There is an increasing recognition that despite years of
international negotiations we face an even greater
environmental challenge today than when these discussions
first began. In order to support the international community
GLOBE seeks to provide a way for informal discussions
between legislators and wider civil society to find new ways
to tackle some of the most complex international challenges.
To meet this challenge GLOBE seeks to draw legislators together on policy specific 'Dialogues' that directly shadow key international negotiations. For example, GLOBE has established a parallel Dialogue for legislators, business leaders and key civil society representatives to shadow the G8 discussion on climate change through to 2008. GLOBE is also invited to participate in the formal G8+ Ministerial process - the Gleneagles Dialogue and was represented by 4 legislators at the 2006 Mexican Ministerial Forum.
The Gleneagles Dialogue was launched at the G8 Summit in 2005. The parallel GLOBE Dialogue supported by the UK Prime Minister provides a mechanism for serious political contributions to be developed and presented to the G8 in the run up to the Japanese Presidency in 2008.
GLOBE's international role
GLOBE has been active on issues concerning forests, biodiversity, trade and environment and most importantly the challenge of climate change. GLOBE's key assets are its ability to network and gather together the world's environmentally concerned legislators and to build a constituency for action. Importantly, GLOBE promotes the development of personal and professional relationships between individual parliamentary leaders.