New Zealand has an opportunity to make a major contribution to the strengthening of international law and institutional capacity through its upcoming two-year tenure on the United Nations Security Council, Green Party spokesperson on global affairs, Dr Kennedy Graham said today. New Zealand has just been elected to one of the Security Council seats for the period 2015-16, winning 145 votes, well above what was needed. “Membership of the Security Council is good news for New Zealand and offers... Read more
Presented in Greens WA Conference, 28 September 2014 by: Khalisah Khalid WALHI – Indonesian for the Environment Forum Member of SHI - Indonesian Green Union Founder of Indonesian Green Party See article about this presentation at: MENGUMPULKAN SEMANGAT DAN SOLIDARITAS HIJAU, JAKARTA – PERTH A brief history of Green Indonesia: a personal account In 2003, WALHI (Friends of the Earth Indonesia), the largest environmental group in Indonesia set up a political wing to prepare the way for green... Read more
The New Zealand Government needs to urge China to respect human rights and the freedom to protest in Hong Kong, the Green Party said today. Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters have taken to Hong Kong’s streets in response to a ruling by Beijing that it would vet candidates wishing to run for Hong Kong's leadership in 2017. “The people of Hong Kong deserve the right to enjoy the democracy that was promised to them by the Chinese Government in 1997,” Green Party global affairs... Read more
The New Zealand Government needs to back up its parliamentary support of media freedom in West Papua with action, the Green Party said today. A motion tabled by the Green Party, in July 2014, to call on the Indonesian President to commit to genuine press freedom in West Papua was supported by all members of Parliament including the Government. Shortly after the tabling of the Green Party’s motion two French journalists, Thomas Dandois and Valentine Burrat, were arrested in West Papua by... Read more
This is a critical moment for Taiwan as we prepare for local elections this November 29, 2014, there's however been significant silence among parties about important environmental issues such as climate change, sustainable energy and economy. In response, The Taiwan Youth Climate Coalition (TWYCC), along with the PCM-Taiwan team, including Taiwan Friends of the Global Greens, lauches a “Vote for Climate” campaign, urging and supervising candidates’ propositions on climate change. The team is... Read more
Some of the world’s best economists have today reaffirmed the urgency and the benefits of shifting to a low carbon, high innovation economy, the GreenParty said.A new report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate has found that investments to help fight climate change can also drive economic development and jobs, but time is running out for the massive shift needed to secure a stable climate. The report has been timed to inform discussions at the September 23 climate summit in... Read more
South Korea’s Gariwang mountain has been a sanctuary for a primeval forest for centuries, dating back to Joseon dynasty, the country’s last kingdom. But the fate of the Gariwang mountain’s forest reserve is being threatened. On Tuesday, the central and Gangwon provincial governments savagely chopped down trees at the entry to the protected forest to make a road needed for construction. The authorities are tearing down the virgin forest to build a ski jump stadium for the three-day sports... Read more
By MJ Jha, Coordinator, Asia Pacific Young Green Network (APYGN) Climate change is one of the most critical global challenges of our times. Recent events have emphatically demonstrated our growing vulnerability to climate change. Climate change impacts range from affecting agriculture, further endangering food security, to sea-level rise and the accelerated erosion of coastal zones increasing the intensity of natural disasters, species extinction, and spread of vector-borne diseases. Climate... Read more
. Global Greens Newsletter September 2014    Climate action leadership at UN Summit is Vital Greens around the world join a global day of action on 21 September The Global Greens call on the world’s leaders to commit personally at the UN Climate Summit to tackling climate change with the urgency and boldness needed to avoid catastrophic global warming. The UN Climate Summit in New York City on 23 September is the first big event on the road to the UNFCCC Conference of Parties in Paris in... Read more
Greens around the world join global day of action on 21 September The Global Greens call on the world’s leaders to commit personally at the UN Climate Summit to tackling climate change with the urgency and boldness needed to avoid catastrophic global warming. The UN Climate Summit in New York on 23 September is the first big event on the road to the UNFCCC Conference of Parties in Paris in December 2015 where a binding global climate agreement is due to be completed. With just 15 months to the... Read more
South Korea’s Park Geun-hye administration scores zero when it comes to the willingness to scale back emissions of greenhouse gases. The Park administration evades the responsibility to address climate change by increasing nuclear power plants and losing grip on emission trading. Korea is the world’s seventh largest emitter of greenhouse gases. In other words, Korea bears a great duty in helping the international community reach a consensus to respond to post-2020 climate change. Her... Read more
The leader of the Australian Greens and climate champion, Senator Christine Milne, invites supporters to join the worldwide People’s Climate March this weekend. Millions of people will march around the world to pressure politicians meeting in New York to fight global warming before it’s too late. Read her inspiring letter and attend a People’s Climate event near you - worldwide! Read more
Before corporate and governmental leaders arrive in New York City this September 21 for the UN Climate Summit, the Green Party of the United States together with the System Change Not Climate Change and the Global Climate Convergence will be laying the groundwork for an alternative summit, what we're calling New York City Climate Convergence.Our objective is to build and strengthen an environmental movement that addresses the root causes of the climate crises; a social-economic system that... Read more
Greens/EFA motion for resolution Tabled by Ulrike Lunacek, Tamás Meszerics, Molly Scott Cato, Michèle Rivasi, Barbara Lochbihler on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group for a debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law  The European Parliament, having regard to its previous resolutions on the situation in Azerbaijan with regard, in particular, to the recommendation of 18 April 2012 to the Council, the Commission and the EEAS on the negotiations of the EU-Azerbaijan... Read more

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