Global effort against climate change cannot be postponed – Basic countries Global effort against climate change cannot be postponed – Basic countries 21st May 2018 BY: NEWS24WIRE
The Basic countries, comprising Brazil, South Africa, India and China, have reiterated that the global effort against climate change is an irreversible process that cannot be postponed.
This was said following the 26th Basic Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change, held in Durban over the weekend.
The meeting, which was chaired by Minister of Environmental Affairs *Edna Molewa,* called for cooperation from countries and stakeholders in an effort to protect the climate for present and future generations.
In a joint statement issued on Sunday, ministers said the countries had a commitment to work together with other parties to ensure the “full, effective and sustained implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), its Kyoto Protocol and Paris Agreement”.
“Ministers reaffirmed that the Paris Agreement is a hard-won achievement by the international community, which enhances the implementation of the Convention in the post-2020 period.