Oct01

Partnership launched between GLOBE and Indonesian Research Body on green economy

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Laws and policies relevant to Indonesian green economy to be mapped

Partnership launched between GLOBE and Indonesian Research Body on green economy

On Monday 3rd September a new partnership between GLOBE International and Perkumpulan Prakarsa formally began work on a programme to develop support in the Indonesian parliament for a transition to a low-carbon, green economy. Prakarsa is a Jakarta-based research organisation that works to advance positive social and environmental actions through independent, rigorous research and active stakeholder engagement (www.theprakarsa.org).

In order to commence this programme, Chris Stephens, GLOBE’s Director of Forestry and Ecosystems, visited Jakarta on 11th – 14th September to meet with the Prakarsa team, Indonesian legislators with an interest in the ‘green economy’ concept and a range of other stakeholders from civil society and the Government of Indonesia.

Jul20

UN: Domestic legislation opens the political space for international agreements

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary recognises importance of supporting national legislation

UN: Domestic legislation opens the political space for international agreements

In a high level address to 300 legislators participating in the 1st GLOBE World Summit of Legislators, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Christiana Figueres, recognised the critical importance of advancing national climate change legislation to create the political conditions for an agreement in 2015.

Jun18

UN Welcomes landmark Rio+20 Legislator's Protocol

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Agreed by 300 Parliamentarians from 86 countries addressing key gaps in original Rio process

UN Welcomes landmark Rio+20 Legislator's Protocol

The Protocol was signed by the heads of the national delegations during a formal presentation to the United Nations Under Secretary General responsible for Rio+20, Sha Zukang. The Protocol sets out a number of commitments for parliaments designed to strengthen delivery of the original Rio agenda; progress within UN Conventions on Biodiversity, Climate Change and Desertification; and commitments to emerge from Rio+20.

Jun07

Mexican President Enacts Climate Change Law

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President praises legislators for working across party lines to pass law

Mexican President Enacts Climate Change Law

President Felipe Calderón of Mexico has formally signed the decree enacting Mexico's General Law of Climate Change.  The law advanced by GLOBE Mexico enters into legal force following landslide votes in the Senate and Chamber of Deputies.

May23

300 legislators,38 Presidents of Congress, to participate in 1st World Summit of Legislators

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A new mechanism to be created to monitor delivery of Rio+20 commitments

300 legislators,38 Presidents of Congress, to participate in 1st World Summit of Legislators

300 legislators from 85 countries will convene in the Palace Tiradentes from the 15th-17th June at the 1st World Summit of Legislators. 38 of the delegations will be led by the President or Speaker of their national legislature.

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