CECOEDECON

Project Theme

Food Justice campaign

Target Group

Others

Project Period

01 Apr 2015 - 30 Mar 2016

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Introduction

India’s climate and energy policies remain lackluster due to lack of public pressure at home and binding commitments internationally. The National Action Plan (2008) and State Action Plan on Climate Change have seen limited progress due to lack in direction, institutional arrangements and clarity on finances, they are not moving. India is fourth largest emitter of Green House Gases with 400 million people having no access to commercial energy. India is supposed to declare its climate Plan (Intended Nationally Determined Contribution or INDC) before COP 21 this year in Paris. This COP is supposed to be critical for national policies as well as India's contribution in resolving the global crisis. 

 

About the Project: 

In this context, the project will try to achieve following objectives, (i) study barriers of access to energy and renewable energy in Chhattisgarh and propose solutions, (ii) make the INDC and COP Plans inclusive by discussing it with other stakeholders and proposing appropriate recommendations, (iii) Food Funchayat, to showcase farmers resilience in the face of climate change and discuss barriers and challenges.

 

Results to be Achieved: 

  • An understanding of the barriers in access to energy and transition to Renewable Energy
  • Inputs for India’s INDCs as pre-COP preparation and recommendations for COP-Paris

 

Outcomes: We have so far achieved

  1. SAPCC consultation in Chhattisgarh, UP
  2. Alternative People’s Manifesto for State Assembly and General Elections on small farmers, their needs and demands
  3. Workshop on Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana in Uttar Pradesh
  4. PreCOP consultation was organized which provided platform for organizations/agencies working on climate change and following the CC negotiations were represented 
  5. Loss and damage assessment in Uttarakhand