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BASIC Climate Change Ministers Meeting in South Africa

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 … Continue reading

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BRICS Leaders Speak Out on International Finance, Trade, Fossil Fuels

Leaders of the bloc of five major developing countries known as BRICS called today for reforms to the global financial system. Representatives of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa meeting in Dehli, India repeated their request to the World Bank and … Continue reading

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African Agriculture Ministers to Discuss Climate-Smart Practices

South Africa's Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries organized a gathering this week of Africa's agriculture ministers to push for the inclusion of agriculture on The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17)  agenda. In the past, international climate change negotiations under … Continue reading

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The BRIC Boom

A new PriceWaterhouseCoopers study, Economic Views-Global, projects that the G7 economies will contribute less to world GDP growth in the next two years than the BRIC  economies.  It said that the four countries that make up the bloc--Brazil, Russia, India … Continue reading

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BASIC Ministers Discuss Climate Change

Ministers from Brazil, South Africa, India, and China--the countries that make up the bloc known as BASIC--met in South Africa from May 28-29 to discuss climate change. They called on developed countries to keep their commitment to the Kyoto Protocol … Continue reading

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