Climate Change and Voices from the Ground

Process of Voice for Change: Agrarian Communities’ Action Plan on Climate Change.

The Sustainable Development Goals have been formally announced by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015, after a series of consultations with various groups. Praxis had taken the proposed Goals and conducted Ground Level Panels with various communities to understand how the United Nations could include recommendations from these people to ensure that truly ‘no one was left behind.’

As a part of this effort, 13 farmers and agricultural workers from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand formed a Ground Level Panel that was in Delhi for four days to collectively analyse relevant Sustainable Development Goals and other policy documents meant to benefit them,their experiences of the impacts of climate change on their lives and livelihoods and give recommendations to overcome these.

Praxis Institute for Participatory Practices had support from Oxfam India, Partners in Change and Dialectics in this endeavour. At the dissemination in Delhi, the panellists identified themselves as farmers who were marginalised because of their caste, gender and relationship to land among other things.

We bring to you the exhibits of that process, and through these the story of climate change and agriculture. To view the full report, and the Panel’s recommendations on other policy documents brought out by State Governments, click here.

Click on image below to walk through the exhibition; navigate left or right for a slideshow.

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