Democracy That Delivers

Vergara , Irene

Program Officer


#NGD: Democratic Governance & Management of Natural Resources & Ecosystems

On the ocassion of the Partnership for Change Conference "Turning the Tide" in Oslo, international experts from various environmental institutions have met to discuss with Club de Madrid Member Prime Minister Bondevik how is the relation between Democratic Governance and the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Ecosystems, within the framewrok of the Next Generation Democracy project.

Danilo Türk in Georgia to address Shared Societies

Danilo Türk, President of Slovenia (2007-2012) and member of the Club de Madrid, lead a mission to Georgia, to discuss with Georgian political leaders and civil society representatives the Shared Societies Concept during the International Human Rights Day.

LEND Network supports efforts to build democracy in Tunisia and Moldavia

Tunisian and Moldovan representatives of the government and the civil society met with Club de Madrid Members PM Kok, PM Campbell and PM Roman and international experts in Stockholm

LEND Network supports efforts to build democracy in Tunisia

During the last two days, Tunisian representatives of the government and the civil society met with Club de Madrid Members PM Campbell and PM Roman and international experts.


Club de Madrid in support of the Climate Vulnerable Countries in the Dhaka ministerial Forum

Dhaka, 14 November 2011 – The Club de Madrid Member, José María Figueres (President of Costa Rica, 1994-1998) supported the common position of the Climate Vulnerable Forum together with UN Secretary General, Ban-Ki Moon in Bangladesh.

DARA Gallery of Pictures

Club de Madrid Contribution to Rio+20

The Club de Madrid organized together with the Friederich Ebert Stiftung on 10 November 2011 a debate on the issues at stake of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development on the UN Headquarters in NY.

Four Members of the Club de Madrid, Wim Kok (Prime Minister of The Netherlands, 1994-2002), Jennifer Mary Shipley (Prime Minister of New Zealand, 1997-1999), Ricardo Lagos (President of Chile , 2000-2006), and Luisa Diogo (Prime Minister of Mozambique, 2004-2010), offered their point of view of the key issues under the UNCSD negotiation process.


Highlighting the links between Climate Change, Agriculture and Green Economy in Latin America

The Club de Madrid Member Jorge Quiroga, President of Bolivia (2001-2002) provided an integral vision of the important synergies between Agriculture, Climate Change and Green Economy in the Latin American region, during the Climate Change and Agriculture in Latin America Seminar that took place on 13 and 14 October in Brasilia.

The Club de Madrid presents its Recommendations to the G20

Paris, 9 September 2011 – In view of the grave and anxious economic and political situation the world is presently experiencing, the next G20 summit will pay particular attention to the search for and application of solutions to these issues. At this summit, 19 countries will arrange to meet, as well as the European Union, as an economic bloc, which represents 85% of the world’s economy and two thirds of the world’s population.  

The Club of Madrid is joining forces in this effort through its G20 initiative. With the support of the French Presidency of the G20 and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the Club of Madrid organised during the 8 – 9 September a high level meeting in Paris, with the objective of evaluating and debating the most pressing and urgent affairs currently gripping the world today, ones which are considered vital for the G20 to address.

Download the recommendations presented by the Club of Madrid’s members to President Sarkozy

Access to Clean Energy and Green Growth Implementation: Key Answers to the Climate Change Challenge

13 June 2011, Bonn, Germany – Energy use has caused climate change; but it has also increased human welfare on this planet. This development pattern has to change. We need to reduce CO2 by more than 50% while increasing energy use by more than 50%. In order to do this, we need to make the global economy energy efficient; invest in renewable energy; we need a shift to green growth strategies. Access to clean energy and the implementation of green growth strategies are linked solutions to two key human problems, climate change and poverty.

The Club de Madrid Supports the Role of Cities in Climate Action

June 2, 2011, Sao Paolo, Brazil - Andrés Pastrana, President of Colombia (1998-2002) and Member of the Club de Madrid, moderated a high level panel during the C40 Summit in Sao Paolo (the 40 largest cities fighting climate change). The panel focused on advocacy as a key element to achieve the recognition of the important role that cities play in the fight against climate change. The panel of high level speakers included, in addition to President Pastrana, the Lord Mayor of Sydney, the Mayor of Sao Paolo, the Lord Mayor of Heidelberg, and the Secretary for the Environment of Hong Kong.

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