28th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change held in Sao Paulo, Brazil

28th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change held in Sao Paulo, Brazil
28th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change held in Sao Paulo, Brazil

28th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change held in Sao Paulo, Brazil


Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar represented India for 28th BASIC Ministerial Meeting 2019 on Climate Change.

The Ministerial meeting was held in the run-up to the UNFCC Conference of Parties (COP-25) meet to be held later in the year from 2nd to 13th December.

The 28th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change was held in Brasília and São Paulo, Brazil, on 14 and 16 August 2019.

The meeting was chaired by Mr. Ricardo Salles, Minister of the Environment of Brazil and attended by Mr. 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 Mr. Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change of the Republic of India.

The BASIC Ministers expressed their concern for climate change and its adverse effects. They 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.

The BASIC countries reiterated their commitment to work together with all parties in an open, transparent, inclusive and Party-driven manner to achieve a balanced and comprehensive outcome on all remaining items of the Paris Agreement Work Programme.

Ministers welcomed the offer of China to host the 29th BASIC Ministerial Meeting.

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