climate

Australia's Greens, Labor parties seal political deal

Australia's Labor Party and the minority Greens have signed a deal which they say would ensure stability for Labor in Government.

The agreement includes having referenda about recognising Indigenous people and local government in the constitution.

It also involves a full parliamentary debate on having troops in Afghanistan and a cross-party committee on climate change to put a price on carbon.

There would also be a parliamentary integrity commissioner and a budget office.

The Greens leader, Bob Brown says his party has agreed to back a Labor Government.

English

In Pursuit of Fair Share of Responsibilities while Tackling Climate Change -- 2010 2nd Conference of the Asia-Pacific Greens Network (APGN) Is About to Kickoff

The first ever large scale international conference “2nd APGN” is to be held between April 30th and May 2nd at the Tianmu Convention Center. Environmentalists and domestic and foreign NGOs are among the invited participants. “Fair Share” is the main theme of the conference; while stressing equal access to public resources, each individual at the same time, is responsible for living a sustainable lifestyle. Highlight of the conference agenda includes reviewing the post-Copenhagen coping strategies of all nations.

English

All is not well: climate negotiations in a new avatar

Climate change negotiations—cold after the freeze at Copenhagen—have warmed up again. In early April, negotiators met in Bonn, Germany, on the possible agreement that could be signed at the meet scheduled in December 2010 in Mexico. This was followed by a US-convened meet of the Major Economies Forum, better named the major emitters forum, in Washington. Next weekend, the group calling itself basic—China, Brazil, South Africa and India—is meeting in Cape Town to come up with its common position on negotiations.

English

日本紀錄片女導演 期待非核亞太

日本紀錄片女導演 期待非核亞太

鐮仲瞳是日本反核運動紀錄片的導演。拍攝紀錄片的目的是希望破解核電可以解決氣候變遷的迷思。不過她向新唐人記者表示,紀錄片在北京放映結束的第二天,她的部落格就被封掉了。

這是日本著名紀錄片導演鐮仲瞳製作的日本反核廢料運動紀錄片。希望啟發人們對核電進行反思,作出正確的抉擇。

長期從事紀錄日本反核運動的紀錄片導演鐮仲瞳,為參加4月30日至5月2日在天母會議中心舉辦的「第二屆亞太綠人大會」來到台灣,她表示,公開的資訊是正確判斷的重要依據。

日本紀錄片導演鐮仲瞳:「(我的影片)提供了正反兩面的資訊,有一個全貌,才能讓人有選擇,不能只說益處而不提弊處,應該客觀,然後你來選擇。」

日本靜岡縣議員松谷清(matusyakiyoshi)也長期從事日本反核運動,這次以「綠之未來」成員的身份來台。他從呼籲反核到走向脫核,為的是創造「對未來負責」及「誠信」的社會。

Undefined

Melting Himalayan Glaciers

OVERVIEW:

The Copenhagen Accord set the aim of limiting warming to two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), but did not set a year by which carbon emissions should peak, nor did it spell out the aim for 2020, the important mid-term target year. Green activists and campaign groups slammed the deal for falling far below what scientists are claiming is needed to spear the threat from climate change.

English

EXCITING UPDATE!!

COPENHAGEN CLIMATE HERO TO SPEAK AT APGN CLIMATE FORUM!

 

Apisai Ielemia is travelling to Taiwan to speak at the Asia Pacific Greens Network climate forum. Mr Ielemia is the Prime Minister of the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu. The Prime Minister and his climate negotiators were the moral voice at the Copenhagen climate talks in December 2009. They spoke up against all of the big nations working against the Kyoto Protocol and the continuation of strong legally binding targets.
 

English

Pelenise Alofa Pilitati: A strong voice for Kiribati

Pelenise Alofa Pilitati is from Kiribati, where she lives on the frontline of climate change. Everyday her yard fills up with salt water from the high tide. 

"As you can see from this Youtube clip, hearing Pelenise talk brings home the stark reality of the ways that climate change is already affecting Kiribati.

English

招募中部區志工!!

 

中區志工培訓營

 

"消除無力感,從互動和行動開始"

 

為第二屆亞太綠人大會作準備替國外綠人介紹中部區的環境特色

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

氣候變遷 Climate Change *核能議題 Nuclear issues *和平 Peace *民主 Democracy
所有人的<公平分攤> Fair Share for everybody

Undefined

名人「笑」應‧自愚愚民-以《愚蠢年代》觀照《±2℃》

文/王舜薇(綠色公民行動聯盟)

圖片來源/The Age of Stupid官方網站

一項論述的提出和發展,往往牽涉到背後的權力結構。在台灣,談環保不是新鮮事,重點是誰談?怎麼談?談完之後(或是在過程之中)要如何實踐與改變?

最近,由知名媒體人陳文茜主導拍攝、號稱台灣首部氣候變遷紀錄片《±2℃》問世,企圖引起一般大眾對於暖化議題的關注。媒體名人關心重要的環保議題,當然是好事,影片基調凸顯的感性訴求也是引起關心的重要切入點。然而,紀錄片的拍攝手法和傳達的訊息,卻讓原本就對相關議題稍微瞭解的人感到「先是失望、再來很悶」。

片中不談能源、產業結構等導致氣候變遷的根本性問題,也沒有切中核心的具體建議,僅在片末呼籲觀眾「救救孩子和下一代」、「一人一信寄給總統」,似乎全然將改變寄託在政治人物身上。這不僅嚴重低估台灣公民社會的力量,也因為拍攝團隊和出資者的耀眼光環,恐怕壟斷議題的詮釋權,環保團體當然悶。

Undefined

婦女與氣候變遷論壇 Women and Climate Change Forum

氣候變遷與全球暖化所造成的環境及社會經濟問題,已是全人類所必須嚴正面對的挑戰。自1994年國際人口發展會議(International Conference on Population and Development)、2002年世界永續發展高峰會(World Summit on Sustainable Development)、到2005年的世界高峰會(World Summit)上,女性都被認為是促進永續發展的要角,而 2008年聯合國婦女地位委員會召開的第52屆大會中,更將「氣候變遷的性別觀點」列為年度新興議題,在在都突顯出女性在氣候變遷時代不容忽視的角色。

Undefined

Pages

Subscribe to climate