BASIC countries ask developed nations to `walk the talk`

Environment Ministers of BASIC countries including India and China Friday said developed countries should "walk the talk" in addressing climate change in keeping with their historic responsibilities.

`Time for action by developing nations on climate change`

Noting that response of many countries is not adequate to combat climate change, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said time has come for "enhanced action" by developing nations.

18th BASIC Ministerial Meeting from tomorrow

Environment Ministers of BASIC countries will meet here to discuss important issues relating to current United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations.

BASIC asks developed nations to prioritise Green Climate Fund

A four-nation grouping on Climate Change asked industrialised nations to "prioritise" the operationalisation of Green Climate Fund to support concrete mitigation actions by developing countries.

BASIC opposes EU model carbon emissions norms for air travel

The European Union`s move to push for an EU model single global carbon emissions framework for air travel is facing stiff opposition from a powerful climate group of nations in which India and China are members.

`Rich nations should upscale their emission reduction targets`

The BASIC countries, including India, today demanded that rich nations upscale their emission reduction targets as well as financial pledges to enable a viable outcome from the meeting.

Kyoto`s 2nd commitment period key deliverable for Doha: BASIC

Ahead of the UN climate change conference, India and China have said that the Kyoto Protocol will remain a key point of negotiations in Doha.

Growth should not be at cost of environment: PM

Ahead of a meeting with
environment ministers of BASIC countries, Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh on Monday said growth is important for the people
but should take place in a way which does not harm the
environment.

BASIC pushes for Kyoto Protocol`s extension

The BASIC Tuesday presented a unified stand, saying a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol beyond its expiry date next year is a "must".

BASIC countries meet in China for climate talks

Ministers from BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) will hold a crucial meeting in Beijing Monday to discuss their perspectives on key issues.

Post-Copenhagen, BASIC ministers meet in New Delhi on Sunday

Environment Ministers from BASIC
nations comprising Brazil, South Africa, India and China will
meet in the capital on Sunday to discuss the post Copenhagen
scenario on climate change.

Govt must strengthen BASIC initiative on climate change: CPI-M

The CPI(M) today asked the govt to strengthen the BASIC initiative and efforts of the developing countries on climate change.