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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.
Launch of the International Commission on Climate and Energy Security
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.
GLOBE & Club of Rome Challenge the G20
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.
First GLOBE Americas Legislators Forum to meet in Mexican Congress
Senior Legislators from across the Americas to convene in the Congress of Mexico from the 22nd-24th November to address the twin challenge of the financial and climate crisis.
US Senator Barack Obama’s Keynote statement to the GLOBE Tokyo Legislations Forum, 28 June 2008
G8+5 Legislators make Post 2012 Framework Agreement
Legislators from the G8 and +5 have made a breakthrough agreement on a post 2012 Framework.
Market Mechanisms Working Group Submission to GLOBE Tokyo G8+5 Legislators Forum
This policy paper includes the recommendations from the GLOBE Working Group on Markets Mechanisms submitted to the GLOBE Tokyo Legislators Forum in June 2008.
Forestry Companies Call For Radical Changes in Tropical Forest Management
Forestry CEOs' vision for 2015 contributes to discussions in Brazil on Post 2012 Climate Change Framework
GLOBE International Statement
GLOBE International Statement 26th March 2010 "GLOBE International was founded in 1989 to generate a greater understanding among legislators from the major economies of increasingly global environmental and sustainable development issues, including climate change, land use change, biodiversity and ecosystems decline. “Since 2005 GLOBE has been running a climate change dialogue for legislators from all major political parties and from the sixteen major economies (Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, S.Korea, S.Africa, USA , UK and European Parliament) to examine the science, economics and to identify the possible policy responses. “That dialogue has enjoyed engagement with perspectives from all sides of the political spectrum and with both so-called sceptics and advocates alike. The aim of the dialogue has been to provide a political space, away from the formal UN negotiations, where national positions can be explored and common ground identified. GLOBE has worked closely with major economy governments, the World Bank and the United Nations to that effect. “GLOBE's process is open and transparent and the media has been invited to cover all of GLOBE’s Legislators Forums. For example, at the most recent GLOBE Legislators Forum in Copenhagen in October 2009, which involved over 120 legislators from 16 countries, the discussions were covered by Reuters, IPS, BBC, PA, Danish TV and radio - TV2 and DR1, BBC Newsnight and by journalists attending from Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa. All GLOBE’s policy positions are openly available on our website. “GLOBE refutes absolutely the allegations made by some ill-informed elements of the media about the aims of the organisation.” Adam C.T. Matthews Secretary General 26th March 2010
Space and Marine Environment Meeting Thursday 22nd January
This event took place on Thursday 22nd January 2009 from 2-6pm in the Attlee Suite in Portcullis House opposite the Palace of Westminster.