zSideEventBonn2017On Monday 8th May2017, Brahma Kumaris, QUNO and Newcastle University co-organized a panel named: “A Negotiator‘s tool-kit: a range of powerful arguments to engage with busy Ministries on clear and concise reasons for urgent climate action.”  The question to the panelists was: “How would you convince your ministry about taking urgent action in 5 minutes?”.

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SideEventReportOn the 16th of May 2016, Segolène Royale, the French minister for the environment, chaired the first meeting that followed the Paris Agreement in Bonn.  The meeting had a number of targets, all aimed at facilitating the implementation of the agreements made at COP 21 in Paris.  It was also a time of saying farewell to Christiana Figueres who was standing down as executive secretary of the UNFCCC.

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Bonn2015The United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in Bonn in June 2015.  This side event was a panel discussion of people with considerable experience of the issues around climate change. It took place 2nd June in Bonn III (72).

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SidePanel2A side panel discussion was held at the Bonn Climate Change Conference including:

  • Prince Goodluck Obi, Dir. Global Alert for Defence of Youth and the Less Privileged, Nigeria 
  • Dr. Curtis FJ Doebbler, Prof. of Law, Geneva, International-Lawyers.org
  • BK Jayanti Kirpalani, Director, Brahma Kumaris, Europe & United Kingdom
  • Joachim Golo Pilz, Dir. Solar Research Institute, India

Case studies of tree planting in Nigeria and solar energy in India were presented as examples of value based transition.

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GREEN THOUGHT FOR TODAY

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations.