Welcome to the GLOBE International website. I am honoured to be the first GLOBE President from outside the G7. I take particular pride in the growth of the GLOBE network in all regions of the world and in particular in an ever increasing number of developing nations.
The Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment AISBL (GLOBE International) is an association of national parliamentarians working on sustainable development policy. Founded in 1989 by legislators from the major economies at that time (Europe, Japan, Russia and the United States of America), GLOBE’s mission is as relevant today as it was then – to work across party political divisions to develop legislative responses to the major environmental challenges.
Since 2005 we have grown to over 40 chapters in national parliaments with participation from legislators in over 80 countries.
Our growth matches a growing realisation in the international community that national legislation and scrutiny, and therefore the role of legislators, are the critical elements of any successful strategy to set the world on a path to sustainable development. National parliaments are at the heart of driving the response to climate change and more broadly giving the green economy real meaning.
GLOBE is open to legislators from all countries. We work in a non-party political way to support legislators at the national level in developing, advancing and implementing good laws and policies. GLOBE is directed by legislators, who guide the organisation and set its priorities.
This website and our newsletter provide information about our policy programmes (the “Initiatives”) and publications, our network of chapters and our international summits. www.globeinternational.org is the most comprehensive resource on our work and contains over 500 pages of content from existing and past initiatives.
If you require timely updates on the development of our policy programmes, events, opportunities to work with us, please sign up to the monthly GLOBE Newsletter or follow us on the social networks.