Local Climate – Sustainable Energy Solutions in Global Stocktake, Why, How & from Where


Local solutions are important for climate targets and must be better included in GST. We present local climate solutions from 3 continents, how to include them in GST, overview of differences they can make for global climate mitigation, adaptation, faster GHG reductions, poverty, and gender. (8 more)

Date and time: Sat. 12/11 at 15-16.30 local time (13-14.30 GMT)

Detailed program (DRAFT)

15.00 Opening by organisers (INFORSE, INSEDA, Suswatch, SE)

15.05 Promoting local solutions as important climate and development solutions in East Africa , Mary Swai, TaTEDO & INFORSE East Africa, Tanzania (online)

15.12 Launch of scenario and proposals for transition to 100% renewable energy in Uganda, replacing fossil fuels and ending overconsumption of wood and other biomass, Richard Kimbowa, Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development, INFORSE East African Chair (online)

15.19 Local solutions in GST including finance, key message from East Africa, Nobert Nyandire, Suswatch Kenya

15.26 Paris compatible scenarios for reducing emissions in Europe with transition to 100% renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy sufficiency, key message for GST for Europe, Gunnar Boye Olesen, Sustainable Energy (Denmark) and INFORSE-Europe.

15.33 Promoting local activities in South Asia supported by eco-village development initiatives, Anzoo Sharma, CRT, Nepal

15.40 Successes with local solutions in South Asia and promotion of them, Sanjiv Nathan INSEDA & INFORSE South Asia, India and on carbon credits projects in India by Nikunj Agarwal, ClimatePartner, Germany

15.47 Launch of database, documenting successful local solutions, Arif Abdul, Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh

15.54 Local solutions in the GST, why and how, Dumindu Herath, IDEA, Sril Lanka 

16.01 Comments from official (to be confirmed)

16.06 Dialogue including inputs from participants

16.25 Conclusion

16.30 End

Moderators: Santosh Patnaik, CAN South Asia and Judit Szoleczky, INFORSE Secr.