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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 PartyMaria Wetterstrand - Former spokesperson for 9 years in Sweden, former Member of ParliamentJulia Duppre - Former Parliamentary Candidate for Rio de Janeiro in BrazilRobinah K... Read more
The Australian Greens are hosting Green Party representatives from across Asia and the Pacific from May 17-24. This is an initiative to share knowledge and experiences across the region so as to assist emerging Green Parties and new Green Parties. The 22 delegates, 12 men and 10 women, are from 11 countries and are participating in a study tour in both Sydney and Northern NSW. Countries represented on the tour are; India, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Nepal. Pakistan, Papua New Guinea,... Read more
Objectives: The main objective of APGF study tour was to share knowledge and experience within Participants from different countries having different experience and to meet with Australian Green to observe their activities and to learn from their skills and experiences. 15-May-2016 Arrived at hotel and had a get together with all members, introduced each other and had dinner with Michelle (International Development Coordinator Australian Greens) 1st Day Day Started with Excursion... Read more
A Global Greens statement was produced to coincide with the Paris Agreement signing ceremony which took place in New York in April. The Global Greens campaign invited Green members in national parliaments to identify one fossil fuel reserve to leave in the ground and at least one fossil fuel subsidy to abolish or phase out and take legislative action accordingly. We also invited national Green Parties to submit their particular initiatives and to put out a press release on the day. No... Read more
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When I was an MP, I used to tell people that I went into politics to use my voice. Yet at the end of three years in Parliament, I had lost my voice completely. Former New Zealand Green MP Holly Walker advocates for Members of Parliament to be able to combine parenting with politics. Read more
Statement by the Global Greens on the occasion of the Signing of the Paris Agreement, New York, 21 April 2016. Green parliamentarians around the world undertake to introduce in the national Parliaments, in which we are represented, domestic legislation to give practical effect to the Paris Agreement. Read more
The Global Greens Women’s Network (GGWN) held its first Webinar on 16 April 2016, commemorating as well the same day in which the Global Greens adopted its Charter in 2001.  The GGWN invited a panel of Green Party leaders from each regional Federation of the Global Greens to speak about their experiences overcoming challenges and seizing opportunities in Green politics, and was attended by 30 participants from all Federations.The panelists were:Metiria Turei, Co-Leader of the New Zealand Green... Read more
30 years after Chernobyl and 5 years after Fukushima, we have not forgotten about the tragedy caused by these two nuclear accidents. The Green Party of Japan, along with Green Parties around the world, will continue to work towards a nuclear-free and peaceful future. Read more
Dehradun, Uttarakhand, March 7, 2016 The Uttarakhand Parivartan Party or UKPP is going to hold a Candle March in the city of Dehradun (Ghantaghar--Gandhi Park--Ghantaghar) on the eve of the International Women’s Day to draw public-attention towards the increasing incidents of human trafficking and women’s exploitation in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand in India.  As the world is gearing up to celebrate the International Women’s Day on 8 March, the Salt area in the district of Almora in the... Read more
On the eve of the International Women's Day, the UKPP or Uttarakhand Parivartan Party organised a Candle Marchin Dehradun, UK to draw attention of the Harish Rawat Government of the Congress party in Uttarakhand towards the incidents of 11 women missing from the Salt (सल्ट ) area of Almora district and sexual exploitation of the inmates of a Distressed Women's Home in Dehradun, UK. कल शाम यानी महिला दिवस की पूर्व संध्या 7 मार्च को उत्तराखंड प्रदेश के कुमाऊँ मंडल के सल्ट छेत्र से 11 महिलाओं की... Read more
Indonesia Green Union conducts green political schools to educate women at the village, district, town and province levels so that they will be ready to participate in Indonesia's legislative elections in 2019. Read more
The Global Greens welcomes the Green Party of Lebanon as the newest member of the Asia Pacific Greens Federation (APGF)! Read more
2016 isn't just the election year here in Australia. As members of the Global Greens network, we look forward to participating around the world. Read more
As the ink dries on the Paris Agreement concluded in December, the significance of the event is now being weighed up. At one and the same time, it is an ‘historic moment of hope for humanity’; it goes ‘nowhere near far enough’; and it is even a ‘fraud’. Which is correct? For Christiana Figuerres, Executive Director of UNFCC, the Agreement, “establishes a new model of 21st century diplomacy”. The global problems of the 21st century are different; they are not zero-sum; they invite the... Read more
Dr Kennedy Graham, MP (NZ) The 2015 Paris outcome is going to require higher standards of behaviour from all 196 Parties to the Framework Convention.   The Paris Agreement aims to ‘strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change’; Article 4 provides that “developed country Parties should continue taking the lead by undertaking economy-wide reduction targets”. In the accompanying COP-21 decision, the Conference notes with concern that “much greater emission reduction efforts... Read more
Dr Kennedy Graham, MP (NZ) The ink is dry now, on the historic Paris Agreement and its accompanying COP-21 implementing decision.   The Agreement will have a leisurely birth as befits a 20th-century multilateral treaty:   It will be open for signature from 22 April ‘16 and ratification from 22 April ’17.   It will come into force when 55 parties comprising 55% of global emissions have ratified, which will probably be just short of 2020.   The substance of the Agreement, the NDCs (nationally-... Read more
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"Think Globally Act Locally" has been the hallmark of Green Party action since we emerged as a political movement in the 1970's and in Paris it was wonderful to be part of hundreds of Greens from all over the world coming together as a growing force, sharing experiences and skills in the campaign to seriously arrest global warming and secure this global agreement. Congratulations and thank you to everyone wherever you are: from those who organised marches and local actions, to those who... Read more

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