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On Oct. 24, tens of thousands of people will be in the streets and on mountains, rivers and glaciers around the world demanding action to reduce CO2 emissions to 350 parts per million (ppm). With just five days to go, 3,422 events are planned or under way in 160 nations on every continent, including Antarctica. More are coming online daily at 350.org, a small (seven staffers) organization based in Berkeley, Calif., that is coordinating the international day of action. Organizers of the event... Read more
A frightening new climate change study says the United States must eliminate its enormous rate of carbon emission within ten years. By Mark Hertsgaard, The Nation Posted on October 15, 2009, Printed on October 31, 2009 http://www.alternet.org/story/143256/ Editor's Note: This is the kickoff to a series of pieces as a Copenhagen Primer about climate change that we will be running in the lead up to the international climate talks in Copenhagen beginning on December 7. Stay tuned. They say that... Read more
The Cabinet’s Tax Reform Committee yesterday reached a consensus to introduce an incremental levy on gasoline, diesel, gas and other energy sources, as well as on greenhouse gas emissions, but remained undecided over proposed pollution taxes.    The reforms, seeking to enhance energy conservation and rein in the nation’s carbon dioxide emissions, will head next to the Cabinet and legislature and, if agreed, are expected to take effect in 2011.    “... Read more
香港的公民黨正在發展Green New Deal的行動。歡迎參考中英文版:http://www.civicparty.hk/cp/pages/page-c/gnd.php Read more
On October 22, 2009 four Green Party Taiwan representatives (Ying Hsuan Li, Karl Haby, Yi Show Chen and Keli Yen) attended the Green New Deal Conference in Melbourne, Australia with a mission to meet members of Australia’s Green political scene and share ideas together regarding the localization of the Global Green New Deal into the Asia Pacific region in general and Taiwan in particular. The two-day conference began with a keynote speech by Senator Bob Brown on the topic of “the... Read more
We are living in extraordinary times. Our choice is to move consciously towards a new sustainable and satisfying future or be overwhelmed by multiple converging global crises. Business as usual—a return to “trend growth”—is not a viable option. The idea of a “green new deal” is shorthand for taking deliberate, long-sighted, transformative steps to tackle these crises, not piecemeal, but in an integrated and holistic fashion. This conference is your opportunity to help shape an Australian Green... Read more
綠人主辦、澳洲綠機構協辦的 「綠色新政」會議。此會議主要目的是聯合國際間綠色組織和環保人權等團體共同探討如何透過國內及國際間的政策推動,促使聯合國環境規劃署(UNEP)於今年2月所提出的「全球綠色新政」(Global Green New Deal, GGND)得以落實。 會議共有三大主題分別為生態、經濟與民主,於此主題下各國綠色組織代表將共同參與各種演講、討論、工作坊及論壇等。活動期間將會有許多當地和國際貴賓出席,包含知名的澳洲綠人主席Bob Brown、塔斯馬尼亞綠黨參議員Christine Milneu、英國作家Tim Jackson,澳洲當地原住民領袖、學者和活動者等。 此次台灣代表團之四名成員皆為明年四月於台灣舉辦的亞太綠人會議(APGN)籌備會之籌備委員,目前已確定將在會議首日於亞太綠色新政論壇中代表發言,將台灣目前環境政策、及綠色新政的推動情況分享給國際友人。 過往台灣甚少參與國際間的綠色政策及環保運動,此次台灣代表的出席除了能強調出台灣亦為亞太地區積極參與並負擔起環境及創新運動的國際綠人成員外,相信也能讓國際間對台灣現況及各項議題有更清楚的了解。... Read more
  有關10月2日媒體報導「我參與氣候公約遭矮化」乙事,經查我非政府組織進行與會報名時,係以我正式國名「R.O.C. Taiwan」作為所在國家名稱,但聯合國屢次擅自將我與會單位聯絡地址資訊強行變更為China,我與會成員於1995年召開氣候公約第一次締約國大會時即向大會提出抗議,爾後歷次與會亦陸續提出書面或口頭抗議,惟涉及聯合國規章,迄今仍未獲妥善處理。過去民進黨執政八年,每年參加締約國大會受到同樣的待遇,其所面臨的國際政治現實及困境與目前相同。因此,部分在野黨人士,近日以此指責馬政府為「一再退守」、「太過分」、「太離譜」,明顯是以放縱自己人,嚴以責人之「雙重標準」誤導民眾,獲取個人政治利益。新政府上台後積極宣示將推動我國有意參與聯合國相關周邊專業組織或公約,則是希望為此困境找到突破與妥善解決之道。 

        由於我國非聯合國成員,無法簽署聯合國項下環保公約,因此無法以政府代表團身分正式參加相關國際環保公約相關會議與活動;惟氣候公約所進行之全球因應氣候變遷機制與行動,... Read more
