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INFORSE activities at UN events

As observer, INFORSE has been involed among others:

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

* COP 22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, in November 2016

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

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: 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
Project: INFORSE South-Asia NGO Cooperation in 2015-17
Advocacy on Sustainable Eco-Village Development
climate change, protect environment and reduce poverty.
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
Project: Sustainable Energy 2050
A proposal to achieve a sustainable energy system following environmental and social imperatives.
The Vision shows how it is possible to achive 100 % Renewable enery supply in the world, in EU and different countries.
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.
Projects: INFORSE-Europe
INFORSE-Europe has been active and member organisations cooperated in many countries
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
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.
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: 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.
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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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