December 12, 2015
12, 2015 - UNFCCC COP21 Agreement by
195 states is a reality!
"Welcome to a New World of "Paris" Climate Action"
.. Important step forward, even though it is NOT perfect.
by Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE
Read evaluation of the Agreement: here.
INFORSE network was represented at the 21st Session of the Conference
of the Parties (COP21) to the UNFCCC by about 20 member organisations.
INFORSE's participation was marked by an exhibition stall and 3 side
events. An official side event (December 3) in the so called "Blue
Zone", and side events at the Climate Generation Area, which
was open to the public organised by the French Government (December
8, and 10).
Exhibition at the UN Conference Building
November -11 December 11, 2015
had an Exhibition Stall at the UN Conference building organised
together with All India Women's Conference (AIWC), and the Nordic
Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.
The exhibition featured activities of INFORSE members including working
on 100% Renewables scenarios in Europe, and pro-poor, low-carbon development
in villages in South Asia.
INFORSE brochures were available in English, French and Spanish as paper
and as Q-R code download.
The featured publications included Sustainable Energy News, Policy Briefs
from Projects, the first edition of the Eco-Village Development Publication,
The exhibition was a meeting place, and the eye-catching eco-village
model increased the interest of many visitors. See
pictures from the Exhibition and the representatives of the INFORSE members. (pdf
0.5 MB, 1 page).
EVENT - BLUE ZONE - Room No. 4
Date: 3 December, 2015 - Time: 16:45-18:15
Fair Low/Zero Carbon & 100% RE Strategies, South & North
Countries, Villages, including Women Initiatives
low and zero emission strategies and scenarios with 100%
renewables, women's initiatives and eco-village development
solutions for poverty reduction in Europe, Africa and South
Asia, as ways for operationalising the Paris Agreement
and the pathways leading from it.
Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE); All India
Women's Conference (AIWC), India; Association NegaWatt,
France; Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy (NFVE),
December 3, 2015 (1 page
160kB) Note: This event was part of the
official side event of the UNFCCC COP21 Conference.
The presentations are also available at the UNFCCC
on INFORSE's side events at the Pre
Conference of SBI 42 in Bonn in June 2015.
the Scene of Zero Carbon Transitions in North and South by prof.
Kevin Anderson (pdf
Presenting Zero-Carbon and 100% Renewable Energy Scenarios
Moderator: Usha Nair, AIWC, India
of the UK to a Zero Carbon society in 20 year by Paul Allen, Center
for Alternative Technology (CAT), UK (pdf
France can move to 100% renewable energy, with energy efficiency and
sufficiency, by Yves Marignac, negaWatt,
Renewable Energy by 2030-2040 for EU and 10 EU countries with
Focus on Denmark by Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE / VE, Denmark (pdf
Ready for Zero. How zero carbon modelling & toolkits can
support by Isabel Bottoms, Track0 and
Paul Allen, CAT, UK (pdf
Moderator: Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE
Parts of Climate and Development Solutions by Kavita Shriya Myles, INSEDA,
INFORSE South Asia (pdf
into Local Developments by Namiz M. Musafer, IDEA, Sri Lanka (pdf
Successful Local Energy Solutions by M. Mahmodul Hasan, Grameen
Shakti, Bangladesh (pdf
0.9 MB kB)
to Reconstruction of Villages after the Earthquake by Ganesh
Ram Shresta, CRT, Nepal (pdf
and POLCY BRIEF: Eco-village Development as Climate Solution,
Proposals from South Asia Policy
Link to Project
Development Strategies & Focus on Women
Moderator: Gunnar Boye
Africa: Energy for Productive Use with Local Resources
by Djiminique Nanaste, ENDA/INFORSE-West
2.0 MB kB)
South Asia, Focus on Women and Poverty Reduction
by Kalyani Raj, All
India Women's Conference (AIWC), India (pdf
dialogue on promotion of pro-poor low-carbon and gender focused
Read more: Policy Brief and Project at INFORSE
South Asia and at
EVENT - CLIMATE GENERATION ZONE - Room 2
Date: 10 December, 2015 Time: 11:15-12:45
Getting Ready for Zero Emissions and 100% Renewable Energy:
Plans and Scenarios to Pave the Way
- • Setting
the scene - the Demands of the Science by Prof.
