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APGF Green Party Presentations

19 August, 2016
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During the APGF's 2016 Study Tour in Sydney, Australia, each APGF member-party provides a 15- 20 minute presentation on their party, the country and its socio-political and economic environment followed by 10 minute Q&A session. The objective was to adapt learnings for use in our own countries and to share experiences so as other members of the Study Tour would learn from what other parties... more


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

10 July, 2016
Anita Nautiyal & Sunita Narain, Book release ceremony
By Suresh Nautiyal, Uttarakhand Parivartan Party (UKPP) & Green Forum India (GFI), New Delhi, July 11, 2016 “We are becoming a wasteful society, said Ms. Sunita Narain, Director-General Centre for Science and Environment, Delhi India while speaking at the book release ceremony for Not in My Backyard, co-authored by her along with Swati Singh Sambyal at India Habitat Centre (IHC), New Delhi.... more


Human Trafficking in the Indian State of Uttarakhand on Rise

6 March, 2016
On the eve of the International Women's Day, the UKPP or Uttarakhand Parivartan Party organised a Candle Marchin Dehradun, UK to draw attention of the Harish Rawat Government of the Congress party in Uttarakhand towards the incidents of 11 women missing from the Salt (सल्ट ) area of Almora district and sexual exploitation of the inmates of a Distressed Women's Home in Dehradun, UK. कल शाम यानी... more


Several Women Missing from the Salt Area of Uttarakhand State in India: UKPP calls on the Government to Stop Human Trafficking

6 March, 2016
Dehradun, Uttarakhand, March 7, 2016 The Uttarakhand Parivartan Party or UKPP is going to hold a Candle March in the city of Dehradun (Ghantaghar--Gandhi Park--Ghantaghar) on the eve of the International Women’s Day to draw public-attention towards the increasing incidents of human trafficking and women’s exploitation in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand in India.  As the world is gearing up to... more


365 days for women, not just one day: UKPP, India

8 March, 2015
The Uttarakhand Parivartan Party (UKPP) believes that the women are as integral and as important as the men are to a society as all humans are equal and no human is superior or inferior to other human. At the same time, UKPP is aware of the social, economic and political realities across the globe and knows fully well that in several societies, including the Indian society, women still are not... more


2015 Delhi Assembly Election

24 February, 2015
Today, AAP has an absolute majority to actualise its manifesto and people’s aspirations courtesy the incredible election verdict. And, of course, the challenges are many! A paradigm shift from the agitational to action mode may help the party. Another positive aspect is that the Delhi victory of AAP will put pressure on Modi for delivering. If AAP comes up to its promises, only then the signature... more


Climate Action in the Indian state of Uttarakhand

28 October, 2014
, Suresh Nautiyal
Workshops held by India's Uttarakhand Parivartan Party as part of the Global Greens climate campaign in September produced the 'Dehradun Resolution on Climate Change' appealing to the world's leadership to commit itself to climate change mitigation. Amongst other things the resolution says: the welfare of living beings has to be strengthened as part and parcel of the ecological system; there has... more


2014 General Election in India: Is Democracy at work?

11 June, 2014
By Suresh Nautiyal* MAY 16, 2014 shall be recorded as a historic day for several reasons, no matter how large section of the Indian society was disappointed! The result of the 16th Lok Sabha (Upper House of the Indian Parliament) is overwhelming but not up to the expectations of the marginalised majority. The progressive and democratic voices and the voices that speak of equity at all levels... more


Indian elections report: Narendra Modi to become new prime minister

20 May, 2014
By: Marko Ulvila, Policy advisor of Satu Hassi MEP (Greens/FI), Member of Green League Finland The results of the one month long Indian parliamentary elections were announced 16 May. The Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) increased its vote share to 31 % and got a simple majority in the lower house (Lok Sabha). Ruling Indian National Congress was devastated and left only with 44 seats... more


India: The Politics of Green Ideology

11 May, 2014
By Suresh Nautiyal Green activist, journalist and GGC Member IN INDIA, the Sixteenth Lok Sabha General Election-2014 is to be over on May 12 and results will be out on May 16, 2014. Subsequently, a new central government has to come into existence. Till date, there remains a level of uncertainty as to which party or political alliance will form the next government. On the one hand, there is a... more


Global Greens News: India: The Politics of Green Ideology

8 May, 2014
By Suresh Nautiyal (Green activist, journalist and GGC Member) IN INDIA, the 16th Lok Sabha (lower house) General Election will conclude this May 12, 2014 and the election results will be announced on May 16 about India's next central government. The outcome is uncertain. Whereas Indian voters feel disenchanted with the ruling United Progressive Alliance led by the Indian National Congress (INC... more


India General Election Dates

7 March, 2014
India's general election will take place in nine phases in April and May, the Election Commission has announced.  Polling to elect a new Lok Sabha, or lower house, will be held from 7 April to 12 May. Votes will be counted on 16 May.  With some 814 million eligible voters, India's election will be the largest the world has seen.  The ruling Congress party and the main opposition Bharatiya Janata... more


Megalomaniac nuclear power plans in India

2 July, 2013
While Germany phases out its atomic energy production following the Fukushima accident and the expansion of nuclear power in Europe is mostly slowed down or even put to a halt, the Indian government plans to increase the country´s nuclear power production capacity by a factor of 100. By 2050, the then most populous country in the world could be dotted with of the capacity to produce 470 GW of... more


Fukushima two years on - APGN Statement

11 March, 2013
The global impact of the Fukushima disaster highlights the responsibility of all nations to ensure the safety of citizens and protect our planet for future generations. We are all implicated in the nuclear supply chain, whether that be through uranium mining, refining, power generation, radioactive waste, nuclear weapons, or through complicity by not discouraging the practice of our trading... more


Uranium sales to India a disaster in the making

21 January, 2013
Australian Greens spokesperson for nuclear policy Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam. 21 January 2013. The Federal Government’s decision to pursue uranium sales to India is a disaster in the making, the Australian Greens said today.  Greens spokesperson for nuclear policy Senator Scott Ludlam said the Labor Party has proven it cannot be trusted on the environment.“We will be working with... more


Yes, There is a future for Green politics in India

7 November, 2012
By Suresh Nautiyal MORE than 1.3 billion people and no Greens? More than 1300 political organisations and hardly any Green organisations! The answer is both ‘yes’ and ‘no’ in an ‘irresponsible’, ‘uncontrolled’, ‘unorganised’, ‘indisciplined’ and ‘chaotic’ democracy with ‘little civic sense’ called India. ‘Yes’ because even after more than six decades of Independence, Indians have not been able to... more


Rio+20 Summit: Not to be remembered for "paradigm shift"

14 August, 2012
UN World Summit on Sustainable Development or Rio+ Summit from 13 to 22 June 2012. By: Suresh Nautiyal DESPITE reservations of a few nations including the US, on certain points, the ten-day historic United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development or the Rio+20 Earth Summit from June 13 till June 22, 2012 held at Riocentro Convention Centre, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil adopted a... more