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New Delhi : In the run-up to the United Nations Framework for Climate Change (UNFCC) Conference of Parties (COP-25) meet to be held later from December 2 to 13, 2019, the BASIC countries held its 28th Ministerial meeting on Climate Change from August 14 to 16, 2019, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

India, which was represented by Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar, said that BASIC countries coming together and putting views together is an important aspect of UN negotiations. “Brazil, South Africa, India and China put together has one-third of world’s geographical area and nearly 40% of the world’s population and when we unitedly speak in one voice this shows our determination and the BASIC Group could play an important part in making  Paris agreement accepted by all the countries in its true letter and spirit,” stressed Javadekar.

Javadekar further added that BASIC will be united and will speak in one voice and the joint statement issued on August 16, 2019, has highlighted all the issues which are relevant today and the world must take note of what BASIC is saying ,on the eve of United Nations Session on Climate Change and the next Conference of Parties (CoP25) in Chile, according to a PIB release.

The 28th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change was held in Brasília and São Paulo, Brazil. The meeting was chaired by Ricardo Salles, Minister of the Environment of Brazil and attended by XIE Zhenhua, Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Ms Barbara Creecy, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries of the Republic of South Africa, and Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change of the Republic of India.

The BASIC Ministers expressed their concern over climate change and its adverse effects and reaffirmed their commitment to the successful implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), its Kyoto Protocol and its Paris Agreement, based on the recognition of the needs and special circumstances of developing countries and in accordance with the principles of Equity and Common but Differentiated Responsibilities and Respective Capabilities (CBDR-RC), in the light of different national circumstances. The Ministers welcomed the offer of China to host the 29th BASIC Ministerial Meeting.

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