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INFORSE at COP 23 Side Event Nov 9 2017 Bonn


INFORSE Exhibition: G17.01
(1st floor at staicase towards computer centers)

Date: November 9, 2017
Time: 16:45 - 18:15, Room: 4

Proposing stronger NDCs, LEDS & Paris Rulebook for Poverty Reduction and Local Village Development

Stronger NDCs & LEDS that include local low emission solutions to increase energy access and improve livelihoods to reduce poverty. We will showcase village based solutions from South Asia and East Africa and how NDCs & LEDS can promote these solutions, how a good Paris Rulebook can facilitate this.

The Side Event is organised by INFORSE together with the members from East Africa, South Asia, and Europe: INSEDA & WAFD, Grameen Shakti, IDEA, CRT-N, DIB, VE/SE, TaTEDO, UCSD in cooperation with Suswatch and CAN-South Asia.

Download: Program (pdf),

All Presentations in 1 document


South Asia: Eco Village Development (EVD):

- India: by Zareen Myles, WAFD (pdf, 2.5MB)
- Nepal: by Shovana Maharjan, CRT-N (pdf, 1.5 MB)
- Sri Lanka: by Dumindu Herath, IDEA (pdf, 1.5 MB)
- Bangladesh: by Mohammad M. Hasan, Grameen Shakti
-- (pdf 0.5 MB)
- Launch Report on Mitigation: by Gunnar Boye Olesen,
-- INFORSE (pdf, 0.5 MB)
- Finance by Santosh Patnaik, CANSA (pdf, 0.4 MB)
- Paris Rulebook by Jeebanjyoti Mohanty, INSEDA
-- (pdf, 0.3 MB)

East Africa: PIPA

- Kenya: by Velma Oseko, Suswatch (pdf 1.4 MB)
- Tanzania: by Mary Swai, TaTEDO (pdf 0.6 MB)
- Uganda: by Richard Kimbowa, UCSD (pdf 0.3 MB)

- How can developing countries and the climate benefit
- from stronger NDCs and LEDs
- by Stephen Kinguyu, Climate Change Direct.,
- Ministry of Environment of Kenya.
- by Voshita Wijenayake, Government of Sri Lanka.

Policy Briefs:
Policy Brief: South Asia / EVD (pdf),
by IDEA, CRT, INSEDA, WAFD, Grameen Shakti,
- Policy Brief - East Africa /PIPA (pdf):
- by Suswatch Kenya, ECSD, TaTEDO, INFORSE

- Report: Emmssion Reduction with EVD (pdf)

PIPA Project in East Africa,
EVD Project in South Asia

The INFORSE-SUSWATCH-INSEDA COP23 Side Event is at the UNFCCC COP23 Official Side Event List.

As observer, INFORSE has been involed in previous United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - Conferences of Parties - UNFCCC COPs:

*- SB46 in Bonn, Germany in May 2017

* COP 22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, in November 2016

*- SB44 in Bonn, Germany in May 2016

* COP 21 in Paris, France in December 2015
- Read "Welcome to a New World of "Paris" Climate Action" by Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE

* Pre-COP21 (SB 42) in Bonn in June 2015
INFORSE Side Events in Bonn:

* COP 20 in Lima, Peru, in 2014

* COP 19 in Warsaw, Poland, in 2013

* COP 18 in Doha, Qatar, in 2012
INFORSE exhibition and Side Event

* COP 17 in Durban, South Africa, in 2011
INFORSE exhibition and Side Event

* COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico, in 2010
Launch of the Project: “Southern Voices Capacity Building Programme”. INFORSE is partner.

* COP 15 in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2009
INFORSE exhibition and Side Event

