1989 GLOBE’s Statement of Intent committed parliamentarians to: ‘Doing everything possible within their respective mandates to improve the global environment within the field of legislation’. The Statement further identified the natural and human environment and biological diversity as the focus of GLOBE’s work.
1990 GLOBE’s lobbying was incremental in incorporating issues pertaining to trade and environment onto the political agenda during the GATT (Uruguay Round) negotiations. It further led to the inclusion of an environmental clause in the Marrakesh Agreement founding the World Trade Organisation, as well as the establishment of a fully-fledged Committee on Trade and the Environment within the WTO four years on.
1992 GLOBE urged industrialised countries to take the lead in reducing CO² emissions through the introduction of fiscal instruments for the encouragement of energy efficiency.
1994 GLOBE was one of the first to realise that regulations controlling the disposal of waste in
1996/7 The campaign for the Kyoto Protocol brought together 76 legislators from 27 countries and 200 key decision-makers at the ‘Climate Change Event’ Conference in
GLOBE EU sponsored European Parliament resolutions on forest protection. GLOBE played a key role in decisions by the
GLOBE was incremental in devising a pan-European Biodiversity Strategy and EU Biodiversity Strategy
The General Assembly of GLOBE International in
GLOBE UK assumes the Presidency of the GLOBE International until 2008. Rt Hon Malcolm Bruce MP becomes President of GLOBE International.
At the invitation of the Canadian Environment Minister & Chair of the COP, Hon Stephane Dion MP, GLOBE and COM +
2006 GLOBE launches the G8 + 5 Climate Change Dialogue to provide a forum for legislators and senior business leaders to discuss outside formal negotiating structures a post 2012 climate change agreement. The Dialogue was launched with the support of the UK Prime Minister, the President of the World Bank, the Chinese National People's Congress, the German Government, the European Commission, BP, Vattenfall and Holcim.
The Working Groups of the G8 + 5 Climate Change Dialogue on Technology and Market Mechanisms and Economics convene during the Carbon EXPO in
GLOBE promotes the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment in cooperation with the British Ecological Society. Speakers at policy forums included the World Bank Vice President, the UK Secretary of State for International Development and the UK Biodiversity Minister.
GLOBE launches the G8 Illegal Logging Dialogue at the World Bank Annual Board Meeting in Singapore. Newly elected GLOBE President, Rt Hon Elliot Morley MP is joined at the launch by the World Bank Vice President, Ms Kathy Sierra, Cameroonian and Indonesian legislators.
The first full meeting of G8 + 5 Climate Change Dialogue Legislators Forum is held in at the European Parliament in