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The Global Greens whole-heartedly welcome this week’s ruling by the International Court of Justice to end Japan’s so-called ‘scientific’ whaling in Antarctic waters and not grant future permits under the current research programme. In response to a case started by Australia in 2010, the Court found that Japan’s whaling program in the Southern Ocean was not scientific and was therefore illegal under the rules of the International Whaling Commission. This decision is the culmination of a decades-... Read more
At the Nuclear Security Summit in the Hague on March 24-25, leaders from more than 50 countries will discuss “nuclear terrorism” and the dangers posed by the spread of nuclear technology. However, nuclear disarmament is not on the agenda. The Global Greens, the global network of over 90 Green parties and political movements,urgently call on the world leaders gathered at the Summit to work for direct and complete nuclear disarmament. Read more
In November 2013, Iran, the US, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany, known as the P5+1, reached an interim agreement to halt Iran’s nuclear program for six months in return for the easing of sanctions on Iran. This nuclear deal has the potential to transform Iran’s international relations and enhance Middle East stability. The Global Greens cautiously welcome the agreement as a first step towards greater stability, peace and well-being for the people of Iran, the Middle East and the... Read more
Chevron-Texaco quit Equador in 1992 after discharging over 18.5 billion gallons of toxic water into the rainforest in the previous 8 years, in one of the world’s greatest environmental disasters. In 2011, an Ecuadorian court sentenced Chevron to pay $9.6 billion, rising to $18bn without a public apology. Chevron refused to apologize and has never paid the damages. Global Greens endorse the European Greens Resolution "Chevron - Texaco and the environmental disaster in the Amazon". Read more
The annual meeting of the Global Greens Coordination (GGC) takes place this week in La Paz, Bolivia, between November 24th and 27th, 2013 and is followed by the Federation of Greens of the Americas (FPVA) congress from November 27th to 29th, 2013. The GGC is the coordinating body of the Global Green movement and comprise more than 80 Green parties worldwide. Specific areas where we will seek to deepen our agreements and intensify our work during these meetings include the following Read more
The Global Greens call for governments in Warsaw to meet the challenge of the climate crisis and move quickly to create safe climate economies that are socially just, don’t rely on fossil fuel use and allow humanity to live within the Earth’s ecological limits. Greens globally are committed to continue working inside and outside parliament for urgent action on climate change, both directly and through the UN system. Read more
As a last recourse to a long battle started in 1989, an unlimited hunger strike has started on Sunday 6 October 2013 at the historical Company’s Garden, in Port-Louis, capital of Mauritius, by members of “Verts Fraternels” (Greens from Mauritious). They are claiming from all parties concerned (the Mauritian government and private sector, France, Great Britain and the Netherland) reparations for the Mauritian descendants of slaves, known locally as the Creoles, through a Green Reparation... Read more
The Global Greens utterly condemn the massacre perpetrated by the military against supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo, Alexandria and other centres in Egypt on 14 August 2013. The violent dissolution of the sit-ins in Al-Nahda Square and Raba’a al-Adawiyya demonstrates that the military forces in Egypt are not responding to the ongoing social and political crisis in Egypt in a democratic and peaceful manner. We call on the military government to halt the violence immediately and for... Read more
Egyptian dishes, Thomas Leplus
Perpetrators of the brutal crackdown against Morsi supporters must be brought to justice  The Global Greens call on the Egyptian authorities to bring to justice those responsible for the brutal crackdown on Friday 26th July against supporters of ousted President Morsi, with its terrible toll of dead and injured. We call on all political factions to end the clashes on the street and on the Government to take all necessary measures to restore peace and prevent similar atrocities from happening... Read more
The Global Greens strongly condemn the widespread indiscriminate espionage revealed by US whistleblower and former National Security Agency (NSA) employee, Edward Snowden, and declare their support for his courageous conduct. In revealing the existence of massive data surveillance and listening systems such as PRISM and Tempora operated by US secret services, often in cooperation with those of other countries, Mr Snowden has done the world a service. The Global Greens, the network of more than... Read more