* COP 14 in Poznan, Poland in 2008
INFORSE exhibition and Side Event

INFORSE was formed in Rio at the NGO Global Forum parallel to the "Earth Summit" UNCED Conference 25 years ago on June 4, 1992.
Project: PIPA East Africa - Promoting the Implementation of the Paris Agreement, 2017-18
INFORSE is cooperating with TaTEDO (INFORSE cordinator) in Tanzania, Suswatch Kenya, UCSD in Uganda and SustainableEnergy in Denmark (project leader).
Project: ACE West Africa - Accelerating Implementation of Regional Policies on Clean Energy, 2016-18
INFORSE is cooperating with ENDA (INFORSE cordinator) in Senegal, CEAS in Burkina Faso, MFC in Mali, JVE in Benin, OPED in Togo, AFHON in Cote d?Ivoire, CODDAE in Niger, and SustainableEnergy (in Denmark, project leader).
Project: EVD - Eco-village Development in South-Asia, 2015-17
NGO Cooperation project on Advocacy on Sustainable Eco-Village Development climate change, protect environment and reduce poverty.
Projects: INFORSE-Europe
INFORSE-Europe has been active and member organisations cooperated in many countries
INFORSE Congratulates: 48 countries commit to 100% Renewable Energy - 19 November 2016, COP22
INFORSE congratulates the 48 climate vulnerable countries that declared on the last day of the COP22 that they all will turn to 100% renewable energy until 2050.
Events: INFORSE at UNFCCC COP22 November 8, 11, 15, 2016, Morocco
- Mini SIDE EVENT: November 8, 2016
- SIDE EVENT: November 11, 2016
- Mini SIDE EVENT: November 15 2016
- EXHIBITION (2 weeks)
Event: INFORSE at UNFCCC, SB 44 - Side Event, Bonn, May 20, 2016
Title: South Asian Eco-Village Solutions in NDCs and Climate Finance: Renewable Energy, Organic Farming
Time: 16:45 - 18:15, Room: Berlin
Opinion on COP21 Event: Welcome to a New World of 'Paris' Climate Action. December 12, 2015
by Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE
The article explains why the Paris Agreement is an important step forward, even though it is not perfect.
The articles also outlines some of the main missing elements to limit climate change to 1.5-2'C.
Event: INFORSE at UNFCCC COP21 Paris, France: Exhibition & Side Events. Nov. 28 - Dec. 11, 2015
INFORSE was lead and co-organisers of Side Events on: December 3 ("Blue Zone" at the UN Conference building), and on December 8 amd 10 ("Green Zone" - Climate Generation Area organised by the French Government)
Event: INFORSE at UNFCCC SBI 42 Pre-Conference in Bonn, June 3 & 10, 2015
* 4 June, 16:45-18:15, Room: Berlin
- Getting Ready for Zero; An overview of who is working on zero carbon modelling & tool kits.
* 10 June, 18:30-20:00, Room: Bonn I
- Rural Development with Climate Mitigating Solutions in South Asia
Project: Promoting Pro-Poor Low-Carbon Development Strategies. 2014-2016
Strengthening climate-policy networks in East and West Africa, South Asia, and Latin America. The project supports national and regional climate campaigns focusing on promoting Pro-Poor Low-Carbon Development Strategies.
Project: Southern Voices on Climate Change in Asia and Africa - 2011-14
NGO Capacity Building Project
Project Period: Two phases in 2011-2014
Event: INFORSE at UNFCCC COP19 - Warsaw, Poland. Exhibition and Side Event. 2013
November 18 (Monday), 2013, 16.45-18.15,
Room: Torun, 2nd floor, Zone B3,
Title: New Solutions of Climate Mitigation in South & North; NGO Voices; Technology Mechanism
Event: INFORSE at UNFCCC COP18, Doha, Qatar. Exhibition & Side Event. December 2012
INFORSE Exhibition: November 27 - December 7, 2012
INFORSE-HELIO Side Event: December 5, 2012
Event: INFORSE at Rio +20, June 2012
Date: June 19, 2012, Time: 17.30-19.00
Place: RioCentro, Room T-5
Project: Sustainable Energy 2050
A proposal to achieve a sustainable energy system following environmental and social imperatives.
The Vision shows how it is possible to achive 100 % Renewable enery supply in the world, in EU and different countries.
Event: INFORSE at UNFCCC COP 16, Cancun, Mexico. Nov 29 - Dec 10, 2010.
INFORSE Coordinators partipated
Please read Press Release on CDM.
Event: European Seminar, Brussels, Belgium. April 28, 2010
EU Stakeholder Seminar on Low-Carbon Energy Scenarios
Organized by Low Carbon Societies Network FP7 Project (CAN-France, INFORSE-Europe, Germanwatch, PIK, CIRED), FoE-Europe, and ECF.
Event: INFORSE at UNFCCC COP 15, Copenhagen, Denmark. December 7-18, 2009
INFORSE organised side events, exhibition at the Bella Center and at Klimaforum09. INFORSE participated with more than 30 delegates as NGO observer. Read more at:
Project: School Resources of INFORSE-Europe
Energy and Climate in schools.
Project: Education on Energy and Climate - DIERET Course
Distance Internet Education on Renewable Energy Technologies
Event: INFORSE at UNFCCC COP 14, Poznan, Poland. December 1-12, 2008
INFORSE Coordinators participated at COP14.
Side Event and Exhibition.
Project: INFORSE-South Asia NGO Cooperation Project, 2005-08
INFORSE - South Asia members project on sustainable energy for poverty reduction, for NGOs in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Event: INFORSE at IPM & UN CSD15, New York. 2007
IPM at 26 February - 2 March 2007, New York
INFORSE Side Event !
Event: INFORSE at UN CSD15: April 30 - May 11, 2007
INFORSE Side Event: Monday, April 30 2007, 6.15 - 7.45 pm, UN Building, Conference Room B.
Sustainable Energy for South and North, NGO Experiences and Visions Including Successes of Grameen Shakti in Bangladesh.
Event: European Seminar in Brussels. March 29, 2006
INFORSE-Europe EU Policy Seminar
in cooperation with EREF, EUFORES
Date: March 29, 2006
Place: Brussels, Belgium
Event: BIREC, Intl Renewables05 Conference Beijing China. November 7-8 2005.
INFORSE at the NGO Meeting & Declaration
Event: CURES and Renewable Energy Conference in Bonn in 2004
INFORSE signed the CURES declaration in 2003.
INFORSE is participating at the official and parallel NGO Events at the Renewable Energy conference in Bonn in June 2004.
Renewable Energy on Small Islands - Second Edition August 2000
In the second global overview of renewable energy on small islands is information on 53 islands with experiences with renewable energy and/or plans for future developments. Below major findings and report in PDF-format.
Renewable Energy on Small Islands - First Edition April 1998
In the first global overview of renewable energy on small islands is information on 82 islands with experiences with renewable energy and/or plans for future developments. Below major findings and the report in PDF-format (for free)
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