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. 

The latest updates

 

Rainbow warrior Arrives in India today.

Image | October 12, 2007 at 3:30

Rainbow warrior Arrives in India today.

Greenpeace painted "Smoking Kills" on the

Image | October 11, 2007 at 17:13

Greenpeace painted "Smoking Kills" on the smoke stacks of the Kolaghat Thermal Power Station. The high voltage Greenpeace style action was to highlight the effects of coal burning on the climate; to highlight that coal is the dirtiest form of...

Greenpeace painted "Smoking Kills" on the

Image | October 11, 2007 at 17:13

Greenpeace painted "Smoking Kills" on the smoke stacks of the Kolaghat Thermal Power Station. The high voltage Greenpeace style action was to highlight the effects of coal burning on the climate; to highlight that coal is the dirtiest form of...

Greenpeace painted "Smoking Kills" on the

Image | October 11, 2007 at 17:13

Greenpeace painted "Smoking Kills" on the smoke stacks of the Kolaghat Thermal Power Station. The high voltage Greenpeace style action was to highlight the effects of coal burning on the climate; to highlight that coal is the dirtiest form of...

Kolkata: Greenpeace activists float life

Image | October 8, 2007 at 3:30

Kolkata: Greenpeace activists float life rings forming the message, "Ban the bulb" on the Hooghly highlighting the urgency to combat climate change to save Kolkata and the Sundarbans from sea level rise. A complete phase out of the incandescent...

Kolkata: Greenpeace activists float life

Image | October 8, 2007 at 3:30

Kolkata: Greenpeace activists float life rings forming the message, "Ban the bulb" on the Hooghly highlighting the urgency to combat climate change to save Kolkata and the Sundarbans from sea level rise. A complete phase out of the incandescent...

Kolkata: Greenpeace activists float life

Image | October 8, 2007 at 3:30

Kolkata: Greenpeace activists float life rings forming the message, "Ban the bulb" on the Hooghly highlighting the urgency to combat climate change to save Kolkata and the Sundarbans from sea level rise. A complete phase out of the incandescent...

Day three of coal plant protest

Feature story | October 4, 2007 at 3:30

BOXBERG, Germany — Since Monday, activists have taken action against the construction site for the Boxberg new coal-fired power plant in eastern Germany. Their demand is simple; the owner company, Vattenfall, must stop building dirty coal plants...

The second biggest nuclear disaster in history

Feature story | October 3, 2007 at 17:48

Everybody knows that the biggest nuclear catastrophe in history was Chernobyl. But how many have heard of the second biggest? Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of a radiation nightmare.

The second biggest nuclear disaster in history

Feature story | October 3, 2007 at 3:30

Everybody knows that the biggest nuclear catastrophe in history was Chernobyl. But how many have heard of the second biggest? Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of a radiation nightmare.

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