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Global Greens News September 2014: Climate Change Action

The Global Greens call for:

  1. Phase out government support for fossil fuels
  2. Stop deforestation and degradation of natural forests and other natural ecosystems
  3. Energy and equity for all through shifting to 100% renewable energy so as to lift people out of energy poverty and to end nuclear power
  4. Meet climate finance pledges urgently with new additional grants not loans
  5. Provide locally appropriate adaptation measures through Green Economy policies to enable the systemic changes needed for a sustainable, resilient and prosperous society
  6. Commit to a binding global post-2020 agreement in Paris in 2015 with targets based on science and consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C.
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Global Greens Newsletter

September 2014

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Climate action leadership at UN Summit is Vital

Greens around the world join a global day of action on 21 September

The Global Greens call on the world’s leaders to commit personally at the UN Climate Summit to tackling climate change with the urgency and boldness needed to avoid catastrophic global warming.

The UN Climate Summit in New York City on 23 September is the first big event on the road to the UNFCCC Conference of Parties in Paris in December 2015 where a binding global climate agreement is due to be completed.

With just 15 months to the Paris COP, it’s time for governments to state what actions they are taking at home and to signal their preparedness to make public commitments (binding) not just contributions (voluntary) towards a global agreement by March 2015.

The test is whether the sum of the commitments made by the world’s governments will be big enough to avoid dangerous climate change; so far the gap is huge.

Atmospheric greenhouse gas pollution reached a record high in 2013 according to the World Meteorological Organisation underlining the urgency for the world to change direction.

The world needs action not words.

Greens around the world will be organizing and joining events on Sunday 21 September in solidarity with the ‘people’s climate march’ in New York and working in the future for as long as it takes to solve the problem of global warming. 

The Global Greens call for:

  1. Phase out government support for fossil fuels
  2. Stop deforestation and degradation of natural forests and other natural ecosystems
  3. Energy and equity for all through shifting to 100% renewable energy so as to lift people out of energy poverty and to end nuclear power
  4. Meet climate finance pledges urgently with new additional grants not loans
  5. Provide locally appropriate adaptation measures through Green Economy policies to enable the systemic changes needed for a sustainable, resilient and prosperous society
  6. Commit to a binding global post-2020 agreement in Paris in 2015 with targets based on science and consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C.



Green Parties around the world tell how climate change is affecting their country and what actions they are taking to address it.  

On September 21st, join the global movement for climate action at and call your governments to make the systemic changes needed to create a healthy and sustainable global society.  



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African Greens Federation (AGF)


 

Egyptian Green Party

استراتيجية حزب الخضر المصري في مواجهة ظاهرة التغيير المناخي تستند الي عدة محاور:

-إعادة احياء الدعوي القضائية الخاصة بوقف تنفيذ قرار الحكومة المصرية بالاعتماد علي الفحم كمصدر وقود للعمليات الصناعية،وذلك بالتدخل المباشر قضائيا فيها وتقديم العديد من المستندات الهامة. -تشجيع وحث المصريين لإتجاه الحزب نحو تقديم المصادر البديلة للطاقة الملائمة للظروف المصرية،وذلك بتقديم نموذج عملي بتأسيس اول شركة صناعية في مصر لإنتاج انظمة والواح الطاقة الشمسية بإستخدام احدث التكنولوجيات بالتعاون مع آي من الشركات المنتجة لهذه التكنولوجيات بدول العالم ونسعي لان تكون شراكة بين اكثر من شركة احداها من دول المنطقة .    «  إقرأ المزيد 

Egypt is experiencing electricity shortages from an old grid and the damaging health effects of coal pollution. The Green solution is clean energy!  In this article, the party’s president Mohamed Awad describes their strategy to tackle energy shortages and pollution in Egypt, including a lawsuit to limit coal, a plan to start solar manufacturing, taking part in community campaigns and standing candidates in municipal elections. Read more »

Democratic Green Party of Rwanda

In Rwanda, issues around improving democracy are the major focus of Green activity - along with the fight against deforestation. Key parts of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda’s political program outlines how to fight the pollution that drives global warming with clean energy and sustainable agriculture, while also preparing for the problems created by a changing climateRead more »

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Federation of the Green Parties of the Americas (FPVA)


Green Party of Canada

On Sunday September 21 I will be with my daughter in New York, marching with tens of thousands of concerned citizens – demanding action on the climate crisis. The march is timed to build pressure on world leaders and in support of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s Climate Solutions Summit on September 23.  Negotiations for meaningful climate action – held every year since the early 1990s – are moving at a snail’s pace.  Come to New York. March for climate sanity. We need you.  Read more »

 

Green Party of the United States

The Green Party of the United States invites Greens from around the world to join the New York City Climate Convergence Summit, September 19-21. Over one hundred workshops are taking place in churches, gardens, community centers and on two university campuses in Lower Manhattan – aimed at finding real alternatives and developing action plans that transform the system, rather than accept it. Read more »

