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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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Yesterday evening, the French Presidency appointed Minister for Climate and the Environment Åsa Romson as facilitator for adaptation negotiations during the COP21 Climate Conference. Sweden has also been appointed EU negotiator for issues concerning financing, technology diffusion and capacity building. The Presidency's appointment as facilitator means that Ms Romson, together with Minister of Planning and Development René Orellana from Bolivia, will try to get the countries of the world to... Read more
Countries in the world need new pathways for development, away from fossil carbon into renewable and fossil free future. Sweden of today is built on revenues from the steel and paper industry, but our development has not finished. Climate change is now questioning the old development pathways. Sweden is in a good position, we have nearly managed to phase out fossil energy in the sectors of heating and electricity. Our carbon emission accounted for in the Kyoto protocol shows 5,5 ton per capita... Read more
Green leaders from Africa, Americas, Europe, Asia and the Global Greens share their views on what's emerging in the COP21 climate negotiations and the opportunities for Greens around the world to continue making more progress. Read more
La question d’une vision partagée et de ce que doit être une convergence d’intérêt sur le changement climatique nécessite une discussion d’ordre quasiment philosophique. Sinon, on risque de perdre beaucoup de temps, de négociations techniques en négociations techniques, avec chaque fois des arguments présentés qui nous empêcheront d’avancer. Nous devons avoir le courage politique d’affronter une discussion de fond. Les négociations environnementales ont toujours été très en avance sur ce qui se... Read more
By: Green Union Indonesia (Sarekat Hijau Indonesia) Indonesia has all the prerequisites to be a rich nation, with extensive natural resources such as minerals, coal, forests, ocean and coastal assets, farm land and plantations which are the lifeblood of local communities and the source of prosperity of its people. Prior to large scale investment and the opening up of access to Indonesia’s natural resources by the Soeharto‘New Order’regime, Indonesia had full sovereignty over its natural... Read more
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By Barry Coates, Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand The first deadline for climate change negotiations in Paris is fast approaching. The government officials who have been negotiating for eight long years since negotiations started in Bali in 2007 have to finish their work by Saturday. Late night sessions have already started trying to come up with a draft agreement that is ready for Ministers to take the final political decisions. The shape of the final agreement is emerging. The commitments... Read more
By Barry Coates, Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Memories of the Copenhagen climate summit are never far from the minds of negotiators at the climate change talks currently being held in Paris. In 2009 the Copenhagen talks collapsed in an atmosphere of political mistrust and mutual blame. It has taken six years to get negotiators back to the point of trying again to sign a global agreement. Now there is hope for a deal. Many of the conditions are favourable for a global agreement – strong... Read more
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How to resolve the inherent contradictions, the cognitive dissonance, that continues to bedevil our climate negotiations, a quarter-century on? Can we achieve a workable global consensus on value, agency, and criteria? But ultimately the answer, if there is to be one, lies in new spiritual insight – a paradigmatic change in human self-perception. The initiatives taken in recent years by religious leaders of all faiths are becoming the beacon. If they are emulated by the faithful, and beyond... Read more
Kennedy Graham MP, Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand The national leaders of the world – there are, strictly as yet, no world leaders – have assembled in Paris and offered their wisdom on how to save the climate of planet Earth from humans, in the sense at least of keeping it congenial for humankind, and maybe a few other life-forms. There is a sense of urgency, which should not come as a surprise since non-linear climate change has already set in and pretty much everyone is discernibly... Read more
Green party presidents worldwide
Two days before the Climate Summit in Paris, 40 presidents of Green parties from all continents launch a powerful call for action. Read more
La COP c'est la!
Find out how you can participate and follow the news from COP21 in Paris over the next two weeks. Our Global Greens team will be providing updates by email, facebook and website plus webinars as these crucial negotiations take place between now and 12 December. Read more
Global Greens @ COP21
Global Greens call for unity and resolve The Global Greens call upon the governments of the world, assembled at Paris next week, to fulfil their collective responsibility for preventing dangerous climate change. (English, Spanish) Read more

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