In light of GLOBE’s commitment to gender equality and in recognition of the under-representation of women in parliaments globally, the Summit will strive to ensure as close to 50-50% balanced male and female parliamentary participation for the physical event at the Scottish Parliament. More broadly we are working with networks of women's parliamentarians and initiatives such as SheChangesClimate
and others, to support both gender balance at the GLOBE Summit and in preparations towards and at COP26
. Gender will be one of the cross-cutting theme across the Summit agenda.
As part of our commitment to political education and citizenship development, we also have a strong youth engagement focus to this year’s Summit and are delighted to work with Scotland’s unique Children's Parliament
and Youth Parliament and parliaments worldwide to highlight young peoples’ expectations of their political leaders and demands for their future.
In the week leading up to the Summit on Friday 29 October 2021, we are proud to be convening the Student-MP Climate Surgery
in London, and 'The Moment'
a unique country-wide dialogue between young people and their members of parliament across Scotland in partnership with Scotland's Children and Youth Parliaments. The outcomes of 'The Moment'
will be shared with political leaders at the opening of the GLOBE COP26 Summit at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh to highlight the voices and expectations of young people.
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As an independent, non-partisan organisation committed to promoting cross-party cooperation on solutions to the climate emergency and the challenge of sustainable development, we are delighted to be working with a range of parliamentary networks to reach a broad audience of parliamentarians worldwide. Our partners include the Climate Parliament
, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
, InterPares/ International IDEA
and Westminster Foundation for Democracy
GLOBE International is also serving as the UNFCCC Focal Point
for the parliamentary grouping and seeking to support and facilitate the engagement of parliamentarians at COP26. We will be hosting daily briefings for parliamentarians at COP26 and providing regular information briefings in the run-up to COP26. For more information, kindly email: [email protected]