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Results of first Climate Legislation Study launched

3 May 2011

The Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE), in partnership with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), have launched a groundbreaking study into the status of climate change legislation in 16 of the world's largest economies.

The study reveals some significant findings and considers, among other things: the role of large developing countries in tackling climate change; the legal and policy frameworks to measure, report, verify and manage carbon; and the possibility of an international climate change agreement.

GLOBE President, Rt Hon. John Gummer, Lord Deben has said: "The study illustrates that the shape of the debate on climate change is shifting from being about sharing a global burden – with governments naturally trying to minimise their share – to a realisation that acting on climate change is in the national interest."

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