在瑞士,青年綠人們長期以來主動的組織各種活動,積極向瑞士人宣傳全球暖化的議題。Martin Neukom 解釋了這些行動背後的原因。 瑞士已經明顯感受到全球暖化的衝擊: 冰河正在融化,預計在2050年瑞士只會剩下一條冰河。長期以來冰凍的土地正在解凍,山崩頻傳。而瑞士很可能就快面臨第一次的水資源問題。在十多年前,沒有人相信這些會發生。因此青年綠人們決定以行動宣傳這些問題並推廣可行解決方案。 2005年,青年綠人號召抵制運動休旅車(Sport Utility Vehicle, SUV),並倡議禁止運動休旅車上路。最後,這場活動成功的促使國會提案,限制新車的平均排碳量。 為宣導汽車浪費空間的概念,瑞士綠人們將多達十輛的腳踏車放置於一個停車格中,並且在路上畫上腳踏車的停車格,鼓勵以腳踏車代替汽車。  在蘇黎世(Zurich),每年的九月二十二號,青年綠人們都會組織腳踏車示威活動。這一天正是全球無車日,整整兩個小時,腳踏車可以占據整條蘇黎世的道路。這場盛事每年都有五百人左右參加。  最後,在瑞士的一個城市,索洛圖恩(Solothurn),綠人們裝扮成企鵝和北極熊,抗議氣候問題引起極地冰層融化,...


UN Security Council Reform Proposals

"...New Zealand, he said, is determined to make a positive contribution, and, in particular, to represent the perspective of small States on the council. We agree, but such a contribution will need an aspirational world view of a kind that I doubt the Prime Minister can even appreciate just yet..." Read More »

Climate Action in the Indian state of Uttarakhand

Workshops held by India's Uttarakhand Parivartan Party as part of the Global Greens climate campaign in September produced the 'Dehradun Resolution on Climate Change' appealing to the world's leadership to commit itself to climate change mitigation. Amongst other things the resolution says: the welfare of living beings has to be strengthened as part and parcel of the ecological system; there has... Read More »

Taking the power back on climate change in Australia

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NZ has opportunity on UN Security Council

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