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The Greens/EFA group's Terhi Lehtonen, Advisor on Environmental Issues, gives her 4th briefing from COP20, (See: briefing One, Two, Three & Four).  Read more blogs about the climate negotiations at: http://www.stopclimatechange.net/   The negotiations on the draft COP decision covering the scope, upfront information and assessment process of INDCs (intended nationally determined contributions)  for the Paris agreement grinded to crawl speed if not to a halt. The G77 /China spent most of the... Read more
The Greens/EFA group's Terhi Lehtonen, Advisor on Environmental Issues, gives her 4th briefing from COP20, (See: briefing One, Two & Three).  Read more blogs about the climate negotiations at: http://www.stopclimatechange.net/  Rather an uninspiring day at the negotiations, a lot of talk and little agreement. Below some notes from the COM daily briefing to EP at 17h30, from the  Green breakfast and briefing by Climate Action Network Europe Director Wendel Trio, complemented by some... Read more
The Greens/EFA group's Terhi Lehtonen, Advisor on Environmental Issues, gives her 3rd briefing from COP20, (briefing One & Two).  Read more blogs about the climate negotiations at: http://www.stopclimatechange.net/  While the texts under negotiations for the outcomes here in Lima seem to be rather out of touch with reality of the climate emergency, there are some positives. The latest science and the IPCC 5th assessment report have begun to sink in, and while just two years ago even in the... Read more
The Greens/EFA group's Terhi Lehtonen, Advisor on Environmental Issues, gives her 2nd briefing from COP20, (1st briefing).  Read more blogs about the climate negotiations at: http://www.stopclimatechange.net/  COM briefing Commissioner Canete and Presidency Environment minister La Camera briefed the EP delegation Members for the first time on Monday evening. The change from previous Commissioner in terms of presenting the EU and Commission role and ambition in negotiations was striking.... Read more
Watch the Greens leaders' media conference live from Lima on Wednesday 10 December at 6 pm Lima time (details below). Read more
Veronica in Lima, Veronica at the FPVA meeting, FPVA women, Veronica and Elizabeth May, FPVA women
Breaking news: we've just reached 100% of our fundraising target to send Veronica to Lima. It was a truly global effort with 65 donors from 18 countries and we thank you all for your contribution. Read more
The Greens/EFA group's 1st briefing from COP20, written by ENVI advisor Ms Terhi Lehtonen.  Read more blogs about the climate negotiations at: http://www.stopclimatechange.net/  At the start of the second week of negotiations, and just before the start of the ministerial segment, the general mood at the COP is reported as  positive and quite relaxed. On the other hand no remarkable agreement is still in sight –  apart from the small revolution of agreeing to work on the basis of the Ad Hoc... Read more
The principle that life matters more than money should prevail in the UNFCCC COP 20 in Peru! Life is more essential! Let us pay for the cost of carbon emission reduction! We call for South Korea’s Park administration to abandon its plan to increase nuclear power and kick off an effort to cut back carbon emission on a full scale. The 20th meeting of parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP 20) has convened since December 1 in Lima, Peru. The Earth’s average... Read more
El Ciudadano Verde Venezolano y fundador del Movimiento Ecológico de Venezuela Dr. Manuel Díaz,  señaló enfáticamente que los acuerdos son vinculantes y los que suscriba el Estado Venezolano tendrán que ser cumplidos. Se aspira a que el nuevo acuerdo a suscribirse en la próxima COP21 en París sea suscrito mayoritariamente por los Estados que son parte de la CMNUCC ya que hasta el 2011 sólo asumieron sus compromisos países que representan el 17% de las emisiones de GEI; por ello precisó que “en... Read more
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We are already on the 5th day of the Summit. Until now only technical decisions have been taken, like the election of the COP20 President (Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru’s Environment Minister), the adoption of the agenda and the acceptance of observer organizations. This week, the Summit is of an essentially technical nature. Most political leaders have not arrived yet in spite of the glamorous and dramatic opening of the Summit and most media are therefore waiting until next week to focus on the... Read more
