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Marrakesh, Morocco

United Nations Climate Change Conference
November 7-18, 2016


The INFORSE will be represented at by several members including:
INFORSE-Europe: VedvarendeEnergi/SustainableEnergy, Denmark; Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, Denmark; and CAT, UK.

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

SIDE EVENT: Date: 11 November, 2016
Time: 16:45-18:15 Room: 6
(300 persons room)

Improving NDCs: Ecovillage Development, Energy Access, & Zero Carbon Societies in Africa, Asia & EU
How can local solutions lead to ambitious NDCs, provide energy access & improve livelihoods? Many ecovillages and local communities are net zero carbon, energy self-sufficient, and offer extraordinary opportunities to scale up local renewables, climate friendly agriculture, ecosystem restoration etc

- Demba Ba, Bhutan's Carbon Negative Initiative / former director for Senegal National Ecovillage Agency;
- Kosha Joubert, CEO, Global Ecovillage Network - GEN;
- Tim Clarke, European Network for Community-Led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability - ECOLISE;
- Govt Representative, Bhutan for Life;
- Kavita Myles, INFORSE-South Asia / INSEDA, India;
- Dumindu Herath, Integrated Development Association - IDEA, SriLanka;
- Shovana Maharjan, Center for Rural Technology - CRT, Nepal;
- M.Mahmodul Hasan, Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh;
- Santosh Patnaik, Climate Action Network- South Asia - CANSA;
- Paul Allen, Center for Alternative Technology - CAT, UK;
- Preben Maegaard & Leire Gorrona, Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy (NFVE), Denmark.

The side event is co-organised by INFORSE, Global Ecovillage Network (GEN); European Network for Community-Led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability (ECOLISE), the Nordic Folkecenterfor Renewable Energy.

EXHIBITION: INFORSE, INSEDA, AIWC and the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy
Time: 7-11 November, 2016

The exhibition will feature the ativities of the INFORSE network, and you can meet us personally.
A new issue of Sustainable Energy News will be published for the event. Brochures, publications will be available with Q-R code download.
These including: Publication of a co-oopeartion project "Eco-village Development as Climate Solution, Proposals from South Asia
", a connected UN Policy Brief.
Contact to coordinator from INFORSE: Gunnar Boye Olesen:, office phone: +45 86227000.
Read more:

- INFORSE-South Asia and the NGO Advocacy EVD Project behind the Side Event at INFORSE-Asia.
- INFORSE-CANSA Policy Brief, "Eco-village Development as Climate Solution, Proposals from South Asia" PDF file May 20, 2016 (6-pages, 0.5MB).
- All India Women's Conference - -
Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy --- Global Ecovillage Network --- European Network for Community-Led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability (ECOLISE) --- INFORSE-Europe Visions 2030-50 --- Zero Carbon Britain, UK --- 100% Renewables, Denmark

See INFORSE's Participation at Previous, Present, and Following UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP):

- 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.