Taking Climate Action to the Next Level: Reflections by UN Climate Chief

19 January, 2016
As the ink dries on the Paris Agreement concluded in December, the significance of the event is now being weighed up. At one and the same time, it is an ‘historic moment of hope for humanity’; it goes ‘nowhere near far enough’; and it is even a ‘fraud’. Which is correct? For Christiana Figuerres, Executive Director of UNFCC, the Agreement, “establishes a new model of 21st century diplomacy”. The global problems of the 21st century are different; they are not zero-sum; they invite the tragedy of the commons through national free-loading. If the ‘deficits’ of the Paris Agreement are also its ‘greatest strengths’ in the new form of global governance, then we are in for an exciting ride. Inviting 196 parties to save the planet rather than requiring them to do it is a nice way of playing roulette. And experience suggests that naming-and-shaming will not do it. If change does not come from governments, in the name of Paris, and within the next five years, not fifteen, then it will require the peoples of the world to revolutionise their governments – in the name of Paris. Read more

Case Study for an Effective Climate Contribution: 2nd post-Paris blog

9 January, 2016

Dr Kennedy Graham, MP (NZ)

The 2015 Paris outcome is going to require higher standards of behaviour from all 196 Parties to the Framework Convention.  

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End of year message: Democratic Green Party of Rwanda made great strides during 2015

DGPR meeting
30 December, 2015

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, takes on this moment to thank all party members, supporters, the media fraternity, Government of Rwanda, the International community, the Global Greens Family and the general public for the different support accorded to the party during 2015.

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The NZ Government, for one, has no idea about the ‘Hard Part’ - Post-COP21 blog 1

19 December, 2015

Dr Kennedy Graham, MP (NZ)

The ink is dry now, on the historic Paris Agreement and its accompanying COP-21 implementing decision.  

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Rwanda Referendum 2015: The Opposition would have won

DGPR Chair votes
17 December, 2015
Rwandans have casted their votes in a national referendum aimed at maintaining the incumbent President to be elected for three more presidential terms. The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda does not support any change in the constitution, especially the lifting of presidential term limits and instead calls for the reduction of the term duration from seven to five years. The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda will not give up on the struggle to make Rwanda a vibrant democracy. Read more

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