NGO Strategy Dialogue on Energy and Climate, Agriculture and Food Security towards the Great Transformation

Programme

NGO Strategy Dialogue on Energy and Climate, Agriculture and Food Security towards the Great Transformation

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>> Thursday, 1 November: Conference, Day 1

>> Friday, 2 November: Conference, Day 2

>> Saturday, 3 November: "Deepening Collaboration and Collective Strategies with International Participants from Key Regions and Countries"
 


Thursday, 1 November 2012

(Venue: Wissenschaftszentrum, Bonn)

9.00-9.45
Arrival and first interaction of participants

9.45-10.30
Welcome by the moderator of the conference
Welcome Notes - Towards a Sustainable Great Transformation
Tilman Santarius, Germanwatch
Jim Harkness, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)
Bernhard Lorentz, Stiftung Mercator

Short Film Premiere: Impulse (Michael Hennemann, ecosign); Germanwatch script competition 2012 (Special Award)

10.30-12.00
Views on Transformation Visions and Narratives on Access to Sustainable Energy and the Right to Food
Interactive Debate and Exchange with:
Input from Jennifer Morgan, World Resources Institute
- Joanna Kerr, ActionAid International
- Daniel Mittler, Greenpeace International
- Mamadou Goita, ROPPA, West African Farmers Network
- Bill Hare, Climate Analytics*
Moderator: Christoph Bals, Germanwatch

12.00-12.15
Introduction of Working Groups and Best Practice Examples

12.15-13.30
Lunch

13.30-15.00
Alternatives that Make a Difference
“Best Practice” policy strategies, campaigns and projects from the food/agriculture and energy/climate sector from around the world:

A) Challenging corporate power: lessons learnt from the Pioneer/Panaar seed merger challenge in South Africa
By: Mariam Mayet, African Centre for Biosafety, South Africa

B) Climate Communities
By: Thomas Brose, Climate Alliance - Klimabündnis der Städte, Germany

C) Community-based agricultural resilience - woman seed initiatives
By: Dr. Suman Sahai, Gene Campaign, India

D) Community Resilience - Linking Food and Energy Sustainability to Equity and Social Justice
By: Orion Kriegman, Tellus Institute, USA

E) Extension Services for Ecofarming in Andhra Padresh
By: Dr. Gangula Venkata Ramanjaneyulu (Dr. Ramoo), Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, India

F) Feed-in Tariffs: What can we learn form countries with Feed-in-Tariffs? What worked, what was pushed by NGO campaigns?
By: Srinivas Krishnaswamy, Vasudha Foundation, India

G) Integrated Vector Management in Kenya – from pilot projects to national policies and what we can learn for food security, climate change and energy-related projects
By: Benjamin Gräub, Biovision, Switzerland

H) Lighting a Billion Lives
By: Ibrahim H. Rehman, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India

I) Millet Initiative
By: PV Satheesh, Deccan Development Society, India

J) Movements: Transition Town and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Example from social movement's engaged in changing their cities.
By: Gesa Maschkowski & Nikolaus Lange, Network Transition Initiative D/A/CH & Transition Initiative "Bonn im Wandel", Germany

K) Reclaming cooperatives: Food Security in the hands of women: Kudumbashree/Sangha Krishi example from Kerala
By: Biraj Swain, UN University & South-Asia Capacity Building Network, India

L) Strategies for Taking Agricultural Successes to Scale in Sub-Saharan Africa
By: Faustin Vuningoma, PELUM East Africa, Zambia*

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15.00-15.30
Coffee Break

15.30-17.45
Parallel Cross-Cutting Working Groups
Innovative discussion on potential conflicts between strategies for climate protection, access to sustainable energy and the right to food:
 

