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Summary of News items

The Australian Greens are offering travel grants for women delegates from the Asia-Pacific Greens Network to attend the Global Greens Congress in Dakar, Senegal, western Africa from 29th March to 1st April 2012. The Congress is an important way for Greens parties to meet, share knowledge and formulate joint activities and policies.  For more information about past congresses and for plans for the 2012 Congress please go to  The travel grants are being offered to... Read more
This text has been prepared by the Commission for Group Dynamics in Assemblies of the Puerta del Sol Protest Camp (Madrid). It is based on different texts and summaries which reached consensus in the internal Assemblies of this Commission (and which will be made available on the official webs of the 15th May Movement) and from the experiences gained in the General Assemblies held in this Protest Camp up until 31st May 2011.The purpose of this Quick Guide is to facilitate and encourage the... Read more
Albert is running for a seat on the Hong Kong District Council in Kwai Fong District. The election is on 6 November.  The APGN wishes you a successful election Albert!click the image to enlarge. Read more
The Green Institute (in Australia) is taking to the air in October, trialling a series of three webinars, using webex to enable you to see and hear the presenters, ask questions and comment via your computer. The webinars are open to APGN members, associates and friends.Tuesday 18 October:  civi 101, an introduction to the Greens’ civiCRM data base, how it works and what it can do for you. Chris du Brow, Greens Web Editor.Wednesday 19 October: Evidence-based campaigning. What evidence is there... Read more
Democracy Out of Balance: Civil Society Can’t Replace Political PartiesBy IVAN DOHERTYIntroduction:Increasingly, resources are being channeled to programs that develop civil society to the exclusion of political parties and political institutions such as parliaments. Many private and public donors feel that it is more virtuous to be a member of a civic organization than a party and that participating in party activity must wait until there is a certain level of societal development. There is a... Read more
The Syrian government’s military action against the Syrian people continues to claim victims by the day in an effort to obstruct the public’s demands for political, economic and social change.  The Asia Pacific Greens Network (referred to here on as “APGN”) affirms its support for the Syrian people’s demands for democratic governance with the following declarations:   (1)   The principle of nonviolence is both superior and more effective as a means of revolutionary change. The APGN offers its... Read more
A new report form the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency says that China's per capita carbon emissions are rising at such a pace that the country could reach, or even surpass, U.S. levels by 2017.The report states that China's per capita carbon emission were at 2.2 tons in 1990, but have since risen to 6.8 tons.  That amount is about equal with Italy and more than France.  During that same time frame, U.S. per capita emissions have dropped from 19.7 tons to 16.9 tons.China became the ... Read more
The APGN expresses its deepest condolences for the tragic loss of Wangari Maathai to our friends in the African Greens Federation, and to her family and friends and all who loved her. Wangari was an inspiration to us all, a shining light showing us all how being green means being a hummingbird: just doing the best we can (see video translation into English and Chinese below).We wholeheartedly endorse the sentiments expressed in the Global Greens statement below. She will be sadly missed at the... Read more
Suresh Nautiyal’s Keynote address on the Himalaya Day functions at the Apeejay University, Haryana on September 9, 2011. Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Ladies, Gentlemen and dear students, I feel obliged and honoured to be here among you. The Himalaya Day is being observed on September 9, since last year i.e. the year 2010. The Himalaya Day was conceptualised by the ecological activists who wanted to engage the planners, policy-makers, concerned citizens, media, the civil society... Read more
Thank you for supporting us Greens Japan or Japanese people!This is Namiho Matusmoto (Joint representation of Greens Japan).We, Greens Japan are cooperating the Action group as follows.I would like to share this information with you. Best regards,Namiho.=====PLEASE SPREAD====================================== An appeal from Japan to the people around the globe for September 11 Action - Sixth Months since the Outbreak of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster coming... Read more
The Centre for Democratic Institutions is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications to attend the Centre for Democratic Institution’s (CDI) 2011 Women in Politics (WiP) course, which will take place from 23 November to 1 December 2011 in Canberra.This course is designed for women in East Timor, Indonesia, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu intending to enter national or local politics, either as a candidate for election or as a party activist or official. The course would also... Read more
Global Greens  Congress 2012 Call for Proposals  – deadline extended to 12 September! ideas from Greens in the Asia Pacific are on the agenda for the next Global Greens Congress! Ideas can topics to be discussed, names of speakers or workshop proposals  – details on how to submit your ideas at the web link above.-------------------------The Global Greens Coordination (GGC) is calling for ideas and proposals from all sections of... Read more
Australian GreensGreen Party Aotearoa NZPapua New Guinea Green Party  Greens Call for Climate Change Action in Pacific The Pacific Islands Forum* needs to take a strong and united stand on both mitigating and coping with climate change at its 42nd meeting in Auckland next week, the Green Parties of Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea said today.In a joint statement released today, the Greens expressed concern at how little has been achieved since the Call to Action on Climate Change... Read more
Please join us in signing an online petition, created by the Friends of the Earth Japan, requesting the Japanese Government to immediately abandon its policy of promoting nuclear power plants exports.To sign-on the petition: regards,Rina AriizumiRenewable Hydrogen Network ( RH2 Community Catalyst  Read more
BERLIN — A string of Green Party victories and strong electoral showings across Germany, from the conservative south to the port cities of the north, are helping to redefine politics among voters who are increasingly losing faith in the more established parties.The Green Party is poised to extend its march into the mainstream on Sunday when voters go to the polls in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The Greens could, for the first time, win seats in the State Parliament... Read more
SNAIL’S PACE: Protesters said the government has known about the industrial pollution problem along the Dadu River since last year, but has failed to actBy Lee I-chia  /  Staff Reporter Environmental activists gather outside the Control Yuan in Taipei yesterday to present a petition about pollution in the estuary of the Dadu River on the border of Greater Taichung and Changhua County.Photo: CNAHolding photographs of the polluted Dadu River (大肚溪), protesters gathered in front of the Control Yuan... Read more