National legislations must be the driving force of developing a global climate agreement in 2015, according to a resolution issued by delegates at the 2nd World Summit of Legislators organized by the Global Legislators Organization (GLOBE) in Mexico from June 6 to 8.
The three-day summit convened simultaneously with the first stage of UNFCCC negotiations in Bonn, with the aim of “look[ing] at an international agreement from the angle of those who ultimately will need to ratify the agreement, fund it and scrutinise governments on delivering it”.
GLOBE is an international organization that supports legislators in developing and advancing laws on climate change, natural capital accounting and forests. It involves national parliamentarians from around 80 countries worldwide. According to its latest report [pdf], 487 domestic legislations regarding climate change have been passed in the 66 countries covered by the study. “It is increasingly clear that an effective and ambitious deal is dependent on the national legislation passed in advance”, the report said.