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By Barry Coates, Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Memories of the Copenhagen climate summit are never far from the minds of negotiators at the climate change talks currently being held in Paris. In 2009 the Copenhagen talks collapsed in an atmosphere of political mistrust and mutual blame. It has taken six years to get negotiators back to the point of trying again to sign a global agreement. Now there is hope for a deal. Many of the conditions are favourable for a global agreement – strong... Read more
How to resolve the inherent contradictions, the cognitive dissonance, that continues to bedevil our climate negotiations, a quarter-century on? Can we achieve a workable global consensus on value, agency, and criteria? But ultimately the answer, if there is to be one, lies in new spiritual insight – a paradigmatic change in human self-perception. The initiatives taken in recent years by religious leaders of all faiths are becoming the beacon. If they are emulated by the faithful, and beyond... Read more
Kennedy Graham MP, Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand The national leaders of the world – there are, strictly as yet, no world leaders – have assembled in Paris and offered their wisdom on how to save the climate of planet Earth from humans, in the sense at least of keeping it congenial for humankind, and maybe a few other life-forms. There is a sense of urgency, which should not come as a surprise since non-linear climate change has already set in and pretty much everyone is discernibly... Read more
Global Greens @ COP21
Global Greens call for unity and resolve The Global Greens call upon the governments of the world, assembled at Paris next week, to fulfil their collective responsibility for preventing dangerous climate change. (English, Spanish) Read more
Listen to presentations from the first ever Global Greens webinar (online seminar) where Green leaders from around the world previewed next week's COP21 climate summit in Paris. Read more
World leaders are going to Paris on 30 November. So are the Greens. We will be in the global climate marches on the weekend of 27 to 29 November, and we will be at COP21 in Paris. Whatever the outcome in Paris, this is just the beginning. Join an action near you and make your voice heard before, during, and after COP21. Looking forward to the future, there's one date you need to save: in March-April 2017 the Global Greens and European Greens will hold a combined Congress in Liverpool, UK! This... Read more
Te Apiti wind farm, Manawatu, New Zealand | Jondaar_1
At COP21 this December 2015 the international community will produce a new global climate agreement. Each nation must commit to ambitious domestic emissions reduction targets to achieve the global objective of limiting global temperature increase to less than 1.5°C with the benchmark of 2°C by 2030. Sadly, New Zealand's government has chosen to set one of the world's weakest and most embarrassing climate targets, complaining that anything more than 11 percent reduction below 1990 levels by 2030... Read more
Terry Reintke
The European Commission has made the digital single market agenda one of its major priorities for the coming years. Many webpages have been filled, position papers written and press statements made about the enormous potential a digital single market holds for European citizens:  economic growth, innovation and competitiveness, free flow of online goods, just to name a few of the recurring buzzwords connected to the digital market strategy. However, not much has been said about the missed... Read more
Catherine Delahunty MP on Friday, October 16, 2015 - 13:09 The Green parties of New Zealand and Australia will be lodging a complaint with the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) about the detention and treatment of New Zealanders in Australia. Hobart-based barrister Greg Barns will be handling the case on a pro-bono basis. “We are very concerned about the human rights breaches that New Zealanders are subject to while being detained in Australia, which is why the Australian and New... Read more
Green Party leader Elizabeth May waves hello to drivers with Green Party supporters in Guelph as she met with Guelph's Green Party candidate Gord Miller on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (Hannah Yoon/The Canadian Press)
The Canadian Press, Published Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 8:42AM EDT The federal Green party teamed up with its namesake from New Zealand on Tuesday to underscore their mutual opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Green Leader Elizabeth May and candidate Paul Manly hosted a news conference in Nanaimo, B.C., with elected members of the New Zealand Greens participating via the Internet. Conservative Leader Stephen Harper has hailed the Trans-Pacific deal — the actual text of which... Read more
Greens Japan formal declaration on the occasion of the relaunch of the Sendai Nuclear Plant: Our appeal for an end to a demonstrably irresponsible way of generating energy. August 11th,2015 Executive Committee of Greens Japan, As of the 11th of August, the Sendai Nuclear Plant number one reactor will be recommissioned as an active nuclear generator. This will be the first incidence of this occurring in Japan since the nuclear accident that took place in Fukushima in 2011. The relaunch, which... Read more
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The New Zealand Green Party is calling on the Government to set a goal of 100 percent renewable electricity generation or risk being left behind as industry leads the transition from dirty fossil fuel electricity generation to clean renewable power, the Green Party said today. “The Government’s fossil fuel-focused energy strategy is looking out of touch and out of date following Contact’s announcement it is closing the Otahuhu B gas plant and Genesis’ announcement it will close the Huntly coal... Read more
By Elias C. “Kiko” Labro, Jr., August 1, 2015 Dedication: for Alphonse Kion and Albus!  From Tatay Kiko An Activist's Reflection: The Significance of the Youth and the Youth Movement in Building a Just and Peaceful Community in the Region In the early hour of August 22, 1983, I was seated in a corner of a dark alley facing the door of an old lady's house.  Ka Naty, called by her friends and families, advised me to come to her house in order to catch the vehicle that will bring us to Domingo... Read more
Tribute to Dr. Louise Crossley who, among her many feats & contributions to the Greens movement, prepared the Global Greens Charter. Her commitment, fortitude and inspiration brought the Charter to life.  Louise died in Hobart Tasmania on Thursday 30 June. She made a magnificent contribution and will be greatly missed by the many who were touched through her amazing life. Read about the Charter being endorsed at the 1st Global Greens Congress held in 2001: Read more
2015/07/28 臨時総会決議  戦後70年目となるこの夏、安倍政権と安保法制によって戦後政治が大きな岐路に立たされている中で、緑の党は、7月25日から26日にかけて、連日国会包囲行動が取り組まれている東京において臨時総会を開催しました。  この総会では、来年の参院選方針や掲げるべき重点政策などを議論するとともに、各地の活動の情報や経験も報告・共有されました。そうした議論や意見交換の中で、全国各地で多様な層や人々の中から安保法制や安倍政権に反対する声が高まり、それが互いに共感し合いながら大きく拡がっていること、その中で、私たち緑の党も他の政治勢力や市民とともにいっそう力を尽くしていく必要性を確信しました。  また、安倍政権による集団的自衛権行使容認・安保法制の強行は、「本土」の政治が沖縄に痛みと犠牲を押しつけている沖縄基地問題や、福島原発事故とその深刻な被害を意図的に風化させながら進める原発再稼働政策とも一体のものであるとの認識を共有し、批判や反対の声を無視してこうした政策を強権的に進める「安倍政治」を終わらせる必要があることをあらためて確認しました。  総会ではさらに、... Read more
Image: Coal ship Pasha Bulker aground near Newcastle. Tim J Keegan
Click to book China and India are the world's two biggest importers of thermal coal and both are moving rapidly to transform their energy markets. The implications for Australia are huge. If coal is indeed in structural decline, stranded assets await - mines in the Galilee Basin, Whitehaven, Shenhua to name a few. Tim Buckley, Director of Energy Finance Studies, Australasia, for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, draws on 25 years of financial market experience to survey... Read more
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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