1. GLOBE International - an introduction - 4'

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    A short introduction to GLOBE International, an organisation of national legislators who share the common aim of passing effective domestic and international legislation on environment and development issues. Produced, written, edited, graphics and voice-over by Ken Pugh.

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    • Contra el cambio climático el mundo necesita más y mejores leyes y planes YA

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      El Sur en desarrollo no puede esperar la filantropía del Norte, sino que debe impulsar sin demoras más y mejores leyes y planes para afrontar los problemas ambientales y en particular el cambio climático, plantearon parlamentarios durante la Cumbre Mundial de la Organización Global de Legisladores para el Equilibrio Ambiental (Globe International). Diputados y senadores provenientes de todas las regiones se congregaron en Ciudad de México, entre el 6 y el 8 de junio, para coordinar y promover iniciativas desde el Poder Legislativo sobre tres áreas concretas y vinculadas entre sí: el cambio climático, la situación forestal y el capital natural.

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      • Time for Nigeria to Curb its Own Emissions

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        Narrator: Tunde Okunola Filmed and produced by Sam Olukoya Nigeria is one of Africa’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases. A significant percentage of this pollution takes place in the Niger Delta region thanks to the existence of multination oil companies and the activities of hundreds of illegal refineries where local people process stolen crude oil. For a country that is at the receiving end of the environmental impact of climate change, there is a growing sense that this West African country should curb its emission of greenhouse gases. Private initiatives and effective legislation are likely to play crucial roles in Nigeria’s drive to curbing its emission of greenhouse gases.

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        • India Ready for ‘Robust’ Stand on Climate Change

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          As hundreds of legislators descend on Mexico City for the second GLOBE Summit, slated to run from Jun. 6-8, many rising nations are taking stock of their national policies in relation to climate change and global warming.

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          • Introducing the GLOBE Natural Capital Initiative

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            The unsustainable use of natural resources can result in an increase in a country's GDP while it actually becomes poorer, if we account for the value of nature. The GLOBE Natural Capital Initiative recognises that legislators, through the exercise of their legislative and budgetary responsibilities, can play a central role in the transition to en economic model that takes into account the value of biodiversity and of ecosystem services. Operating in a rapidly expanding group if industrialised and developing country, the Initiative works to advance the implementation and long-term integration of natural capital accounting into decision-making across all government departments. The annual GLOBE Natural Capital Legislation Study, now at its second edition, reviews natural capital accounting policies from over 20 countries.

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            • Introducing GLOBE: the Global Legislators Organisation

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              The Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE International) is an international organisation comprising national parliamentarians from over 80 countries committed to developing and overseeing the implementation of laws in pursuit of sustainable development. GLOBE is a non-party political organisation that supports legislators through national chapters to develop and advance laws on climate change, natural capital accounting and forests. With headquarters in London, offices in Beijing, Bogota, Brussels, Kinshasa, Manila, Mexico City, New Delhi, Tokyo and through chapters established in over 40 legislatures, GLOBE is developing a unique international network of legislators committed to practical action.

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              • GLOBE Partnership for Climate Legislation

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                The Partnership for Climate Legislation, supported by the United Nations and the World Bank, will help national legislators to develop and implement climate change laws. It will work across the 66 nations covered by the Study by sharing best legislative practice, provide detailed policy, analytical and legal capacity to cross party groups of legislators as they develop their own laws. Read more about the Partnership for Climate Legislation on www.globeinternational.org

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                • Lord Deben, President GLOBE International

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                  Proving that tackling climate change is in the national interest is crucial for politicians faced with an aggressive lobby against climate action, a former UK environment minister has said. Dealing with emissions in a way that was also beneficial for the economy is an important tool for lawmakers said Lord Deben, chair of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change and President of GLOBE International . “If you can reduce the energy you are using and spread your energy sources you cease to be dependent on a few countries for that energy and you keep energy prices down, leave alone climate change,” he told RTCC at GLOBE’s international summit in London. GLOBE also launch its third report on domestic climate legislation around the world, which assessed positive steps in countries as diverse as China, Argentina, Vietnam and the UK. “What this document really does is not only show that a very large number of countries are doing these things, but that they are doing it for self-interest as well as for international interest. That is very helpful to politicians when it comes to fighting some of the less pleasant campaigners. “Many countries are doing more than they are willing to sign up to internationally. That’s a good circumstance and when we get to 2015 and it’s time to fulfil the commitment to a globally binding commitment, we’ll be part of the way there because of what local legislators have done.”

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                  • John Prescott - Globe International 2013

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                    • UN climate chief Christiana Figueres 14/1

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                      UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres says the 2013 Globe climate report on domestic legislation around the world demonstrates the number of governments who are committed to a transition to a low carbon economy

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