參加完這個活動已經過了五天,我正在努力的適應新工作、認識新同事、學習新技能,但不斷浮現在腦海中的,卻是擔任亞太綠人大會場地/接待志工一幕幕的場景:) 開放式空間會議,是這次大會中採取的開會方式之一,是一種會累壞工作人員的開會方式,討論議題有與會者提出,議題數目無上限,沒有提出議題的人可以選擇自己有興趣的議題去做討論,當你想聽聽更多不同議題時,也可以隨時移動自己去參與;參與議題時每個人都可以自由提出想法來討論,各個議題的內容最後會由紀錄者和工作人員整理出資料給與會者了解。工作人員必須粗估要有多少空間來容納大家激盪出的議題,每一個議題一個小圈圈,如果有人不知道某個議題在哪裡討論,工作人員也要提出協助;我所服務的是LANGUAGE BODY,協助需要翻譯的人了解討論內容。在「氣候變遷」這議題中幫助一位美國人中譯英。呼~~真不是件簡單的事哪!但我很享受這樣的經驗:) 最最深刻的感想是,我接觸到了一大群想要拯救『暖的不像話、資源分配不均、貧富差距大的地球』的人們,有比我小的台灣高一生、高三生、大學生、已經工作的社會人士;有來自大陸、日本、美國的交換學生;各國的綠人組織的年齡層也很廣。... Read more
潘翰聲(綠黨 共同召集人)        台北南港的202兵工廠遷移開發案的爭議升高,馬英九總統將在週一(十日)前往現勘,這將檢驗馬總統是不是換位子換腦袋,也檢驗台北所謂首善之都的格局,有沒有比南方的高雄新都來得高。        馬英九在擔任台北市長任內的都市計畫,針對202兵工廠的遷移後的土地使用,做出「全市性公園」的政策決定。但現任市長郝龍斌,雖然擔任過環保署長,卻一點也不珍惜這片因為軍事管制所成就的台北最後山林,其都市計畫變更案完全不理會民間反對聲音,幾個月的時間之內,都市計畫迅速地通過專案小組審查,一步步快馬加鞭要將這片現成的森林公園送入財團的虎口,若無高層授意,官商之間很難有如此密切配合的高效率。       台北市政府要將這片軍事用地變更為「特定區」,稍微瞭解土地開發和環保法令的人心裡肯定會「毛毛的」,這代表未來這塊土地的用途將會包山包海,還灌上「生態環保科技園區... Read more
Bookies name Green Party leader Caroline Lucas as favourite for Brighton and Pavilion seat. James Murray, BusinessGreen, 06 May 2010 Voters go to the polls across the country today with the overall result remaining on a knife edge, and the bookies indicating that Britain is on the verge of electing its first Green MP. Green Party leader Caroline Lucas has been campaigning hard in Brighton and Pavilion and while there is no recent polling data available, the bookies have her as 8-11 favourite to... Read more
Report by Rainforest Action Network: Cargill's Problem With Palm Oil The report can be downloaded fromhttp://understory.ran.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Cargills_Problems_With_Palm_Oil_low.pdf(Note: The file takes some time to download) Executive Summary U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill plays a leading role in the globalpalm oil market. The largest importer of palm oil into the U.S.,Cargill has a two-part business model in the palm oil industry: itboth owns and operates palm oil plantations in... Read more
ISIS Press Release 04/05/10ISBN:978-7-300-10958-9 Author: Yimin Publisher: Renmin University Press (May 2010)Language: Chinese 165 pages Foreword By Dr. Mae-Wan Ho It has been 16 years since the first genetically modified(GM) crop - Flavr Savr tomato for delayed ripening - wasapproved for commercial growing in the USA. It was also theyear that I became a ?science activist', on realising howscience itself was falling prey to corporate manipulation.Flavr Savr was soon withdrawn as a failure; but... Read more
Published in SUNS #6918 dated 5 May 2010 Geneva, 4 May (Meena Raman) -- The Danish media have last week madepublic a confidential memorandum from the Danish Prime Minister'soffice dated 6 January 2010 entitled "COP15: analysis, perspective andstrategy", which provided the Danish perspective on the CopenhagenConference and the events leading up to the production of thecontroversial Copenhagen Accord. The Accord was not adopted by the 15th meeting of the Conference ofParties under the United... Read more
Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- On the weekend of 30 April-2 May I attended the second ever Asia Pacific Greens Network congress, hosted by the Green Party Taiwan in the Shilin district in the north of Taipei. The first APGN conference was in Kyoto in 2005. The theme of this conference was Fair Share. APGN is part of the wider Global Green Network. The conference was brilliantly run on a shoestring, supported by 200 enthusiastic young Taiwanese volunteers. It was attended by delegates... Read more
