GLOBE International is honored to have been designated as the UNFCCC Focal Point for the Parliamentary Group to facilitate the engagement of parliamentary networks and parliamentarians at COP26 and UNFCCC meetings.
Parliamentarians are still not a formal constituency recognised by the United Nations, unlike the nine Major Groups established following the UN Earth Summit in 1992. GLOBE International was founded in 1992 by prominent legislators - including Al Gore and John Kerry (USA), Akiko Domoto (Japan), Nikolai Nikolaievich Vorontsov (Russia) and Francois Roelants du Vivier (Belgium) - to address precisely this shortcoming within the UN member state-based multilateral system, and bring the voice of elected representatives committed to climate action to the fore.
Since the Paris Agreement of 2015, however, parliamentarians have been recognised as an informal grouping and this paves the way to their greater recognition as key actors central to the delivery of the Paris Agreement and related international commitments. GLOBE International has taken the initiative to support this Parliamentary Group and provide administrative, information and coordination support to engage cross-party legislators at UNFCCC meetings and COPs. The founding members of the Parliamentary Group comprise Climate Parliament, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, InterPares/ International IDEA, ParlAmericas and Westminster Foundation for Democracy.
Membership of the Parliamentary Group is open to parliamentarians, parliamentary networks or organisations seeking to advance the aims of the UNFCCC and implementation of the Paris Agreement. We also work closely with ICLEI, Focal Point for UNFCCC Local Governments and Major Authorities (LGMA) Constituency, which includes sub-national and regional legislators amongst their membership.
If you would like to join the Parliamentary Group, or for further information, please contact us at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
COP26 HIGH LEVEL STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE PARLIAMENTARY GROUP
On 10th November Malini Mehra, CEO, GLOBE International Secretariat, delivered a statement at the COP26 High Level Statement on behalf of the UNFCCC Informal Group on Parliamentarians. Read it here in English, Spanish and French.
Watch the speech here in English - also available with Spanish and French subtitles.
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COP26 CALENDAR OF PARLIAMENTARY ACTIVITIES
GLOBE prepared a calendar of known Parliamentary activities taking place during COP26, including activities held by partner networks, APPGs and other organisations, as a service to the Parliamentary constituency at COP26. Please download the Calendar by clicking on the image below (pfd file).
BIWEEKLY NEWSLETTER - PARLIAMENTARIANS @COP26
In the lead-up to COP26, GLOBE prepared five issues of a biweekly Newsletter containing regular updates on the COP26 Presidency and relevant activities / events / publications from across the Parliamentary constituency to keep parliamentarians and parliamentary organisations abreast of developments, encourage networking and help build community. Please click on the images to download (pdf files).
This series of five weekly webinars, held in partnership with E3G and World Resources Institute, have unpacked the agenda for the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow and addressed implications for legislators with leading experts on the climate negotiations and relevant processes such as the G20. The final session will be on Tuesday 23rd November from 12:30-1:30pm GMT+1 London time. Please visit the COP26 Webinars section to watch the recordings. Click HERE to sign up.