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A "Global Greens Project" is any activity done by Green parties together.  Listed below are the topics which all Green parteis have agreed to work on together in 2018, as decided by the Member Parties' representatives on the Global Greens Coordination (GGC) Committee.  The European Green Party has also agreed to these topics as basis for joint GG-EGP Projects.

Projects related to these topics should be developed among the Green parties themselves.  The Global Greens organisation and secretariat can support the project work by using the GG platform for communications, coordination, and faciliting operations wherever possible.

Contact the GG Secretariat to share your project ideas, at [email protected]

 

2018 Global Greens Topics: 

  1. Cooperation on Tackling Climate Change
  2. Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  3. Nuclear Disarmament in energy and the armed forces
  4. Make the GGs website much more useful
  5. Globalise the GG Secretariat

 

1. Cooperation on Tackling Climate Change

The 2017 Future of the Global Greens Resolution adopted by the Global Greens members states that: “We commit to working together on two priority campaigns: tackling climate change and strengthening democracy.”  Generally, the scope of a climate change campaign can include:

  • Accelerating the global transition to 100% renewable energy: such as campaigning to keep fossil fuels in the ground, relinquishing nuclear energy, and developing renewable energy solutions.
  • Promoting climate finance provision, justice and accountability:  such as campaigning for divestment, Green bonds and ending fossil fuel subsidies.
  • Facilitating the implementation of the UN Paris Agreement on Climate Change among state and non-state actors by working across sectors to reduce emissions production.
  • Protecting nature: such as campaigning for biodiversity, the integrity of ecosystems and the resilience of life support systems.
  • Divestment: Generating and publicising local stories of how divestment was achieved to inspire and inform others how to do the same. Divestment campaigning in cities, Foundations, academic institutions, insurance companies, financial & political institutions, faith communities, professional associations, private companies and individuals.
What Global Greens climate campaigns have included in the past:
The Global Greens is an accredited by the UNFCCC as an Observer of the COP climate change conference held annually by the UN.  GGs climate campaigns in previous years has held webinars for discussion about the climate negotiations, published Green party articles about their local and global perspective on climate change, organised meetings of Green party activists, parties and parlimantarians attending the UN meetings, promoted the work of Green parties' action on climate change through press conference and statements.  See a record of previous publications at: www.globalgreens.org/climate-campaign

 

2.  Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Global Greens will serve as a platform for enhanced partnership among Green Parties to achieve progress on specific SDGs through political action at local, regional and global levels.  The Sustainable Development Goals are listed below and may be read in detail at: www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals

The Global Greens is currently focusing on the following three SDGs:

  • Goal 15 - Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and biodiversity loss.
  • Goal 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
  • Goal 16 - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.  - A mobiliing the Green diaspora vote project is currently being developed, read about it here.

3.  Nuclear Disarmament in energy and the armed forces

The Green Parties are actively campaigning to "Phase Out Nuclear Energy Globally and Urgently from Northeast Asia and Indigenous Lands", and for nuclear phase out in Europe.

 

Projects to facilitate Green party collaboration on the objectives above include: 

4. Make the GGs website much more useful

  • Imagine it being super easy to get in contact with the right person in a Green party that you want to talk to - like the International Secretary, the right person to talk to at the local level, and even Coordinators of working groups, policy people, and campaigners who are doing things relevant for you!
  • Imagine being able to see & contribute to what Green parties globally are working on right now and being able to get involved in practical projects by contributing ideas, expertise, finances or networking with the people doing these cool projects.
  • Imagine being able to connect with Green voters who are away from home at election time because they happen to be visiting or living in another country

What we're doing

  • We're building a world map that will give you the contact information for the key people at the national and local levels of the Green party 
  • We're upgrading the website so that it looks good and better represents who we are
  • We’re recruiting administrative and communications support because people are essential to support global networks and campaigns 

We're working to build the new platform in stages, starting with national level information. Here's a prototype of what the map will look like: www.globalgreens.org/maps/countries We will need your help to fill out all the correct data for each party and to make the map beautiful, useful and enjoyable to use.  Here's this project's Crowdfunding page.

5. Globalise the GG Secretariat

Collectivise resources and achieve more by thinking and acting locally and globally at the same time.  The GG Secretariat aims to provide greater support to international secretariats of Green parties and federations by coordinating and applying our greatest resource: our hundreds of thousands of engaged activists!  Here is a current list of Vacancies.  If you like this idea, help us to make it happen through a donation of your time, abilities and/or funds, begin by submitting this Volunteer enrollment form.

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