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                                                         讓台灣護樹運動者相互看見!                                                                                         (本次活動場地:土城舊彈藥庫,劉老師自然教室)    活動時間:  2010年1月31日星期日, 下午1:00-5:00 活動場地:土城舊彈藥庫,劉老師自然教室 主辦單位:看守土城愛綠聯盟、全球綠人台灣之友會、綠黨、朝邦文教基金會 、劉老師自然教室                                                                                                邀請函 2009年2月底,守護松山菸廠老樟樹的朋友,發動了台灣第一次抱樹運動,很遺憾老樟樹被迫遷後未受到妥善照護,在半年後過世。一年來台灣各地的護樹運動,有成功、也有挫折,我們也逐漸摸索出一套模式,希望藉由這次會議,讓大家互相認識、... Read more
先撇開綠黨的六大核心價值不談,撇開今年亞太綠人大會的主題「公平分攤」不談,也撇開所有在亞太綠人大會將會談到的那些環境與社會議題不談,讓我們回到最原始的初衷:關心。   每個人都有他特別關心的事情;即使不是出於某種對他者的同理,僅僅只是期望自己和家人過得好一點,就一定會關心,關心每天吃進肚子裡的食物是不是乾淨,關心門口馬路可不可以不要東挖一個洞西挖一個洞,關心假日全家出遊的時候有沒有辦法安全愉快地騎單車,關心孩子能不能在教育體系中發展自我並學會尊重彼此,關心未來退休後會不會過上舒適又有尊嚴的銀髮生活。   有的人,會多關心一點點。喜歡貓狗的人,不只關心自己的寵物,也愛屋及烏地關心路上的流浪動物。認識了一個新住民或者移工,就關心其他遠來的朋友能不能被友善對待。自己的親友生了特殊的、需要額外照顧的病,於是關心起醫療環境。   然而,現在是一個一但關心就會焦慮、會失望、會沮喪的時代,因為環顧四週,有那麼多事情急需改進,卻總覺得自己無法改變任何一件。被一個又一個的壞消息追逐著,我們沈溺在強烈的無力感中,最後只好開始說服自己看開,說服自己認命,甚至試圖自欺欺人,... Read more
At the end of February 2009, defenders of the old camphor trees on the site of the Old Songshan Tobacco Factory launched Taiwan's first tree hugging movement. After being forced to relocate the old camphor unfortunately did not receive proper care and died within six months. In the past year of successes and frustrations, Taiwan's "Protect the Trees" movement is gradually finding its way. We hope that this meeting gives fellow tree huggers a chance to meet, share experiences, and grow... Read more
The public is largely unaware of a momentous battle about to be fought in Washington.  The stakes are enormous. Yet the public has not been well informed.      Ignorance of the matter derives in part from the fact that the conflict was initiated via the highly charged issue of climate change. Climate is complex.  People have different opinions  about the extent to which humans are causing climate change. Fundamental belief systems are  involved and discussion can be emotional.       Yet the... Read more
Message from Australian Senator Bob Brown:  Yesterday a Japanese whaling ship in the Southern Ocean rammed the Sea Shepherd vessel Ady Gil. Video footage shows this to be an irresponsible, dangerous and callous act.   In the wake of news the Japanese whaling fleet hired Australian planes from Hobart and Albany to track the Sea Shepherd ships' movements, the Greens will introduce a bill banning activities associated with whaling in Australia when the Senate resumes. Please add your... Read more
Enkhbat, Member of Great Khural: Not The Time For Corrupted Government Responsible For Uranium Business Published: JUNE 29, 2009 by ARSLAN   Leader of just society front Website (Translated by Uyanga)   Our country stands up 15th in the world by its nuclear power raw material with 63000 tons of uranium recourse. Before 1990, geologists estimated that Mongolia could have 120000  tons uranium resource and if it is approved, our country will stand up 5th place in the world.   A... Read more
2010年,屬於亞太的環境盛會即將在台灣舉行,有來自20多個亞太地區國家及歐美地區的代表與會,會議中將針對全球暖化、政府和企業責任、核能議題、和平議題、本土跟國際政治參與和連結等進行討論,亞太地區的環境與綠色政治領袖將齊聚ㄧ堂,共同為改善亞太地區的未來而努力。 2010年國際聚焦台灣取得第二屆亞太綠人大會主辦權【公平分攤、許我們一個綠色未來】 2009年末,全球關注的哥本哈根會議落幕,但關於氣候變遷的議題卻因各國的利益與衝突,仍無法獲得有效的共識以及具體的行動,在全球架構下,特別是身處亞洲的國家,如何面對未來急遽惡化的氣候變遷,如何團結起來監督排碳大國的汙染、善盡亞洲的制衡角色及地球公民的責任,將是下一輪的國際焦點。2010年,一場屬於亞太的環境盛會即將在台灣舉行,為了討論亞太地區的環境、政治與社會議題,將有來自20多個亞太地區國家及歐美地區的代表與會,包括各國國會議員及市議員、各國環境與各領域社會團體代表等,預計來台外賓約150人、國內參與者250人,會議中將針對全球暖化、政府和企業責任、核能議題、和平議題、本土跟國際政治參與和連結等進行討論,... Read more
