Durban is all set to be the new venue for climate diplomacy, as leaders, negotiators and experts across continents gather in that South African city of to cobble up a consensus on the future course

Ahead of the Durban climate change talks beginning Nov 28, experts are worried that Eurozone crisis may curtail the billions of dollars of funding from industrialised countries to their poorer coun

The contentious issue of finance will be among the key items that will take centrestage at the UN-sponsored climate talks in Durban.

“Access to energy, food security and poverty eradication” were the key pillars to ensure global partnership the minister emphasised while welcoming minister to the Delhi Ministerial Dialogue on “Green economy and Inclusive Growth.”
“The entire issue of commitment made by parties to the Green Climate Fund would have to be honoured,” she emphasised, pointing out that “the bottom line is that poverty eradication is our primary goal for a green economy — it is the pillar.”

The eighth BASIC Ministerial Meeting on climate change took place in Inhotim, Minas Gerais, Brazil on 26-27 August 2011. The representatives of the four BASIC countries namely, Brazil, South Africa, India and China met to coordinate their perspectives on key negotiation and implementation issues.

Statement by India at the Ministerial Roundtable during CSD-19 on the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Development.


The United Nations Green Climate Fund was set up in December 2010 to finance climate change mitigation and adaptation needs of the developing countries. What are the promises and challenges of this fund and what lessons can be learnt from previous experience with similar funding efforts?

GLOBAL negotiations are not an easy task. For that matter, every negotiation requires maturity of understanding of what one party will give and what the other party is able to accept.

This note outlines a scheme for mobilizing financing to help developing countries confront the challenges posed by climate change. The idea is to create a

The Copenhagen Accord does mention a Copenhagen Green Climate Fund and a Technology Mechanism for technology development and transfer in support of action on adaptation and mitigation. However, it is silent on crucial aspects of both; perhaps those will be worked out in the negotiations to be conducted later.