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The Green Party is calling on the New Zealand Government to use its presidency of the UN Security Council to introduce a determination, in the form of a presidential statement or resolution following the Open Debate, that climate change is a threat to international peace and security. “New Zealand can use its UN Security Council presidency to highlight the threat that climate change poses to international peace and security,” said Green Party global affairs spokesperson Dr Kennedy Graham. “... Read more
Green Party Korea supports Greece’s resistance and Syriza’s struggle Greece failed to repay €15bn (₩1,900bn) to the IMF by June 30. This is actually beach of contract. On July 5th, today, the referendum was held over reforms demanded by Euro zone finance ministers. The Green Party Korea would like to express deep concern and anger on Greece’s crisis and the threats Greece has received from the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the IMFT, also known as the "Troika". In Korea, we... Read more
Windy Wellington
In an effort to tackle climate change and to improve the conditions of political leadership in Indonesia that is still far from green values, the existence of a Green Party Indonesia has become urgent. In many cases, the oligarchy of current political parties still obstructs the leadership of the good people and the work of Greens in Indonesia. Thus, there is no other choice but to build the Green Party of Indonesia as early as possible to save the good people and promote Green politics. The... Read more
第三屆亞太綠人大會(2015 APGF 3rd Congress - Wellington, New Zealand)於今年6月12至14日在紐西蘭舉行,長期推動多元成家法案的台灣伴侶權益推動聯盟許秀雯律師偕同台灣綠黨出席此會。由許秀雯律師草擬的一項多元性別權益保障決議文,在代表團的努力下,獲得來自十多個亞太國家的綠黨無異議通過。此決議文為亞太綠人大會第一次通過有關多元性別的決議文,成功促成多元性別的跨國結盟。決議文草擬者許秀雯欣見此進展,並分享此行與多國綠黨國會議員會談的心得。她表示澳洲國會議員Janet Rice在聽到台灣民調有半數以上支持同性婚姻,但兩大黨卻欠缺堅定的政治意志推動婚姻平權法案後,深有同感地表示澳洲面臨很相像的狀況。但澳洲保守黨的總理Tony Abbott日前已經鬆口表示,可以開放黨員良心投票,婚姻平權已露出曙光。面對台灣局勢,Janet Rice認為將多元性別的議題放上政治議程是重要的,支持者若能凝聚政治實力,成功的腳步應該可以快點到來。已經通過婚姻平權的紐西蘭綠黨議員Steffan Browning則興奮的說,... Read more
On 25 April 2015 a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal at 11:56am and several aftershocks followed. The April 25 and May 12 earthquakes were among the deadliest natural disasters to occur in Nepal. The earthquakes caused a significant loss of human lives, property and damaged cherished heritage sites. Schools, hospitals and local clinics, infrastructure including roads and drinking water networks have suffered immensely. The death toll has already surpassed 8,800 and over 21,300 people have... Read more
台灣綠黨參加亞太區域綠黨大會(APGF)促成實踐多元性別主流化等多項決議 記者陳俊廷/高雄報導, 2015-06-17 21:17 台灣綠黨共同召集人李根政17日指出,日前參與在紐西蘭首都威靈頓城舉辦的亞太綠黨大會,與澳洲、紐西蘭、日本、韓國等十個國家綠黨國會議員及代表會面,提出包括承認台灣為主權獨立國家等五項決議獲得大會通過。 綠黨指出,相較於台灣在國際社會中處處碰壁,無法與各國政府建立正式外交關係的處境下,台灣綠黨積極與亞太地區綠黨建立起的網絡與友誼,實為珍貴的外交資產,值得長期深耕發展。 台灣綠黨代表團十二人,於6月12日至16日參與在紐西蘭首都威靈頓城舉辦的亞太綠黨大會,台灣代表團在會中提出五項決議獲得大會通過。包括承認台灣為主權獨立國家,要求中國撤除飛彈、落實公平選制、實踐多元性別主流化、重新檢討TPP(跨太平洋戰略經濟夥伴關係協議)及歸還原住民族土地等五項決議文。 綠黨指出,多元性別主流化的決議,是亞太綠黨大會成立以來第一個關於多元性別的決議文,要求各國政府應實施在各個政策執行層面上,考慮多元性別群體的處境及需要;有關原住民決議,... Read more
Panel discussion at APGF congress (RNZ)
Johnny Blades, Radio New Zealand International The 3rd Congress of the Asia Pacific Greens Federation has heard how some governments in the region lack proactive policy to address the impacts of climate change. Climate change was top of the agenda at the congress which ran through the weekend in Wellington. It drew delegates from as far away as Iraq, Pakistan and Mongolia, to representatives from India, Indonesia, Australia and Papua New Guinea. The International Relations spokesperson for the... Read more
 Play  (Ogg  |  MP3,  3′ 27″ ), Radio New Zealand International Green ecological and political movements in the Asia/Pacific face a big challenge in trying to effect green-thinking, carbon-smart and climate resilient action at the policy level. TRANSCRIPT Governments in the Asia/Pacific have been sluggish or in denial about climate change impacts. That was a common theme at the 3rd Congress of the Asia Pacific Greens Federation at the weekend in Wellington. Climate change was top of the agenda... Read more
Australia has attributed its record temperatures in recent years to climate change. (Photo: AFP)
Demelza Leslie, Radio New Zealand News Politicians from the Asia-Pacific region have painted a stark picture of living with the effects of climate change. Green Party representatives from as far afield as Pakistan and Mongolia have given first-hand accounts of seeing millions of people displaced from flooding, devastating earthquakes, rising sea levels and droughts. The Asia-Pacific Greens Federation met in New Zealand for the first time at the weekend, bringing together politicians from 16... Read more
