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15 years ago, in April 2001, an unexpected event took place in Canberra, Australia, that would change the scene of international political organisations. Without much noise or awakening of the interest of major press organisations, a significant number of environmentalists travelled to the Australian capital from the varied reaches of Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia. They came with a single objective: to found a global green movement that brings together all the Green parties and... Read more
Visit with NSW MP Jenny Leong
There's nothing quite like getting together with Greens from 11 different countries across the Asia Pacific region to remind you that you're part of a global movement. During May, 22 delegates from Green parties across Asia Pacific spent 10 days in Sydney and the sub-tropical north of the state of New South Wales (NSW), Australia. The delegates were learning first hand from the Australian and NSW Greens on our own experiences over the past 30 years. Our exchanges amongst the 12 men and 10... Read more
The West African Greens Federation, with support from the Belgian Groen solidarity fund, trained party leaders on the conduct of election campaigns and Green ideology in Bamako, Mali, between 27th-29th May 2016. Read more
The West African Greens Federation, with support from the Belgian Groen solidarity fund, trained party leaders on the conduct of election campaigns and Green ideology in Bamako, Mali, between 27th-29th May 2016. Read more
The Global Greens is looking to recruit a "Communicator" who will be responsible for the development, coordination and execution of the Global Greens (GG) internal and external communications work in general and in particular communications promoting the Greens 2017 Congress. Read more
Australia's Great Barrier Reef - threatened (Kyle Taylor)
Six months on from the historic Paris Climate Agreement and leading into the Global Greens Congress in 2017, we must redouble our efforts to have any hope of limiting global warming to anywhere near 1.5 degrees. April 2016 was the hottest April ever by a long way and the 12th consecutive month of record warmth for the Earth. Atmospheric concentrations of CO2 have broken through the symbolic 400 ppm level --  perhaps permanently -- and the world is seeing more extreme weather, droughts,... Read more
 Question on the Paris Climate Change Agreement 02.06.16: Transcript: Paris Climate Change Agreement—Presentation of Parliament9. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM (Green) to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Does the Government intend to present the Paris Climate Change Agreement to Parliament and ratify it before the end of 2016? Hon Dr NICK SMITH (Minister for the Environment) on behalf of the Minister for Climate Change Issues: New Zealand was a signatory to the Paris Agreement on the very first day... Read more
Two new Green Ministers were appointed. Karolina Skog, until now mayor in Malmö, will be new Minister for the Environment. Peter Eriksson , presently MEP, will be Minister for Housing and Digitalisation. Newly elected Green Party Spokesperson Isabella Lövin will in addition to serving as Minister for International Development Cooperation will also become Minister for Climate and deputy Prime Minister. Read more
The Global Greens Women's Network (GGWN) is active and running! While we await the Global Greens and European Green Party joint Congress in Liverpool 2017, to be able to meet in person, we are busy working on Women's Academy webinars and launching a GGWN Mentorship Programme. Read more
受訪者: 李根政, 台灣綠黨的前共同召集人(資料照,顏麟宇攝)
In 2012 the Greens received nearly 230,000 votes (1.74%), and this year the Green Party and the Social Democratic Union coalition received 308,000 votes (2.53%). Although there is growth, we were still unable to cross the party vote threshold of 3.5% and the non-constituency (list) threshold of 5%. Pre-election polls had indicated that we could break through, but in the end there was a significant gap between our expectations and the election results. Taiwan's presidential elections this year... Read more
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The Global Greens Women's Network held its first webinar on 16 April. If you missed hearing it live, listen to the presentations now.Click here to listen, and the transcript is copied below.Our wonderful speakers from around the world are:Metiria Turei - Member of the New Zealand Parliament and co-leader of the Green PartyMaria Wetterstrand - Former spokesperson for 9 years in Sweden, former Member of ParliamentJulia Duppre - Former Parliamentary Candidate for Rio de Janeiro in BrazilRobinah K... Read more
“We congratulate Alexander Van der Bellen, the citizens of Austria and the EU with the outcome of the presidential election. It will probably be remembered as one of the closest Europe has ever seen. And it comes with a decisive symbolic message for the wider European public: Europe’s values and our shared republican and democratic goals can be defended against insurgent right-wing populism," declared Reinhard Bütikofer and Monica Frassoni, Co-Chairs of the European Green Party.  Alexander van... Read more
The Australian Greens are hosting Green Party representatives from across Asia and the Pacific from May 17-24. This is an initiative to share knowledge and experiences across the region so as to assist emerging Green Parties and new Green Parties. The 22 delegates, 12 men and 10 women, are from 11 countries and are participating in a study tour in both Sydney and Northern NSW. Countries represented on the tour are; India, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Nepal. Pakistan, Papua New Guinea,... Read more
Objectives: The main objective of APGF study tour was to share knowledge and experience within Participants from different countries having different experience and to meet with Australian Green to observe their activities and to learn from their skills and experiences. 15-May-2016 Arrived at hotel and had a get together with all members, introduced each other and had dinner with Michelle (International Development Coordinator Australian Greens) 1st Day Day Started with Excursion... Read more
After a turbulent few weeks, with the resignation of Minister of Housing, Mehmet Kaplan, and the announced resignation of Åsa Romson, Minister for the Climate and Environment, the Swedish Green Party gathered for its annual party congress in Karlstad on May 13-15.Every second year, the Swedish Green Party holds themed congresses, and the main theme of the congress this time was global sustainable development, with a resolution being passed on the issue. A resolution on urban development was... Read more
A Global Greens statement was produced to coincide with the Paris Agreement signing ceremony which took place in New York in April. The Global Greens campaign invited Green members in national parliaments to identify one fossil fuel reserve to leave in the ground and at least one fossil fuel subsidy to abolish or phase out and take legislative action accordingly. We also invited national Green Parties to submit their particular initiatives and to put out a press release on the day. No... Read more
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When I was an MP, I used to tell people that I went into politics to use my voice. Yet at the end of three years in Parliament, I had lost my voice completely. Former New Zealand Green MP Holly Walker advocates for Members of Parliament to be able to combine parenting with politics. Read more
Statement by the Global Greens on the occasion of the Signing of the Paris Agreement, New York, 21 April 2016. Green parliamentarians around the world undertake to introduce in the national Parliaments, in which we are represented, domestic legislation to give practical effect to the Paris Agreement. Read more

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