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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
Where are you?
Join the giant People's March for the Climate this weekend wherever you are in the world. Take a photo and post it on our facebook page with hashtag #GGCOP21. And over the next two weeks join our virtual demonstration too. Stand up for the climate against government inaction and the fossil fuel lobbies and add your location and message in English, French, German and Spanish. Read more
Listen to presentations from the first ever Global Greens webinar (online seminar) where Green leaders from around the world previewed next week's COP21 climate summit in Paris. Read more
Democratic Green Party of Rwanda's Flag
The evidence of climate change is overwhelming around the continent. African states are requested to go with one voice and one position to the UN’s Conference on Climate Change in Paris, which is to demand climate justice for the African people. (In English and Spanish) Read more
Democratic Green Party of Rwanda's Flag
La evidencia del cambio climático es abrumadora en todo el continente. Se espera que los Estados Africanos acudan a la conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el cambio climático en Paris este diciembre con una sola voz y una sola postura, que es la de exigir justicia climática para los habitantes de su continente. Read more
World leaders are going to Paris on 30 November. So are the Greens. We will be in the global climate marches on the weekend of 27 to 29 November, and we will be at COP21 in Paris. Whatever the outcome in Paris, this is just the beginning. Join an action near you and make your voice heard before, during, and after COP21. Looking forward to the future, there's one date you need to save: in March-April 2017 the Global Greens and European Greens will hold a combined Congress in Liverpool, UK! This... Read more

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