"100 World Lawmakers Agree to Take Climate Action Now"

"COPENHAGEN -- Legislators from 16 of the world's major economies and most major political parties have agreed on key guiding principles to enact climate change legislation in their home countries that will drive the move to a global low carbon economy. Meeting this weekend, the lawmakers agreed to act right now in their own legislative bodies, even before the key UN climate deal in Copenhagen, now just six weeks away.

The principles -- covering building and appliance standards, renewable energy, vehicle fuel and efficiency standards, as well as forestry -- were proposed by U.S. Congressman Edward Markey and Chinese Congressman Chairman Wang Guangtao.

They were agreed by 100 legislators during the International's Copenhagen Legislator's Forum held by the Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment, GLOBE.

The GLOBE legislators agreed to push through their own parliaments laws that bind national governments to short, medium and long-term targets for greenhouse gas emissions."

Environment News Service had the story October 26, 2009.

See Also:

"U.N. Lowers Expectations for Copenhagen Climate Deal" (Reuters)

"EU Leaders Seek Treaty, Climate Change Deals" (Reuters)

Source: ENS, 10/27/2009