|Sustainable Energy News - No. 27 - November 1999 - Sustainable Energy to Combat Desertification (INFORSE, 1999, 16 p.)|
By Lalita Balakrishnan, All India Womens Conference (AIWC), INFORSE member organisation
NGO Womens Input to the UN
The Asia Pacific NGO Symposium included 12 parallel workshops held in September in Thailand. These were attended by over 500 delegates. The Symposium, entitled Asia Pacific Women 2000 Gender - Equality Development and Peace for the 21st Century, provided a forum for women to join forces in the review and assessment of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action.
Drawings by: AIWC
In the workshop organised by AIWC, Ms. Serelt Menon focused on environmental issues in general, Ms. Meenu Mishra presented a paper entitled Environmental Strategies and its Role in Promotion of Renewables, and Mrs. Chandramani Chopra focused on environmental laws in India.
The workshop received a very good response and was highly appreciated by participants from 20 countries, including representatives from UNDP, Bahai International, Thai, and Bangladesh Governments.
The recommendations of the Workshop will be submitted as NGO input at
· ESCAP High Level Meeting in 24-29th October, 1999,
· 44th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in March 2000,
· Special Session of the General Assembly of UN in June 2000.
AIWC - EXPO 2000
AIWCs project proposal, Sustainable Development through Renewable Energy Technologies, has been accepted for registration at the EXPO-2000 program, Projects around the World, Hannover, Germany.
Call for Award Nominations of Men: Women & Renewable Energy
We request that you suggest names of some distinguished persons (male), who have worked with dedication on promotion of women and of renewable energy and who have made qualitative and significant contributions. Please send their names, along with text describing their achievements, to enable the International Selection Committee to choose one person to receive the Award at the World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC)-VI in July, 2000, UK. The international award, called Akhil Bharatiya Akshaya Urja Award, was instituted in 1998 at the WREC-V in Italy.
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SENT - Sustainable Energy Network for Thailand
SENT is a forum for non-governmental, non-profit organisations working related to energy issues. It was initiated in January, 1999 with the aims of providing sustainable energy solutions for the Thai society and of strengthening the capability of member organisations. There are 11 member organisations with different experiences in promoting sustainable energy. Some organisations have more academic experience, while others have done more promotion of renewable energy with local communities. Some members have helped to mobilise local people in protesting against conflicting energy projects.
The activities of SENT range from monthly network meetings to energy planning, workshops, and conferences. SENT has devoted considerable attention to scenario analysis to plan for the possibilities and the impacts of sustainable energy development for a sustainable future. SENT already organised the study and the seminar on Sustainable Energy Alternatives to the 1,400 MW Coal-fired Power Plant under Construction in Prachuab Khiri Khan Province Thailand. Moreover, SENT has developed a homepage to stimulate information exchange within and outside the network. SENT will continue working on capacity-building for NGOs in sustainable energy development at national and regional levels.
(Born 1968) General Secretary of SENT M.S. in Agricultural Economics
Decharut is lecturer at Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Kasetsart University, Bangkok since 1992. He was team leader in the research project on Sustainable Energy Sustainable Society in 1998. His specialisations are rural development and energy policy.
(Born 1975) Co-ordinator of SENT B.S. in Economics in 1997
Suphakij was a researcher in the research project on Sustainable Energy Sustainable Society in 1998 and the coordinator of the conference on Public Participation in Energy Sector in May 1999.
SENT, Center for Applied Economics