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

 

We took it direct to their offices

Blog entry by Leila Deen, Greenpeace International | April 19, 2012

Today we took the ‘How Clean is your Cloud’ challenge directly to Apple, Amazon and Microsoft, the three companies which need to switch from dirty coal to clean, renewable power. This challenge follows yesterday’s launch of our...

How Clean is your Cloud - Apple responds

Blog entry by Gary Cook | April 18, 2012

Our new report “ How Clean is Your Cloud ” is out today - to show that the massive increase in Internet use is mainly being powered by dirty energy. Apple, Amazon and Microsoft all score badly in the report for relying on dirty coal...

Kadia, this is for you…

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | March 8, 2012

"My rice crops dried.. as if they were burnt with fire... I did not harvest rice the year before too... Last year the rain started well, but it suddenly stopped... Some days we can not find food for our children ..." these plaintive...

Canada: Climate Criminal

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | January 11, 2012

At the dawn of the 21st century a new political regime has transformed Canada from global hero – once standing up for peace, people, and nature – to global criminal, plunging into war, eroding civil rights, and destroying...

The true cost of coal

Image gallery | January 10, 2012

The Dirty Dozen

Blog entry by Caroline Chisholm | December 6, 2011

After demanding that governments listen to the people and not the polluters at the entrance to Durban Protea Hotel, our Kumi and co-head of the Climate campaign, Tzeporah Berman entered the WBCSD conference to meet and greet with...

COP17 - Week one round up

Blog entry by Jess Miller | December 6, 2011

For a week now government negotiators working on the plan for ‘Long Term Co-operative Action’ on climate change have been scattered across a conference  center in Durban, South Africa negotiating over the wide range of issues not...

Politicians need to listen to the people, not the polluters

Blog entry by Tzeporah Berman | December 5, 2011

Corporations who bear the most responsibility for contributing to climate change emissions - and then profiting from those activities - are campaigning to increase their access to international negotiations like the upcoming COP17...

Tigers reach coal ministry's office

Image gallery | December 1, 2011

Indian Guide to Greener Electronics version 11

Publication | November 9, 2011 at 11:00

Greenpeace released a new and upgraded version of its Guide to Greener Electronics wherein Wipro retains the top slot followed by HCL Infosystem in the Indian version. The international version ranks the IT manufacturing company HP at the top...

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