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Parliaments are watching to make sure climate legislation has an impact

2021-10-07T09:54:16+00:00October 6th, 2021|Environmental democracy, Post-Legislative Scrutiny|

How have parliaments responded to the Paris Agreement during the past five years? In which way are parliaments making sure that climate legislation does have an impact? These were some of the questions guiding the new report “Parliaments and the Paris Agreement”, published by Westminster Foundation for Democracy, ParlAmericas, INTER PARES, and GLOBE International. Based [...]

Parliaments and the Paris Agreement

2021-09-30T09:04:21+00:00September 24th, 2021|Environmental democracy, Parliamentary|

As the world’s governments come together for the annual gathering of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, there is a deep sense of foreboding. The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has confirmed that every region on Earth is experiencing dangerous climate change as a result of human activity. The [...]

Climate change action: supporting parliamentarians in Sub-Saharan Africa to prepare for COP26

2021-07-28T12:13:52+00:00July 28th, 2021|Environmental democracy, Sub - Saharan Africa|

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time: temperatures are rising, drought and wildfires are occurring more frequently, rainfall patterns are shifting, glaciers are melting, and sea levels are rising. To mitigate this, huge changes at all levels of society, politics and businesses are required. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the [...]

Addressing climate change: Parliamentarians around the world emphasize the role of public empowerment ahead of COP26

2021-07-22T16:10:54+00:00July 18th, 2021|Environmental democracy|

The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place later this year, in Glasgow, United Kingdom from 1-12 November 2021. COP26 is considered to be the most important inter-governmental meeting on the environment since the Paris Agreement in 2015. This is because it will [...]

Transnational Green Democracy: Learning from Kenya’s next generation of environmental leaders

2021-05-25T13:21:45+00:00May 25th, 2021|Environmental democracy, UK Political Parties international programmes, Young People’s Leadership and Engagement|

Drought, deforestation, lack of access to clean water and green energy sources. This is just a snapshot of some of the environmental challenges faced by communities in rural Kenya and shared by participants of Kenya’s first Green Academy. The Green Academy brings together 21 young people from different backgrounds and diverse regions of the country [...]