Climate change ministers from the four BASIC countries--South Africa, India, China, and Brazil--will meet in Johannesburg, South Africa July 12-13 to discuss progress made on the implementation of the Durban Platform. They will also discuss the upcoming climate change meetings in Qatar. Representatives of Algeria, The Gambia, Nauru, Qatar, and Swaziland will also attend the meeting. Read more about the 11th BASIC Ministerial climate change meeting here.
South Africa, India, China, and Brazil--as well as Russia--also comprise the BRICS bloc of countries. BRICS, as well as Indonesia and the United States, were the focus of the International Conference on Climate Change and Food Security (ICCCFS), which took place in Beijing, China November 6-8, 2011.