The 27th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change among China, India, Brazil, and South Africa was held in New Delhi of India between Nov. 19 and 20. A Chinese delegation headed by China’s Special Envoy for Climate Change Xie Zhenhua and consisted of members with the climate change and international cooperation departments of MEE, the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), and the Department of Treaty and Law of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs participated the meeting.
At the meeting, the BASIC Ministers had thorough discussions and exchanged views on the outcomes of the UNFCCC COP24, the major issues in the negotiations on the Paris Agreement implementation rules, as well as the convention of the Talanoa Dialogue, the inventorizing of the prior-2020 actions and commitments, and the focuses of the high-level dialogue on climate funds. They further coordinated their positions and built common consensuses, making enthusiastic preparations for the success of the upcoming World Climate Conference to be held in Katowice, Poland.
A joint statement was issued at the conclusion of the meeting.