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SB 44 in Bonn
United Nations Climate Change Conference
May 16-26, 2016 - Bonn, Germany

UNFCCC SB44 opening May 2016  
INFORSE side event group SB44 Bonn
The INFORSE network was represented at the SBI 44 by several members including:
from INFORSE-Europe: VedvarendeEnergi/SustainableEnergy, Denmark; Danish International Settlement Service (DIB), Denmark; Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, Denmark.

from: INFORSE-South Asia: INSEDA, India; IDEA, Sri Lanka; Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh.

May 20 2016 UNFCCC Side EventSIDE EVENT: Date: 20 May, 2016
Time: 16:45 - 18:15, Room: Berlin

South Asian Eco-Village Solutions in NDCs and Climate Finance: Renewable Energy, Organic Farming

How can local, village-level development solutions that mitigate climate change be integrated in the climate actions following the COP21: in the NDC's, in climate financing and in the technology mechanism. Presentations from South Asia with successful solutions. International perspective.

Organised by INFORSE and the Nordic Folkecenterfor Renewable Energy.

At the side event there was also the launch of the updated version of the Publication
"Eco-village Development as Climate Solution, Proposals from South Asia", and a UN Policy Brief.

Panel: FORSE Side Event SB44  Bonn

Launch of EVD Publication

Presentations, Speakers and Panel:

Moderator: Lykke Valentin, DIB, Denmark

  • Eco-Village Development: A Solution to Bridging the Gap Between Climate Intentions and Action
    Setting the stage in South Asia: India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh
    by Kavita Shriya Myles, INFORSE-South Asia & INSEDA, WAFD India. (presentation pdf file, 2.1 MB)
  • INDC of Bangladesh & Approach of Eco-Village Development (EVD) for Achieving Sustainability
    by M. Mahmodul Hasan, Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh. (presentation pdf file, 0.6 MB)
  • Linking Eco Village Development (EVD) to INDCs and National Agendas of Sri Lanka
    by Dumindu Indika Herath, IDEA, Sri Lanka. (presentation pdf file, 0.8 MB)
  • Accessing Climate Finance for EVD in South Asia
    by Anoop Poonia, CAN South Asia. (presentation pdf file 0.6 MB)
  • Eco-Village Developmentas Climate Solution in South Asia. Local Solutions: Technology Needs
    Mitigation Effects; Launch of Publication.
    by Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE, VE; repr. Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy. (presentation pdf file, 0.4 MB)


The Side Event was organised by INFORSE together with the members: INSEDA & WAFD in India, Grameen Shakti in Bangladesh, IDEA in Sri Lanka, CRT in Nepal, DIB, VedvarendeEnergi/SustainableEnergy and Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy in Denmark and in cooperation with CAN-South Asia.

Read more:

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

- Policy Brief, December 3, 2015: "Eco-village Development as Climate Solution, Proposals from South Asia" PDF file Policy Brief (6-pages, 0.5MB),

- Policy Brief, June 10, 2015: "Eco-village Development as Climate Solution" PDF file Policy Brief, (4-pages, 0.2 MB)

Previous, Present, and Following UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP):
- INFORSE at UNFCCC COP24 in Katowice, Poland, 2018
- INFORSE at UNFCCC SB48, in Bonn, Germany, April 30-May 10, 2018
- INFORSE at UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn/Fiji, 2017
- INFORSE at UNFCCC COP22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, 2016
- INFORSE at UNFCCC SBI44 PreCOP22 in Bonn, Germany, 2016
- INFORSE 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, 2013.
- INFORSE at UNFCCC COP 18 in Doha, Qatar, 2012.
- INFORSE at UNFCCC COP 17 in Durban, South Africa 2011.
- INFORSE at UNFCCC COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico, 2010.
- INFORSE at UNFCCC COP 15 in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2009.
- INFORSE's Position Paper on Climate Change (INFORSE's Position pdf file 99 kB) at the start of COP15, 7 December, 2009.
- INFORSE's brief analysis of the outcome of COP15 (INFORSE's Analysis pdf file 64 kB), 21 December, 2009.
- INFORSE at COP14 in 2008 in Poznan, Poland.

See other INFORSE participation at UN Conferences

Read more:
The UNFCCC archive site of Side Events.