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El Acuerdo no tiene nada de legalmente vinculante, no consta de controles reales y no prevé posibilidades de punir el país que no cumpla con las promesas. Tampoco toca el tema de los subsidios de más de 500 mil millones de dólares anuales de los que beneficia la industria que produce energía fósil. Sus prioridades en términos de justicia ecológica también dejan mucho que desear. En resumidas cuentas, la declaración adoptada con tanta pompa, no pasa de ser eso, un catálogo de buenas intenciones... Read more
Paris, 30th November-12 December 2015 By: Ade Indriani Zuchri, General Secretary Indonesia Green Union   COP 21 has just ended; there will be no more long debate, serious situation, disappointed gimmick, and high tense atmosphere. What can we pick from the biggest event, which was participated by 195 countries in Paris? A legal agreement in which all of participated countries should keep the global emission below 2 degrees. It became a long debate among civil organizations around the world.... Read more
The Greens are pleased to see that governments are aligned with climate science and that they agree to pursue efforts to limit global temperature increase at 1.5°C. They also very much welcome the fact that the text underlines the importance of making finance flows consistent with this agreed objective (article 2). To get there, the world has clearly no other choice than to abandon fossil fuels in the next 35 years. States must now roll up their sleeves to take real actions on the ground. They... Read more
Bonjour from Paris! The EGP’s daily COP21 briefing reports are available at: https://europeangreens.eu/cop21 Day 1: It’s day number 1 at the conference site “Le Bourget” in Paris. Over 40,000 participants from across the world are expected to attend. The summit kicks-off with a Leader’s Event, which includes speeches by François Hollande, Ban Ki-Moon and tonnes of heads of states. Follow their speeches live from 10:00am (CET) here. Our briefings will offer you exclusive comments from Green... Read more
The outcome is historic. The international community is, substantively for the first time, acting as a global community facing a global problem. All 196 parties are accepting a legally-binding obligation to undertake effective action to avert dangerous climate change. The ’92 Framework Convention set up the global objective and structure. The 2015 protocol (otherwise known as the Paris Agreement) is requiring nationally-determined contributions (NDCs) from everybody to deliver on the global... Read more
The Paris Agreement is an historic and potentially life-saving agreement. It does more than many of us expected when the conference opened on November 30. It will be legally binding. It sets a long term temperature goal of no more than 1.5 degrees as far safer than the (also hard to achieve) goal of no more than 2 degrees. In doing so, it may save the lives of millions. It may lead to the survival of many small nations close to sea level. It may give our grandchildren a far more stable... Read more
13 December 2015 The Paris Agreement must be followed immediately by urgent action in emission reductions if the world is to avert dangerous climate change, said Green members of parliament on the conclusion of the UN climate change today.   Green MPs were commenting on the two documents that emerged from the UN’s COP-21 today, Saturday 13 December – the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the decision adopted at the Conference to implement it. The MPs had met as members of the Global Greens... Read more
GGPA Leaders group photo Dec 2015
Paris, 12 December 2015 The parliamentary leaders of Green parties around the world held an historic first meeting at the UN climate conference in Paris, today. The meeting was hosted by the Global Greens Parliamentarian Association (GGPA), a group established at the Global Greens Congress in Senegal in 2012.   Leaders from six countries attended: Åsa Romson (Sweden), Caroline Lucas (UK), Didace Pembe (DR Congo), Elizabeth May (Canada), Richard Di Natale (Australia) and James Shaw (NZ). “This... Read more
Author: Partido Alianza Verde La jefa de temas climáticos de la ONU, Christiana Figueres, el secretario general de la ONU, Ban Ki-moon, el ministro de Exteriores de Francia, Laurent Fabius, y el presidente de Francia, Francois Hollande. La conferencia de París sobre el cambio climático finalmente ha dado frutos. Los 195 países reunidos en esa ciudad aprobaron este sábado un acuerdo final que entrará en vigor a comienzos de 2016. "El punto más importante es el acuerdo para que el aumento de la... Read more
