The Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (G.L.O.B.E.) International AISBL, commonly known as "GLOBE International" or simply 'GLOBE', is the world’s largest parliamentary network devoted to legislative leadership on sustainable development and climate change.
Founded in 1989, GLOBE International brings together prominent serving politicians and lawmakers, across party lines, to exert their authority and powers of law-making, legislative and budgetary oversight to advance practical action on sustainable development. GLOBE legislators are united by their belief that, working together, they can also make more of a difference to unblocking political logjams at the multilateral level.
As ais a non-party political organisation, GLOBE International supports legislators through national chapters to develop, advance and oversee the implementation of policies and laws in pursuit of sustainable development with an emphasis on climate change, environmental economic accounting and governance, and forests.
GLOBE was established by a group of legislators from G8 countries in 1989 as an international non-profit association (AISBL) under Belgian law to recognise and strengthen the central role of legislators and parliaments in tackling the world's major environmental challenges, as well as to emphasise the role of legislators in holding governments to account for the implementation of international commitments.
GLOBE's mission is to create a critical mass of legislators that can agree and advance common legislative responses to the major global sustainable development challenges.