Feb 052011

 Published on: Sano Paila 02

For the quintillionth time, I’ve heard the senior negotiators saying that the real negotiations happen at mid night and decisions are taken after many people go to sleep. So my curiosity-saturated self decided to stay overnight during negotiations to observe what actually happens at night.Picture source: http://www.redbubble.com

I confess of my limited knowledge and understanding of issues during my participation in COP15 at Copenhagen. At that time, it was very difficult for me to trace the ongoing discussion on technology transfer. The meeting on the first day of the second week went quite long and all my colleagues had already left the venue. Because I was so resolute (and dare I say, excited) about experiencing the late night negotiations LIVE, I reluctantly ignored other tempting invitations for dinner and such outside the Bella center (the UNFCCC venue). The late night meeting ended without any conclusion, and it was then that I realized that it was already 3 am in the morning. As it was very cold outside, I decided to spend the remaining few hours until dawn inside the Bella Center, and thus, landed on a sofa. I didn’t have a clue when my eyelids evaded me and I fell asleep.

I was deep into my dreams when I was trudged back to reality by a stern voice of a tall dark UN security personnel, who, rather ruthlessly, reminded me that I had violated the security regulations by sleeping inside the UN premises. I wanted to reply back, respond, say something. But my half-sleepy, weary self was only waiting for him to disappear so that I could rest my eyes again. The same scene repeated for about three times, one can only imagine how irritated the security personnel had become at that moment! But before he came to wake me up for fourth time, I forced my sleepy fatigued self to stand up and rush for coffee machine!

Jan 052011
(L) Forest minister, Deepak Bohara, (C) Env Minister, Thakur P Sharma, (R) Member of NPC, Dinesh Devkota at COP16 of UNFCCC, Cancun Dec, 2010

Published on: Jalbayu Sarokar, CCNN newsletter January, 2011

वि.सं. २०४९ जेष्ठ ३० (सन् १९९२ जुन १२) को पृथ्वी सम्मेलनमा हस्ताक्षरका लागि खुला गरेको संयुक्त राष्ट्र संघीय जलवायु परिवर्तन सम्बन्धी खाका महासन्धिमा, त्यसै दिन सहमती जनाएको नेपालले लगभग दुई वर्ष पछि वि.सं. २०५१ बैशाख १९ (सन् १९९४, २ मे मा अनुमोदन ग¥यो । त्यस पछि पहिलो पटक वि.सं. २०५३ साल (सन् १९९६) मा स्वीजलल्याण्डको जेनेभामा भएको पक्ष राष्ट्रहरुको दोस्रो सम्मेलनमा, नेपालका तर्फबाट चार सदस्य प्रतिनिधी मण्डल, जसमा दुई प्राविधिक र दुई परराष्ट्र मामिलामा जानकारको समूहले सहभागीता जनाएको पाईन्छ । त्यस वेलाको नेपालको सहभागिता हेर्दा नेपालले जलवायु परिवर्तनको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय छलफललाई प्रष्ट प्राविधिक विषयका साथै कुट्नैतिक महत्वले समेत हेरेको अनुमान गर्न सकिन्छ । त्यस पछिका सम्मेलनहरुमा पातलिदै गएको नेपालको सहभागिता कहिले काँहि औपचारिकतामा मात्र सिमित भयो । सन् २००६ मा नाईरोवीमा भएको १२ औं सम्मेलनसम्म आईपुग्दा नेपाली प्रतिनिधी टोली सधै ४–५ जनामा सिमित थियो, त्यस पछि जुन तवरले अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय बृत्तमा जलवायु परिवर्तनको विषयले आधिपत्य छायो, नेपालमा पनि सरकारी र गैर सरकारी क्षेत्रमा यसको असरहरु देखिन थाले । फलस्वरुप सन् २००७ को अन्त्य तिर ईन्डोनेसियाको वालीमा भएको १३ औं सम्मेलनमा दशजना जतिको नेपाली प्रतिनिधि मण्डलले सहभागीता जनाए साथै त्यस पश्चात् नेपालले अल्पविकसित राष्ट्रहरुको विज्ञ समूह  LEG  र Continue reading »

Oct 082010

Published on Climate Change and Nepal Blog thoughts during the Tianjin (China) Climate Discussion….. manjeet blogging from Tianjin

Culturally in Nepali society parents find the better-half for their adult son and daughter, my family included. This practice may seem unrealistic awkward and, surprising for the people of other society, but it has been working successfully for many years, what’s more  the rate of divorce is lower in our traditional society than that of in other societies. This custom of finding spouse, by parents, who are totally unknown to us until the first night after marriage that usually gifts happy-married life. Let us imagine a girl or a boy whom you have never met or even never imagined before to whom you are supposed to spend your whole life. However, no problem! We tell it a fast start process; here is the story in UNFCCC version.

Parents will look for their son/daughter-in-law, to whom we ever know. However, it works and is in going well until these days; moreover, we say it is “fast start” process. Imagine, a girl or a boy you ever had not met, but you are supposed to bear whole life with him/her. Continue reading »

Oct 052010

Published on Climate Change and Nepal Blog manjeet, blogging from Tianjin, China

UN Climate talk begin in Tianjin, China Tianjin, China 4 October 2010 The final meeting before the annual Climate conference (COP 16) begin in Tianjin, China from 4 October 2010. Government participating in the meeting express a high regard to People´s Republic of China for excellent arrangements in hosting the meeting. More than 3000 participants from about 194 UNFCCC signatories’ countries are participating the Tianjin meeting.

The interesting fact is that, the event is the first time that China, the world’s biggest source of greenhouse gases, has hosted a UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting. Continue reading »