26
November
2014

Engaging with Elected Representatives of Odisha on Climate Change

Engaging with Elected Representatives of Odisha on Climate Change
Odisha Odisha is one of the seven states for a Parliamentarian campaign on climate change, supported by the UK, Foreign and Commonwealths Offices of the India programme, c0-funded by the BPB and Tactical funding programme, inviting parliamentarians and other elected representatives of the states to work together across the political spectrum to build consensus and take action on climate change. Other states include West Bengal, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

The The aim of the campaign is to form a network of elected representatives (MPs. MLA’s Panchayat members) empowered to address the impacts of climate change in their respective political con-stituencies in Odisha. The idea was to engage with elected representatives of the state and get them to deliberate on climate change and energy security in Odisha. This was also to essentially draw linkages with the ongoing GLOBE India and Climate Parliament work.

A draft toolkit, ‘Connecting the Dots’- ‘Capacity Building of Elected Representatives on the issue of Climate Change’, in English and in Oriya has been developed as a ready reference to help leg-islators / elected representatives understand the concept and context of climate change. This toolkit was launched at a Odisha chapter programme Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, MPs and elected representatives who partici-pated in the discussions. The draft toolkit was launched by the Chief Minister. He highlighted the setting up of a ‘Green Energy Development Corporation’ to promote green and renewable sources of power including solar, hydel and bio-mass energy in Odisha.

A presentation was made by Greg Briffa highlighting on the UK perspective on legislating to tackle climate change. DHC, Sanjay Wadvani touched upon the current projects- the LED street lighting project and the fiscal instruments project that are helping state governments to design low carbon policies and to implement improved energy efficiency technologies. Odisha chapter is lead by GLOBE India trustee and Member of Parliament Kalikesh Singh Deo.
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29
November
2014

GLOBE India State Chapter - Nagaland

Resolution passed to form pan-Himalayan forum of legislators

GLOBE India State Chapter - Nagaland
There were two major takeaways in the first Himalayan Legislators’ Meet held in Kohima on September 27, 2013.

First, participants at the Meet resolved to constitute a pan-Himalayan forum of legislators to articulate the environment related policies and legislation needed to address the growing environmental concerns in Hill states.

Second, the legislators of Nagaland, under Chairmanship of the Nagaland Assembly Speaker Mr ChotisuhSazo, decided to form the Nagaland chapter of GLOBE India. Nagaland MLA Mmhonlumo Kikon was assigned the task of completing the formalities within three months. Once constituted, Nagaland will be the second chapter of GLOBE India after Sikkim.

The first Himalayan Legislators’ Meet, held at the Committee Hall of the Nagaland State Legislative Assembly, was part of the three-day Sustainable Mountain Development Summit III. The Meet was co-chaired by Mr K T Gyaltsen, Speaker, Sikkim Assembly, and Assam MP and secretary general, GLOBE, Mr Bhubaneswar Kalita.

Mr P D Rai, Lok Sabha MP from Sikkim and executive president GLOBE India, acted as the moderator of the Meet.

The Legislators’ Meet also resolved to welcome the Kohima Declaration presented by Indian Himalayan States Youth Summit 2013 and expressed their solidarity with the thoughts, concerns, expectations and suggestions detailed in the Declaration.

The Meet, organised by GLOBE India, was attended by 51 delegates, including MPs, MLAs and ministers,from nine out of eleven Himalayan states.
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26
November
2014

Sustainable Ecosystem GLOBE India works along Sikkim Government and Indian Mountain Institute

GLOBE India works along Sikkim Government and Indian Mountain Institute

Sustainable Ecosystem GLOBE India works along Sikkim Government and Indian Mountain Institute
The Legislators’ Meet on ‘Climate Change and the Need for Legislation’, held on the sidelines of IMI sustainable Mountain Development Summit on May 27, 2014, brought together legislators from mountain states to voice their common issues and deliberate, create awareness and make an action plan for climate change legislation. Sikkim took Legislators from Hill States engrossed in discussion at the Legislators’ Meet GloBeActivities & events the lead in these efforts by starting the first State Chapter of GLOBE India.The dialogues and outcomes of the Legislators’ Meet at Sikkim carried forward the GLOBE India agenda, and constituted a significant advancement in the build up to the first World Summit of Legislators at Rio on 15–17 June 2012.
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