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Job opening - Project Facilitator
Submitted by: Ram Esteves 13 May 2018

Job opening - Project FacilitatorIf you wish to be a part of an exciting journey where we attempt to go beyond poverty alleviation into facilitating rural women to participate in a climate friendly new-age economy of tomorrow, read this document and apply: QUALIFICATION: • Analytical mind able to grasp and communicate economic theory, gender, and a left of centre ideology. • proficient in English and Telugu. • Willing to live and work in an assigned district/block headquarter for 3 weeks a month, and at the FCN headquarters at Bagepalli for 1 week in order to keep abreast with developments.


Engendering Climate Projects
Submitted by: Ram Esteves 11 April 2018

Engendering Climate ProjectsThe "Project" is not Climate Change. The Project is social transformation. Social transformation will remain a utopian utterance, without scale and long-term involvement. Climate Projects offer both; an opportunity to reach out to hundreds of thousands of rural poor and stay intimately involved for decades. Social transformation can be achieved only through a bottom up process of dialogue and conversation with the rural poor and, among them, the most disadvantaged, rural women. By and large, grassroots NGOs are efficient and cost effective in implementing Climate mitigation/adaptation projects. After implementing the technologies, actual usage has to be monitored and the units maintained for 10-21 years. Centralised management followed by NGOs will not work. Monitoring, repair and maintenance can be carried out only by End User women themselves. A hapless lot, crushed through millennia of systematised social oppression, cannot be expected to magically take control of a global effort. They must first feel emboldened, empowered and enabled to take control of their own lives within their own households, which are the traditional bastions of patriarchy. FCN Member NGOs need to support all and every effort made by rural women to take control of their lives. A radical alteration of organisational structure and style of functioning is needed. When effective post-construction/implementation systems are in place, carbon offsets will be generated and translate into carbon revenue. Delivery commitments to carbon investors will be met. After that, revenue will continually be generated to compensate End User women and also maintain the systems/revenue flow. These have to be viewed as instruments for social transformation.


Impact of Biogas Interventions on Forest Biomass & Regeneration in southern India
Submitted by: Meghna Agarwal 11 July 2017

Impact of Biogas Interventions on Forest Biomass & Regeneration in southern IndiaMeghna Agarwal (Earth Institute for Environmental Sustainability, Columbia University), under the guidance of Ruth DeFries and others, conducted a research study on the impact of Biogas interventions on forest biomass and regeneration. Programs to provide alternative energy sources such as Biogas improve indoor air quality and potentially reduce pressure on forests from fuel wood collection. This study tests concludes that Biogas intervention results in higher forest biomass and forest regeneration in degraded forests in the ADATS/Coolie Sangha working area at Chickballapur, Karnataka, India. Results indicate the potential for alternative energy sources that reduce dependence on fuel wood to promote regeneration of degraded forests.


Crowdfunding FCN Projects
Submitted by: Ram Esteves 11 June 2017

Crowdfunding FCN ProjectsConventional Crowdfunding raises once-off resources for a single cause or venture. In the context of the Fair Climate Network, Crowdfunding is an arrangement where a group of climate conscious individuals and/or companies, who cannot individually finance the total cost of an environmentally valuable climate activity, join together to pool resources to implement, maintain and monitor the project. Unlike normal Crowdfunding Platforms, in the case of pro-poor community owned and managed projects, there is need for much larger, long-term, multi-year, committed contributions that will not be repaid in cash, but in a monetized environmental service.


170529 Uttarakhand Visit Report
Submitted by: Ram 29 May 2017

170529 Uttarakhand Visit ReportReport on the 9 day visit to the foothills and lower ranges of the Himalayas, to the working areas of SUVIDHA, NNS and Sanjeevani.


Keynote Address - 8th FCN Meeting
Submitted by: Ram Esteves 11 April 2017

Keynote Address - 8th FCN MeetingRam Esteves, Convenor, tried to steer the 2 day FCN meeting on 10 & 11 April 2017 away from conventional discussions on CDM and offsetting. In this keynote, the seriousness of Climate Change and the looming threat to Homo sapiens was brought home with force.


FCN Business Plan & Rules of Engagement
Submitted by: Ram Esteves 29 September 2015

FCN Business Plan & Rules of EngagementAddressing climate change offers an opportunity to provide a unique environmental service that only we can deliver. The key characteristics of the FCN business plan is that it is collaborative, exponential, digital and combinatorial – vital ingredients for the success of any Start-up in today’s business environment. These Rules of Engagement form the basis for collaboration between FCN and Client NGOs


131030 Pan India LCF Report - Oct '12 to Sep '13
Submitted by: Ram Esteves 30 October 2013

131030 Pan India LCF Report - Oct ’12 to Sep ’13Narrative Report submitted to Icco, the Netherlands, for one year activities carried out by 4 Participant NGOs implementing Sustainable Agriculture practices under LCF


FCN Common Data Survey Format
Submitted by: Ram Esteves 08 August 2013

FCN Common Data Survey FormatThis is the LATEST UPDATED 5 page Common Family Survey Format to capture all data needed to prepare Climate Mitigation Projects. PLEASE PRINT IT AS IS IN THIS PDF FILE. This format will be used for all technologies like Biogas, Woodstoves, Photovoltaic Lamps, Water Purification, Low Carbon Farming, etc. For example, if you collect data for Biogas, you will not have to resurvey the family to get additional PDD data for Woodstoves, unless there is a major change in Methodology. Tristle Technology will also use the same Format, in this same order, in all their monitoring solutions.


Marketing Mechanism set up by FCN
Submitted by: Ram Esteves 23 September 2012

Marketing Mechanism set up by FCNThe big breakthrough made in recent months is to establish a domestic and international market for Emission Reductions generated by Climate Mitigation Projects developed by FCN Members. Download to read an email sent out by the FCN Convenor to the entire Network