May, 2010 Chairman Distinguished delegates Ladies & Gentlemen What next after Copenhagen? It is a pleasure to be speaking at this Forum. It is particularly a pleasure to be attending this Forum in Taiwan. My government has very close relations with the Government of Taiwan and I am very pleased to be here, particularly as the President of Taiwan recently visited Tuvalu. Before getting into the discussion on “what next after Copenhagen”, I want to explain why, in my view, Copenhagen was a... Read more
The Asia Pacific Greens Network Congress took place in Taipei from Friday through Sunday. It brought together members of Green parties and environmental activists from many countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region and also from Europe. I attended the conference on Saturday.  The focus of the day’s talks was climate change, particularly in the light of the failure of the COP15 meeting in Copenhagen last December to achieve a satisfactory outcome. The opening speech was given by Mr Apisai... Read more
Same-sex marriage is not permitted in Taiwan, nor does Taiwan have cohabitation law in place. Homosexual couples are not entitled to the many legal rights heterosexual couples have.  Take medical treatment for example, same-sex couples in principle, are not eligible to sign surgery consent forms or agreements to forfeit rights to live saving aids. The same is true for gift and estate tax, assisted reproduction laws and alike; the rights enjoyed by opposite sex couples do not apply to same-... Read more
The first ever large scale international conference “2nd APGN” is to be held between April 30th and May 2nd at the Tianmu Convention Center. Environmentalists and domestic and foreign NGOs are among the invited participants. “Fair Share” is the main theme of the conference; while stressing equal access to public resources, each individual at the same time, is responsible for living a sustainable lifestyle. Highlight of the conference agenda includes reviewing the post-Copenhagen coping... Read more
Dharamshala: The second Congress of the Asia Pacific Greens Network was held in Taipei from 30th April - 2nd May 2010.The current APGN members as approved by the panel consist of full members (Australia, Taiwan, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Pakistan, India and Philippines), Associate members (Nepal, French Polynesia, Mongolia, Sri Lanka) and friends of APGN (PNG, Chinese Expatriates, Hong Kong, Indonesia). The panel members adopted in total 16 resolutions on the third day of the congress,... Read more
Here is a list from Chungming's Facebook of where you can see many photos of the event. A list of pic albums of APGN 亞太綠人大會相簿清單 Yen Han Wang 的相片 - 2010 APGN Congress ChenNien 的相片 - APGN2010 Congress Kay Li 的相片 - SANKA & APGN志工 Namrata Goswami 的相片 - Memories, laughter and joys Fu-An Hsieh 的相片 - APGN 2010 in Taiwan Hsu Yen 的相片 - APGN 2010 亞太綠人大會 陳 疑問的相片 - 2010 APGN Andrew Kuo 的相片 - Asia Pacific Greens Network 2010 Pia Lee 的相片 - APGN 2010 亞太綠人大會、Pia Lee 的相片 - APGN 2010... Read more
