Region: Europe

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 […]

The visiting delegation from France in front of the Elizabeth Tower which features Big Ben

French visit in collaboration with APPG highlights improvements in this vital relationship for UK

BGIPU, in collaboration with France APPG led by Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP, welcomed a delegation from France for a day in Parliament on 15 November. The delegation consisted of six parliamentarians from the Franco-British friendship group: Alexandre Holroyd, President of the friendship group, David Amiel, Bertrand Bouyx, Céline Calvez, Mathilde Desjonquères and Estelle Youssouffa. […]

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 […]

Past BGIPU Chair, Harriett Baldwin MP, accompanied by BGIPU Audit Committee Chair, Flick Drummond MP and current Chair, Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, pays tribute to the leadership of President Pacheco at the meeting on 11 July 2023.

IPU President Pacheco invited to Palace of Westminster by BGIPU Executive Committee

As he enter his final months in office, IPU President, Duarte Pacheco of Portugal, was invited to visit to Palace of Westminster to address the BGIPU Executive Committee on the key challenges and successes of his time in office.  He noted a key highlight have been the steady and progressive rebuilding of the IPU’s scope […]

Belgian delegation with Lord Speaker

Belgian delegation discuss renewable energy, Brexit and regional representation

BGIPU hosted a delegation from Belgium on 4 and 5 July. The delegation included Stephanie D’Hose, President of the Belgian Senate, Andries Gryffroy, President of the 12+ Group in the IPU and Vice-President of the Belgian Senate and Michel De Maegd, Member of the Belgian IPU Group and they were accompanied by Peter Vercammen, Official of the […]

BGIPU's parliamentary side event for the Ukraine Recovery Conference was hosted in conjunction with the Ukraine APPG, FCDO and WFD.

Verkhovna Rada delegation visits to participate in Ukraine Recovery Conference in London

From 20-22 June, BGIPU had the honour to host a bilateral delegation of parliamentarians and officials from Ukraine led by Oleksandr Kornienko, First Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, in association with the Ukraine Recovery Conference. In addition to a busy programme of calls on UK parliamentary counterparts, including the Speakers of both […]

President of the Board of Young Parliamentarians of the IPU, Dan Carden MP, addresses the 146th IPU Assembly in Manama, Bahrain

BGIPU member Dan Carden MP elected President of Forum of Young Parliamentarians

Dan Carden, UK Member of Parliament for Liverpool, Walton and BGIPU’s Treasurer, has been elected as the new President of the Board of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on Sunday 12 March in Manama, Bahrain at the IPU’s 146th Assembly. The Forum of Young Parliamentarians is a permanent body of IPU […]