NO TO NUCLEAR POWER: The demonstrators also protested a proposal to extend the operating life of the Jinshan nuclear power plant by 20 years By Vincent Y. Chao STAFF REPORTER - Taipei Times Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009, Page 2 Dozens of protesters gathered outside the Executive Yuan yesterday to urge the government to focus on the creation of renewable energy instead of relying on nuclear power. The group, led by officials from the Green Party and the Taiwan Environmental Protection Union (TEPU),... Read more
Taiwan's Green Party said Monday that it will call upon other Asian countries to unite to form stronger carbon reduction policies. The request will come during the 2nd Asia-Pacific Greens Network (APGN) meeting to be held in Taiwan next year. The announcement came from party spokesman Pan Han-shen. Pan said that reduction targets set by developed countries at the recent Climate Summit in Copenhagen have "caused heartbreak among environmentalists." He then... Read more
As 2009 came to a close, the whole world was paying dear attention to the concurrent closing of the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. After days of summit talks, neither effective consensus nor concrete actions were reached due in large part to the participating countries’ conflicting interests. The international community, with Asian countries in particular, aim in forthcoming climate talks to improve collaboration in grappling with the continued rapid deterioration of... Read more
本次會議的主題: 【公平分攤、許我們一個綠色未來】 2009年末,全球關注的哥本哈根會議落幕,但關於氣候變遷的議題卻因各國的利益與衝突,仍無法獲得有效的共識以及具體的行動,在全球架構下,特別是身處亞洲的國家,如何面對未來急遽惡化的氣候變遷,如何團結起來監督排碳大國的汙染、善盡亞洲的制衡角色及地球公民的責任,將是下一輪的國際焦點。 2010年,一場屬於亞太的環境盛會即將在台灣舉行,為了討論亞太地區的環境、政治與社會議題,將有來自20多個亞太地區國家及歐美地區的代表與會,包括各國國會議員及市議員、各國環境與各領域社會團體代表等,預計來台外賓約150人、國內參與者250人,會議中將針對全球暖化、政府和企業責任、核能議題、和平議題、本土跟國際政治參與和連結等進行討論,亞太地區的環境與綠色政治領袖將齊聚ㄧ堂,共同為改善亞太地區的未來而努力。 「亞太綠人大會」(Asia-Pacific Greens Network, APGN)的緣起是因2008年5月,「全球綠人台灣之友會」與台灣綠黨結合國內十多個社會團體,組團到巴西聖保羅參與第二屆全球綠人大會 ,不但為台灣增加在國際舞台上發聲的機會,... Read more
Vandana Shiva是印度籍生態女性主義者,物理學家及作家。1993年另類諾貝爾獎(the "Right Livelihood Award", or the "Alternative Nobel Award")得主, 是全球化國際論壇的領導者之一、也是國際知名環境運動者。 Shiva女士在印度主持Navdanya基金會,基金會擁有自己的種子銀行與有機農場,正是為了研究對大自然最具包容力、不破壞生物多樣性、可以保護土地和小農的農耕方式而誕生。他們的生物多樣性保存計畫旨在支持地方上的農夫,拯救那些被迫面對絕種命運的作物和植物,並且讓他們可以透過直接行銷的方式被購買。 其著作《大地,非石油──氣候危機時代下的環境正義》及《生物剽竊──自然及知識的掠奪》中文版於2009年由綠色陣線協會在台灣翻譯出版。 APGN2010受邀講者Vandana Shiva博士於哥本哈根發言 from greenparty taiwan on Vimeo.英國衛報(the Guardian) 於2009哥本哈根會議專訪Vandana Shiva博士.... Read more
Dr. Vandana Shiva, an eco-feminist, physicist, and author from India awarded the "Right Livelihood Award in 1993, is a leader of international forums on globalization and an internationally renowned environmental activist.   Dr. Vandana Shiva spoke at the recently concluded COP15, and will be a keynote speaker at the APGN 2010 Congress on April 30, 2010. from greenparty taiwan on Vimeo. Original video source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/video/2009/dec/14/copenhagen-... Read more
