The GLOBE Copenhagen Legistator Forum Convention was held on the 24 to 25 October, 2009, at the Danish Parliament Building in Copenhagen. The Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE) International was founded in 1989 and is consists of legislators from major and emerging economies. The meeting in Copenhagen was attended by delegation from 17 major economies (Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, European Parliament, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the USA). The Indonesian delegation was represented by 2004-2009 House of Representatives member Prof. Dr. Bomer Pasaribu, in his capacity as an expert on the Commission on Land Use Change and Ecosystems.
The meeting was attended by Danish Prime Minister, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, who delivered a keynote address in the convention and have some dialogue with the forum. Key speakers include Minister for Climate and Energy of Denmark Connie Hedegaard, Chairman of the US House of Representatives Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming Ed Markey, and Chairman of Environment Protection and Resources Conservation Committee of the NPC, Wang Guangtao .
The meeting discussed thematic issues about Climate Change and the process in the formation of Low Carbon Economy/Society like the Climate Change and Energy Security, Copenhagen Agreement and Economic Recovery; Forestry and Coral Reefs issues, and the Role of the Parliament in the development of Climate Change Legislations.
The convention agreed upon the legislators’ role in developing low carbon economy in the Agreed Legislatives Principles to be delivered to each parliament and a political statement which will be delivered at the COP-15 in Copenhagen in December 2009. The forum also agreed upon the target of the global warming not exceeding 2 degrees Celsius and the encouragement for achieving an ambitious, effective, and equitable post-2012 framework that guarantees sustainable development.
Worth noted is that the issue of Coral Reefs damage is put into the agenda for the first time. The Indonesian delegation had the opportunity to deliver the development and challenges from numerous national actions in Forestry and Reefs, including the results of the Coral Triangle Initiatives/CTI Summit in Manado in May of 2009, which include the Indo Pacific Region (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philipines, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, and the Solomon Islands).