COP22, INFORSE and its members were involved in many ways:
We were happy to meet many of You at the 2-weeks EXIHIBITION and the SIDE EVENTS
on November 8, 11 and 15, 2016.
Please see details below. INFORSE
was represented at by several members including:
INFORSE-Europe: SustainableEnergy, Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable
Energy, and DIB from Denmark; Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), UK, Friends
of Baltic, Russia, REA Ukraine.
Asia: INSEDA & WAFD, India; IDEA, Sri Lanka; Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh;
and CRT/N Nepal.
INFORSE-Africa: ENDA, Senegal, Mali Folkecenter,
SIDE EVENT - DATE: 15 NOVEMBER, 2016
Time: 10.00-11.00. Venue: Climate Change Studio (COP22 Blue Zone)
Starting the Transition to Zero Emission Societies
and Proposals for South Australia.
By Stuart Hocking, Deputy Chief Executive, Department of Treasury
and Finance, Government of
South Australia. (pdf
file 0.7 MB)
- Driving zero emissions and 100% renewables in the ACT* Government
in Australia. By Stephan Bygrave,
Executive Director for Sustainability and Climate Change, ACT Environment
and Planning Directorate. (pdf
file 5 MB)
- How to make zero carbon transition happen? (presentation of the new
publication Zero Carbon: Making It Happen). By Paul Allen, External
Relations, Director, Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales, UK. (pdf
- 100% renewable energy and the transition to zero carbon societies,
an upcoming global movement. By
Gunnar Boye Olesen, Coordinator, International Network for Sustainable
Energy (INFORSE) & SustainableEnergy, Denmark. (pdf
file 0. (MB)
- Discussion on how to take the transition to zero carbon societies forward.
This Mini Side Event was co-organised by INFORSE and Australia ACT Government.
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is a self-governing territory including
the Australian Capital Canberra.
EVENT - DATE: 11 NOVEMBER, 2016
Time: 16:45-18:15. Room: Mediterranean (COP22 Blue Zone)
Title: Improving NDCs: Ecovillage Development, Energy
Access, & Zero Carbon Societies in Africa, Asia & EU
local solutions lead to ambitious NDCs, provide energy access & improve
livelihoods? Many ecovillages and local communities are net zero
carbon, energy self-sufficient, and offer
extraordinary opportunities to scale up local renewables, climate
friendly agriculture, ecosystem restoration etc.
Leaflet ( pdf
WATCH / LISTEN: UNFCCC
Climate Change Studio (the
sound track is missing in the beginning, and at the end. We were
informed that it will be fixed)
- Opening by Thomas H. Meister, Head of Division,
Climate and Environmental Foreign Policy, Sustainable Economy,
Federal Foreign Office, Federal Republic
GEN - ECOLISE Session:
- Ecovillage Programmes and the Promise of SDG’s and
the Climate Agreement,
Kosha Joubert, Executive Director of Global Ecovillage Network;
- Community-led Approaches to the Implementation of SDG’s and Climate Agreements,
by Tim Clarke, ECOLISE;
- Bringing Ecovillage Programmes to Africa, by Linda Kabaira, Council member, GEN
- Going Carbon Negative and 100% Organic, by Delegate representing the Government
Eco-village Development in South Asia - Program (pdf
file, 0.5 MB)
Welcome by Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE
- How can local solutions support energy access & improved livelihoods? By
Kavita Myles, Integrated Sustainable Energy and Ecological Development. Association
- INSEDA and INFORSE - South Asia;
- Experiences from Nepal. By Shovana Maharjan, Centre for Rural Technology - CRT/N,
- How to include Eco-village developments in national plans, in improved NDCs?
By Dumindu Herath, Integrated Development Association - IDEA, Sri Lanka;
- Eco-village developments in South Asia, mitigation effects, proposals climate
finance/markets, By M. Mahmodul Hasan, Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh;
- Regional cooperation for local climate action as Eco-village development, by
Santosh Patnaik, CAN-South Asia.
in one file: (pdf
file, 2 MB)
Folkecenter for Renewable Energy- INFORSE-Europe Session:
Transition to 100% Renewable
and Zero Carbon
file, 0.5 MB)
- Transition to Zero Carbon - how we can make it happen in the
UK, based on new report.
By Paul Allen, Center for Alternative Technology, Wales, UK. Presentation (pdf
file, 1,6 MB)
- Transition to 100% Renewable Energy with Local Actors in the Driving Seat.
How can community power & other local initiatives contribute as solutions?
By Preben Maegaard and Leire Gorroño, Nordic Folkecenter for
Renewable Energy, Denmark. Presentation (pdf
file, 1 MB)
side event was co-organised by INFORSE, Global Ecovillage Network
(GEN); European Network for Community-Led Initiatives on Climate
Change and Sustainability (ECOLISE), the Nordic Folkecenter for
SIDE EVENT - DATE: 8. NOVEMBER, 2016
Time: 12.00-13.00. Venue: Climate Change Studio (COP22 Blue Zone)
Eco Village Development - A Low-Carbon Adaptation and Mitigation
Strategy for Development in South Asia.
Speakers from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
file, 0.1 MB).
- M. Mahmodul Hasan Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh
- Zareen Myles, Women’s Action For Development, India
- Dumindu Herath, Integrated Development Association, Sri Lanka
- Kavita Myles, Integrated Sustainable Energy and Ecological Development Association,
- Shovana Maharajan, Centre For Rural Technology/Nepal, Nepal
- Santosh Patnaik, Climate Action Network South Asia, South Asia
/ Contents (pdf
file, 0.5 MB, 4 slides)
The Mini Side Event was organised by INSEDA and INFORSE.
INFORSE, INSEDA, AIWC and the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable
Time: 7-11 November, 2016
exhibition featured the activities of the INFORSE network, and
we could meet personally.
A new issue of Sustainable Energy News was be published for the event. Brochures,
publications were available with Q-R code download, and by poken account. These
including: Publication of a cooperation project "Eco-village Development
as Climate Solution, Proposals from South Asia", a connected
UN Policy Brief.
to coordinator from INFORSE: Gunnar Boye Olesen: ove @ inforse.org,
Office phone: +45 86227000.
- INFORSE-South Asia and the NGO Advocacy EVD
Project behind the Side Event on November 11, 2016 at INFORSE-Asia.
- INFORSE-CANSA Policy Brief, "Eco-village
Development as Climate Solution, Proposals from South Asia" May
20, 2016 (6-pages, 0.5MB).
- All India Women's Conference -
Renewable Energy --- Global Ecovillage
Community-Led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability (ECOLISE) --- INFORSE-Europe
Zero Carbon Britain, UK
--- 100% Renewables, Denmark.
INFORSE's Participation at Previous,
Present, and Following UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP):
COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco 2016
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 COP 16 in Cancun,
- INFORSE at UNFCCC COP 15 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
UNFCCC archive site of Side Events.