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United Nations Climate Change Conference
Monday, December 14 2009
Bella Center, Niels Bohr Room, Copenhagen, Denmark
audience Conf_09_INFORSE_WECF_panel1
200 NGOs in Action in Asia & Africa for Sustainable Energy:
International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE), and Women in Europe for Common Future (WECF).

Program flyer:
(pdf file 74 kB) here.

The interest was very high on the side event organised jointly by INFORSE and WECF. There were more people interested to hear NGOs from Africa and Asia than the relatively large room could seat. The side event took a point of view which obviously many other events did not focus on.
The media coverage was also exceptional: The
Earth Negotiations Bulletin covered it its daily printed edition as well as in its web edition.

At the event, about 150 people learned how NGOs
in three parts of Africa, in India, in Nepal, and in Caucasus are reducing poverty with local, renewable energy solutions. The solutions presented are also reducing greenhouse gases from the households that benefits from the solutions. Emissions are reduced with reduced coal use, reduced biomass use that reduces deforestation, and with biogas plants that reduce methane emissions from manure. The activities are earning greenhouse gas credits, but are struggling with the CDM rules. Therefore simplified CDM for small projects is proposed and was discussed on the event.

Sabina Bock WECF Chairpersons:
Roque Pedace (INFORSE)
Sabine Bock (WECF)
Roque Pedace INFORSE
Gunnar Boye Olesen INFORSE Introduction: Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE
Secou Sarr ENDA Senegal INFORSE Secou Sarr, ENDA-Tier Monde, Senegal
handouts (112 kB).
Mabule Mokhini Greenhouse South Africa Mabule Mokhine, Earthlife Africa, South Africa
handouts (405 kB).
Timothy Byakola CDI Uganda INFORSE Timothy Byakola, Climate Development Initiative (CDI), Uganda
handouts (268 kB).
Ganesh Ram Shresta CRT Nepal INFORSE Ganesh Ram Shrestha, Centre for Rural Technology (CRT), Nepal
handouts (158 kB).
Raymond Myles INSEDA India INFORSE Raymond Myles, INSEDA, India
handouts (813 kB).
Zareen Myles WAFD India INFORSE Zareen Myles, Women Action for Development (WAFD), India
handouts (338 KB).
Nurzat Unison Kyrgystan WECF Nurzat Abdyrasulova, Unison, Kyrgystan
presentation coming soon.
WECF coverage
Keti Kiran Green Movement Georgia Keti Kirian, Green Movement of Georgia
presentation coming soon.
  Yahaya Ahmed, DARE, Nigeria (presented by Sabina Bock as Yahaya could not enter the building in time because of the queue),
presentation coming soon.

Read Coverage of the event at:
- ENB (Earth Negotiations Bulletin) on the Side - A Special Report on Selected Side here.
- WECF web site: Live from Copenhagen: 200 NGOs in Action in Asia & Africa for Sustainable Energy here.

Read More on INFORSE's participation, side event and exhibition during UNFCCC COPs:

INFORSE at COP15 in 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark

INFORSE's Position Paper on Climate Change (INFORSE's Position 99kB) at the start of COP15, 7 December, 2009.
INFORSE's brief analysis of the outcome of COP15 (INFORSE's Analysis 64 kB), 21 December, 2009.

Proceedings with Pictures:


See INFORSE's Participation at 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 Pre-COP 21 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 17in Durban, South Africa 2011.
- INFORSE at UNFCCC COP 16 in 2010 in Cancun, Mexico.
- INFORSE at UNFCCC COP 15 in 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
- INFORSE's Position Paper on Climate Change (INFORSE's Position pdf file 99kB) 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 Conference