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In Taiwan on April 27 more than one hundred NGOs acted in unison and held the second anti-nuclear rally of this year. Anti-nuclear activists came together holding all-night sit-ins, staging mass rallies, and fighting riot police and water cannon on the street. Their immediate goal was to demand that the government halt the construction of the accident-ridden Lungmen nuclear plant. In the long term the goal is to close down the nuclear power industry in Taiwan. To find out more about the anti-... Read more
"I am devastated, but there is no time to mourn." The Australian Greens leader, Christine Milne, reflects on the repeal of the price on pollution. Read more
By. Peter Martin Economics Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald (Click to watch video) The good news is the Renewable Energy Target has been a success. It's built up a wind and solar power generation industry at a very low cost to electricity users. In six years' time it'll start to push power prices down. The bad news is the panel doesn't like it. It thinks it's been too successful. Originally intended to snare 20 per cent of Australia's electricity generation industry by the end of the decade,... Read more
By Stafford Ray This little guy is only 1cm long, but he is a vital link in the chain that feeds billions of people. He is eaten by fish that eat other fish and we eat them. He goes, people starve. Sea Butterfly. Tallest cathedrals rest on a grain of sand, Sharing the load across its billions. Mightiest oceans rest on a butterfly Giving its body to succour humanity.   Scientists (who study these things) are screaming in the wilderness, that unless we stop carbon dioxide emissions forthwith,... Read more
Prime Minister Stephen Harper stands with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso after signing an agreement in principal on trade in October 2013 at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. However, concerns from newly-elected EU lawmakers may put the deal in jeopardy. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)
EU lawmakers are threatening to block a multi-billion dollar trade pact between Canada and the European Union — a blueprint for a much bigger EU-U.S. deal — because it would allow firms to sue governments if they breach the treaty. Read more
The Global Greens Climate Campaign & the Asia-Pacific Greens Federation supports the Peoples Climate March.  Learn all about it & get involved here:  THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH RESOURCE PACK: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO CHANGE EVERYTHING On September 21st, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to march on the streets of New York City, demanding action from government leaders to seriously address climate change. Under the unifying message “To change everything we need everyone... Read more
2010 Platform: Ecological Sustainability The human community is an element of the Earth community, not the other way around. All human endeavors are situated within the dynamics of the biosphere. If we wish to have sustainable institutions and enterprises, they must fit well with the processes of the Earth. The ideology of industrialism, in both capitalist and communist countries, insists that modern society lives on top of nature and should rightly use and despoil the rest of the natural world... Read more
Wednesday 27th August / posted by Elizabeth PO’ Adrian Glamorgan UNDERSTOREY: FACING THE FALLOUT It’s three years since Fukushima blew up and melted down. The prime minister of Japan in those days chose a hard path, a leader’s path, to save a third of his country from further devastation, choosing to fly directly to the disastrous nuclear power plant. While WA’s push to open uranium mines looks like another day of ordinary work, ex-PM Naoto Kan and Senator Scott Ludlum were speaking to... Read more
September 26~29, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan   To oppose the expansion of nuclear power and the proliferation of nuclear weapons in Asia, anti-nuclear activists of Asian counties came together at Tokyo, Japan to hold the first” No Nukes Asia Forum (NNAF). The 2014 forum will focus on following topics: the current situation of nuclear power, anti-nuclear movement and renewable energy in each country, the danger of nuclear power and radiation, how to strengthen the anti-nuclear movement and the... Read more
Learn about the Anti-nuclear movement as it unfolds in Taiwan by following the "National Nuclear Abolition Action Platform (NNAAP)" An introduction of Taiwan's ant-nuclear movement is attached for your reference. Read more
Watch all Global Greens Climate Change Campaign videos from APGF members at our Youtube playlist: Statements from our members are posted here. Read more
This article was first published for the COP 15 Global Climate Campaign, and is being republished to emphasize the continued need for climate action as we approach the COP 20 meeting in Lima, Peru this December 1-12, 2014. To express support for the success of COP meeting, Greens Japan held seminars, events, and parades in 23 locations in Japan(see map below) to call on the Japanese government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2020 without using nuclear power plants. . Y【福島県郡山市/... Read more
Job Description: The Asia-Pacific Greens Federation (APGF) is seeking a Secretary! The APGF is a Federation of national Green parties, social and environmental organisations from across Asia and Oceania united by shared core values of social justice, sustainability, non-violence, participatory democracy, respect for diversity, and ecological wisdom and our joint-effort to foster these values through political means as outlined in our Global Greens Charter. The APGF Secretary’s role is to build... Read more
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(The New Zealand Herald) New Zealanders are strongly in favour of a proposal to give tertiary students free trips on public transport, a Herald-DigiPoll survey shows. Nearly two-thirds of respondents said students should be entitled to travel free on buses, trains and ferries at off-peak hours and weekends, which was one of the key planks of the Greens Party's transport policy announced this month. Just 30 per cent of respondents said students should continue to pay full fares. The proposal was... Read more