On 27 February 2014, the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE International) released the 4th edition of the GLOBE Climate Legislation Study – produced in partnership with the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics.
The Study is the most comprehensive audit of climate legislation across 66 countries, together responsible for around 88% of global manmade greenhouse gas emissions. The new study (4th edition) was formally launched at the 2nd GLOBE Climate Legislation Summit held at the Senate of the United States of America and at the World Bank, Washington D.C
The 700 page study reviews almost 500 pieces of legislation that have been passed in the 66 study countries.
The High Level Opening Session included keynote speeches by President Ricardo Anaya Cortés, President of the Congress of Mexico, Dr Robert Orr, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, Ms Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Mr Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Ms Rachel Kyte, Vice President & Special Envoy for Climate Change - World Bank and Ambassador Todd Stern US Special Envoy for Climate Change.
COUNTRIES INCLUDED IN THE 4th GLOBE CLIMATE LEGISLATION STUDY:
Click on the pins on the world map above to access country-specific extracts from the study.