Feb 082011
 

This article was published at Sano PailaThe NYCA Youth Ezine on Feb 2011

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 then.

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 follow 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. Continue reading »

 Posted by on February 8, 2011 at 10:36 am
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!

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
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 »

Feb 272010
 

I first attended UNFCCC conference at Barcelona on November 2009; it was an honor to be accredited as a government delegate from that time. Later that year was climate conference (mela) in Copenhagen!

At COP 15, I was responsible to follow and update on Technology transfer issue. Many times, I had heard that meeting lasted till late at night, negotiators would get no time even to sleep …. And such rumors, which through this article today, I announce them as valid rumors! Continue reading »

 Posted by on February 27, 2010 at 6:59 am
Dec 042009
 

Manjeet Dhakal 2:45 am Dec 2, 2009

Oh ! It’s very late today and tomorrow we are leaving for Copenhagen – “Ray of hope” for poor, climate victims and rest …. You and me.

I cannot make a justice on myself, about my participation. I cannot give explanation for those all emails and wishes sent to me on phone calls and from many professionals’ friends. Some time I feel that we are going for battle, climate battle, for which we were. sharpening our sword from long time back“. I know we first picked –up the weapons on August 12, 2008, the day we took oath to fight for poor, for justice and for common better future, the day we named our campaign as “Nepalese Youth for Climate Action – NYCA”. No need to mention how the First Nepalese Youth summit and ever first regional youth gathering on CC – SAYSoCC (South Asian Youth Summit on Climate change) has brought together national and regional youth voices in a common forum. Continue reading »

 Posted by on December 4, 2009 at 3:15 pm