Dec 202010

Published on: Jalbayu Sarokar, CCNN newsletter January, 2011

क्यानकुन सम्मेलनको कुरा गर्दा सम्मेलनकी प्रमुखको ब्यक्तित्वको चर्चा नगरी जो कोही पनि रहन सक्दैन । कोपनहेगन सम्मेलनमा अन्तिम समयमा आएर सम्मेलनको प्रमुख परिवर्तन गरिएर डेनमार्क विवादमा आए देखि नै, धेरैले मेक्सीकोले यो विषयलाई कसरी अघि बढाउला भनेर चासो लिएका थिए । सम्मेलनको पहिलो दिन डेनमार्कले अध्यक्षता हस्तान्तरण गरे पछि, यस वर्षका लागि मेक्सीकोको विदेश मामीलाकी सचिव पेट्रीसिया स्पीनोसाले जिम्मेवारी सम्हालिन । सुरुवातको दिन देखि नै स्पीनोसाको एउटै भनाई थियो, “सम्मेलन निश्पक्ष र पारदर्शी रुपमा अघि बढाईने छ” । पहिलेका सम्मेलनका अनुभवहरुका कारण उहाँको सो भनाईमा त्यती सजिलै धेरैले विश्वास गरेनन् । विदेश मामीला, अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय कानुन र धेरै बहुपक्षय सम्मेलनहरुको अनुभव हाँसिल गरिसकेकी स्पीनोसाका लागि क्यान्कुन सम्मेलनमा विकसित र विकासशील राष्ट्ररु बीचको खाडल पूरा गर्नु त्यति सजिलो भने थिएन । तर, सम्मेलनका सुरुवातमा भने झै, छलफलहरु परदर्शी तवरले अघि बढ्यो, केहि राष्ट्रहरुको मात्र विरोधको सामना गर्दे, क्यान्कुन सहमति, बहुपक्षिय छलफलहरुको विश्वासनीयतामा थप बल पु¥याउदै जलवायु परिवर्तनको क्षेत्रमा नयाँ आयाम दिन सम्भव भयो ।

 Posted by on December 20, 2010 at 4:39 pm
Dec 012010

blogging from Cacnun, COP16 ! Climate Change and Nepal, Dec 1, 2010

Climate negotiation again has started in a beautiful coastal city of Mexico, Cancun. Oh Cancun! Three year earlier at COP13 in Bali, with its best output -Bali Action Plan (BAP), laid the foundation of climate change negotiation. Than for several times negotiators meet up at Bonn and Bangkok with the mandate to make final agreement at Copenhagen. Everybody knows, B and C could not meet the deadline and to give life to negotiation, it was extended a year to complete its work by end of 2010 at Cancun. Again another C, but not the European but Mexican C.

In the opening of COP16, Lykke Friis, Danish Minister said she was confident that the participants of this edition will go beyond what was done in Copenhagen, and will demonstrate the world that their good intentions did not freeze in the cold streets of the Danish capital. “Let’s hope CANCUN CAN!” Continue reading »

 Posted by on December 1, 2010 at 6:13 pm
Nov 232010

Published on Climate Action Network Int’l (CANI) Blog on October, 2010

Hon. Gagan Thapa, CA member, Nepali CongressGlobal Climate Change talks and the process of constitution making in Nepal has several similarities. The agreement made in Bali, Indonesia (resulting in the Bali Action Plan) and the provision in the Interim Constitution of Nepal. Both the processes had similar mandates – two years for drafting a new agreement respectively on a fair, ambitious and binding outcome under the UNFCCC / a fair Constitution for the Nepali people. Both were delayed, brushing aside the high expectations and with very little hope for meeting timelines, one more year has been added for both discourses as we found to our dismay at the beginning of this year. Lack of trust among the countries in the Climate Change discussions and among Nepali political parties engaged in the drafting of the Constitution is hampering the negotiations on both ends, and there’s little hope that the negotiations/drafting will be complete within the revised-time frame. In this whole process, we, the Nepali Civil Society, are getting to see both the painful processes very closely.

Climate Change discussions peaked gradually after COP 13 held in Bali, Indonesia. Parties adopted the Bali Road Map as a two-year process to finalize a legally binding agreement in 2009 in Copenhagen. 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 »

Aug 122010

For Sano Paila (NYCA Youth Ezine) on the occasion of NYCA second Anniversary

Regardless of the political instability and high recession in the country, Nepali Youth movement on climate change has gained much attention not only within the nation, but also in the region and globally. Organizing the events in all the development region of Nepal, the movement has reached up to joining hands with the South Asian Youth allies to tackle climate change, the biggest challenge of our generation.

Cabinet Ministers meeting at Everest base campWe’ve grown in the past years, to put it simply. As a proud youth network, NYCA has established contact offices is all development regions of the country and in few districts too. Few weeks ago, Youth affiliated to this network planted more than hundred thousand trees in mid-terai and this was undeniably a big hit in the Nepali print media. After the South Asian Summit, satisfaction in high spirits falls in me to see Youth in Afghanistan organizing events on climate change, after only a year Sri Lanka capable to host second youth summit and many other regional stories. This adds more to answer any nettling phone call from district, “When are you sending us the books and other publication you committed?”, “ Next week we are planning for .. program can you come to us?” and more. Continue reading »

 Posted by on August 12, 2010 at 6:49 am
Apr 222010

Publised on Climate Change and Nepal, NYCA blog

Impacts of climate change such as floods, cyclone, drought, glacial melt, and sea level rise are already being felt in South Asia, and these will continue to intensify. For more than 1.5 billion people in South Asia, particularly the poor, climate change is clearly not just an environmental issue but one that is closely interlinked with their livelihood and socioeconomic development. Continue reading »