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ENERGY ETHICS Newsletter

October 2010

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NEWS Energy Ethics is moving forward through an approach in two tracks: advocacy in the Global North and projectoriented activities in the Global South. We have become members of The Project Fund - opening new opportunities for our members in Denmark and our partners in the Global South. Energy Ethics is glad to Global South or promote advocacy announce its membership to The activities in the Global North. Project Fund. At the moment we are looking All members of Energy Ethics for a junior lawyer, a junior can attend the courses at The business developer and an Project Fund. economist. To do so, please become a You can be part of Energy member of Energy Ethics HERE Ethics in many manners. As far as and check the courses online you are committed to achieve HERE. common goals and have fun with us, we can find something to offer You can participate in the you, where your precious free time courses if you have attended at and professional skills can be least one meeting of Energy used. Ethics. Thank you for your support You will be introduced to the already. All our achievements ongoing work of Energy Ethics. could not be possible without the Likewise, we will be updated about support of our active members. your ideas and ongoing projects. If you want to know more We are looking forward to hear about our current activities, and from young professionals that have get involve please do not hesitate an interest in empowering youth to contact us at: info@energyand entrepreneurial activities in the ethics.org [1]

Courses at The Project Fund As members of The Project Fund we can attend courses that enhance the capacities of the organization. Check the courses online HERE. You just need to be member of Energy Ethics, is for free: CLICK HERE! *Courses are in Danish


BOLIVIA

Tiquipaya, Cochabamba Bolivia Peoples’ Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of the Mother Earth

Strategies and actions were discussed and agreed towards COP16.

Rishi and Walter enhanced advocacy activities and Walter J. Sanchez from Energy coordination meetings with Bolivian representatives from Ethics and Rishikesh R. the government, civil society Bhandary -YOUNGOS Focal and indigenous peoples Point at UNFCCC levelorganisations. participated at the Peoples’ Conference on Climate We gain further knowledge Change and the Rights of about civil society processes Mother Earth (PCCCRME) related to climate change in Latin America. It was important pillar to understand further parallel The Peoples’ Conference in processes enhanced by civil Bolivia gave us a broader society towards COP16. We review learning processes and perspective on climate change increased capacity to raise the solutions from a bottom-up voices of youth and implement perspective. efficient advocacy activities in alternative processes related to Rishi and Walter shared their experience on creating interthe international climate regional youth networks on change negotiations from a climate change in South-Asia Latin America perspective. and Africa with an engaged team representing the Latin YOUNGOS Focal Point American Youth Network on participated at the Latin Climate Change. This included American Youth Meeting in collaboration between Energy Cochabamba, Bolivia. Ethics and Reacción Climatica.

Snapshots Energy Ethics coordinated the visit of Rishi to Boliva with funds from DANIDA. Rishi actively participated in the Forests Group during PCCRME, sharing his experience with youth and indigenous peoples in Bolivia about forest-based communities in Nepal.

Latin American Youth on Climate

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Bonn - Germany To Bonn Climate Change Talks June 2010 The impact of the Peoples’ Conference in Boliva was assessed in Bonn2 with the presence of YOUNGOS Focal Point and a representative of Energy Ethics - Abel Musumali from Zambia. Abel worked in capacity of Green Enviro-Watch an active youthbased Zambian organisation, member of the umbrella network called African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC). Energy Ethics coordination in collaboration with 92Gruppen enhanced the representation of Nepal and Zambia in Bonn2. This was an important milestone for the Zambian counterpart to enhance its network and partnerships with negotiators and civil society representatives approahced during Copenhagen at COP15. Strategic areas of work were evaluated and applied.

The representative from AYICCZambia, has been in direct contact with governmental representatives to enhance the First Zambian Youth Conference on Climate Change.

BONN-2

The Zambian Youth Climate Change Conference took place from Monday the 18th to the 20th of October, 2010. The conference was officially opened by the Minister of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources, Catherine Namugala MP, head of the Zambian Delegation to the COP. This conference is a social platform organised to bring young Zambians together for three days to look at global climate challenges and finding local findings towards COP16. We are coming up with a strategic paper on climate change adaptation and mitigation for policy implementation. The theme for this conference was: Youth Engagement and Participation towards Environmental and Climate Management.

Youth meeting at BONN-2

Energy Ethics Zambia Abel Musumali with the exformer UNFCCC General Secretary Ivo de Boer. In the middle, Abel Musumali at an action advocating for a target of 1.5 C in the negotiations. Rishi and Abel participated in youth meetings at Bonn2. Actions and further action were reviewed and agreed.

