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GLOBE President addresses the President of Austria & Governor of Bank of Austria at a Club of Rome Preparatory Meeting for the GLOBE Rome Forum
Following an opening address by the President of Austria and the Governor of the Austrian National Bank, to an expert meeting of the Club of Rome, the President of GLOBE International, said: '...we are only tinkering with business as usual and need to make the deep structural changes required to set the world upon a path to address the interlinked challenges of climate change, energy secuirty and ecosystems decline on land and sea.' The meeting was organised by the Club of Rome to prepare a keynote session at the GLOBE Rome G8+5 Legislators Forum to be held in June in the Italian Chamber of Deputies.
Speaking ahead of the launch of the International Commission on Climate and Energy Security, GLOBE's President, said ‘GLOBE will be convening some of the most senior legislators in the world in Washington DC at the end of March. The Commission has been charged to report ahead of the crucial Copenhagen UNFCCC COP. It is intended that the Commission will provide the context for an informal engagement between national legislators that can be closely relayed to the leaders of the major economies. Fundamentally, the Commission needs to help to create the political conditions for success at COP15 in Copenhagen in 2009.”
Select Committee Chairs write to the Prime Minister calling for leadership to put the UK at the forefront of the low carbon revolution
The Times newspaper today printed a joint letter from the Rt Hon Elliot Morley MP (Labour), Chair of the Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change; Rt Hon Tim Yeo MP (Conservative), Chair of the Environment Audit Select Committee; and Rt Hon Malcolm Bruce MP (Liberal Democrat), Chair of the International Development Select Committee, calling for international leadership underpinned at home with a budget promise to increase the low carbon element of the UK's stimulus package to a minimum of 20 per cent.
Following a two day dialogue between GLOBE and the Club of Rome addressed by Mr. Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC and Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, UK Secretary of State for Climate and Energy and GLOBE's President challenged the G20 Chairman, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown MP, to ensure the London G20 Summit addresses the inter connected challenges of the economic crisis, climate change, energy security and ecosystems decline.