CDM Meetings

CDM Meetings

The unique characteristic of this Network is that it is a meeting of different persons and organisations, each with their own viewpoint. Each has gathered for a different purpose. Each of these motives is valid, real and absolutely essential. Without such diverse ambitions, concerns and capabilities, we will not be able to pull off what we have individually come here to achieve. Each person here present has something to offer, that we as a whole need. Our getting together is a multilateral gathering that generates bilateral benefits. Should participants feel that such a loose getting together serves no purpose, they will simply opt out. This hasn't happened and our numbers have grown.

In the process we will inevitably bump into areas where we need to make common stand. We will collectively lobby for model ERPA's and fair/ethical carbon revenue sharing arrangements that are attractive to Carbon Investors simply because they are implementable. We will together develop appropriate Methodologies that cater to our specific needs. We will argue our case to overcome EB hurdles. We will present a joint front to the Designated National Authority. We will develop Standards and Benchmarks that the mainstream will find difficult to ignore or bypass.

But the biggest joint venture we will constantly undertake is to bolster each other's confidence. Taking the plunge to invest humongous amounts of money, time and effort to develop pro-poor CDM Projects is not easy. We are here for each other.

The Fair Climate Network has held 8 formal meetings to date. Besides, we have met more than 20 times, in smaller groups, on specific topics and issues. Meetings of the Fair Climate Network are purely voluntary affairs, with no outside funding. Members meet their own travel costs, and ADATS hosts them with simple food, basic accommodation, and a warm welcome.

1st CDM Meeting — 14 & 15 September 2007

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.

The Report is an inventory of NGO capacity vis-à-vis CDM. Click here to read more.

2nd (Mini) CDM Meeting — 9 February 2008
3rd CDM Meeting — 5 & 6 March 2008
4th CDM Meeting — 3 December 2008
5th CDM Meeting — 27 & 28 March 2009
6th CDM Meeting — 4 & 5 July 2009
FCN-EDF Collaboration — 29 January 2010
1st FCN-LCF Meeting — 1 March 2010
FCN-LCF Strategic Planning Workshop — 13 & 14 March 2010
2nd FCN-LCF Meeting — 29 April 2010
3rd FCN-LCF Meeting — 20 July 2010
4th FCN-LCF Meeting — 15th and 16th October 2010
7th CDM Meeting — 7th and 8th November 2010