The Forest Forum and the World Summit of Legislators 2014

The last session held during the 2nd GLOBE International Forest Forum served to introduce the forthcoming 2nd GLOBE World Summit of Legislators of 6-8 June 2014.

GLOBE Mexico Member & Congresswoman Lourdes Lopez, and GLOBE Secretary General Adam Matthews led the session, inviting participants to the 2nd World Summit of Legislators (WSL2014) which will convene over 500 legislators from all the world's parliaments to the Mexican Congress.

A formal signing ceremony was held in May 2013 at the Mexican Senate attended by Senator Ernesto Cordero, the President of the Mexican Senate, Congressman Francisco Arroyo, President of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies, the Rt Hon. John Gummer, Lord Deben, President of GLOBE International and GLOBE International Secretary General, Adam Matthews.

The 2nd World Summit of Legislators will meet at a crucial moment in the international processes on the replacement Development Goals, the new Sustainable Development Goals and the key United Nations Climate Change Negotiations. The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, has already been invited to the Summit.

The Summit Agenda will focus on key roles for parliaments: Legislation, Scrutiny and Budgets and the role of Parliaments in creating conditions for international agreements by governments in 2015.

The GLOBE Forest Legislation Initiative (GFLI) will feed directly into the WSL, alongside the GLOBE Climate Change and Natural Capital Legislation Initiatives. The WSL will also be an important opportunity for the GFLI to expand and reach out to parliamentarians from additional forest countries.