New Delhi to BASIC Ministerial Meeting from tomorrow
The two-day meeting will discuss important issues relating to the current UNFCCC Climate Change negotiations specially on matters pertaining to the Adhoc Working Group on the Durban Platform discussion on 2015 outcome.
Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Zhenhua, Vice Chairman, Minister National Development and Reform Commission, China, Teixeira, Minister of Environment, Brazil and Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs, South Africa will be participating at the Ministerial meeting on Aug 8.
The 17th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change was held in Hanzghou, China on Oct 28 and Oct 29 last year.
Issues related to Warsaw COP, Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Standing Committee on Finance, the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) and the Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN) were discussed.
India hosted the 14th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change in February 2013 at Chennai which was attended by representatives from Brazil, South Africa, India and China.
The BASIC Ministerial meeting provides an important opportunity to Environment Minister of BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) to enhance coordination on important issues under consideration in Climate Change negotiators and to arrive at a common position on such issues.