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 which provide 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 was established by a group of legislators from G8 countries in 1989 to recognise and strengthen the central role of legislators and parliaments in tackling the world's major environmental challenges, as well as to emphasise the role of legislators in holding governments 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 GLOBE Climate Legislation Initiative was launched during a summit held at the UK Foregn Office in London in January 2013 and saw the participation of Christiana Figueres of UNFCCC.
Alongside the Climate Policy Programme GLOBE operates a series of other international initiatives and dialogues. These are: the GLOBE Legislators Forests Initiative, the GLOBE Natural Capital Initiative, the EU-China Dialogue and initiatives on fisheries and the conservation of marine environment.
GLOBE International, alongside national GLOBE chapters, has hosted a series of legislators' fora and conferences in the world's major developed and developing countries.