 
 
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Asia-Pacific Greens Federation (APGF)

 
 

Australian Greens

The leader of the Australian Greens and climate champion, Senator Christine Milne, invites supporters to join the worldwide People’s Climate March this weekend. Millions of people will march around the world to pressure politicians meeting in New York to fight global warming before it’s too late.   Read more »

Uttarakhan Parivartan Party (UKPP) 

उत्तराखंड परिवर्तन पार्टी भारत की एकमात्र ग्रीन पार्टी होने के नाते 21 सितंबर 2014 को कालूमल धर्मशाला,राजारोड, देहरादून, उत्तराखंड में "जलवायु परिवर्तन: संदर्भ उत्तराखंड-हिमालय" विषय पर सर्वपक्षीय गोष्ठी का आयोजन कर रही है. जलवायु परिवर्तन विषय चूंकि राजनीति से ऊपर स्टेट्समैनशिप के दायरे में है, लिहाजा हर विचारधारा और पार्टी के लोगों का इस गोष्ठी में स्वागत है. गोष्ठी में उत्तराखंड परिवर्तन पार्टी के अध्यक्ष पीसी तिवारी और प्रधान महासचिव प्रभात ध्यानी सहित सभी वरिष्ठ नेता हिस्सा लेंगे. विभिन्न संगठनों के नेताओं को इस गोष्ठी में आमंत्रित किया जा रहा है. कोशिश रहेगी कि जलवायु परिवर्तन के बारे में उत्तराखंड और हिमालय को लेकर कोई साझा दृष्टिकोण इस बैठक से निकलेगा.

In India, the Uttarakhand Parivartan Party (UKPP) will host Global Greens "Climate Change Action" programs and mobilise people to take action to mitigate global warming, on September 20, 2014 in Ramnagar city; and September 21, 2014 in the state capital of Dehradun.   Read more »

Greens Japan 

To express support for the success of COP meeting, Greens Japan held seminars, events, and parades in 23 locations in Japan(see map below) to call on the Japanese government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2020 without using nuclear power plants.  Read more »

Mongolian Green Party

Улаанбаатар хотын агаарын бохирдол дэлхийн хэмжээнд тэргүүлж иргэдийн амь насанд шууд заналхийлж гамшгийн хэмжээнд хүрсэн тул нийслэлчүүд бид Үндсэн хуулиар олгогдсон “эрүүл, аюулгүй орчинд амьдрах” бодит эрхээ хамгаалах үүднээс нэгдмэл нэг байр суурьтай байж төр засаг, мөн нийслэлийн удирдлагыг “шахаанд” оруулж агаарын бохирдлыг 3 жилд 5 дахин багасгах бодит боломжийг амьдралд даруй хэрэгжүүлэхийг шаардан уриалж байна.  « Дэлгэрэнгүй

The Mongolian Green Party highlights Ulaanbaatar's air pollution which is among the worst in the world, and proposes some solutions.  Read more »

Nepali Greens

Nepali Greens is launching Climate Discourse Sessions with young farmers once in a month to have an interaction on climate change, its consequences on agriculture and ways to cope with its impacts. We will teach/train/coach on appropriate approaches that will enhance the climate resilience of vegetable growers or young farmers and conserve natural resources. Read more »

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand

The Green Party has a win-win plan to protect our climate, achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and leave Kiwi families better off.  Under our Climate Protection Plan, the Green Party will:  

• Establish an independent Climate Commission.

• Phase out the failed Emissions Trading Scheme and instead put a meaningful price on carbon through a charge on polluters.

• Recycle all revenues raised from a carbon charge back to families through a $2,000 income tax-free band & a 1 percent company tax cut. 

• Introduce a suite of complementary measures to reduce New Zealand's emissions and make the transition to a low carbon economy.

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Greens PH (Partido Kalikasan)

Greens PH (Partido Kalikasan)'s Village-level Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (VDRRM) program highlights the low levels of public participation and familiarity with the Philippine's Disaster Risk and Reduction Management (DRRM) law, and concludes that the national government is unable to provide sufficient logistics and support systems as natural calamities worsen with the intensifying effects of the climate change on the Philippines.  Read more »

Green Party Korea

한국 박근혜 정부 온실가스 감축 의지 낙제점. 원전확대와 배출권거래제 완화 등 기후변화 책임 회피. 한국은 세계 7위의 온실가스배출 국가이다. 2020년 이후(post- 2020) 기후변화에 대응할 국제적 합의를 도출하는데 있어, 많은 책임을 져야하는 나라이다. 전임 이명박 대통령은 ‘저탄소 녹색성장’ 정책을 표방했지만 기후변화의 대안으로 ‘원전’을 대폭 확대하는 정책을 펼쳤고, 박근혜 정부도 그 경로를 답습하고 있다.

