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Since October 2014, Greens have been part of the government in Sweden for the first time ever. And they are making a difference through decisions large and small. Just to mention a few -- nuclear power is being phased out in favour of a 100% renewable energy system. There is a major investment in the youngest pupils so that they all have the chance to learn to read, write and count. In 2016 a strategy will be presented to decrease the environmental impact of private consumption. And there are... Read more
Paris Divestment Conference
Together with 350.org and the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament, the European Greens are co-organising a major divestment conference in Paris on Tuesday 1 September. The conference aims to further mobilise for fossil fuel divestment, discuss the risks of a so-called carbon bubble, and highlight opportunities for a sustainable financial system. The importance of cutting CO2 emissions and deflating the carbon bubble will be emphasized during the conference. Through divesting we can prevent a... Read more
As of the 11th of August, the Sendai Nuclear Plant number one reactor will be recommissioned as an active nuclear generator. This will be the first incidence of this occurring in Japan since the nuclear accident that took place in Fukushima in 2011. The relaunch, which was approved under new rules and regulations governing the nuclear sector, is proceeding despite the objections of protest groups both local and national. We, the Green Party of Japan, take this opportunity to unequivocally voice... Read more
2015年8月11日 緑の党グリーンズジャパン 運営委員会    本日、川内原発1号機において、原発前集会や全国での抗議の声の中、新しい規制基準のもと全国初となる再稼働が行われました。 私たち緑の党は、川内原発の再稼働に強く抗議するとともに、あらためて全原発の廃止を訴えます。  政府は、川内原発をはじめ、新規制基準を満たした原発を再稼働する方針を打ち出しています。しかし田中俊一・規制委員会委員長は繰り返し「安全を保障するものではない」と発言しており、住民の避難計画も審査の対象外です。 特に川内原発については、地震や火山噴火への対策の不備が指摘され、周辺自治体の避難計画はきわめて不十分かつ実効性に乏しいものです。また、その避難計画に基づく住民の避難訓練も一度も行なわれていません。このような中で「適合」判断を下した原子力規制委員会、住民の安全を顧みず再稼働を進める九州電力、政府、鹿児島県及び薩摩川内市は、厳しくその責任が問われなければなりません。  全国の原発のうち、規制委員会が新基準を満たすと認めたのは、川内原発1・2号機の他、高浜3・4号機(注:高浜原発については、福井地裁が4月、... Read more
Tribute to Dr. Louise Crossley who, among her many feats & contributions to the Greens movement, prepared the Global Greens Charter. Her commitment, fortitude and inspiration brought the Charter to life.  Louise died in Hobart Tasmania on Thursday 30 June. She made a magnificent contribution and will be greatly missed by the many who were touched through her amazing life. Read about the Charter being endorsed at the 1st Global Greens Congress held in 2001: Read more
2015/07/28 臨時総会決議  戦後70年目となるこの夏、安倍政権と安保法制によって戦後政治が大きな岐路に立たされている中で、緑の党は、7月25日から26日にかけて、連日国会包囲行動が取り組まれている東京において臨時総会を開催しました。  この総会では、来年の参院選方針や掲げるべき重点政策などを議論するとともに、各地の活動の情報や経験も報告・共有されました。そうした議論や意見交換の中で、全国各地で多様な層や人々の中から安保法制や安倍政権に反対する声が高まり、それが互いに共感し合いながら大きく拡がっていること、その中で、私たち緑の党も他の政治勢力や市民とともにいっそう力を尽くしていく必要性を確信しました。  また、安倍政権による集団的自衛権行使容認・安保法制の強行は、「本土」の政治が沖縄に痛みと犠牲を押しつけている沖縄基地問題や、福島原発事故とその深刻な被害を意図的に風化させながら進める原発再稼働政策とも一体のものであるとの認識を共有し、批判や反対の声を無視してこうした政策を強権的に進める「安倍政治」を終わらせる必要があることをあらためて確認しました。  総会ではさらに、... Read more
2015/07/28 臨時総会決議  戦後70年目となるこの夏、安倍政権と安保法制によって戦後政治が大きな岐路に立たされている中で、緑の党は、7月25日から26日にかけて、連日国会包囲行動が取り組まれている東京において臨時総会を開催しました。  この総会では、来年の参院選方針や掲げるべき重点政策などを議論するとともに、各地の活動の情報や経験も報告・共有されました。そうした議論や意見交換の中で、全国各地で多様な層や人々の中から安保法制や安倍政権に反対する声が高まり、それが互いに共感し合いながら大きく拡がっていること、その中で、私たち緑の党も他の政治勢力や市民とともにいっそう力を尽くしていく必要性を確信しました。  また、安倍政権による集団的自衛権行使容認・安保法制の強行は、「本土」の政治が沖縄に痛みと犠牲を押しつけている沖縄基地問題や、福島原発事故とその深刻な被害を意図的に風化させながら進める原発再稼働政策とも一体のものであるとの認識を共有し、批判や反対の声を無視してこうした政策を強権的に進める「安倍政治」を終わらせる必要があることをあらためて確認しました。  総会ではさらに、... Read more
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The Green Party is calling on the New Zealand Government to use its presidency of the UN Security Council to introduce a determination, in the form of a presidential statement or resolution following the Open Debate, that climate change is a threat to international peace and security. “New Zealand can use its UN Security Council presidency to highlight the threat that climate change poses to international peace and security,” said Green Party global affairs spokesperson Dr Kennedy Graham. “... Read more
Año Nuevo del Sur
Para conmemorarlo en nuestro país (Chile) organizamos actividades culturales, seminarios, talleres y encuentros socio político que nos permitieron reflexionar de nuestro rol transformador. Para los ecologistas es una oportunidad que nos permite religarnos con los ciclos de la Tierra en esta parte del mundo e invitar a nuestros compatriotas a reconocernos como hermanos e integrantes de la gran cadena de la vida que se ordena en torno a los ciclos naturales.                              El año... Read more
Graffiti by N_Grams: 'NO' in German, 'YES, IN' in Greek
