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New international partnership to advance national climate legislation to be launched during 2nd Climate Legislation Summit

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GLOBE International announces 2nd GLOBE Climate Legislation Summit, to take place in Washington DC on 27th-28th February 2014

New international partnership to advance national climate legislation to be launched during 2nd Climate Legislation Summit

On 27th-28th February 2014, legislators from over 50 countries will convene for the 2nd GLOBE Climate Legislation Summit in Washington DC.

The Summit will begin with a discussion of national legislative efforts to be hosted by Senator Edward Markey in the Senate of the United States of America.

During the Summit, senior officers of the United Nations and World Bank will join 100 legislators to receive the findings of the 4th edition of the GLOBE Climate Legislation Study (now expanded to cover progress on climate legislation in 66 countries).

In addition to the Study publication, the President of the Mexican Congress, President Ricardo Anaya Cortes, Chairman of the South African National Assembly, Hon Cedric Frolick MP will join the President of GLOBE International, Rt Hon. John Gummer, Lord Deben, and World Bank Group President Dr Jim Yong Kim to launch the Partnership For Climate Legislation.

The Partnership to be backed by the UN and World Bank, will support national legislators to develop, pass and implement national laws on climate change and forestry/REDD+.

Speakers during the two days of the Summit include:

  • US Senator Edward J. Markey

Representing the United Nations Secretary General’s Office:

  • UN Assistant Secretary-General, Robert Orr

Representing the World Bank:

  • World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim
  • World Bank Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, Rachel Kyte

Representing the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change:

  • UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Christiana Figueres

Representing theUnited Nations Environment Programmes:

  • UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner

Representing the Federal Government of the United States of America:

  • USA Special Envoy for Climate Change, Todd Stern

Representing the Congress of Mexico and host of the 2nd World Summit of Legislators:

  • President of Congress, Ricardo Anaya Cortes

Following the Study and Partnership launch legislators will present case studies of their national developments. This will be followed by a dialogue about how national legislation can contribute to an international climate agreement to be agreed in Paris 2015.

 

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