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BECOME A MEMBER International Network, Project-Oriented Activities and Advocacy Support The Energy Ethics Project The best place to start is to share your thoughts with us about Energy Ethics. Our core team in Denmark, Global South Partners, Board and active members are volunteering their resources as developers, project coordinators, designers, administrators and managers of respective research and project implementation.

However, even the greatest mind never stop learning and we seek for guidance and mentoring through counseling with our partners in the Global North, civil society organisations and Be the change senior consultants.

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This process secures the continuous capacity building process that enhance the quality and accountability of Our Global South Partners work in Energy Ethics and our Partners in their local communities to the Global South. account that The Energy Ethics Project is a reality and a process. Energy Ethics is grateful to the hard work of our members. We will like to think out-of-the-box and moving to new heights in Any form of collaboration is terms of knowledge creation, welcome to make The Energy management and transfer. Ethics Project a major leap forward towards sustainable The Energy Ethics Project has prosperity. some wonderfully talented young people from all around the globe Your personal or corporate taking concepts, research and contribution represents for us an innovative management opportunity to grow and be techniques to foment a pool of accountable when we involve you knowledge related to energy and in the history of our projects. its axis with climate change. Our philosophy is to build Our Global South Partners are an resilience through concrete international team at the forefront project research or investigation of environment, climate change supported by industry, and energy research and project government, academic or civil implementation. society organisations to promote entrepreneurial empowerment.

What we do

Where the money goes:

Knowledge management

Events - Meetings - Publications Budget is audited every year and published in the Annual Energy Ethics Report.

Why we do it To build a thoughtful pledge for environmental, climate and energy justice

How we do Through advocacy in the Global North and project-oriented activities in the Global South

Voluntary staff Work for Energy Ethics in any of our ongoing projects. We also welcome initiatives that suit our vision and mission.

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For more information about modes of cooperating with Energy Ethics please contact us at: info@energy-ethics.org   Project Oriented Activites Support our partners in the Global South. More information at: www.energy-ethics.org Advocacy Support advocacy campaigns in Denmark . For other EU member states contact: wsanchez@energy-ethics.org More information at: www.energy-ethics.org

VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION 50dk monthly


GLOBAL SOUTH PARTNERS

2010

UGANDA

NICARAGUA

GHANA

Contact: David SSemwogerere Development Plus

Contact: Kenneth Nana Amoateng Abibiman Foundation

COOK STOVE TRAINING

Contact: Rafael Estrada Jovenes Medioambientalistas

ZAMBIA

MOROCCO

Contact: Abel Musumali Green Enviro-Watch

Contact: Mohamed F. Bergigui Moroccan Foundation for Youth, Initiative

INTERNATIONAL ADVOCACY

COASTAL ADAPTATION STRATEGIES

and Development

RURAL YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

Become a Partner Write to us at: info@energy-ethics.org

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COOK STOVE TRAINING

BOLIVIA Contact: Carmen Capriles Reacci贸n Clim谩tica

NATIONAL ADVOCACY


TERTULIA

When November 2010 Online Version

Energy Ethics is about to launch an international environmental magazine called Who is behind the idea Tertulia. Carlos GarcĂ­a-Robles, David McKinnon, Vibek Raj Maurya Objective and Walter J. Sanchez To have a literary space to discuss neglected topics Download here related to the environment, climate change and energy.

Target Groups Policy-makers NGOs Industry Academia Youth-based Organizations

Stop Paper Use

Write with us! Submission Guidelines at: www.energy-ethics.org

Tertulia Thinking Free

International Environmental Magazine

Also in this issue: COP16 in Cancun: And now, who can save us? Freedom of Action: Beyond the liberty of just saying it Climate Change as Man-made Evil Bioenergy Carbon Neutrality: Myth or Reality?

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Vol. 1. Issue 1 - Autumn 2010

Get Digital Version here

The Luddite Movement: Lessons from Pas Revolutions? Essa

by Walter J. Sanchez

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Klimaforum 09 - A Backstage Story Interview with Hans-Henrik Samuelsen Coordinator Klimaforum 09

by Carlos GarcĂ­a-Roble

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Environmental Displacement: Criss crossing Definitions Cases:Somaliland

by Roshni Dave and Maria V. Somojok

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Households, Indoor Air Pollution and Health: Reflection on the Brown Agenda Brown Agenda

by Peter N. Vangsbo

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Tertulia

E-waste in Ghana: a window of opportunity or unfair trade? Field Research

by Vibek Ra

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Tertulia is an Iberian Peninsula and Latin American word that means deliberative social gathering. Tertulia means the action of being together and deliberating and discussing issues of common interest. It is a social and communicative space for free thinking and articulated expression, especially political, cultural and artistic.


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