IPU Assembly aims to intensify parliamentary action on the climate emergency

March 14, 2022. BALI.

The 144th IPU Assembly will be held in Nusa Dua from 20 to 24 March 2022, hosted by the Parliament of Indonesia.



Hundreds of parliamentarians from all over the world will meet in person on the theme of Getting to zero: Mobilizing parliaments to act on climate change.


The climate emergency is affecting every region of the world and continues to intensify at a rapid pace. Recent findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change show that unless there are immediate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, or even 2 degrees Celsius, will be unreachable.


IPU Members will consider what parliamentary action needs to be taken to mitigate the effects of the climate emergency and to implement the Paris agreement. How can parliaments use the COVID-19 recovery period to accelerate the green transition? How can parliaments ensure that the needs of the most at-risk members of the population, including women and youth, are addressed as part of climate action?


Parliamentarians will hear testimonials from climate activists and representatives from countries on the frontlines of climate change, notably small island developing states.

With the backdrop of war in Ukraine, IPU Members are expected to adopt a landmark resolution on Rethinking and reframing the approach to peace processes with a view to fostering lasting peace. The resolution is expected to reaffirm the IPU’s founding principles of dialogue as the choice modality for resolving international disputes. The need to strengthen multilateralism and ensure compliance with international law will no doubt underpin deliberations throughout the Assembly.


The IPU will launch two new tools for parliamentarians during the Assembly: a handbook on Strengthening health security preparedness, in partnership with the World Health Organization, and the third Global Parliamentary Report on Public engagement in the work of parliament, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme.


The Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians will also consider the latest cases of human rights violations suffered by parliamentarians around the world including in Belarus, Ecuador, Eswatini, Myanmar and Venezuela.


Accredited media should register at press@ipu.org.


A media centre for accredited media will be available. Live streaming of the plenary sessions will be available at http://www.ipu.org/144

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The IPU is the global organization of national parliaments. It was founded more than 130 years ago as the first multilateral political organization in the world, encouraging cooperation and dialogue between all nations. Today, the IPU comprises 178 national Member Parliaments and 14 regional parliamentary bodies. It promotes democracy and helps parliaments become stronger, younger, gender-balanced and more diverse. It also defends the human rights of parliamentarians through a dedicated committee made up of MPs from around the world.


For more information about the IPU, contact Thomas Fitzsimons at email: press@ipu.org or tf@ipu.org or tel: +41(0) 79 854 31 53