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Local Climate Solutions for a Sustainable & Resilient Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic in East Africa, and South Asia; Women’s Role; 100% Renewables as driver for climate mitigation from Denmark to Kenya and Globally
Tuesday, 13 July 2021
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (NY Time)

Side Event

International network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE) co-organized with Grameen Shakti, All India Women Conference (AIWC), INSEDA (India), CRT/N (Nepal), IDEA (Sri Lanka), Suswatch (Kenya), UCSD & JEEP (Uganda), TaTEDO (Tanzania), SE (Denmark) representing INFORSE-East Africa, INFORSE-South Asia, and INFORSE-Europe.

Featuring a Catalogue of 50+ local sustainable and climate solutions in East Africa; Evidence-based Eco-Village Development in South Asia based on concept with participatory planning with equal participation for all; financial tool as microcredit; Gender/Women’s roles with focus on India; 100 % renewables scenarios as part of climate neutrality strategies from Denmark to Kenya based on a Global civil society vision.

Bringing insight into local climate solutions as improved cookstoves, water mills, solar fruit/vegetable dryers, household biogas, solar-powered water pump for irrigation, streetlights, organic farming, rainwater harvesting tank, composting basket using local material like bamboo, reusing waste, bicycles, and electric 3-wheelers. The local climate solutions are options to climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience as well as to improve livelihood, health, well being, provide water, food, energy and help in savings and/or income generation, green growth and thus reducing poverty, hunger, indoor pollution, and contribute to sustainable consumption, and to peaceful society.

Calling for how important it is to expand investment in local climate actions with benefits to achieve no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, decent work and economic growth, on reduced inequalities and on responsible consumption and production, as part of the green recovery and resilient funds.

Short highlights by Speakers:
  • Sohel Ahmed, Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh;
  • Kalyani Raj, AIWC India;
  • Judit Szoleczky & G.B. Olesen from INFORSE & DE Denmark;
  • Mary Swai, TaTEDO Tanzania;
  • Richard Kimbowa UCSD & JEEP Uganda;
  • Justus Munyoki, Suswatch Kenya;
  • Sanjiv Natan, INSEDA, India;
  • Niraj Shresta, Center for Renewable Technology Nepal;
  • Dumindu Herath IDEA Sri Lanka.

    More information can be found on the INFORSE website

  • United Nations