Democracy That Delivers
Brundtland, Gro Harlem

Brundtland, Gro Harlem

Prime Minister of Norway (1986-1989 and 1990-1996)

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The #FutureWeWant

The central message coming from the Club de Madrid official high-level side event “Sustainable Development in an Unequal world” in Rio+20 is that environmental justice requires social justice and social justice cannot be achieved without greater equality of income and wealth between countries and within countries. The event focused on the relationship and interdependence between the economy, social justice and the environment. It addressed the high and increasing worldwide inequality between those who pollute most through wasteful use of natural resources, and those who suffer the effects of pollution. It pointed to the fact that the world´s most affluent one billion people have a lifestyle which negatively affects and pollutes the other six billion´s air, water, land, foodstuffs and undermines their right to a decent life.

Club de Madrid in support of the people of Norway

Our souls are saddened and our hearts in pain after the killing of 76 people in Norway last July 22. An aggression on any nation is an aggression on all nations. An injury to one human being is an injury on all humanity.

All lives are infinite and each one of them ought to be shielded from hate or violence. But when it is the life of youth that is attacked, it is our mere future that is assailed. We will never be able to console enough the families and friends of those who were killed, but we will stand by their side, and ensure that the victims will always be remembered and that their deaths will not be lead to hate. Through our colleague Club de Madrid Members and former Prime Ministers of Norway Bondevik and Brundtland we want to extend to an each and every citizen of Norway our sympathy and support.

The Club de Madrid moves forward along with the International sustainable development agenda

The Club de Madrid welcomes the progress achieved during the last round of international climate negotiations that took place in Bangkok, Thailand, 3-8 April, where an agreement on the agenda for the negotiations towards COP17 in Durban, South Africa, at the end of 2011, was reached. The next Climate Talks will take place in Bonn, Germany, on 6-17 June 2011, and the Club de Madrid, plans to organise a side event where the messages for an equitable and fair post-2012 climate regime are strengthened, including the support to the most vulnerable countries and the advocacy for the missing Millennium Development Goal “universal clean energy access”.

COP16 preparatory meeting with Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs and COP16 President

September 22, New York, USA — The Club de Madrid Member and Prime Minister of Norway (1986-1989 and 1990-1996), Gro Harlem Brundtland, met with the Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs and COP16 (16th Conference of the Parties) President, Patricia Espinosa, with the aim of identify opporunities and define the Club de Madrid strategy in relation with such a key climate event.

 

Panel on Climate Change Forum in Brussels

March 26-28 2010, Brussels, Belgium - Gro Harlem Brundtland, member of the Club of Madrid and Prime Minister of Norway from 1986-1989 and 1990-1996, advocated the recommendations of the initiative GLCA during the Panel on Climate Change Forum in Brussels. This important high-level forum brings together annually the most influential politicians, business people and intellectuals in North America and Europe.

The Club of Madrid in Copenhagen

Complex and decisive negotiations took place at the UNFCCC’s COP 15 in Copenhagen during the past two weeks. Mobilizing political will and leadership to achieve a comprehensive, global and equitable climate agreement became more urgent and critical than ever before and thus the role of those Club of Madrid Members actively engaged in our Global Leadership for Climate Action (GLCA) Initiative present in Copenhagen. 

2009 Annual Conference of the Club of Madrid

The main annual event of the organization, held in Madrid on 12-13 November 2009, concluded with a call for more and better democracy that delivers.

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