From 2006, an informal grouping of grassroots NGOs had organically evolved around ADATS to share CDM experiences and enable them to tap carbon resources through sharing, facilitation and handholding.
Icco/KerkinActie had a decade long experience in discussing climate change and climate justice issues with about 15,000 active supporters who collaborate with them in various schemes under the title Climate Plan.
A propitious opportunity offered itself to link the efforts of Icco/KerkinActie with the ad hoc and hopscotch efforts of ADATS to create a North-South network. To further explore this opportunity, the Bagepalli CDM Meeting was held on 14 and 15 September 2007 at ADATS Campus, Bagepalli.
This first meeting was attended by 28 participants, including development workers from every part of India and abroad. Gert de Gans and Ram Esteves explained climate change and CDM, respectively. Ram Esteves was selected as the Convenor, with Gert de Gans and as co-Convenors.
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