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Help us work with our member parties around the world to be part of the solution to the climate crisis. Our action plan for climate and energy, agreed in Dakar, includes working to:provide renewable energy for all;meet climate financing pledges with new funds;eliminate fossil fuel subsidies by 2020;phase out coal and nuclear power;stop the loss and degradation of natural forests by 2020.Give a gift to the Global Greens today.Your donation will make a big difference.The Global Greens are... 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
Começa nesta segunda em Paris, a 21a. Conferência das Partes do Protocolo de Kyoto. Com a presença de 147 chefes de Estado e Governo do planeta, esse promete ser o maior e mais decisivo encontro para o combate à crise climática e onde será assinado um novo acordo global com o objetivo de reduzir as emissões globais e evitar que a temperatura global não aumente muito mais que 2oC até o fim do século XXI. O problema é que com as metas apresentadas pelos países-membros até agora (as chamadas INDC... 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
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
Green Parties from West Africa held an Extra-Ordinary West African Greens Congress from 19th -21st October in Niamey, Niger.The political parties present, elected a new Executive Committee that will manage the affairs of the regional federation for the next two years.Those elected are: President: Mr.Nissao NAPO, Leader of the Greens in Togo Vice President: Mr. Sore L. Hamidou, International Secretary, Parti Ecologiste pour le Développement du Burkina Secretary General: Mr. Amadou Garba, Vice... Read more
The presidential and vice presidential candidates on the Green Party ticket were arrested when they tried to get into the site of the second presidential debate.  Jill Stein and her running mate, Cheri Honkala, showed up holding an American flag at Hofstra University on Long Island. For more than 15 minutes, they tussled with police officers and a university representative.  "We are here to stand up for the millions of American people who have been left out of the system," Stein said.Stein has... Read more
The Greens in the Czech Republic, Strana Zelenych, are back in the Senate, and in a number of regional councils after the conclusion of the second round elections last weekend.The party had participated in an unpopular government from 2006-2010 with the right wing ODS and subsequently fell below the five percent threshold and lost their seats. Under the new leadership of former Education Minister Ondřej Liška, the party has healed its internal divisions and come together around a Green... 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
Update - 5th October 2012:The Green Party of the United States has signed on to the statement released by the Canadian, Australian and New Zealand Greens.  Opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is gaining momentum! 24th August 2012The Green Parties of Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and Canada have released a joint statement expressing their serious concerns about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) being negotiated by their governments.  Following the leaking... 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
Delegates to the Global Greens Congress in Dakar, Senegal passed close to 40 resolutions during the final plenary session on 1 April, 2012.The final versions of the resolutions have now been released.The key resolutions are:Future Functioning and Structure of the Global GreensAmmendments to the political action section of the Global Greens CharterRio + 20 SummitParliamentarians AssociationClimate change and energy ResolutionMarine BiodiversityGlobal Green EconomyAll the resolutions are listed... Read more
Global Greens 3rd Congress Resolution, Dakar, Senegal, 29 March - 1 April 2012 BackgroundSix nuclear power plants exist today in the Americas: two in Argentina, one in Mexico and three in Brazil. There are governmental projects to build nuclear power plants in Venezuela and eight more in Brazil.ResolutionThe Global Greens are strongly against the use of nuclear energy, and the implementation and construction of new reactors in the Americas. In its place, we suggest the use of alternative energy... Read more
The Green Parties of Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and Canada have released a joint statement expressing their serious concerns about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) being negotiated by their governments.  Following the leaking of the draft investment chapter of the TPPA the Greens are extremely concerned that the agreement has the potential to undermine the ability of our governments to perform effectively. More than just another trade agreement, the TPPA provisions could... Read more
International Youth Day 2012 - “Partnering with Youth, Building a better world" On this occasion of the International Youth Day, the Global Young Greens call on young people from all around the world to come together to build relationships and networks with one another. As the world continues to undergo rapid ecological, social and economic change, it is young people who are and will be impacted most by the path decision makers take today. Read more
Anti-nuclear demonstration outside the Japanese Diet
Looking to harness public opposition to nuclear power following the Fukushima catastrophe, Japanese citizens, anti-nuclear and environment groups have launched a new political party, Midori no To (Greens Japan).  The party plans to field 10 candidates in the Upper House election scheduled for mid-2013 and intends to field candidates in the proportional representation bloc of Tokyo in the Lower House election, which must be held by late 2013. The Party's core policy is to substantially increase... Read more
Jill Stein (left) with Cheri Honkala
The Green Party of the United States is gearing up for this year's Presidential election in November, and has selected its candidates for president and vice president at its recent convention in the city of Baltimore, Maryland. With a convincing 193.5 votes out of 294, Dr Jill Stein of Massachusetts was endorsed as the Party's candidate, with anti-poverty activist Cheri Honkala as candidate for Vice President.Dr Jill Stein is a medical doctor and long time environmental activist. She is the co-... Read more
AGF Executive members with Fatoumata Boussim (2nd from left)
The African Green Federation (AGF) has established a Federation secretariat and office in Ougadougo, Burkina Faso.  This follows the recent legal registration of the Federation in Burkina Faso. The Secretariat will be headed by Fatoumata Boussim and has been established with the help of the Swedish Green Forum.  The Secretariat will support the AGF in its main objective to "promote the integration of principles and values of the Greens on the continent," said AGF President, Rwandan Frank... Read more
The new Spanish green party, Equo, held its founding conference in Madrid on the 7-8th of July.  Over 500 people attended the conference that approved the parties new Constitutional Charter and policy and strategy documents and electing the members of the parties Federal Commission (national coordinating body). Spain is a highly diverse country with complex regional political cultures.  This made uniting the various regional green parties and movements into a national structure quite... Read more

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