A Fair, Ambitious and Binding Deal

India and all parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are bound by its ultimate objective: the ‘stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. Such a level should be achieved within a time-frame sufficient to allow ecosystems to adapt naturally to climate change, to ensure that food production is not threatened and to enable economic development to proceed in a sustainable manner.’

The culmination of negotiations needs to be expeditiously carried out. Greenpeace has been actively participating in the negotiation process in trying to mobilize political will around an ambitious global deal on climate. From conference rooms to streets of India, Greenpeace mobilized people for an environmentally sound outcome in the run up to Copenhagen Summit last year. 

BASIC meetings

The BASIC group of countries – comprising Brazil, South Africa, India and China is a recent formulation. The group emerged largely from the climate negotiation context in the run up to Copenhagen climate negotiations towards the end of 2009. The BASIC group had its first meeting in Beijing in November 2009. The four countries in that meeting discussed critical issues on coordinating their negotiation positions at Copenhagen.

At Copenhagen the BASIC group was instrumental along with the US on negotiations of the Copenhagen Accord.

After Copenhagen the BASIC group met again in New Delhi in January to discuss the post Copenhagen strategy of the four countries which emerged as one of the most powerful blocs in the climate negotiations. The countries decided  to have subsequent meetings throughout the year in order to ensure strategic coordination.

Greenpeace has been actively trying to engage the BASIC ministers in trying to be a progressive bloc within the climate negotiations. 

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The view from the tree

Image | June 7, 2005 at 3:30

The view from the tree. The event brought together a large number of young people and compelled a large number of passers-by to stop and join in for a while and engage with the issues.

The issues surrounding tree cutting for many

Image | June 7, 2005 at 3:30

The issues surrounding tree cutting for many symbolized the conflict between environmental sustainability and ‘development’ of the city.

Under overcast skies

Image | June 7, 2005 at 3:30

Under overcast skies, the concert started with an introduction to the programme and - theme by Radhika - a solar generation member. The message of 'towards sustainable cities' articulated through a number of posters, banners and placards, struck...

Celebrating Orissa's choice of clean energy

Image | May 11, 2005 at 11:22

Celebrating Orissa's choice of clean energy at the famous Sun Temple of Konarak.

The Answer's Blowing In The Wind

Feature story | May 10, 2005 at 3:30

BHUBANESHWAR, India — In a historic win for the clean energy movement, the Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has just thrown down the gauntlet for the giants of industry. Its directive, quite simply, compels GRIDCO and other...

List of Websites for the Power Sector

Publication | April 8, 2005 at 17:14

A list of online resources for information on the power sector.

Greenpeace petitions the OERC for Renewable Energy Uptake

Feature story | April 8, 2005 at 3:30

BHUBANESWAR, India — The Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) today heard the petition and arguments filed by Greenpeace, to ensure minimum of 10 percent of uptake of electricity from Renewable Energy sources in the state.

Feasibility of Renewable Energy Power in Orissa

Publication | April 5, 2005 at 3:30

Choose Positive Energy: Making it possible

Publication | April 5, 2005 at 3:30

Climate Change is Happening! Glacier Retreats is a fact!

Feature story | March 11, 2005 at 4:30

BANGALORE, India — Climate change is a hot topic these days. In more ways than one. For us at Greenpeace it gets particulary hot when the fossil-fuel corporation use paper-back fiction, fantasy advertising and cynical columnists to fib-off what...

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