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Jean-Paul Besset (MEP) reflects on the global fishery sustainability, on the occasion of the Global Greens' 3rd congress held in Dakar, Senegal 2012. "Des poissons et des hommes" - Jean-Paul Besset (MEP). (Video made by Greens-EFA) Read more
Exploding cities, growing waste: Good Governance needed for the Environment, by Jean Lambert (MEP). Video: Greens-EFA Read more
Isabelle Durant (MEP) on Rio+20. (Made by Greens-EFA) Read more
Judith Sargentini (MEP) talk about her workshop at the Global Greens Congress in Dakar, 2012, on environment and conflict. (Made by Greens-EFA)   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.Please note that the pdfs available from these links contain provisional versions of the resolutions.  These are subject to language to improvements in accordance with procedures adopted by the Congress.The key resolutions are:Future Functioning and Structure of the Global GreensAmmendments to the political action section of the Global Greens CharterRio + 20... Read more
Around 600 Greens from 76 countries attended Dakar 2012, the third ever Global Greens Congress - and the first in Africa. Meeting in the Senegalese capital of Dakar between 29 March to 1 April, delegates tackled issues such as solidarity, democracy, biodiversity, climate change and the future of the Global Greens movement, and adopted a series of resolutions to pave the way to a stronger and even more cohesive green politics worldwide. Read more
6 March The run-off election has been set for Sunday 25 March, with results due on 28 March. We are evaluating the implications for the Congress which begins on 29 March and will provide another update before the end of the week. 2 March President Abdoulaye Wade and second-placed opposition candidate Macky Sall will contest a run-off Presidential election in mid-March. The first round of the election was completed peacefully on Friday with Wade gaining 35% and Sall 27% of the vote. The date... Read more
The third Global Greens Congress takes place in Dakar, Senegal, from Thursday 29 March to Sunday 1 April 2012. In the days beforehand, Global Young Greens will hold their third Congress, there will be a Rio+20 NGO forum, and side meetings of Greens from Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Together this is Dakar 2012.Greens and Green-minded friends from around the world are warmly invited to join in making Dakar 2012 the most most successful, inclusive and influential global Green event ever... Read more
Global Greens 2012 Congress in Dakar, Senegal, 29 March – 1 April.  Update in English, French and Spanish. Register.  Donate.  Apply for support.  Keep up to date with Dakar 2012.English: Dakar 2012 -- 100 days to go!The Global Greens is the network of the world's Green parties and political movements, the only global political family that stands up for the environment, peace, democracy and justice. From tiny beginnings in 1972 we have grown to 88 parties in 82 countries. Today elected Greens... Read more
In a breakthrough election that saw the Greens win 11.06% of the party vote, their highest percentage ever, the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand won 14 seats in New Zealand's 121 seat parliament on November 25. Read more
Green Party of Canada Deputy Leader Adriane Carr was elected to the Vancouver City Council on November 19th. Carr co-founded the first Green Party in North America, the BC (British Columbia) Green Party, in 1983 and has played a leading role in the development of the Greens in Canada ever since. Her election follows that of Elizabeth May, the first Green elected to the Canadian parliament, from the British Columbia riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands in May of 2011. Read more
The death of Prof Wangari Maathai on 25 September 2011 has shocked and saddened the Global Greens. She contributed so much to the world through the Green Belt Movement, through her work promoting women’s rights, and through her tireless campaigns for peace and the environment, especially in Africa. Read more
Suresh Nautiyal’s Keynote address on the Himalaya Day functions at the Apeejay University, Haryana on September 9, 2011. Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Ladies, Gentlemen and dear students, I feel obliged and honoured to be here among you. The Himalaya Day is being observed on September 9, since last year i.e. the year 2010. The Himalaya Day was conceptualised by the ecological activists who wanted to engage the planners, policy-makers, concerned citizens, media, the civil society... Read more
The Global Greens Coordination (GGC) is calling for ideas and proposals from all sections of the Global Greens family to help prepare for the third Global Greens Congress, the first in Africa. As movements in north Africa take the lead in the democratic struggle, the Dakar Congress will be an opportunity to learn from and exchange with the African Greens.  A Global Green response is needed to address the challenges of a growing global food crisis, widespread government inaction on climate... Read more
Over 40 delegates from 13 countries attended the African Greens Academy in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on the 25th and 26th June. As well the strategic development of the African Green Federation (AGF) and the AGF’s contribution as hosts of the upcoming Global Greens Congress Read more
In the British seaside city of Brighton, Greens won 33% city wide and 23 seats in May 5th elections to achieve the first Green Party-led city council in UK history. The party's local manifesto "A Fresh Start for a Fair City" was headed by a pledge to resist the service cuts and privatisation imposed by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat national coalition government. This same area helped elect Caroline Lucas as the first Green to the House of Commons in 2010. Read more
Elizabeth May wins
In May 2011, Elizabeth May, Leader of the Canadian Greens, decisively won the seat of Saanich-Gulf Islands in British Columbia despite the archaic Canadian first-past-the-post voting system. She is the first Green elected to the House of Commons, a truly historic breakthrough. Read "Elizabeth May and the Canadian Greens Make History" by Camille Labchuk, Green Party of Canada Federal Councillor and former Press Secretary to Elizabeth May and Jordy Gold, Elizabeth May Deputy Campaign Manager. Read more


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