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1.1 Future of the Global Greens

Global Greens -- Stepping up for the future

DRAFT v7.1 November 2016 (pdf) Translations: Français

Proposed by: The Global Greens Coordination

*Notes:

  • Read the Backgrounder for details on each proposal.
  • See the attached Resolution for line numbers.
  • Items in square brackets [clause 4 and clause 9] require further discussion 
  • Questions or comments? Contact the GG Resolutions Committee at [email protected]

The Global Greens is the partnership of the world’s Green parties and Green political movements created to implement the principles of the Global Greens Charter and working cooperatively in support of their fulfilment. 

Our partnership includes Green parties, Green political movements and Green partner organisations from around the globe. Working in diverse contexts we support each other to achieve our shared  comprehensive concept of sustainability founded on the principles of ecological wisdom, social justice, participatory democracy, nonviolence, sustainability and respect for diversity.

The Greens operate locally, nationally and globally. We have Green parties in over 80 countries, elected representatives in more than half of these, and diverse networks of activists committed to achieving a sustainable world.  

We recognise that in order to be effective in achieving the goals set out in our Charter we must continue to develop our structures and expand our common operating capacity. 

Building on the decisions taken at the third Global Greens Congress in Dakar, we are committed to equipping the Global Greens organisation with the capacity to implement our Charter at all levels from global to local. 

The fourth Global Greens Congress therefore resolves as follows:

 

Connect, consolidate, campaign

1.  We resolve to strengthen our collaboration as the Global Greens political family for the long term and to secure the resources for the Global Greens to develop, work more effectively and build capacity until the fifth Global Greens Congress in 2022 and beyond. 


Joint action

2.  We commit to working together as priorities on the issues of (a) tackling climate change and (b) strengthening democracy.


Funding our common work

3.  We agree that Member parties will take primary responsibility for funding the Global Greens common work on the basis of shared but differentiated responsibility, complemented by contributions from Federations, fundraising and other sources.

4.  We agree that an adequately staffed Global Greens Secretariat is essential to provide professional and effective support to the Global Greens and

[option a.  we commit to increase its financing and resources to at least [amount to be negotiated] by [date to be negotiated].    

or

option b.  we commit to strengthen its financing and resources]

 

Appointment of Global Greens Convener/Co-conveners

5.  Noting (a) that the Statutes require the Global Greens Convener to be selected from amongst GGC members and (b) that this greatly restricts the pool of potential candidates especially if co-conveners are to be considered, we agree to amend Clause 5.1.13 of the Statutes as follows [the proposed amendments are underlined]:

5.1.13 The GGC shall appoint a Convenor or Co-Conveners from amongst the following: its members and up to two other persons of different genders nominated by each Federation. The Convenor is responsible for coordinating the work of the Executive, the Secretariat and the GGC. The Convenor does not vote in the Executive or in the GGC but may call for a decision to be made or reconsidered and shall facilitate consensus building.

 

Global Greens Coordination 

6.  We affirm that the Global Greens Coordination (GGC) should continue with its current structure.

7.  To ensure gender balance we encourage the Federations to adopt the ‘50%+’ rule when selecting representatives (at least 50% of representatives should be female).

8.  We agree that representatives of Global Greens Networks may be invited to participate in GGC meetings where relevant issues are to be discussed.

9.  [We agree to amend the Global Greens Rules to add a new section 3.5 about the Global Greens Convener/Co-Conveners:

option a:  The Convener/Co-Conveners may represent and speak on behalf of the Global Greens within the scope of statements, policies and positions agreed by the Global Greens Coordination.

option b:  The Convener/Co-Conveners of the Global Greens will undertake the following roles:

      • connect the members of the Global Greens while facilitating relations between them;
      • strengthen links between Greens from all over the world in order to allow the exchange of good practices;
      • promote the positions and policies agreed by the Global Greens Coordination among its members; and
      • work towards growing the Green family on a global level. ]
 

Fifth Global Greens Congress

10.  The Asia Pacific Greens Federation is invited to host the 5th Global Greens Congress in 2022 in a location jointly agreed by the Global Greens and the APGF.  

Congress: 

Global Green Federations

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