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Fifteen years ago my wife and I bought our farm, “Faraway”, on the south coast of Western Australia. It’s a beautiful area and an ark of biological diversity. For example, about seventy percent of Australia’s wildflower species are native to the region. When we built our house in 2008, we were committed to building a home in which we could live sustainably. At the same time, we didn’t want to do without any of the comforts of modern living. We have 90 acres in a valley, on the edge of a... Read more
By Justin Fillis, New York Times Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the risk of “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts” over the coming decades, according to a draft of a major new United Nations report. Global warming is already cutting grain production by several percentage points, the report found, and that could grow much worse if emissions continue unchecked. Higher seas, devastating heat waves,... Read more
The Green Party has today launched a $30 million plan to boost New Zealand’s ICT sector, create jobs and drive innovation. The ICT (Information Communications and Technology) plan is the seventh component of the Green Party's economic priority this election - building a cleaner, smarter economy that works for all New Zealanders. Key planks of the Green Party plan are: The establishment of a Game Development Fund, starting at $1 million and increasing to $5 million by 2017 to support more game... Read more
The Green Party will invest half a billion dollars over five years upgrading Wellington’s public transport and walking and cycling infrastructure. The policy is part of the Green Party’s vision for a vibrant, people-friendly Wellington with carbon-free public transport, and part of the Party’s broader plan for a cleaner, smarter New Zealand. The Fast Tracking Wellington plan includes: A modern light rail network from the railway station to Newtown and Kilbirnie at a cost of $450 million, with... Read more
A brief description of the projectThis project is intended to help the public, government and political forces reach a common understanding of the legal, financial, and infrastructural issues that need adressing;including:Home fire heating resulting in imprisonments in Ulaanbaatar,Technology transfer through a project financed by the German Government through a "Reconstruction Bank" leading to the most prominent long term soft loan,Untimely budget repayments pressures,Today, almost 200 thousand... Read more
Greens PH (Partido Kalikasan)'s Village-level Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (VDRRM) program highlights the low levels of public participation and familiarity with the Philippine's Disaster Risk and Reduction Management (DRRM) law.  Moreover, Greens PH's National Chairperson, Kiko C. Labro, concludes that the national government's inability to provide the necessary logistics and support system during natural calamities worsens the effects of the climate change on the Philippines. The... Read more
A discussion among youth between the Green parties of Taiwan and Japan Hasegawa Uigo, 中翻英: 張菀渝 7/26, a talk session event "Islands belong to sea not people" was held in Kyoto. This is a talk between the young's of Green Party Taiwan and Green Party Japan. With the participation of about 80 people, it was a great success event. The panelist of Taiwan and Japan introduced their activities and thoughts. They asked about things which they are interested in and wondering toward the other country.... Read more
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Cleaner, cheaper power for our schools. The Green Party has a comprehensive plan for cleaner, cheaper power for all New Zealanders. This extends to our kids.  We will help schools reduce their power bills by investing $20 million into solar PV systems in schools, allowing schools to benefit from cheaper, cleaner power.  Schools' power bills are too high. Our policy will let them save money on electricity - money which can be invested directly into teaching and learning instead.  Our schools... Read more
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The Green Party will build a smarter greener economy that benefits every New Zealander.  Innovation lies at the heart of a smart, green economy. Economies that innovate do better over the long term, creating good jobs that pay well.  Our plan to build a smarter, more innovative economy has as its centrepiece an additional $1 billion of government investment in research and development (R&D) above current spend, including tax breaks for business.  The Green Party's plan for an innovative... Read more
Responding to Climate Change (RTCC) - http://www.rtcc.org Responding to Climate Change (RTCC) is a news and analysis website focused on providing the latest updates and insight into global low carbon developments. Our sister website Climate Change TV (CCTV) offers an online channel hosting interviews and footage from international climate change and development summits. We are accredited as official observers to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and run a TV... Read more
Fifteen years ago my wife and I bought our farm, “Faraway”, on the south coast of Western Australia. It’s a beautiful area and an ark of biological diversity. For example, about seventy percent of Australia’s wildflower species are native to the region. When we built our house in 2008, we were committed to building a home in which we could live sustainably. At the same time, we didn’t want to do without any of the comforts of modern living. We have 90 acres in a valley, on the edge of a... Read more

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