCC COP 18 in Doha, Qatar, 2012.
- INFORSE at UNFCCC COP 17 in Durban, South
- INFORSE at UNFCCC COP 16 in 2010 in Cancun,
- INFORSE at UNFCCC COP 15 in 2009 in Copenhagen,
- INFORSE's Position Paper on Climate Change (INFORSE's
file 99kB) at the start of COP15, 7 December, 2009.
- INFORSE's brief analysis of the outcome of COP15 (INFORSE's
file 64 kB), 21 December, 2009.
- INFORSE at COP14 in 2008 in Poznan, Poland.
other INFORSE participation at UN Conference