Globe International

The BBC has written that a report published by Globe International  seeks to rebalance the scepticism of political inertia in respect of climate change by highlighting some of the recent political successes throughout the world.

The Global Legislators’ Organisation (GLOBE) supports national parliamentarians to develop and agree common legislative responses to the major challenges posed by sustainable development.

GLOBE supports legislators through national chapters providing economic and policy support to develop legislation and monitor how it is implemented.

With headquarters in London, offices in Beijing, Brussels, Mexico City, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and members in 70 countries, GLOBE is reshaping international politics on sustainable development.

GLOBE recognises and seeks to strengthen the central role of legislators and parliaments in tackling the major global environmental challenges, as well as placing a much greater emphasis on the role of legislators in holding governments more effectively to account for the implementation of international commitments.

GLOBE’s mission is to create a critical mass of legislators that can agree and advance common legislative responses to the major global sustainable development challenges.

To achieve this mission GLOBE promoted the establishment of a Climate Legislation Initiative. This was agreed at the first World Summit of Legislators held in Brazil in June 2012. At the conclusion of the Summit 300 legislators from 86 countries committed to work to advance national legislation and to share best legislative practice on key issues of sustainable development. As a direct result of that commitment the GLOBE Climate Legislation Initiative has been established for a core group of countries (this number will grow to include 66 countries by 2015) dedicated to supporting legislators on climate change.

The process will also serve to i) provide a scrutiny mechanism to monitor the delivery of commitments by governments ii) develop and advance legislation in support of sustainable development and iii) support the incorporation of natural capital into government decision making.