Pakistan Greens Chair Liaquat Ali Shaikh, his wife and driver were attacked at gunpoint and robbed on June 19, 2013 in Hyerabad city, Sindh province, Pakistan. This follows the murder of a Greens activist during the Greens’ election campaign. Preceding this campaign Liaquat Shaikh was kidnapped and held for a week to deter him from continuing in Green politics. The Global Greens express grave concern at this latest attack and call for the Pakistan authorities to investigate thoroughly,... Read more
Pakistan Green Party activist, Mr Shahnawaz Panhwer, was killed by unknown people at Dadu, Sindh province on 28 April 2013. The assassination followed threats by representatives of the outgoing government, and demands that the Greens candidate of Dadu PS-73, Mr. Imtiaz Ali Panhwer, withdraw from the forthcoming national elections. The Global Greens strongly condemn this murder and call upon the Pakistani authorities to begin an immediate investigation into the crime and publish their findings.... Read more
The global impact of the Fukushima disaster highlights the responsibility of all nations to ensure the safety of citizens and protect our planet for future generations. We are all implicated in the nuclear supply chain, whether that be through uranium mining, refining, power generation, radioactive waste, nuclear weapons, or through complicity by not discouraging the practice of our trading partners. Read more
Windturbines. Photo: Steve Fareham
The Doha meeting of parties to the UN Climate Convention failed to give the world hope or leadership on combating climate change, according to the Global Greens.The meeting had no sense of urgency and made little real progress despite warnings by the World Bank and others that the world is heading for temperature rises of 4ºC or more.The next three years are crucial to close the gap between the action needed to avoid catastrophic climate change and what is being offered by the world’s... Read more
There is no planet B. Image, Marc Kjerland
As parties to the UN Climate Convention meet in Doha from 26 November to 7 December, the Global Greens note with alarm assessments from many major global institutions that the world is facing a climate catastrophe unless urgent action is taken.In recent weeks --the United Nations Environment Program reported that the gap between actual emissions and those needed to stem global warming is growing;the World Meteorological Organisation recorded record levels of CO2 and other climate pollutants in... Read more
Applications are now closed. The Global Greens invite applications for the position of Global Greens Secretary, based in the European Greens' office in Brussels, Belgium, starting in early 2013. The Secretary’s role is to provide assistance to the GGC, Convener, Executive and Treasurer (see below for detailed job description). The appointment of a full-time Secretary is a major step forward in the development of the Global Greens. Read more
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The Global Greens Coordination (GGC) is delighted to announce that, in a major step forward, the Global Greens Secretariat will move from Australia to Brussels in 2013 with the position of Secretary becoming full-time. The GGC met in Athens on 6-8 November in the lead up to this weekend’s European Greens Council meeting and made several significant decisions. Read more
The Global Greens welcome his release a few days ago but remain deeply disturbed about the circumstances of his detention, including being held incommunicado and without charge. Read more
The Global Greens today call on the Pakistan government to take all necessary steps to secure the release of Mr. Liaquat Ali Shaikh as a matter of urgency and express their grave concern at his detention. Mr Liaquat, Chairperson of the Pakistan Green Party and a member of the Global Greens Coordination, was detained on September 19, 2012 in Jacobabad City, Sindh Province, Pakistan, while overseeing the distribution of relief materials for flood-affected people. Read more
Rio +20 will be a wasted effort unless it produces binding agreements to take the world forward on a path of truly sustainable development and of enforceable environmental governance, according to the Global Greens. The Global Greens is the network of the world’s Green parties and political movements covering parties in nearly 90 countries around the world. Meeting in Dakar, Senegal, in March 2012, the Global Greens agreed a Rio+20 resolution emphasizing the need for ecological and social... Read more

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