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
Paris, 30th November-12 December 2015 By: Ade Indriani Zuchri, General Secretary Indonesia Green Union   COP 21 has just ended; there will be no more long debate, serious situation, disappointed gimmick, and high tense atmosphere. What can we pick from the biggest event, which was participated by 195 countries in Paris? A legal agreement in which all of participated countries should keep the global emission below 2 degrees. It became a long debate among civil organizations around the world.... Read more
The outcome is historic. The international community is, substantively for the first time, acting as a global community facing a global problem. All 196 parties are accepting a legally-binding obligation to undertake effective action to avert dangerous climate change. The ’92 Framework Convention set up the global objective and structure. The 2015 protocol (otherwise known as the Paris Agreement) is requiring nationally-determined contributions (NDCs) from everybody to deliver on the global... Read more
13 December 2015The Paris Agreement must be followed immediately by urgent action in emission reductions if the world is to avert dangerous climate change, said Green members of parliament on the conclusion of the UN climate change today.  Green MPs were commenting on the two documents that emerged from the UN’s COP-21 today, Saturday 13 December – the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the decision adopted at the Conference to implement it. The MPs had met as members of the Global Greens... Read more
The President’s text of 9 Dec. has weakened the co-chairs’ text of 5 Dec. to a dangerous degree. With mitigation, there are eight main components: purpose, long-term goal, individual effort, progression, timing, ex ante process, adjustments, and stocktake. With four of these, the text remains more or less unchanged (individual effort; progression, timing and adjustment). But in four others, the text is weakened, as is shown below. Read more
Dr Kennedy Graham (MP, New Zealand), Global Greens delegate to COP-21 The new ‘text’ circulated this week at COP-21 tells the story of our global drama.  The ‘Ad Hoc Working Group for Enhanced Action’ has submitted the text to the Conference of the Parties which is now required to deliberate and adopt it.  This is jargon for ‘the diplomatic grouping responsible for the future of Earth’. There are two documents. The first is the draft Paris Agreement that is essentially a protocol to the 1992... Read more
 파리총회에 참가하고 있는 한국 종교계와 시민사회 피켓시위 박근혜 대통령이 유네스코 특별연설하는 건물 앞에서 종교계를 비롯한 한국시민사회 참가단에 항의 집회를 하고 있다
박근혜 대통령이 지난달 30일(현지 시각) 제21차 유엔기후변화협약 당사국총회(COP21)에서 한 연설이 화제이다. 한국은 신기후체제 출범을 위해 2030년까지 BAU 대비 온실가스 37%를 줄이는 '야심찬' 목표를 설정했다고 발표했다. 에너지 신산업 육성을 통해 100조 시장을 열고, 50만 개의 일자리를 창출한다는 비전도 제시했다. 그러나 대통령이 제시한 목표는 '야심찬' 것이 아니며, 멋지게 보이는 에너지 '신세계'는 한국에서 벌어지는 상황과는 딴판이다. 대통령이 국제사회에서 한국이 아닌 '딴 나라' 이야기를 한 것일까? 녹색당이 대통령의 기후변화총회 연설을 분석했다. Read more

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