Activities: IPU Activities & Conferences

The event aims to create an inclusive platform for parliamentary dialogue, elevating parliamentary voices, and supporting urgent climate efforts both nationally and internationally, translating COP commitments into actionable realities.

IPU in cooperation with UAE’s FNC to host Parliamentary Meeting at COP28

The Parliamentary Meeting, scheduled in conjunction with the 28th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), is a collaborative effort between the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the UAE’s Federal National Council. Taking place on December 6th, 2023, in Dubai, UAE, this gathering will convene global parliaments to facilitate […]

Market day in El Alto, Mt Huayna Potosi and Mt Chacaltaya, La Paz, Bolivia. ©James Brunker / Alamy Stock Photo

IPU is helping parliaments reach new heights in mountain adaptation

The IPU and Adaptation at Altitude, a programme of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, have published a new Issues Brief for parliamentarians: Responding to climate change in the mountains: Opportunities for parliamentarians to act. The Brief is designed to help parliamentarians identify policies and actions to adapt to the consequences of climate change in […]

IPU & partners launch new tool to measure parliaments’ democratic credentials

The IPU and partner organizations have published a new tool called the Indicators for Democratic Parliaments, which offers a new approach to measuring parliamentary capacity, resilience and performance. Using a framework of 25 indicators, parliaments can evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses against established standards with a view to becoming stronger democratic institutions. The Indicators align […]

Solar panels help provide energy to the Bundestag. Photo: Lichtblick/Achim Melde

IPU Parliaments for the Planet Case Study: The Bundestag Blueprint for Sustainability

In a world grappling with the pressing need to address climate change, the German Bundestag offers an interesting case study in how to reduce energy consumption and minimize environmental impact. The measures implemented by the Bundestag since July 2022 encompass building operations and vehicle management, reflecting the institution’s commitment to sustainability. The Bundestag has made […]

A database of over 5000 laws and policies on climate change is managed by the London School of Economics Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, with support from the IPU.

IPU and Grantham Institute highlight over 5000 climate change laws globally

In the lead-up to COP28, the UN climate conference, discover how to use the global database of over 5000 laws and policies on climate change in this 2-minute video. The database is managed by the London School of Economics Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, with support from the IPU. Find out more about the […]

A truck carrying humanitarian aid enters the southern Gaza Strip from Egypt on 2 November 2023. MOHAMMED ABED / AFP

IPU leadership statement on the humanitarian disaster unfolding in Gaza

We are deeply concerned by the escalation in fighting in Gaza. We are increasingly worried by the rising death toll in the West Bank We are horrified by the unprecedented extent of casualties on both sides and the immense human suffering that this conflict is causing to innocent civilians, including women, children and the elderly. […]

Tulia Ackson of the United Republic of Tanzania is elected the 31st President of the IPU.

Dr Tulia Ackson elected new President of the IPU at 147th IPU Assembly in Luanda

Tulia Ackson of the United Republic of Tanzania has been elected as the 31st President of the IPU by the IPU’s Governing Council, its main decision-making body made up of parliamentarians from around the world. She takes over from Mr. Duarte Pacheco, a parliamentarian from Portugal, who concluded his three-year mandate at the end of the 147th […]

BGIPU Chair, Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP addresses the General Debate at the 147th IPU Assembly.

UK very active at IPU Assembly which sees key outcomes on future institutional governance

Key Policy Outcomes At its 147th Assembly from 23-27 October 2023 in Angola, IPU members adopted the Luanda Declaration on Parliamentary action for peace, justice and strong institutions. The Declaration highlights the critical role that good governance plays as a means to achieving sustainable development. It calls for parliamentarians to “strengthen trust and ensure the more […]