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Global Greens 2008 Congress - Working Draft Program

Second Global Greens Congress
1—4 May 2008, São Paulo, Brazil
Think and act globally and locally

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Working Draft Program, as of April 8th, 2008

Tuesday, 29 April - African Greens

time to be determined
African Greens meeting

Tuesday, 29 April - Global Young Greens

10:00--11:00
Official Opening: Welcome Round

11:00--13:00

Workshops I: Topical WS
1) Agrofuels
2) Rainforests
3) Carbon-Trading and other market-approaches
4) Rio, Kyoto, Bali… How to proceed?
5) China, India and Brazil? How should we deal with emerging Climate-Killers?

13:00--14:30
Lunch

14:30--16:30
Workshops II: Methodological WS
1) How radical can a political Youth be?
2) Who should we address – media or real people?
3) Best practise – cultural differences?
4) How the tools determine our practice

16:30--17:00
Coffee Break

17:00--18:00
Workshops III: Presentation + Discussion

18:00--19:00
Presentations of countries of interest

19:00
Dinner and City Tour

Wednesday, 30 April - African Greens

time to be determined
African Greens meeting

Wednesday, 30 April - Global Young Greens

08:00--09:00
Registration: Welcome Breakfast

09:00--09:45
Plenary I: Official Opening
Welcome, Introduction to the GYG and the Congress

09:45--10:30
Get To Know in Small Groups

10:30--11:00
Coffee Break

11:00--12:30
Plenary II: Panel debate on climate change, rainforests, agrofuels and food-security –
Let´s change policies, not the climate!

12:30--14:00
Lunch

14:00--14:30
Plenary III: Best practices: Presentations of young green policies and actions against climate change

14:30--15:30
Regional Meetings

15:30--16:00
Coffee Break

16:00--17:00
Plenary IV: The GYG: past and future

17:00--18:00
Plenary V: Discussion on 21 Points

18:00--18:30
Plenary VI: Closing session

21:00
Dinner and party

Thursday,1st May - Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) Forum

Heinrich Boell Foundation Forum I: Sustainable Cities (10.00 –15:00)
Over half of the world’s population now lives in cities. While cities cover only a small portion of the Earth’s surface, they generate the bulk of the world’s carbon emissions today. Cities – and in particular Mega Cities of the South – will be seriously affected by the consequences of environmental destruction. But the opposite is also true: It is in our cities that we can make the progress toward a sustainable development.
The forum deals with Sustainable Cities with regard to Climate Change, Poverty and Urban Governance and aims at contributing to a "Declaration on Sustainable Cities“ to be adopted by the Global Greens delegates.

10:00--10:30
Welcome & Introduction: Gilberto Kassab (Mayor of São Paulo), Ralf Füchs (HBF, Germany), Alfredo Sirkis (Partido Verde; Former Director of Urban Planning and Environmental Minister, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

10:30--11:00
Lecture: "The Spirit of Sao Paolo", Jorge Wilheim (Architect, Brazil)

11:00--11:30
Keynote: Christopher Flavin (President, Worldwatch Institute, Washington, D.C., United States)

11:30-12:00
Keynote: Daniel Biau (UN-Habitat, Kenya)/Cecilia Martinez Leal (UN- Habitat ROLAC)

12:00-13:30
Lunch

13:30--15:00
Workshop 1: Sustainable cities and climate change: Eduardo Jorge (Partido Verde; Environmental Secretary, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Denis Baupin (Les Verts; Vice-Mayor, Paris, France)

13:30--15:00
Workshop 2: Sustainable cities and urban poverty: Prof. William Goldsmith (Cornell University, USA); Prof. Dr. Raquel Rolnik (Professor of Architecture and Urban studies, FAU-PUC/Campinas, Brazil),

13:30--15:00
Workshop 3: Sustainable cities and Urban Governance: Juan Manuel Velasco (Initiativa Verde; Environmental Minister, Buenos Aires, Argentina), Ross Mirkarimi (Green Party of California; Board of Supervisors, San Francisco, California)

Heinrich Boell Foundation Forum II: Greens – Between Government Responsibilities and fundamental Opposition (15:30 – 18:00)
Forum II addresses the issue of our self-conception as Greens and focuses on two guiding questions. First, how far do political strategies of green parties differ and what do they have in common? Is there something like a global “green ideology”?
Second, what changes occur if Greens engage in parliaments and governments? Does this affect the relationship between Green parties and social movements and how do we deal with conflicts between ‘ethics of conviction’ and an ‘ethics of responsibility

15:30--16:45
Panel I: The Greens worldwide: Getting a picture Introduction: Per Gahrton (Miljöpartiet de Gröna; Member of European Parliament, Sweden)

16:45--18:00
Panel II: From opposition to government responsibility (and back?)

