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 the International Monetary Fund to grant greater voting rights and representation to developing countries. Theyread more

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 and to distribute the fast start climate funds promised in the Copenhagen Accord. Read theread more