Ladakh @ COP

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP 11 is being held in Le Bourget, from November 30 to December 11. It will be the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.

The conference objective is to achieve a “legally binding and universal agreement on climate”, from all the nations of the world.


Ladakh, Jigmet Takpa, Chief Conservator of Forests, Ladakh/Director LREDA, Leh and Stanzin Dorjai Gia Director of the Himalaya Film House is representing India at the United Nation Conference on Climate Change at Paris, France.

Jigmet Takpa IFS Director, LREDA and Chief Conservator Forests, Ladakh was invited  by the General Secretary of COP 21 (Paris 2015) to showcase his  works on “Climate change, mitigation and adaptation in the Himalaya”.

Jigmet Takpa represented the UN Conference as member of Indian Government delegate and made presentation on the “Energy Access” on 1st December at the conference: Ladakh initiatives for mitigation and  adaptation  in response to climate change in the form of Biodiversity conservation, Rural livelihood improvement projects and Renewable Energy Initiatives was highly appreciated at the UN conference.


Stanzin Dorjai Gia movies the “ Jungwa” and the “Lighting up Himalaya” show casing the Climate change , mitigation and adaptation was screened at the UN conference at several occasions. It was selected from the entry of 500 movies around the world. The International Union For Conservation of Nature (IUCN) a UN body is screening his movies to the audience at UN conference on 8th of December 2015.

“Lighting up Himalaya” a movie on the Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative of Ladakh Renewable Energy Development Agency, directed by Stanzin Gia is screened every day at the Indian Pavilion.


A lunch was also organized at the French President House “The Elysee Palace” in honour of  Jigmet Takpa, Stanzin Dorjai Gia and Christiane Mordelet  for their work on 2nd December 2015. Takpa and Stanzin Gia took part in several discussion and debate on Climate change, mitigation and adaptation during the UN conference.

According to the organizing committee, the objective of the 2015 conference is to achieve, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, a binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world.

The overarching goal of the Convention is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit the global temperature increase to 2 °C above pre-industrial levels.

During previous climate negotiations, countries agreed to outline actions they intend to take within a global agreement by 1 October 2015. These commitments are known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions or INDCs.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced creation of   an alliance of solar-rich countries and sent written invitations to over 100 countries to join the coalition proposed to be called the International Agency for Solar Policy and Application (InSPA).


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