A group of about 40 countries working towards an ambitious legally binding agreement under the UNFCCC, and who are committed to becoming or remaining low carbon countries. The group was founded in Cartagena, Colombia, in 2010, after COP12 in Copenhagen in 2009. The group provides a small, inclusive, informal and flexible space that is open to countries exploring positions and outcomes beyond their own to reach a middle ground for climate change negotiations. To achieve this goal, meetings are closed to media and observers. The group does not publish details of group discussions beyond a brief media statement that is usually provided by the host nation.