A) The Climate and Food Crises
What needs to happen to address adaptation and mitigation? 
B) What role for biomass in food and energy
Moving from silo thinking to systemic thinking?
C) Unsustainable subsidies in Energy and Food
What are the main drivers and how can we create a shift? 
D) Common Movement towards Climate Policy Transformation
Can there be a China - India - EU Alliance?   
E) Agriculture at the Crossroads
How to translate IAASTD-Report conclusions into reality?
F) Energy Transition "Energiewende"
As important step of the Great Transition
G) How to Democratize Production
Energy and Agricultural Cooperatives
H) Power Politics
Breaking down Corporate Power and Market Concentration in food and Energy
I) Planetary Boundaries and the consumption challenge
Transform Demand in global consumption patterns
J) Open Slot

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Guiding questions: What are key collective strategies for climate protection, sustainable energy and the right to food?  What common ground already exists and how do we constructively deal with on-going conflicts?

17.45-18.30
World Café on Working Group Results

19.00
Meeting both in front of Wissenschaftszentrum and GSI for collective transit with public transport to the Reception of City of Bonn

20.00
Transformation in the City
Reception hosted by the City of Bonn
Welcome by Jürgen Nimptsch, Lord Mayor of the City of Bonn
Short Film Premiere: What am I?  (Benjamin Toussaint, Lost Sense Media Academy); Germanwatch script competition (Special Award)
Short Input: Jeans and Eggplants - Courage for Transformation
Kartikeya V. Sarabhai, Director, CEE India
Reply by Christoph Bals, Germanwatch, Policy Director
 



Friday, 2 November 2012

(Venue: Wissenschaftszentrum, Bonn)

9.00-10.00
Strategies for a Sustainable Transformation
Interactive Debate and Exchange with:

- Lina Li, GreenovationHub, China
- Kathrin Gutmann, Freelance Climate Strategy Expert, Germany
- Cândido Grzybowski, IBASE, Brazil
- Hans Herren, Biovision Switzerland
Moderator: Tilman Santarius, Germanwatch, Member of the Board

10.00-10.20
Coffee Break

10.20-12.30
Parallel Cross-Cutting Working Groups
Strategies towards achieving access to sustainable energy and the
right to food in the context of planetary boundaries

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Examples of topics: see day one

Guiding questions: How can civil society actors from the food, climate
and energy sector better collaborate on common challenges? What is
an intelligent mix of grassroots and international/regional policy
strategies for access to sustainable energy and realizing the right to
food in the context of planetary boundaries?

12.30-14.00
Lunch

14.00-16.00
Working Group Outcome Discussion: Strategies and Next Steps
Panel of Working Group Rapporteurs with Taking Home Messages:
Prioritization of key strategies and discussion of next steps

16.00
Wrap up and Outlook
Christoph Bals and Michael Windfuhr, Germanwatch

16.30
End of Conference

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Deepening Collaboration and Collective Strategies with International Participants from Key Regions and Countries Saturday, 3 November

(Venue: Gustav Stresemann Institut, Bonn)

Acting - Negotiating - Alliances: In order to follow up the strategies developed and identified during the conference, the regional meeting will discuss how to implement CSO-strategies with a special focus on the role of key regions and countries such as Africa, Brazil, China, EU, India, and MENA with selected participants from each region.

8.45-9.30
Introductions: Synthesis from day 1 and 2 and framing for day 3
- Kelly Rigg, GCCA/tcktcktck
- Michael Windfuhr, German Institute for Human Rights

9.30-11.00
Working Groups on areas of collaboration: Identification of relevant strategies and alliances for the great transformation
- Agriculture
- Climate Change

11.00-12.30
Working Groups on areas of collaboration: Identification of relevant strategies and alliances for the great transformation
- WG 1 and 2 (topics to be decided)

12.30-13.30
Lunch

13.30-14.30  
Regional and national synergies between access to energy and right to food actions: Strategies and collaboration
Regional and national working groups on deepening strategies and alliances

14:30-15:00
Coffee break

15.00-16:30
Connecting the Dots and Next Steps: Mapping the Multiple Strategies and Ideas of Collaboration at different levels; Charting concrete next steps

16.30-17.00
Synthesis and see you soon!

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