Theme: Trade and Sustainable Development

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 […]

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 […]

IPU finds that lawmakers are getting younger but not everywhere

The latest IPU report on Youth Participation in Parliament reveals that parliaments are getting slightly younger, with small increases in the number of parliamentarians under 45 years old. However, despite the progress, parliaments are still a long way from representing young people proportionately. The report tracks changes in youth representation in parliaments following elections held between September […]

Speaker Birla and President Pacheco with other Speakers of Parliament in front of the old Indian Parliament Building

Heads of Parliament of the world’s largest economies convene in New Delhi

The Parliament of India, in cooperation with the IPU, brought together parliamentary leaders from the world’s 20 major economies at the Ninth G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit and Parliamentary Forum, the so-called ‘P20’, from 13-14 October in New Delhi, India. The Summit follows a meeting of the heads of state of the Group of 20 world economies […]

The National Assembly of Angola.

IPU Assembly to focus on good governance to address global crises

The 147th IPU Assembly will be held in Luanda, Angola, from 23 to 27 October 2023, hosted by the National Assembly of Angola. The IPU Assembly will provide a platform for parliamentarians, partner organizations and experts to share good practice and commit to the overall theme of Parliamentary action for peace, justice and strong institutions. The theme is […]

More than 200 MPs attended the Summit. © Parliament of Uruguay

IPU & Uruguay lead parliamentarians in exploring how best to look into the future

The Second World Summit of the Committees of the Future took place from 25-27 September 2023 in Montevideo, Uruguay, with the theme of Bringing the future into the present: The democracy of the future, artificial intelligence and parliaments. The Summit brought together more than 200 parliamentarians from some 70 countries to focus on strategies to integrate a future-oriented […]