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The overwhelming feeling from civil society on the outcome of the Rio+20 conference was disappointment that the final text was not action oriented and lacked real commitment. That said, there were a number of positive outcomes as well as opportunities for the FAN Global network to take forward.
On 25th July 2012, the Kerala Legislative Assembly has passed the Right to Service Bill-2012. The Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has kept his promise of making available services including domestic water connections to people within a specified time.
First UNFCCC technical workshop on water and climate change impacts and adaptation strategies , held in Mexico city
I was very happy to participate in the UNFCCC technical workshop on water and climate change on 18-20 July 2012. The workshop resulted from the lobbying work myself and my colleagues carried out at COP16 in Cancun when FAN worked with the Water and Climate Coalition to get water included in the climate change agenda.
On 1 August 2012, Freshwater Action Network becomes an independent consortium.