Radio New Zealand International The interim president of the Green Party of Solomon Islands says striking the right balance between economic development and protecting the natural environment is essential for developing countries. Ernest Kolly is one of two Solomon Islands delegates attending the 3rd Congress of the Asia Pacific Greens Confederation running through the weekend in Wellington. Climate change is top of the agenda at the congress which has drawn delegates from as far away as Iraq,... Read more
Andrew Kutapae of the Papua New Guinea Green movement. (Photo: RNZI)
Radio New Zealand International The 3rd Congress of the Asia Pacific Greens Federation has adopted a resolution on the West Papuan self-determination struggle. The congress was held at the weekend in Silverstream, near New Zealand's capital, and featured delegates from a range of countries including Iraq, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. The resolution, proposed by Greens delegates from PNG, Solomon Islands, New Zealand and Indonesia recognises and supports the human rights and self... Read more
Too often, the concerns of Pacific Island nations are jettisoned in favour of bigger nations’ interests. The Asia Pacific Greens congress aims to change that. We know that this is the critical decade. If we are going to constrain global warming to less than 2 degrees, let alone the 1.5 degrees being sought by the small island states and a number of leading scientists, we must take strong and urgent action to cut our emissions and break our addiction to coal. The transition to a renewable... Read more
BY KATIE - MYGREENPOD, 15 JUNE '15 GREEN PARTY REPS FROM BANGLADESH TO THE SOLOMON ISLANDS MEET TO DISCUSS CLIMATE CHANGE More than 130 representatives from Green parties in the Asia-Pacific met over the weekend (12-14 June) to address the implications of climate change across the region. Green parties from countries including Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Taiwan and New Zealand were represented at the ... Read more
By Isaac Davidson, New Zealand Herald Green parties from as far afield as Iraq and Mongolia have been comparing notes with their New Zealand counterparts at a rare gathering today. The Asia Pacific Greens Federation congress is being held in New Zealand for the first time, and has brought together Green politicians from 16 countries. The congress in Upper Hutt was focusing on the impacts of climate change on the Asia Pacific region. But it was also an opportunity for more established Green... Read more
Richard di Natale, Australian Greens Leader
Play (Ogg  |  MP3, 7′ 56″ ), Radio New Zealand National He's a former public health specialist, he's worked in Aboriginal health and is now the new leader of the Australian Green Party. Read more
Green Party co-leader, James Shaw. Photo / Getty Images
Green Party Co-leader James Shaw’s speech to the Asia-Pacific Green Federation Congress It was exactly two weeks ago today that I gave my first speech as Co-leader of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand. I deliberately made that speech about climate change - about the need to build common cause on climate change, about how it’s our responsibility as politicians to talk to each other, rather than past each other, to come together and take ambitious action on climate change. Because it’s too... Read more
By HAMISH RUTHERFORD, All new legislation would be subject to a "climate change test" if a Green Party bill is passed. New Green Party co-leader James Shaw announced a members bill on Sunday, which would require official documents assessing the impact of new legislation to include a section about the impact on the environment. The Climate Impact Disclosure Statement Bill will require all new legislation introduced to Parliament to be accompanied by a Climate Impact Disclosure... Read more
Greens co-leader James Shaw (File)
3News The Greens want all new laws to be subject to a "climate change test".  New Greens co-leader James Shaw says the party will put forward a members' bill to make it harder for governments to pass laws that are bad for the environment. He announced the move at the Federation of Asia-Pacific Green Parties Congress in Wellington on Sunday. The Climate Impact Disclosure Statement Bill will require all new legislation introduced to parliament to be accompanied by a climate impact disclosure... Read more