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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