The APGN 2010 Congress Organizers recently published a letter in the Taipei Times (26/11/09) outlining what we would do to promote Green jobs growth in Taiwan, in-line with the goals of the UN-backed Global Green New Deal. www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2009/11/26/2003459432   In particular, what actions we feel the government should take in order to foster the emergence of a locally-based 'Care' economy, providing employment opportunities for new and returning workforce... Read more
By: Suresh Nautiyal The charm of the ecological unit called Sahyadri is there! The more you visit Sahyadri or the Western Ghats the more you realise how little you know about nature. Flipping through Sahyadri: Reminiscences and Reflections -- edited by Sudhirendar Sharma and published by Prakruti Hulemalgi Brothers Uttara Kannada in Karnataka on behalf of the Save Western Ghats Campaign, one easily agrees with the editor that Sahyadri is a veritable laboratory where nature is still busy... Read more
Before talking about the melting glaciers and drying rivers due to climate change in the Pan-Himalayan Region, it is important to take note of the view that the process of global warming is not new. According to this view, the process of climate change actually began some 18 thousand years back. I believe, if such a process was already in place, the industrial revolution and introduction of the combustion engine must have accelerated the process. According to the aforesaid view, the Earth... Read more
CLIMATE CHANGE: MELTING GLACIERS AND DRYING RIVERS IN HIMALAYA India Peace Centre, Nagpur, 15-16 November 2009 By Suresh Nautiyal, Member, National Steering Committee of Citizens Global Platform, India Dear and respected Panel Members, CGP India Convener, NSC Members, State Coordinators, Ladies and Gentlemen! Before talking about the melting glaciers and drying rivers due to climate change in the Pan-Himalayan Region, it is important to take note of the view that the process of global warming... Read more
       環保署長沈世宏6日指出,因應地球暖化對環境及人類帶來的危機,人類已經覺醒,即使在金融海嘯衝擊下,全球政府已出爐的「綠色新政」方案總 金額仍高達4,300億美元,此一新的政策思維方向,有助於人類改變對傳統能源的依賴,發展綠色能源,讓未來世界走向綠色經濟,節能減碳,減緩氣候變遷帶 來的衝擊。         中華民國環境工程學會6日起一連兩天,在雲林科技大學召開第21屆年會及各專門學術研討會,包括廢水處理技術、空氣污 染控制技術、廢棄物處理技術、環境規劃與管理、土壤與地下水、環境資訊、公安衛防災等各種研討會,邀請各方知名專家學者參加論壇或發表演講。         沈世宏以「節能減碳,齊救地球」為題演講時指出,2009年世界經濟論壇(World Economic Forum)的主題是「建構危機後的世界」,與會者除探討國際金融危機應對之道外,... Read more
NAIROBI, Kenya, March 19, 2009 (ENS) - Investing one percent of global wealth, or around $750 billion, into five key sectors from renewable energy to freshwaters would stimulate a Global Green New Deal, advises a policy brief released today by economists and the United Nations. But in a separate assessment today, the International Monetary Fund projects that global economic activity will shrink by one-half to one percent this year. Issued in advance of the G20 meeting of world leaders in London... Read more
經濟學者與聯合國19日發布一份政策簡報,建議將全球財富的1%,大約75億美元,投資於再生能源及淡水資源等五個主要區塊,便能刺激全球綠色新政。然而,國際貨幣基金組織同一日發表的另一份評估報告,指出2009年全球經濟活動預期將會緊縮0.5%到1%。 聯合國政策簡報的發表,適逢G20領袖會議即將於4月2日在倫敦召開之前。簡報內容提及,「達到經濟實際成長、對抗氣候變遷並促進工作榮景的最好選擇,就是動員和重新聚焦全球經濟,使其轉向潔淨科技及森林與土壤等自然基礎設施的投資。」五大建議投資區塊分別為: 老舊與新建大樓的能源效率提升。 風力、太陽能、地熱及生質能等再生能源。 永續運輸,包括混合動力車、高速鐵路及迅速的公車轉乘系統。 淡水、森林、土壤及珊瑚礁等地球生態的基礎建設。 以有機食品為主的永續農業。 該簡報針對G20工業國中,由美國、中國、德國、印度、俄羅斯及沙烏地阿拉伯等經濟體提出的3兆鉅額資金振興方案,詳述了將該筆資金投資於五大區塊後對多元化經濟、環境與社會所能產生的效益。 聯合國環境規劃署執行長史坦納(Achim Steiner)表示,「... Read more

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