本報2009年12月22日台北訊,黃慧珊報導 http://e-info.org.tw/node/50443 因各國利益衝突,哥本哈根氣候變遷會議未能產生具約束力之協議,會議結果令人失望,更突顯了政府及財團在氣候議題上的無能。因此,民間非政府組織勢力如何團結監督排碳大國,以及亞洲將成為制衡角色,將是未來國際焦點。而台灣在明年,即將有一個為改善全球未來努力而的機會!綠黨昨(21日)舉行記者會宣布,2010年4月30日至5月2日召開的第二屆亞太綠人大會由台灣取得主辦權,會議將針對亞太地區的環境、政治及社會議題進行討論;尤其將著重在氣候議題上,國際力量的串聯。 「全球綠人聯盟」跨洲跨國 影響力不可小覷 在「全球綠人聯盟 」(Global Greens Network)的架構下,共有歐、美、非及亞太四個地區性綠人聯盟。「亞太綠人大會」(Asia-Pacific Greens Network, APGN)即是由「亞太綠人聯盟」所主辦的國際會議,聯盟成員由太平洋與亞洲各國的綠黨、環境及社會運動團體所組成。 由於台灣綠黨是亞太地區綠人聯盟的創始成員之一,... Read more
Climate change negotiations—cold after the freeze at Copenhagen—have warmed up again. In early April, negotiators met in Bonn, Germany, on the possible agreement that could be signed at the meet scheduled in December 2010 in Mexico. This was followed by a US-convened meet of the Major Economies Forum, better named the major emitters forum, in Washington. Next weekend, the group calling itself basic—China, Brazil, South Africa and India—is meeting in Cape Town to come up with its common position... Read more
〔記者劉力仁/台北報導〕位於南太平洋的島國,因氣候暖化海平面上升國土有淹沒危機,打算舉國移民的吐瓦魯總理葉雷米亞,昨天在全球綠人大會感傷表示:「我們不想離開這塊土地。」希望台灣及國際社會能夠幫助吐瓦魯度過這個難關。   吐瓦魯總理葉雷米亞表示,地球溫度只要上升二度,吐瓦魯的末日就會到來,吐瓦魯現在所面臨的危機,對同屬島國的台灣也具警示作用,呼籲國際社會採取行動,減少溫室氣體排放。   范達娜西娃是國際知名的環境運動跟生態女性主義者,她強調,很多國家為了追求經濟發展,要求少數民族配合遷移作法,這是不對的,以印度來說,經濟成長率九%,數字很驚人,但高達十二億人命運掌握在四、五個有錢人的手中,這是經濟成長的假象。   這項大會超過二十國四百人參加,今天閉幕,預計將通過控制地球溫度上升在一點五度以內,改革選舉保證金制度、廢除死刑、要求高科技產業履行社會責任等決議文,進一步影響各國決策。   http://www.libertytimes.com.tw/2010/new/may/2/today-life9.htm Read more
「全民做環保,落實地球日精神!」、「十大無悔措施」、「一人一日減碳一公斤之生活減碳運動」……台灣政府總無視於台灣排碳量有53%來自工業生產、石油 出口量比總交通用油量還高出40%的結構性問題,努力將氣候變遷議題,歸因個人生活。然而何謂真正以民為主的氣候變遷政策,則可由4月下旬於玻利維亞舉行 的世界人民氣候變化與地球母親權利會議(World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth),以及台灣舉辦的亞太綠人會議,提供探索的脈絡。 從哥本哈根到柯加邦巴 世界人民氣候變化與地球母親權利會議的舉辦緣由,是因玻利維亞原住民籍總統莫拉萊斯(Evo Morales)以及諸多非政府組織,對去年底哥本哈根會議的程序與結論的不滿,故於極富象徵意義、曾成功對抗水資源私有化的柯加邦巴省舉辦。3天的大會 中,探討的議題廣至經濟結構轉移、與自然和諧共處、原住民權利等,亦細至針對碳市場的闕漏、技術轉移、行動策略等。最後大會的宣言中,提出了以下幾個重 點:   應維持大氣層中的二氧化碳濃度在300ppm以下,... Read more
Klaus Bardenhagen has informed us that his article about the APGN 2010 was published in the German daily newspaper "taz" yesterday. Click below to read the article. ASIENS GRÜNE PARTEIEN Auf einem Treffen beraten sie, wie sie als Parteien Erfolg haben und der Gefahr der Korrumpierung entgehen können oder ob die Zukunft nicht doch eher außerhalb der Parlamente liegt And here is the English Google translation to get a rough idea of the article contents: http://tinyurl.com/28k7w56 Klaus: Thanks... Read more
April 28, 2010 In Pursuit of Fair Share in Responsibilities while Tackling Climate Change The 2nd Congress of the Asia Pacific Greens Network (APGN 2010), the first large-scale international green conference to be held in Taiwan, will convene April 30th and May 2nd at the Tienmu Convention Center. Environmentalists and representatives of local and overseas NGOs are among the invited participants. "Fair Share" is the main theme of the APGN 2010 conference, and stresses the... Read more
2nd Congress of the Asia Pacific Greens Network -- Demonstration of a Green, Low Carbon and Environmentally Friendly Conference May 1, 2010 Taiwan’s first large-scale international conference on the environment, the Second Congress of the Asia pacific Greens Network will be held between April 30th and May 2nd at the Tianmu Convention Center. Among the invited are environmentalists from all 5 continents and domestic and foreign NGOs. The symposium not only provides a platform for participants to... Read more

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