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  Date & Time Time Event Description  Location 5-7 December See program agenda in English & Español FPVA General Assembly meeting “Oportunidades ante la COP20: Eficiencia, Cooperación y Nuevas Inversiones."  Suites Antique Apart Hotel en el distrito de San Isidro, Lima. (Av. Dos de Mayo 954)  8 December 11am - 1pm Greens Meeting Point Meet fellow Global Greens for continuous networking, friendship builidng and information sharing throughout COP20.   Zone B, at the tables outside the... Read more
Latin America and the European Union (EU) share important values and strive for a multilateral and rules-based international climate agreement. Climate change stands high on the agenda of the EU’s strategic partnership with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).  Together, the EU and CELAC countries make up almost one third of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The EU will have to revive its climate leadership, build up... Read more
Tema: Oportunidades ante la COP20: Eficiencia, Cooperación y Nuevas Inversiones Lugar: Suites Antique Apart Hotel en el distrito de San Isidro, Lima. (Av. Dos de Mayo 954) QUORUM BOLIVIA: Delegados Margot Soria Co Presidenta FPVA y Enrique Miranda BRASIL: Delegados Fabiano Carnavale,  Julia Duppré y CANADA: Delegados Alfredo Lascoutx, Johan Hamels y Jacqueline Romanow CHILE: Delegados Alejandro San Martin, Felix González, Tirso González Alquinta COLOMBIA REPUBLICA DOMINICANA: Delegado Antolin... Read more
Theme: Opportunities at the COP20: Efficiency, Cooperation and New Investments Location: Suites Antique Apart Hotel en el distrito de San Isidro, Lima. (Av. Dos de Mayo 954) QUORUM BOLIVIA: Delegates are Margot Soria Co Presidenta FPVA y Enrique Miranda BRASIL: Delegates are Fabiano Carnavale,  Julia Duppré y CANADA: Delegates are Alfredo Lascoutx, Johan Hamels y Jacqueline Romanow CHILE: Delegates are Alejandro San Martin, Felix González, Tirso González Alquinta COLOMBIA REPUBLICA DOMINICANA:... Read more
Green Party Taiwan 2014 Candidates, 2 seat victory!
Green Party Taiwan wins two city council seats! Hao-yu WANG (王浩宇) of Chungli city and Jay CHOU (周江杰) of Hsinchu county (竹東,五峰) have both been elected as city councillors! Winning these two seats were not easy. A big thank you to Green Party Taiwan supporters! Read more
Green Party Taiwan 2014 Candidates, 2 seat victory!
綠黨本次九合一選舉,打破十八年來歷史,中壢的王浩宇與新竹竹東五峰的周江杰當選兩席議員!這兩席贏得不容易,再一次感謝所有朋友們對綠黨的支持! Read more
 total of $7.5bn has been pledged by the international community to the Green Climate Fund so far, with Sweden giving $580m. Photograph: AIRS/Aqua//NASA
Supporting developing countries, through the GCF, to help reduce their emissions is an essential step in international efforts to tackle climate change Read more
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By: Kalpana Ambepitiya, Sri Lanka South Asia has been facing many social and economic problems in past few decades and also at present. There are eight countries in the South Asian region including Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Afghanistan, all of whom base their economies on agricultural production. All of these countries aim to reach their developmental goal through minimising economic barriers. An appropriately planned economy is the key to a nation's... Read more
Du 28 au 31 Octobre 2014, le Burkina Faso a écrit une nouvelle page de son histoire politique. L’Assemblée Nationale a été appelée à voter la modification de l’article 37 de la constitution le 30 Octobre 2014 pour prolonger le mandat du Président de la république. Mais, ce vote n’aura jamais lieu et pour cause un soulèvement populaire sans précédent amènera le Président Blaise Compaoré à démissionner le 31 Octobre 2014 ouvrant ainsi la voix à une période de transition démocratique de 12 mois…... Read more
Action everywhere! In September Greens joined people around the world mobilising to change the story on climate change while most governments continue recalcitrant. Plus good news from Sweden and election news from Brazil, New Zealand, Bolivia and Canada. Read more

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