Following on from 'Bringing the 2015 Summits Home: A Guide for Legislators' (2016), the Guide is designed to support the daily work of national legislators and parliamentarians.
2015 was a landmark year for the articulation of global sustainable development commitments. The year saw a succession of agenda-setting United Nations summits on disaster risk reduction (Sendai, March); finance for development (Addis Ababa, July); the post-2015 sustainable development goals (New York, September) and climate change (Paris, December).
On 27 February 2014, GLOBE released the 4th edition of the GLOBE Climate Legislation Study – produced in partnership with the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics. The Study is the most comprehensive audit of climate legislation across 66 countries, together responsible for around 88% of global manmade greenhouse gas emissions. The new study (4th edition) was formally launched at the 2nd GLOBE Climate Legislation Summit held at the Senate of the United States of America and at the World Bank in Washington DC on 27th-28th February 2014.
The natural environment provides goods and services that are essential for our well-being and development. Every part of the natural environment that is capable of contributing to human well-being is a capital asset – part of our ‘natural capital’.