At present, the text fails to avert dangerous climate change. A diplomatic success in producing a document. A political failure in that the document does not guarantee attainment of the stated purpose. In what ways does it not, will it not, do that? In two ways: 1) The global emissions reductions are inadequate, both as to magnitude and speed; 2) There is no meaningful exploration of national responsibility levels for sharing the Global Carbon Budget. Read more
The President’s text of 9 Dec. has weakened the co-chairs’ text of 5 Dec. to a dangerous degree. With mitigation, there are eight main components: purpose, long-term goal, individual effort, progression, timing, ex ante process, adjustments, and stocktake. With four of these, the text remains more or less unchanged (individual effort; progression, timing and adjustment). But in four others, the text is weakened, as is shown below. Read more
The only sustainable solution comprises working on the root cause of ecological imbalance and this implies the development of an environmental consciousness within humanity. We believe that the essential obligation of the Green Parties of the world is to promote living conditions that enable practical environmental awareness. Therefore our work should include: 1) Establishing education systems that promote an alternative view of the economy and society, one where the planet is seen as the... Read more
La seule solution durable implique travailler sur les causes à l'origine du dérèglement écologique au niveau planétaire, ce qui implique le développement de la conscience environnementale dans l'ensemble du genre humain. Nous croyons donc que l'obligation essentielle des partis Verts du monde est de promouvoir des conditions de vie idéales pour atteindre une telle conscience environnementale. Par conséquent, notre travail devrait inclure: 1) Mettre en place des systèmes d'éducation promouvant... Read more
La única solución sostenible incluye trabajar en el origen profundo del desequilibrio ecológico y ello implica el desarrollo de la conciencia ambiental de la humanidad. Consideramos que la obligación esencial de los Partidos Verdes del mundo es promover condiciones de vida para alcanzar esta conciencia ambiental. Por ello proponemos: 1) Establecer sistemas de educación con una visión diferente, donde el planeta sea visto como el hogar común donde se respeta la vida en todas sus formas; 2)... Read more
Dr Kennedy Graham (MP, New Zealand), Global Greens delegate to COP-21 The new ‘text’ circulated this week at COP-21 tells the story of our global drama.  The ‘Ad Hoc Working Group for Enhanced Action’ has submitted the text to the Conference of the Parties which is now required to deliberate and adopt it.  This is jargon for ‘the diplomatic grouping responsible for the future of Earth’. There are two documents. The first is the draft Paris Agreement that is essentially a protocol to the 1992... Read more
 파리총회에 참가하고 있는 한국 종교계와 시민사회 피켓시위 박근혜 대통령이 유네스코 특별연설하는 건물 앞에서 종교계를 비롯한 한국시민사회 참가단에 항의 집회를 하고 있다
박근혜 대통령이 지난달 30일(현지 시각) 제21차 유엔기후변화협약 당사국총회(COP21)에서 한 연설이 화제이다. 한국은 신기후체제 출범을 위해 2030년까지 BAU 대비 온실가스 37%를 줄이는 '야심찬' 목표를 설정했다고 발표했다. 에너지 신산업 육성을 통해 100조 시장을 열고, 50만 개의 일자리를 창출한다는 비전도 제시했다. 그러나 대통령이 제시한 목표는 '야심찬' 것이 아니며, 멋지게 보이는 에너지 '신세계'는 한국에서 벌어지는 상황과는 딴판이다. 대통령이 국제사회에서 한국이 아닌 '딴 나라' 이야기를 한 것일까? 녹색당이 대통령의 기후변화총회 연설을 분석했다. Read more
The main problems that drag women to become workers abroad, especially as domestic workers, are due to limited living space caused by massive expansion of big plantations, such as palm, pulp paper, or any other big investment. ... For the sake of economic growth, local communities are imposed upon to follow the capital owner's homogenisation of commodities such as agricultural conversation to palm, pesticide use, and modern life. Political, economic, and cultural benefits are often not acquired... Read more
Increasing the level of ambition will require trust and cooperation that has been sorely lacking in negotiations over the past 23 years. It is essential that countries abide by the spirit of the agreement without trying to twist the rules for their own advantage. That means there need to be clear rules and definitions, and strong accountability mechanisms. These next few days are crucial. We need politicians to step up and elevate their vision beyond the interests of polluters and their short... Read more

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