Information
  • Lead-organizer: Ambedkar Education Society-All India Foundation of Human Rights and Social Justice
  • 13:30 - 15:00
  • Date: 18 Jun 2012
  • Room: T-4

Energy for all; Equity as fundamental goal

Organizing partners

Name of requesting organization: Ambedkar Education Society-All India Foundation of Human Rights and Social Justice in collaboration with PAIRVI Associates, CECOEDECON and Beyond Copenhagen

Introduction

The political economy of energy aided by international finance, trade and aid has been the principal reasons for unsustainable development. The panel will discuss how equity in energy is of paramount importance for the cherished goal of energy for all and for sustainable development. The panel will argue that equity in access to energy at international and sub national levels through fundamental changes in the patterns of production and consumption should be the first goal for sustainable development.

Detailed programme

Proposed Event

Submitted by Ambedkar Education Society-All India Foundation of Human Rights and Social Justice in collaboration with Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society (CECOEDECON), Public Advocacy Initiatives for Rights and Values in India (PAIRVI), and Beyond Copenhagen.

Topic:
Energy for all; Equity as fundamental goal

Short Description:
The political economy of energy aided by international finance, trade and aid has been the principal reasons for unsustainable development. The panel will discuss how equity in energy is of paramount importance for the cherished goal of energy for all and for sustainable development. The panel will argue that equity in access to energy at international and sub national levels through fundamental changes in the patterns of production and consumption should be the first goal for sustainable development.
Thematic focus:
Energy and sustainable development

Speakers/Presenters/Facilitators

Mr. Ajay K Jha (Secretary, PAIRVI) has been engaging with sustainable development and climate change, climate justice issues and their interaction with communities, policies and governance. Mr Jha has been a regular contributor on part of the Indian civil society at all major global events ranging from Human Rights related issues to climate change negotiations. This is but a brief introduction to his work and contribution.

Mr. Sharad Joshi (Secretary, CECOEDECON) has led and supported Indian civil society organizations and collectives to present the Indian perspective on a whole range of human rights, trade and climate change-related issues for many years. A grassroots activist at the core, his vision and work ranges from grassroots capacity-building to global level advocacy.

Mr. Soumya Dutta (National Convener, All India Peoples Science Forum, India): Mr. Dutta is an activitts, researcher and author attached to a various organizations and peoples movements on issues of sustainable development, energy and agriculture.

Mr. Jayesh Bhairavia (Director, Ambedkar Education Society) Mr. Bhairavia is lawyer, a human rights and social justice activist, has participated in WSSD 2002 and has been keenly following the sustainable development debates.

Potential Contribution to UNCSD
The event will seek to bring in equity in access to energy in energy security and sustainable development. The discussion will provide viable alternatives to ensuring energy with equity.

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