In the lead up to the next year's conference the APGN organizers and Taipei-based NGO Earth Passengers, will host a series of Permaculture design classes at the Tu-cheng site. Starting in or around December, the six classes will aim to teach participants core permaculture design principles and practical applications. A special focus will be placed on how to institute the ideas and concepts emerging from the course in order to satisfy the needs of the conference and enhance overall... Read more
In the lead up to the next year's conference the APGN organizers and Taipei-based NGO, Earth Passengers, will host a series of Permaculture design classes at the Tu-cheng site. Starting in or around December, the six classes will aim to teach participants core permaculture design principles and practical applications. A special focus will be placed on how to institute the ideas and concepts emerging from the course in order to satisfy the needs of the conference and enhance overall... Read more
New Zealand MP Kennedy Graham says we need to overhaul our political analysis to help us meet the challenges of the 21st century. Read more
The Kalikasan Institute raises concerns why there is a rush by proponents of H.B. 4631 seeking the recommissioning of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP). The Philippines is endowed with sufficient renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal that if sufficiently developed as intended by the recently passed Renewable Energy Law will be more than enough to meet our energy needs in the next few decades. The ill effects of climate change are upon us. While the IPCC in... Read more
THE newly formed network based in Kathmandu, Nepalese Youth for Climate Action, are organising two major events to be held in Butwal and Kathmandu on December 6, 2008.With the help of local NGOs Clean Energy Nepal (CEN) and Collective Institution for Research and Action (CIRA), many young people have been involved in the organisation of these events.In Kathmandu, 500 participants will be gathered at a local sports ground to start a Run for Climate.Joining them will be 50 electric cycles, and... Read more
The hapless people of the Kosi flood plain in northern Bihar were told that the Kosi embankment project would usher in a new era of prosperity and hope for them. These areas are submerged under water for many months each year. Suresh Nautiyal reviews DK Mishra's book, which traces the history of this engineered tragedy Even as the relief contributions continued to pour in from the various quarters for the victims of the Kosi floods in the northern districts of Bihar, the spate of horror stories... Read more
The Global Day of Action came early to Australia when, on 15 November 2008, a Walk Against Warming saw concerned citizens from Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania and Northern Territory come together in their respective cities to show our political leaders that Australians are deeply concerned about global warming.These photos are from the Brisbane walk where local campaigners, Elissa Jenkins and Emma Hine, held an APGN banner and were followed behind by many... Read more
Kazumi Inamura, Co-Chair, Greens Japan and City Councilmember, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2nd Global Greens Congress, on May 1st-4th, 2008. Fundacao Memorial da America Latina. São Paulo, Brasil. www.globalgreens.org Read more
Speech by Green Party Taiwan delegate at the Global Greens Congress in São Paulo, Brazil, 3 May 2008 Thank you Global Greens for inviting us to Brazil to take part in this very important conference. Many of you may not know that Brazil does not recognize Taiwan passports, and that our delegation was only able to obtain visas to join this conference on account of the intercession of the Brazilian Green Party. We therefore give our special thanks to the Brazilian Greens and all members of the... Read more

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