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Respect for Diversity

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Green Federations / National Parties: 

We honour and value equally the Earth's biological and ecological diversity together with the cultural, linguistic, ethnic, sexual, religious and spiritual diversity within the context of individual responsibility toward all beings.

We defend the right of all persons, without discrimination, to an environment supportive of their dignity, bodily health, and spiritual well-being.

We promote the building of respectful, positive and responsible relationships across lines of division in the spirit of a multi-cultural society.

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Participatory Democracy

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We strive for a democracy in which all citizens have the right to express their views, and are able to directly participate in the environmental, economic, social and political decisions which affect their lives; so that power and responsibility are concentrated in local and regional communities, and devolved only where essential to higher tiers of governance.

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Sustainability

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The Global Greens Charter lays out the Greens' united position on Sustainability:

We recognize the limited scope for the material expansion of human society within the biosphere, and the need to maintain biodiversity through the sustainable use of renewable resources and the responsible use of non-renewable resources.

Social Justice

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Green Federations / National Parties: 

We assert that the key to social justice is the equitable distribution of social and natural resources, both locally and globally, to meet basic human needs unconditionally, and to ensure that all citizens have full opportunities for personal and social development.

We declare that there is no social justice without environmental justice, and no environmental justice without social justice.

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Non-violence

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We declare our commitment to non-violence and strive for a culture of peace and cooperation between states, inside societies and between individuals, as the basis of global security.

We believe that security should not rest mainly on military strength but on cooperation, sound economic and social development, environmental safety, and respect for human rights.

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Ecological Wisdom

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Green Federations / National Parties: 

We acknowledge that human beings are part of the natural world and we respect the specific values of all forms of life, including non-human species.

We acknowledge the wisdom of the indigenous peoples of the world, as custodians of the land and its resources.

We acknowledge that human society depends on the ecological resources of the planet, and must ensure the integrity of ecosystems and preserve biodiversity and the resilience of life supporting systems.

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Global Greens Charter

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Green Federations / National Parties: 

The Global Greens Charter was adopted by consensus at the 1st Global Greens Congress in Canberra in 2001. The core of the document sets out the principles that bind together Greens from around the world: ecological wisdom, social justice, participatory democracy, nonviolence, sustainability and respect for diversity.  The second section is a 'political action' plan covering some of the most pressing problems facing the world.

Congress 2010

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  • Join us in Taipei, Taiwan!

On April 30th to May 2nd, 2010, Taiwan will play host to the second ever Asia Pacific Greens Network Congress. Green leaders, activists, scholars and interested members of the public will converge on Taipei to discuss the issues concerning our region; On the agenda will be tackling climate change, regional governance and accountability, democracy, peace, energy, and what the transition to a greener economy might mean for us.    

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