The Australian Greens International Development Committee (AG-IDC) is offering travel grants for delegates from the Asia-Pacific Greens Network (APGN) to attend an Election Study Tour (September 8-15th 2013).
Friday, 7 June, is the day I am convening the Conference on Climate Change in the NZ Parliament. It is being held in the Legislative Council Chamber – the elegant upper chamber that has been mostly empty since the Upper House was abolished in 1951. It is the second conference of the kind – the first having focused on a sustainable economy, in November 2010.
Why is New Zealand—with what the OECD has described as its advanced emissions trading scheme whose price signals need strengthening—the only country that made a binding commitment in the first Kyoto Protocol period and has not made a second commitment?
We on behalf of Nepali Greens Party, would like to kindly inform all of you that Kamlaris have been sitting-in protest in different parts of the capital to practically abolish the kamlari system, to punish the guilty involved in the murder of 12 year old Srijana Choudhari, provide young Kamlari girls with scholarships and set up a separate fund for their welfare.
The Green perception of the world is this. The world is a tough place. The main thing that matters to any country, large or small, is global sustainability. The global economy has taken a hit in recent times, the biggest in nearly a century. This will prove to be the beginning of a series of major global crises—financial, economic, and ecological. We believe that this requires a fundamental rethink of our value systems, our political doctrines, and our economic theories. We see the global population continuing to soar, with greater pressure on global resources and the unprecedented challenge of climate change. We must plan our stewardship of the planet in the Anthropocene, steering the global economy within the nine planetary boundaries. We must have regard to our ecological footprint. We must change course. If we do not, we condemn our children to a catastrophic future, not a brighter one. A Green Budget will be a transformational budget, not a steady-as-she-goes budget.
Enough of the steady-as-she-goes approach. Enough of this Government's self-preening about sound macroeconomic management when, in reality, it is stumbling blindly along.
A black milestone in climate change history was reached over the weekend. Concentrations of carbon dioxide, the key ingredient in global warming, hit 400 parts per million of the air in our atmosphere, up from 280 ppm in the mid-18th century when the Industrial Revolution kicked in. Internationally, we are rushing headlong towards disaster – 450 ppm being generally regarded as the threshold of ‘dangerous’ climate change.
SINGAPORE - The 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have been gearing up to pursue regional market integration through the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) initiatives, which are set to be completed by the end of 2015. Although 77.5% of the AEC Blueprint has already been mapped out, attaining the remaining politically sensitive goals is immensely laborious.
“Partnership between the public and private sector provides a new opportunity for doing development better – by recognising the strength and competencies of each sector and finding new ways of harnessing the common good,” said Mrs Elvi Wijayanti, on behalf of Mr Anang Noegroho, Chairman of the ASEAN Sectoral Working Group on Fisheries.