Breaking news, 6 July 2015.  Greece has voted a resounding 'no' in Sunday's referendum. Final result 61.3% 'no', 38.7% yes............................................................. After 5 years of Troika and Austerity, the crisis deepening continuously, and the public structures falling apart, we have arrived at a point where Greeks haven’t much to lose anymore. The new Greek Government, SYRIZA which is governing together with ANNEL which is a right party, and with the collaboration of the... Read more
Windy Wellington
In an effort to tackle climate change and to improve the conditions of political leadership in Indonesia that is still far from green values, the existence of a Green Party Indonesia has become urgent. In many cases, the oligarchy of current political parties still obstructs the leadership of the good people and the work of Greens in Indonesia. Thus, there is no other choice but to build the Green Party of Indonesia as early as possible to save the good people and promote Green politics. The... Read more
Windy Wellington
Dalam upaya mengatasi perubahan iklim dan dalam kondisi kepemimpinan politik di Indonesia yang masih jauh dari nilai-nilai hijau, keberadaan Partai Hijau Indonesia menjadi mendesak. Dalam berbagai kasus, oligarki partai terus menghambat kepemimpinan orang-orang baik dan kerja-kerja kaum hijau di Indonesia. Sehingga, tak ada pilihan lain selain membangun Partai Hijau Indonesia sedini mungkin untuk menyelamatkan orang-orang baik serta mempromosikan kaum hijau. Hembusan angin kaum hijau dari... Read more
On 25 April 2015 a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal at 11:56am and several aftershocks followed. The April 25 and May 12 earthquakes were among the deadliest natural disasters to occur in Nepal. The earthquakes caused a significant loss of human lives, property and damaged cherished heritage sites. Schools, hospitals and local clinics, infrastructure including roads and drinking water networks have suffered immensely. The death toll has already surpassed 8,800 and over 21,300 people have... Read more
台灣綠黨參加亞太區域綠黨大會(APGF)促成實踐多元性別主流化等多項決議 記者陳俊廷/高雄報導, Peoplesnews.tw 2015-06-17 21:17 台灣綠黨共同召集人李根政17日指出,日前參與在紐西蘭首都威靈頓城舉辦的亞太綠黨大會,與澳洲、紐西蘭、日本、韓國等十個國家綠黨國會議員及代表會面,提出包括承認台灣為主權獨立國家等五項決議獲得大會通過。 綠黨指出,相較於台灣在國際社會中處處碰壁,無法與各國政府建立正式外交關係的處境下,台灣綠黨積極與亞太地區綠黨建立起的網絡與友誼,實為珍貴的外交資產,值得長期深耕發展。 台灣綠黨代表團十二人,於6月12日至16日參與在紐西蘭首都威靈頓城舉辦的亞太綠黨大會,台灣代表團在會中提出五項決議獲得大會通過。包括承認台灣為主權獨立國家,要求中國撤除飛彈、落實公平選制、實踐多元性別主流化、重新檢討TPP(跨太平洋戰略經濟夥伴關係協議)及歸還原住民族土地等五項決議文。 綠黨指出,多元性別主流化的決議,是亞太綠黨大會成立以來第一個關於多元性別的決議文,要求各國政府應實施在各個政策執行層面上,考慮多元性別群體的處境及需要;有關原住民決議,... Read more
Too often, the concerns of Pacific Island nations are jettisoned in favour of bigger nations’ interests. The Asia Pacific Greens congress aims to change that Read more
World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5 June as the United Nations’ main way of raising global awareness of the need to take positive action to protect our nature and our planet. The Global Greens are joining the celebration and supporting the initiatives that are being made on 5 June by Greens all over the world. As well as being a celebration, World Environment Day 2015 is a reminder of how far we are from living within the ecological and resource limits of the Earth and from... Read more
Greens Leaders in Munich at the G7 protest
As G7 leaders meet in Schloss Elmau in Germany this weekend, we, the representatives of Green Parties from participating countries (EU, UK, France, US, Canada, Italy, Japan & Germany), call upon the global leaders to urgently address the climate challenge with more ambition than they have shown so far, especially in view of the upcoming Paris Climate Summit ‪#‎COP21‬ In particular, we express five demands that address various dimensions of the global political turnaround that is... Read more
The UK election is over. The Green Party Korea expresses the deepest gratitude for the UK Green Party’s hard work as a member of the Global Greens. The interesting result of the election was reminiscent of Korean politics. Read more
Container ship, Singapore (Ruben Schade)
Trade is back on the policy agenda of civil society and Green parties throughout the world. But this time around the political battles are not centring on the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, as was the case at the turn of the millennium. And the main question is not about the effects of trade liberalization on developing countries. Nowadays, trade is high on political agendas because many industrialized and emerging countries are engaging in a competitive race to establish deep... Read more
James Shaw, NZ Greens MP
Despite all the rhetoric of ‘free trade’, historical evidence shows that deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) are designed to advance the interests of multinational companies above all else. The TPP is a multilateral trade agreement being negotiated between New Zealand and eleven other Pacific/Asian countries, including the United States. However, those negotiations are being conducted almost entirely in secret. Members of New Zealand’s right-wing National government have... Read more

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