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 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.

Despatches from the frontline in the fight against fossil fools.

Feature story | September 17, 2007 at 3:30

BANGALORE, India — The UN's latest IPCC report states that energy efficiency in new and existing buildings in India can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 30% by 2030. In other words, a smart use of energy can halve India’s energy consumption.

Water being sprinkled on Greenpeace activists

Image | August 8, 2007 at 18:17

Water being sprinkled on Greenpeace activists who chained and armlocked themselves to blockade the gates of the Surya Light bulb manufacturing unit in Kashipur, Uttaranchal. Greenpeace, as a part of its Ban the Bulb campaign is demanding a...

Water being sprinkled on Greenpeace activists

Image | August 8, 2007 at 18:17

Water being sprinkled on Greenpeace activists who chained and armlocked themselves to blockade the gates of the Surya Light bulb manufacturing unit in Kashipur, Uttaranchal. Greenpeace, as a part of its Ban the Bulb campaign is demanding a...

Water being sprinkled on Greenpeace activists

Image | August 8, 2007 at 18:17

Water being sprinkled on Greenpeace activists who chained and armlocked themselves to blockade the gates of the Surya Light bulb manufacturing unit in Kashipur, Uttaranchal. Greenpeace, as a part of its Ban the Bulb campaign is demanding a...

Over ninety Greenpeace activists in chains

Image | August 7, 2007 at 3:30

Over ninety Greenpeace activists in chains and armlocks blockade the gates of the Surya Light bulb manufacturing unit in Kashipur, Uttaranchal. Greenpeace, as a part of its Ban the Bulb campaign is demanding a commitment from leading bulb...

Over ninety Greenpeace activists in chains

Image | August 7, 2007 at 3:30

Over ninety Greenpeace activists in chains and armlocks blockade the gates of the Surya Light bulb manufacturing unit in Kashipur, Uttaranchal. Greenpeace, as a part of its Ban the Bulb campaign is demanding a commitment from leading bulb...

Over ninety Greenpeace activists in chains

Image | August 7, 2007 at 3:30

Over ninety Greenpeace activists in chains and armlocks blockade the gates of the Surya Light bulb manufacturing unit in Kashipur, Uttaranchal. Greenpeace, as a part of its Ban the Bulb campaign is demanding a commitment from leading bulb...

Greenpeace activists float a 66 feet life

Image | August 2, 2007 at 3:30

Greenpeace activists float a 66 feet life ring at the Gateway of India with a call to 'Ban the Bulb' and fight climate change. Parts of Mumbai, are threatened with submergence if global temperature rise is not kept below 2 degree centigrade.

Greenpeace activists float a 66 feet life

Image | August 2, 2007 at 3:30

Greenpeace activists float a 66 feet life ring at the Gateway of India with a call to 'Ban the Bulb' and fight climate change. Parts of Mumbai, are threatened with submergence if global temperature rise is not kept below 2 degree centigrade.

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