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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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.

More heavy rain, predicted

Feature story | July 30, 2007 at 12:10

Computer models of how our world will react to climate change have long predicted extreme and shifting weather patterns. More heavy rains in some areas, crippling drought in others. A new study, published this week in the journal Nature,...

As a part of its campaign to phase out inefficient

Image | July 30, 2007 at 3:30

As a part of its campaign to phase out inefficient lighting in India to fight climate change, Greenpeace demonstrates in front of the Mysore Palace on Sunday, July 29th. The Mysore palace, which uses over 96,000 incandescent light bulbs for its...

As a part of its campaign to phase out inefficient

Image | July 30, 2007 at 3:30

As a part of its campaign to phase out inefficient lighting in India to fight climate change, Greenpeace demonstrates in front of the Mysore Palace on Sunday, July 29th. The Mysore palace, which uses over 96,000 incandescent light bulbs for its...

As a part of its campaign to phase out inefficient

Image | July 30, 2007 at 3:30

As a part of its campaign to phase out inefficient lighting in India to fight climate change, Greenpeace demonstrates in front of the Mysore Palace on Sunday, July 29th. The Mysore palace, which uses over 96,000 incandescent light bulbs for its...

Solar Generation and members of the local

Image | July 23, 2007 at 13:24

Solar Generation and members of the local community install a 2.5kw wind turbine at Prathiu primary school.

Solar Generation and members of the local

Image | July 23, 2007 at 13:24

Solar Generation and members of the local community install a 2.5kw wind turbine at Prathiu primary school.

Solar Generation and members of the local

Image | July 23, 2007 at 13:24

Solar Generation and members of the local community install a 2.5kw wind turbine at Prathiu primary school.

Greenpeace Climate and energy expert Mr K

Image | July 13, 2007 at 3:30

Greenpeace Climate and energy expert Mr K Srinivas addressing students at a special event organised to commemorate the completion of collecting 1,00,000 petitions for their Ban the Bulb petition campaign. The campaign seeks to collect one million...

Greenpeace Climate and energy expert Mr K

Image | July 13, 2007 at 3:30

Greenpeace Climate and energy expert Mr K Srinivas addressing students at a special event organised to commemorate the completion of collecting 1,00,000 petitions for their Ban the Bulb petition campaign. The campaign seeks to collect one million...

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