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Legislators from 100 countries to place national legislation at heart of a 2015 global agreement on climate change

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Legislators from 100 countries to place national legislation at heart of a 2015 global agreement on climate change

The 2nd World Summit of Legislators, hosted by the Mexican Congress and organised by the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE), will meet in the plenary of the Chamber of Deputies between 6th-8th June.

Senior legislators from over 100 countries will politically test a new model for an international climate change agreement that has national legislation at its heart. The legislators will debate the principles of what makes good climate legislation on mitigation, adaptation and forests/REDD+ as well as natural capital accounting.

The Summit will convene ahead of the crucial United Nations Leaders' Summit to be hosted by Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon in September in New York. The WSL2014 will convene at a time when climate laws are being advanced at an increasingly rapid pace. GLOBE's 4th Climate Legislation Study of laws in 66 nations clearly highlights this trend. At the time of the Copenhagen climate conference there were only 47 laws in the 66 study countries. At the end of 2013, those same countries now have 487 laws.

GLOBE International President and House Chairperson of the National Assembly of South Africa, Hon. Cedric Frolick MP said: 'This is a positive trend that will be key to underpinning the climate negotiations in Lima and Paris.' Importantly, further analysis to be presented at the WSL2014 by GLOBE, will show that regardless of the progress in the international process, an increasing number of countries, from developed to developing, are placing significant commitments into national legislation.

WSL2014 will be the biggest ever engagement of legislators on climate change with delegations from over 100 countries, many attending at the level of President or Speaker of Congress/Parliament.

The outcome of the Summit will detail actions that legislators can take now in their domestic legislatures as well as challenge the international process to recognise the positive trend in national laws. The outcome will also focus on what enabling mechanisms parliaments need from the UN climate process to further support the advancement of national climate change laws.

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  • Alvaro Fernando Lopez Cazorla

    Alvaro Fernando Lopez Cazorla

    26 May 2014 at 18:43 |
    Sres
    Globe Internacional

    Reciban nuestro cordial saludo, y comunicarle que la Comisión de Pueblos Andinos, Afroperuanos, Ambiente y Ecología que preside el legislador Néstor Valqui Matos culminó ayer el II Foro Internacional sobre cambio climático que co- organizado entre la Comisión CPAAAAE y el Grupo Perú COP 20.
    Enterados que viene oficializándose las invitaciones a la Segunda Cumbre Mundial de Legisladores Globe que se llevará a cabo en México D.F. los dias 6,7,y 8 de junio próximo es deseo del Señor Presidente de la Comisión participar en el citado evento, por lo cual agradeceré sus buenos oficios para ser incluído dentro de la delegación de legisladores del Perú, tanto más que estaría llevando la experiencia valiosa de estar trabajando el dictamen de la Ley Marco de Cambio Climático que contienen 05 iniciativas de las diferentes bancadas políticas del Congreso de la República del Perú.

    Agradezco la atención que merezca la presente.
    Con mis atentos saludos,
    Alvaro Fernando López Cazorla
    Asesor Principal
    CPAAAAE - Lima Perú

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