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INFORSE activities at UN events

NEWS: UNFCCC COP 26 in Glasgow, UK (Nov 1-12), 2021
INORSE Plan to participate with delegation and applied for SIDE EVENT & EXHIBITION

As observer, INFORSE has been involed among others:

UN HLPF on Sustainable Development, New York:

UN HLPF-2021 on Sustainable Developement. NY, USA (VIRTUAL) July, 2021
SIDE EVENT: July 13, 2021
Local Climate Solutions for a Sustainable & Resilient Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic in East Africa, and South Asia; Women’s Role; 100 % Renewables as driver for climate mitigation from Denmark to Kenya and Globally.

UN HLDE-2021 Dialogue on Energy (VIRTUAL) June, 2021
SIDE EVENT: June 22, 2021
Local Solutions, Eco-Village Development, 100% Renewables, E-2/3 wheelers; South Asia & East Africa

UN CD2020 Climate Dialogue (VIRTUAL) November, 2020
SIDE EVENT: November 26, 2020
Local Climate & Sustainable Energy Solutions in East Africa Catalogue, South Asia Eco-Village Development ToT, 100% Renewables

UN HLPF-2020 on Sustainable Developement. NY, USA (VIRTUAL) July 7-16, 2020
SIDE EVENT: July 15, 2020
INFORSE, AIWC, Solar Cookers International, Grameen Shakti

UN HLPF-2019 on Sustainable Development, NY, USA, July, 2019

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - Conferences of Parties - UNFCCC COPs:

* COP 26 in Glasgow, UK (Nov 1-12), 2021

* COP 25 in Madrid, Spain (Dec 2-13), 2019
SIDE EVENT December 13, 2019
EXHIBITION: December 9-10, 2019

* SB50 Bonn, June 17-27, 2019

* COP 24 in Katowice, Poland, December 2018
Date: December 7, 2018

* SB48 in Bonn, Germany, May 2018
Date: May 1, 2018

* COP 23 in Bonn/Fiji, November 2017

INFORSE's SIDE EVENT: November 9, 2017
Title: "Title: Proposing stronger NDCs, LEDS & Paris Rulebook for Poverty Reduction and Local Village Development"
Read: Program (pdf), and Proceedings (link)
- Policy Brief: South Asia / EVD (pdf),
- Policy Brief - East Africa /PIPA (pdf):
- Report: Emmssion Reduction with EVD (pdf)

*- SB46 in Bonn, Germany in May 2017

May 15, 2017 - Policy Brief: NDCs and Global Stocktake Must Recognise Local Solutions & Reductions of Poverty. Read Policy Brief (pdf) More: EVD Project.

May 12, 2017 - Policy Brief: The Paris Agreement: the importance of pro-poor focused NDCs/LEDS in East Africa. Read Policy Brief (pdf) More: PIPA Project.

* COP 22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, in November 2016

INFORSE's SIDE EVENT: November 11, 2016
Title: "Improving NDCs: Ecovillage Development, Energy Access, & Zero Carbon Societies in Africa, Asia & EU"
Organised in cooperation with INFORSE, Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, Global Ecovillage Network, and ECOLISE.

Mini SIDE EVENT: November 8, 2016
Title: Eco Village Development - A Low-Carbon Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy for Development in South Asia.

Mini SIDE EVENT: November 15, 2016
Title: Starting the Transition to Zero Emission Societies

INFORSE's EXHIBITION in the "Blue Zone" (2 weeks)
The exhibition is organised in cooperation with AIWC, Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

*- SB44 in Bonn, Germany in May 2016
INFORSE's SIDE EVENT: May 20, 2016
"South Asian Eco-Village Solutions in NDCs and Climate Finance: Renewable Energy, Organic Farming"
- READ: INFORSE-CANSA Policy Brief on Eco-Village Development as Climate Solution:-May 20, 2016 (3-page pdf)

* COP 21 in Paris, France in December 2015
Many visited the INFORSE 's exhibition in the "Blue Zone"
It was in cooperation with AIWC and Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.
- INFORSE Side Events in Paris:
- "Blue Zone": December 3, 2015
-"Climate Generations" Area:
-- December 8 and 10, 2015

- READ: INFORSE-CANSA Policy Brief on Eco-Village Development as Climate Solution:-Dec. 3, 2015 (5-page pdf)

- 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:
- June 3, 2015: 100% Renewables
- June 10, 2015: Sustainable Rural Development in South Asia

* 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

The Rio Process
The network was established at the NGO Global Forum of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) so called "Earth Summit" in Rio in 1992.
INFORSE has participated on the "Rio Process" conferences including the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) so called Rio+20 in 2012, WSSD Johannesburg in 2002, RE Conference in Bonn'04, and BIREC in Beijing'05.

