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Global Greens and EGP Congress launch!

Mark your calendars!   For the first time ever, the Global Greens and the European Green Party will hold their congresses together!  Visit the congress website at: http://greens2017.org This extraordinary event also includes the Global Young Greens congress, the Green Party of England and Wales spring convention, an abundance of workshops and seminars on political themes important to Greens, and enormous fun with new and long-time friends from across the globe! Join us for this unique event in...

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What's up with the Women's Network?

The Global Greens Women's Network (GGWN) is active and running! While we await the Global Greens and European Green Party joint Congress in Liverpool 2017, to be able to meet in person, we are busy working on Women's Academy webinars and launching a GGWN Mentorship Programme. Read More »
受訪者: 李根政, 台灣綠黨的前共同召集人(資料照,顏麟宇攝)

Taiwan Green Party 2016 Elections: Q&A with Ken-cheng Lee, former Party Co-Chair

In 2012 the Greens received nearly 230,000 votes (1.74%), and this year the Green Party and the Social Democratic Union coalition received 308,000 votes (2.53%). Although there is growth, we were still unable to cross the party vote threshold of 3.5% and the non-constituency (list) threshold of 5%. Pre-election polls had indicated that we could break through, but in the end there was a... Read More »
受訪者: 李根政, 台灣綠黨的前共同召集人(資料照,顏麟宇攝)

台灣綠黨的2016年選舉經驗: 問答與李根政, 綠黨的前共同召集人

這次選舉對台灣很重要的意義是:代表著威權統治的國民黨倒台了,台灣完成了第三次的政黨輪替,對於一個剛起步的民主國家,我覺得這一點是蠻重要的。當然這是因為從2008年到2016年這段時間國民黨執政造成了更大的社會矛盾,蓬勃的公民運動在第一線跟國民黨衝撞角力,是促成這一波政黨輪替的主因。民進黨在這幾年的公民運動中貢獻很少,但卻是政治上最大的受益者。第二個觀察,這是台灣史無前例的政黨票競爭,共有18個政黨,上屆(2012)是11個政黨。 2012的大選,人民對政黨票的理解很少,但這次政黨票競爭激烈,連二大黨都在告急搶政黨票。整體而言,人民對政黨票的了解比上次選舉較多。2012年綠黨拿到了將近23萬票 (1.74%),而這次綠黨社會民主黨聯盟(簡稱綠社盟)拿到了30萬8,000票(2.53%),雖然有成長,但是沒有跨過3.5%的政黨票門檻和5%不分區立委門檻。... Read More »
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Women in politics - experiences from Green leaders

The Global Greens Women's Network held its first webinar on 16 April. If you missed hearing it live, listen to the presentations now. Click here to listen, and the transcript is copied below. Our wonderful speakers from around the world are: Metiria Turei - Member of the New Zealand Parliament and co-leader of the Green Party Maria Wetterstrand - Former spokesperson for 9 years in Sweden, former... Read More »