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“We are becoming a wasteful society,” says prominent Indian Environmentalist Sunita Narain

By Suresh Nautiyal, Uttarakhand Parivartan Party (UKPP) & Green Forum India (GFI), New Delhi, July 11, 2016

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Asia Pacific Greens meet with Australian Greens reps

Greens International Aid and Development spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon will host a delegation from the Asia Pacific Greens (APG) study tour at her office this evening.

The delegation is made up of 22 delegates from 11 countries: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, India, Nepal, Mongolia, Indonesia, Pakistan and Lebanon.

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Global Greens: 15 Year Anniversary

15 years ago, in April 2001, an unexpected event took place in Canberra, Australia, that would change the scene of international political organisations. Without much noise or awakening of the interest of major press organisations, a significant number of environmentalists travelled to the Australian capital from the varied reaches of Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia. They came with a single objective: to found a global green movement that brings together all the Green parties and political movements of the Green world.
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Making Connections: the Asia Pacific Greens Election Study Tour to Australia

There's nothing quite like getting together with Greens from 11 different countries across the Asia Pacific region to remind you that you're part of a global movement. During May, 22 delegates from Green parties across Asia Pacific spent 10 days in Sydney and the sub-tropical north of the state of New South Wales (NSW), Australia. The delegates were learning first hand from the Australian and NSW Greens on our own experiences over the past 30 years. Our exchanges amongst the 12 men and 10 women from 11 countries discussed how we and they develop policies, plan election campaigns, the common issues we address through our campaigning, and the importance of building infrastructure and procedures in emerging parties... In turn we also learnt of the challenges and experiences delegates from these countries face within their own political systems and circumstances.
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Ratifying Paris Agreement - NZ Greens Parliamentary Question

 Question on the Paris Climate Change Agreement 02.06.16:

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Paris Climate Change Agreement—Presentation of Parliament
9. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM (Green) to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Does the Government intend to present the Paris Climate Change Agreement to Parliament and ratify it before the end of 2016?

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What's up with the Women's Network?

The Global Greens Women's Network (GGWN) is active and running! While we await the Global Greens and European Green Party joint Congress in Liverpool 2017, to be able to meet in person, we are busy working on Women's Academy webinars and launching a GGWN Mentorship Programme.
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Taiwan Green Party 2016 Elections: Q&A with Ken-cheng Lee, former Party Co-Chair

In 2012 the Greens received nearly 230,000 votes (1.74%), and this year the Green Party and the Social Democratic Union coalition received 308,000 votes (2.53%). Although there is growth, we were still unable to cross the party vote threshold of 3.5% and the non-constituency (list) threshold of 5%. Pre-election polls had indicated that we could break through, but in the end there was a significant gap between our expectations and the election results. Taiwan's presidential elections this year led to a shift in power from the formerly ruling Kuomingtang party (KMT or Nationalist) to the Democratic People’s Movement (DPP), and the third time in which Taiwan experienced a change in the government party since the end of martial law in 1987. This is an important achievement for a country with a relatively recent transition to democracy. The election outcome is a result of the many social conflicts experienced in Taiwan during the time in which the KMT have been in power, from 2008 to 2016, resulting in clashes between civil society movements and the KMT. Despite the DPP actually contributing little to civil society movements in recent years, the DPP gained the most politically.
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Women in politics - experiences from Green leaders

The Global Greens Women's Network held its first webinar on 16 April. If you missed hearing it live, listen to the presentations now.

Click here to listen, and the transcript is copied below.

Our wonderful speakers from around the world are:

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