GLOBE International is a cross-party network of parliamentarians dedicated to improving governance for sustainable development. Founded in 1992 by Senators Al Gore, John Kerry and their counterparts in the European Parliament, Russian Duma and Japanese Diet, GLOBE International has grown to include legislators from every global region. GLOBE members have been instrumental in the establishment of legislation on climate change, biodiversity and natural resource protection in parliaments across the world. GLOBE International's current work includes supporting implementation of the Rio Conventions (climate change, biodiversity, desertification), the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
GLOBE legislators take a holistic view of the interconnected challenges of sustainability and seek collaborative, cross-party solutions in the public interest. They share a commitment to defending democracy and restoring trust in democratic institutions in increasingly polarised societies. Since 2019, GLOBE has placed particular emphasis on working with young people and improving political education for engaged citizenship.