G20 & Climate Change: National & Regional Perspectives

Organised by: Press Club of Kolkata, Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA), Environment Governed Integrated Organization (ENGIO), & Vasudha Foundation

January 20, 2023 10.30 a.m onwards

Contact: kolkataengio@gmail.com (participation only through invitation)

Special guests:

Dr. Santanu Sen
MP, Rajya Sabha

Debashis Kumar
MLA, WB Assembly

Prof. Saugata Roy
MP, Lok Sabha

Dr. Dulal Bose
Former Sheriff, Kolkata

Janab Javed A. Khan
Minister, Disaster Management, Govt of WB.

“G20 under PM Modi’s presidency need to find answers to – predictable and adequate finance for energy transition; finance for loss and Damage; accelerate SDGs in Global South and sources of finance devoid of Fossil Fuels Industry”Sanjay Vashist, Director, CANSA

“G20 must not replicate the extractive model of development that has caused the climate and ecological crises, and widened the economic inequality. India being the president of G20 this year has a unique opportunity to influence the group to move away from fossil fuels in an equitable manner and promote climate resilient communities and development policies. It should remind rich nations of their historical responsibility and provide climate finance for just transition, adaptation and addressing loss and damage.”Harjeet Singh, Head of Global Political Strategy at Climate Action Network International

“Debashis Kumar reaffirmed three commitments Govt of West Bengal has made viz a viz Organise Conference of People in Kolkata, Fossil fuel free Kolkata and, a Kolkata City plan to address Climate Change in Strategic Manner”Debashis Kumar, MLA, WB Assembly