I am a member of GLOBE International, which aims to support political leadership on issues of climate and energy security, land-use change and ecosystems and economic and population growth. To read more about GLOBE, please see their website.
From 12th -14th June, one hundred politicians from the G8+5 countries met in Rome and called for leadership from the G8 Summit. The statement, which was agreed by consensus, calls on the G8 to immediately make clear the size of the emissions cuts they propose to make by 2020, agree a two billion US dollar contribution to help the developing world adapt to Climate Change and to publicly recognise the scale of the required financial support from developed to developing economies.
I pushed for, and was successful in, adding a clause which urges all leaders meeting at the G8 Summit and Major Economies Forum to “commit to supporting the expansion of measures that have shown demonstrable success in the voluntary reduction of population growth, including education and economic empowerment of women”.
To read the full statement click here.