The GLOBE Climate Legislation Study. Third Edition. A Review of Climate Change Legislation in 33 Countries



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On 14 January 2013 the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE International) released the 3rd Climate Legislation Study – produced in partnership with the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics.

This is the most comprehensive research project that audits climate legislation across the world’s major developed and emerging economies. This new edition of the study was formally launched at the 1st GLOBE Climate Legislation Summit held at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th January 2013.

Results in the 3rd edition of the study show:

  • 32 of 33 major economies have progressed or are progressing significant climate and/or energy-related legislation.
  • Much of the substantive progress on legislative activity on climate change in 2012 took place in emerging economies, including China, which will provide the motor of global economic growth in coming decades.
  • This progress will deliver real benefits to national economies and, ultimately, give world leaders the political space to go further and faster in the UN negotiations, helping provide a foundation for a comprehensive, global deal by 2015.