Bogota, 11/03: GLOBE International and Andean Parliament enter Strategic Partnership with a Memorandum of Understanding

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Bogota, 11/03: GLOBE International and Andean Parliament enter Strategic Partnership with a Memorandum of Understanding

GLOBE Board Chairman Graham Stuart MP and Andean Parliament President and Secretary General, Senator Luis Fernando Duque and Dr. Eduardo Chiliquinga Mazón signed a MOU at the Andean Parliament headquarters today .

The Andean Parliament is the legislative assembly of the Andean Community. Since 1996 it has been endowed with the function of political control of the Andean Integration System (Sistema Andino de Integración), composed of the Andean Council of Presidents, the Andean Council of Foreign Affairs, the Andean Community Commission, the Andean Community General Secretariat and the Andean Community Court of Justice.

GLOBE International and the Andean Parliament share common objectives in areas such as the conservation, protection and enhancement of nature and natural resources, the shift towards a green economy and the response to climate change. Accordingly, the MOU has established a formal instrument for cooperation on parliamentary capacity-building on themes such as climate policy including the ratification of the Paris Agreement and of the Doha Amendment on the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, renewable energy, REDD+ and forests governance, environmental fiscal reform and carbon pricing, the delivery of the Aichi Targets, and the dialogue between the judiciary and legislative powers on the national implementation of multilateral environmental agreements.

Also, GLOBE International and the Andean Parliament will work together raising awareness about the urgent need and historic opportunity to build coherence and convergence in the implementation of the four major United Nations agreements of governments of 2015 on Disaster Risk Reduction, financing for development, the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Agenda 2030 and climate, with the Paris Agreement.

This important alliance was conceived in the framework of the new institutional strategy of the Andean Parliament, seeking to strengthen the engagement of Andean Parliament legislators with ongoing sustainable development processes.

At the same time, the Andean Parliament understands its association with GLOBE International as a quantum leap towards the implementation of the Normative Framework on Sustainable Energy Development which it recently adopted.