1. Introducing the GLOBE Climate Legislation Study 3rd Edition

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    The Rt. Hon. John Gummer, Lord Deben, President of GLOBE International and Professor Sam Fankhauser, Co-Director of the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science introduce the latest edition of the GLOBE Climate Legislation Study.

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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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      • 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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        • John Prescott - Globe International 2013

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          • Introduction to GLOBE International

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            • Love 360 - Partner Offering

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              Our Love 360 partners in Latin America have asked us to help transport, feed, and educate their children and students Sunday, April 29, we'll let you partner with God to meet these needs. Take a week, listen to God, and respond in faith.

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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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                  • 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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                    • 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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