Kevin Anderson, Tyndall Centre University
of Manchester (pdf
Who is Working on Getting to Zero and 100%
Renewable Energy Plans and Modelling?
- • 100%
Renewable Energy Plans for Countries, Regions and Cities by Anna
Leidreiter, World Future Council (pdf
- • Turning
France to Renewable Energy by Yves Marignac, negaWatt,
- • National & EU-wide
Transitions to 100% Renewables with Good Economy by Gunnar Boye
Olesen, INFORSE/VE Denmark (pdf
- • Zero
Carbon Britain: Making it Happen by Paul Allen, Centre
for Alternative Technology, UK (pdf
- • Zero
Carbon Australia by Stephen Bygrave, Beyond Zero Emissions,
- • The
Realized 100% Renewable Energy Transition of Thy in Denmark by
Preben Maegaard, Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy,
Bringing Plans and Scenarios into the Climate Strategies Beyond
- • What
does the Paris Agreement Mean for Climate Strategies after Paris?
Developing a Zero Practitioners Network by Isabel Bottoms, Track
0 and by Paul Allen, Center for Alternative
Technology (CAT) Wales, UK (pdf
December 10, 2015 (1 page, pdf)
Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, Denmark (lead) and NegaWatt,
France in cooperation with INFORSE-Europe / SustainableEnergy,
Denmark; Center for Alternative Technology, UK; and Track0.
was open to the public. See the Program also at www.cop21.gouv.fr/en/les-espaces-generations-climat/
EVENT - CLIMATE GENERATION ZONE - Room 3
Date: 8 December, 2015, Time: 11:00-12:30
Promoting Pro-Poor Low Carbon Development Pathways with Gender
Organisers: AIWC, India (lead), INFORSE,
CAN and others.
December 8, 2015 (1 page pdf)
Moderator: Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE
Nair, All India Women Conference / INFORSE-South Asia
Kabongo, CAN Uganda
Boye Olesen, INFORSE
Huhtala, representative of LEDS
was open to the public.
Program also at www.cop21.gouv.fr/en/les-espaces-generations-climat/
Pro-Poor and Low-carbon Strategies Policy Brief and Project at
South Asia and
November - 11 December, 2015:
the UNFCCC, Paris, France.
- List of UNFCCC
Side Events including INFORSE-AIWC-Folkecenter-NegaWatt side
event (December 3.)
- List of UNFCCC
Exhibitors including INFORSE-AIWC-Folkecenter exhibition stall (November
30 - December 11).
- Submissions of INDC
- UNFCCC COP21
VIRTUAL MARCH with Your Own Slogan! "Donít Nuke the Climate",
The Campaign was launched by WISE, NIRS, WECF, Reseau "Sortir du nucleaire",
BI Luchow-Dannenberg, Ecodefense, and Global 2000.
Read more on the Campaign, the March in Paris, Virtual March with online
banner with your own message, and sign the Petition on the website of WISE.
||28 & 29
November, 2015: Mass Climate Demonstrations in European Capitals
Read more at: CoalitionClimat21.org
Demonstration at the Eiffel Tour, Paris
INFORSE's Participation at Previous, Present, and Following UNFCCC
Conference of Parties (COP):
COP24 in Katowice, Poland, 2018
at UNFCCC SB48, in Bonn, Germany, April 30-May
COP23 in Bonn/Fiji, 2017
COP22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, 2016
- INFORSE at UNFCCC
SBI44 PreCOP22 in Bonn, Germany, 2016
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,
- INFORSE at UNFCCC COP 19 in Warsaw,
- INFORSE at UNFCCC COP 18 in Doha, Qatar,
- INFORSE at UNFCCC COP 17 in Durban,
South Africa 2011.
- INFORSE at UNFCCC COP16 in 2010 in Cancun,
- INFORSE at UNFCCC COP15 in 2009 in Copenhagen,
- INFORSE's Position Paper on Climate Change (INFORSE's
file 99 kB) 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,
other INFORSE participation at UN Conferences