9월 23일 열리는 기후정상회의에는 박근혜대통령도 참여해 ‘기후변화대응을 창조경제의 핵심과제로 삼아 경제의 신성장동력을 창출하려는 우리 정부의 노력을 설명’ 할 예정이라고 한다. 알맹이 없는 연설이 될 가능성이 높다. 한국녹색당은 정부의 기후변화대응 정책에 비판적인 논평을 발표하고 있으며, 글로벌그린스의 기후캠페인에 적극 동참해 한국정부의 정책 변화를 이끌어낼 것이다  

Korea emits the world's seventh largest amount of national greenhouse gases. In response to the international consensus on climate change President Lee Myung-bak pursued policies to reduce climate change by expanding nuclear power plants; and the following government of President Park Geun-hye is unfortunately continuing in the same path. President Park's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are not enough. The Korean Green Party will participate in the Global Greens climate campaign by continuing monitoring and contributing Green perspectives and alternative policies to the government's response to climate change.


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Green Party Taiwan

綠黨2014年共同政見:

1. 廢除核四,核電歸零: 台灣綠黨與全球 91 個綠黨廢核立場和行動始終如一,我們主張立即廢除核四,核一、二、三廠 提前徐役,倡議降低用電需求成長、發展長期綠色能源的能源政策

2. 開放議會,選制改革: 綠黨主張開放市議會,推動議會透明化、定期與選民報告相關政策,鼓勵公民與綠黨一起,監督國會的同時,更要看緊議會。

3. 多元成家、友善校園: 綠黨支持同志與多元社群的相關伴侶權益,在市政層級上,要求各縣市政府開放市府員工配偶福利、集體婚禮活動等擴及同志伴侶,以此帶頭示範、鼓勵友善企業跟進。

4. 推動簽署兩岸人權協議: 透過人權共識,強化兩岸連結;制定兩岸協議監督條例,強化國會與公民監督。

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Taiwan's local elections will be held this November 29, 2014, and Green Party Taiwan's platform calls for the end of nuclear energy, election reform, respect for diversity and greater participatory democracy. Read more »




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Taiwan Friends of the Global Greens

國際環保組織 350.org 和合作夥伴們發起全民氣候動員行動的網路平台,並號召全球在九月聯合國氣候高峰會前夕,聲援大遊行預期將號召成千上萬的群眾上街,齊聲要求各國領袖承諾更大膽的氣候行動,而各國領袖也將準備參與美國紐約,由聯合國秘書長潘基文舉辦的歷史性氣候高峰會。臺北、臺中臺南共同響應:
• 9/20(六) 台北 華山1914文化創意產業園區
• 9/21(日) 台北 15:30-17:00 捷運西門站 6號出口集合
• 9/21(日) 台南 10:00-12:00 台南文化中心(台南市東區中華東路三段332號)
• 9/21(日) 台中 10:00 台中公園(台中市中區公園路37-1號) 
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Upcoming Climate Actions:
• Taipei (20th) Talk with public on green initiatives
• Taipei (20th-21st) - Vote For Climate March & Flash Mob
• Taichung (21st) - Energy & No Nuke March
• Tainan (21st) - Taiwan Ocean Documentary event  Read more » 

 






 
 
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European Green Party (EGP)


The Green Party of England and Wales

The Green Party of England and Wales are active in the campaign against fossil fuels. Here, Derek Wall - their International Coordinator - explains the role the Green Party has taken in the fight against fracking. Read more »

Die Grünen / Bündnis 90 on Climate Change

Germany is cutting the pollution that drives global warming - but its success is in danger because of the conservative government’s support for coal. Die Grünen have launched a national campaign to stop the ‘Coal Comeback’ - and to move to clean power instead. They’re making big social media statements, postering and flyering local areas, and taking part in cross-border actions like the Human Chain Against Coal. Here’s why. Read more »

Neoi Prasinoi, the Young Greens of Greece

Neoi Prasinoi, the Young Greens of Greece, have joined the global climate campaign by making visuals and posters to communicate the realities of the coming global warming in their lives - sea level rise, drought and more.  They’re awesome! You can check out their Facebook page for more, and download the full set of images from our website. Read more »

The Scottish Green Party

The Scottish Green Party has been campaigning hard for years for a YES vote in this Thursday's independence vote. Independence for Scotland could bring major climate benefits - so this week’s referendum is a key moment in the climate campaign. We explain more here. Read more »

Sweden, Miljöpartiet de Gröna

The Swedish Green Party, Miljöpartiet de Gröna, is expected to join the new national government in Sweden for the first time after this week’s election. After previous Green successes, including a carbon tax, their 2014 election campaign featured a strong focus on global warming, including major announcements, local stunts and cooperation with German Greens to stop Swedish coal mining in Germany - with some success.  Read more » 

Switzerland, Junge Grüne (Young Greens)

The Swiss Young Greens have long been active in organising actions to convey the reality of global warming to people in their country. Martin Neukom explained some of these actions to us.  

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