8th BRICS Environment Ministers Meeting

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The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bhupendra Yadav participated in the 8th BRICS Environment Ministers' Meeting on 20 May.

  • The meeting was held virtually under the chairmanship of the People's Republic of China.

  • Ministers and representatives of Brazil, Russia and South Africa also participated in the meeting.

  • The theme of the meeting - 'Foster High-Quality BRICS Partnership, Usher in a New Era for Global Development'.

  • The Joint Statement of the 8th BRICS Environment Ministers' Meeting was also accepted in the meeting after extensive deliberations among the BRICS countries.

  • About BRICS

  • The full form of BRICS is Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

  • Goldman Sachs economist Jim O'Neill coined the term BRIC (without South Africa) in 2001.

  • He claimed that by 2050, the four BRIC economies would dominate the global economy by 2050.

  • South Africa was included in the list in 2010.

  • The presidency of the Forum is rotated annually among the members.

  • BRICS accounts for about 40% of the world’s population. 

  • It accounts for 30% of the world's GDP (Gross Domestic Product). 

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