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

 

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...

Greenpeace Celebrates Adoption of Kyoto Protocol with ‘Solar Generation’

Feature story | February 16, 2005 at 4:30

BANGALORE, India — Greenpeace India joined the world in welcoming the Kyoto Protocol – an international agreement to cut down greenhouse gas emissions, with its youth members celebrating the day at the Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain, Bangalore...

Leaked documents revealing Blair's global warming betrayal

Publication | February 3, 2005 at 4:30

Blair's global warming betrayal

Feature story | February 3, 2005 at 4:30

LONDON, United Kingdom — Greenpeace accused Tony Blair of a 'betrayal' after leaked documents revealed the Prime Minister was boasting about global warming commitments in keynote speeches while his government was simultaneously trying to ditch...

Climate change in India

Feature story | December 9, 2004 at 4:30

ORISSA, India — Right now, representatives of the world's governments are sitting in Argentina discussing climate change. But while they're talking, global warming is already distrupting people's lives. Here's a report from Greenpeace activist...

Uncharted waters for the Climate?

Feature story | December 6, 2004 at 4:30

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Politicians from around the world are gathering in Argentina to discuss climate change. We have unveiled our own 'Climate Ark' in the centre of Buenos Aires to illustrate the urgent need for action.

Kyoto saved: not the planet

Feature story | October 22, 2004 at 3:30

MOSCOW, Russian Federation — The Russian Parliament voted to ratify the Kyoto Protocol today in a body blow to George W Bush's opposition to action on climate change.

Putin gives Kyoto green light

Feature story | September 30, 2004 at 3:30

MOSCOW, Russian Federation — George Bush's Government is out in the cold over Kyoto - and it's that old Cold War enemy, Russia, that's put it there. The Russian government today moved closer towards ratifying the crucial climate change treaty. ...

Extreme weather warnings

Feature story | September 9, 2004 at 3:30

Hurricane devastation in the US, flash floods in Japan and a UK village washed into the sea. As climate change gathers pace, devastation caused by extreme weather is becoming more common. Take a visual tour of storm and flood destruction.

Commit to an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

Feature story | August 28, 2004 at 3:30

BANGALORE, India — This year, on World Environment Day, you can do more than express token appreciation for the environment around you – you can commit to a toxic-free future, one that is healthy for you, safe for your family, and does not...

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