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe - UN-ECE: UN-ECE Committee on Sustainable Energy

United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (UN CSD) Process: UN CSD 9, CSD 14 & CSD 15.

Event: UNFCCC COP26 INFORSE Side Event & Exhibition: Nov 5 2021
SIDE EVENT: - Organised by INFORSE - INSEDA - SusWatch - SE
November 5, 2021 - Time: 11:30-12:45 GMT
och Lomond Auditorium
Title: Local Climate Solutions & Eco-Village Development, 100% RE in NDCs, East Africa, South Asia, Europe
Event: UN HLPF2020 INFORSE side event 15 July 2020 New York (virtual)
Local Climate & Sustainable Energy Solutions, South Asia, East Africa, Eco-Village Development, 100% Renewables
Event: INFORSE at UNFCCC COP25 Madrid, Spain Side Event & Exhibition Dec. 2019
Side Event: December 13, 2019 13.15-14.45 Room: 6
Exhibition: December 9-10, 2019
Project EASE-CA East African Civil Society for Sustainable Energy and Climate Action 2019-22
East Africa NGO Cooperation of four national NGO organizations of INFORSE-East Africa. Partners are: SusWatch Kenya, UCSD & JEEP in Uganda, TaTEDO in Tanzania, INFORSE-East Africa c/o TaTEDO, INFORSE and NFRE in Denmark.
Event: INFORSE at UNFCCC COP24 Katowice, Poland - Side Event & Exhibition Dec. 2018
- Side Event: Dec. 7, 2018, 15.00-16.30 Room: Warmia
- Exhibition: December 3-14, 2018
Event: UNFCCC SB48 INFORSE Side Event & Exhibition: May 1 2018
INFORSE - SUSWATCH - INSEDA - Date: May 1, 2018
Time: 16:45 - 18:15. Room: Berlin
Title: Local Actions for Poverty Reduction & Village Development in NDCs & Paris Agreement Work Programme - East Africa and South Asia
Event: UNFCCC COP23 INFORSE Side Event and Exhibition November 9, 2017
Title: Proposing stronger NDCs, LEDS & Paris Rulebook for Poverty Reduction and Local Village Development
See Proceedings at
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, 2015-18-20
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
INFORSE Sustainable Energy Vision 2050. Denmark (2014)
A proposal to achieve a sustainable energy system following environmental and social imperatives.
The INFORSE Sustainable Energy Vision shows how it is possible to achieve 100 % Renewable energy supply in the world, in EU and different countries.
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
Southern Voices on Climate Change
Capacity Building Programme
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.
April 27, 2010 - Seminar, Brussels, Belgium
7th European Sustainable Energy Policy Seminar
Organised by INFORSE-Europe and EREF.
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
April 28, 2009 - Seminar, Brussels, Belgium
6th European Sustainable Energy Policy Seminar
- Crisis Management with Sustainable Energy
Organised by INFORSE-Europe and EREF.
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.
Press Release: INFORSE-Europe Comment on IEA World Outlook 2006
Comment on IEA World Energy Outlook 2006
Nuclear will take Scarce Resources from Climate Actions.

On November 7, 2006, IEA released its World Energy Outlook 2006 with arguments for more nuclear power to combat climate change and increas
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: Green Week at Brussels. May 31-June 3, 2005
INFORSE-Europe participated at the exhibition at the Green Week 2005.
Press Release 15.11.2004 Sustainable Energy Vision 2050 EU-15

INFORSE-Europe launched its Vision 2050 for a transition to sustainable energy for the 15 -old- EU countries.
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.
Event: INFORSE at WSSD Rio02 & Rio+10 in 2002 - Vision2050
A vision to develop a worldwide sustainable energy system in 50 years with 100% renewable energy supply.
Global Sustainable Energy Islands Initiative (GSEII)
Five international NGOs have launched the Global Sustainable Energy Islands Initiative (GSEII) at COP6.
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.
The INFORSE Charter adopted August 2000
Wind Force 10
A blueprint to achieve 10% of the worlds electricity from wind power by 2020. Below Executive Summary and the report in PDF-format (for free)
Secretariat on Renewable Energy Islands
Islands all over the world now have their own secretariat for renewable energy. Information, good examples and innovative funding are at the front seat of this vehicle for self-sufficiency in energy
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INFORSE is actively engaged in international awareness rising.

INFORSE follows and influences sustainable energy issues in international negotiations.

INFORSE is accredited to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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