Thursday, 1st May - Regional Meetings of Green Federations and Networks

time to be determimed
Regional meetings [Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe] (optional)

Thursday, 1st May - Second Global Greens Congress

18:00--19:00
Light Meal

19:00--21:00
Official opening of the Second Global Greens Congress Speakers include Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil (invited), Jose Luiz de Franca Penna, National President, Brazilian Greens, Dr. Fadimata Bintou Toure-Diallo espe Diallo, Parti Ecologiste du Mali, Kazumi Inamura,Co-Chair Greens Japan, Prefecture Councilor, Ulrike Lunacek or Philippe Lamberts &#8211 Spokepersons of the EGP

21:00-23:00
Global Greens 2008 Welcome Cocktails

Friday, 2nd May - Second Global Greens Congress

09:00--09:30
Special Session: Dedication of Second Global Green Congress to Ingrid Betancourt and all political prisoners everywhere Speakers including Juan Carlos LeCompte, husband of Ingrid Betancourt and Ingrid Betancourt, Speech at Global Greens 2001; Moderator: Catherine Gréze (Les Verts, France)

09:30--10:30
Plenary 2: Climate Crisis: Impacts on communities, economies and peace and international stability Keynote by Elizabeth May (Leader, Green Party of Canada); also Reinhard Bütikofer (Bündnis '90/Die Grünen, Germany), Eric Dombou (Global Young Greens, Cameroon); Moderators: Aspasia Camargo (Partido Verde do Brasil), Raju Pandi (Global Young Greens, Moena Thibral (Maohi Greens, French Polynesia)

10:30-11:00
Coffee Break

11:00-12:00
Plenary 2 Continued: Bruce Gagnon (Green Party of the United States), Moena Thibral (Maohi Greens, French Polynesia), Ângelo Bonelli (Verdi, Italy)

12:00-13:00
Presentation of Draft Resolutions: Presentation of draft Congress Declarations -

21 points for the 21st century - Juan Behrend (Secretary General, European Greens)
Dealing with the climate crisis: after-Kyoto - Rebecca Harms (Member European Parliament, Biodiversity, forests and climate - Margaret Blakers (Australian Greens, Global Greens Coordination) Sustainable cities, Ralf Fücks, Heinrich Boell Foundation; and Julia Willebrand (New York, Green Party of the United States) Global Greens future - Catherine Greze (Les Verts, France), Marco Mroz (Partido Verde do Brasil)

13:00-15:00
Lunch

15:00-17:00
Workshop session 1: Shaping the 21 Points for the 21st Century, Other workshops proposed by participants

17:00-17:30
Coffee break

17:30
Deadline for Proposed Resolutions

17:30-19:30
Plenary 4:
Dealing with the climate crisis. The Greens post-Kyoto proposal

- Presentation of Draft Resolution, General Debate Speakers include Jose Sarney Filho (Former Environment Minister, Partido Verde, Brazil), Rebecca Harms (Member European Parliament, Bündnis '90/Die Grünen, Germany), Adriana Sri Adhiati, (Sarekat Hijau, Indonesia), Peter Eriksson (Co-spokesperson, Miljöpartiet de Gröna, Sweden); Cynthia McKinney, candidate for 2008 Green Presidential nomination, Green Party of the United States, former US Congresswoman)

19:30
Close

Evening
Sao Paulo restaurants and entertainment

Saturday, 3rd May - Second Global Greens Congress

9:00--11:00
Plenary
5: Biodiversity, forests and climate

- Keynote: Flor de María Hurtado Valdez (Green Councilwoman Iquitos, Peru), Fabio Feldmann (Member Parliament, Brazilian Greens), Ivonne Garcia (former Minister of Forestry, Green Party of Democratic Unity, Dominican Republic), Haidar El Ali, Senegal, Alain Lipietz (Member European Parliament, Les Verts, France), Elenira Mendes, (Pre-candidate for Mayoress in Xapuri, Amazon rainforest, Coordinator Chico Mendes foundation), Olzod Boum-Yalagch

11:00--11:30
Coffee Break

11:30-13:00
Workshop session 2: Negotiate Congress Declarations and other proposed resolutions Workshops proposed by participants

13:00--15:00
Lunch Time for delegations to discuss Congress Declarations and other proposed resolutions (deadline for amendments Saturday, 3 May 17:30)

15:00--17:00
Plenary 6: The future of the Global Greens - Keynote Speaker: Bob Brown (Senator, Australian Greens);Isabelle Durant (Party Leader, Ecolo; Member of European Parliament, Belgium); Manuel Baquedano (Green Party, Chile) Douglas Arege (Kenya); Janna Schönfeld (Global Young Greens); Per Gahrton (President, Green think tank COGITO, Sweden); Tsui Shuhsin (Green Party Taiwan); Moderators: Marco Mroz, Catherine Grèze(Global Green Coordination)

17:00--17:30
Coffee break

17:30
Deadline for amendments to proposed texts

17:30--19:00
Plenary 7: Presentation of the Green Charter for Sustainable Cities; Conclusion of HBF Forum - General Debate
Moderator: Kim Kye Ryun (Korea Greens) and Ralf Fücks, President Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin) Keynote Speaker: Fernando Gabeira (Member of Parliament, candidate region Rio, Partido Verde do Brasil), Julia Willebrand, former candidate Mayor of New York City, Green Party of New York State; Denis Baupin (Vice-Mayor of Paris, Les Verts, France), Riedo Panaligan (Philippine Greens), Desmond D´Sa (South Africa), Claudia Moy Pena (Iniciativa Verde, Argentina)

19:30--20:00
State of Play on Congress, Declaration and resolutions - Moderator: Juan Behrend

Evening
Dinner

Sunday 4 May - Second Global Greens Congress

09:30--11:30
Plenary 8: Discussion and adoption of Congress Declarations and resolutions
Moderators: Louise Crossley
(Australian Greens), Johan Hamels
(European Greens)

11:30--12:00
Coffee break

12:00--13:00
Closing ceremoney

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