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The Global Greens will be actively engaged at the COP21 climate conference in Paris from Monday 30 November to Saturday 12 December 2015. Here you will find links to useful information for Greens in Paris and round the world.

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Climate action time - will you help?

Join a people’s climate march near you this weekend - or organise your own! The global climate march planned for Paris on 29 November has been prohibited because of the security threat so it’s more important than ever for you to be counted wherever you are in the world.

Make a donation to support the Global Greens climate team in Paris working to connect Greens with each other and keep everyone informed about what's happening.

If you will be in Paris for COP21, register to meet up with other Greens.


Global Greens @ Paris COP21 webinar

Hear Green Leaders from around the world preview COP21 in Paris. More information

Read COP21 overviews by Christine Milne and Frank Habineza (in English and Spanish)


Global Greens at COP21 Activity Program

Starting with our first ever global webinar on Monday 9 November, Greens will be leading or taking part in events to say that action on climate change is non-negotiable. Whatever the outcome in Paris, this is just the beginning. Join an action near you and make your voice heard before, during and most importantly after the Paris COP21 climate conference.

Sign up to receive communications from the Global Greens COP21 campaign team.

Click the date to view events on: November: 9, 12, 13, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30.  December: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12


5 November

'Comment penser l'Anthropocène?' Anthropologists, philosophers and sociologists facing climate change - Fondation de l'Ecologie Politique, France

5th and 6th November 2015

Collège de France, 11 place Marcelin Berthelot, Paris 5e

The 'anthropocene' hypothesis argues that human and natural history intersect and envisions humanity as a natural force. But what does the unity of humanity signify when we observe that the role on the human populations who inhabit the world in the global change is unequal, and the burdens will also be different? 

Speakers will include Dominique Bourg (Philosopher and professor at Université de Lausanne), Dale Jamieson (expert on environmental ethics and an analyst of climate change discourse at New York University) and Bruno Latour (environmental sociologist). The event takes place in French. 

For more information, see the website of the event

6 November

History in the Making! Preparation for COP 21 Conference – Green Economic Institute, UK

Trinity College, Oxford University

6th November 2015

This one-day conference aims to prepare the climate change activities and campaigns that will take place in Paris around the COP 21. Participants will get the chance to be part of this planning and brief the team who will be present on the spot in Paris, at one of the most important watershed moments in human history and the opportunity to try and tame the runaway climate change which we have unwittingly unleashed. Come and have your say and influence world events.

For more information, click here.

9 November

Webinar: Global Greens Paris COP21 Webinar.  Register.

For the first time the Global Greens are organising a global webinar where Greens can come together and discuss what we are doing to tackle climate change.


  • Christine Milne (Global Greens Ambassador and formerly Leader of the Australian Greens)
  • Frank Habineza (African Greens Federation, President)
  • Elizabeth May (Leader, Green Party of Canada)
  • Alejandro San Martín Bravo (Partido Ecologista Verde de Chile, Former President)
  • Yujin Lee (Green Party Korea, Co-Respresentative)
  • Kennedy Graham (Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand, Global Affairs Spokesperson)
  • Reinhard Bütikofer (Co-Chair, European Green Party) 
  • Meyrem Almaci (President of the Flemish Greens)
12-13 November

Climate forum – Green Thought Association, Turkey

12-13 November, 2015

The event Climate Forum, which takes place at Istanbul’s Boğaziçi University on 12-13 November, with a wide range of discussions and speakers. On the first day of the programme, Green Thought Association and the Green European Foundation (GEF) organise a discussion on policies linked to the transition away from fossil fuels. The discussion will be held in Turkish and English with simultaenous translation.  

13-15 November 
European Green Party Council’s 23rd Autumn Council meeting, taking place in Lyon, France.  

Discussion topics include the Greens’ Climate Change Campaign, the current refugee crisis, the Eurozone being shaken by the Greek crisis, and the Circular Economy. A Global Greens Session, “Global Perspectives on Migration’’, will be held on Friday 13th from 18:30 to 20:00, and led by Mohamed Awad, the President of the Egyptian Green Party.  Here’s the programme.

General Assembly of the Federation of the Green Parties of the Americas (FPVA) will be held in the Dominican Republic, 13-17 November. See the program here.

26 November, Thurs

StandUp4Freedom / A Clim'Art Moment

  • Time:20:30 to 22:30
  • Location:  Exhibition and education tent of Tara Expeditions, Pont Alexandre III, Port des Champs Elysées, 75008 Paris (Due to the venue change, re-registration is necessary)
  • The cultural event STANDUP4FREEDOM / CLIM'ART will focus on promoting freedom and connecting art and climate.  This cultural evening show will be moderated by Dany Cohn-Bendit with the participation of :
    • Carolyn Carlson
    • Valéria Bruni-Tedeschi
    • Mazarine Pingeot
    • Caroline Sagot Duvauroux
    • Nicolas Hulot
    • Hindou OumarouIbrahim
    • Gaspard Delanoé
    • Bruno Latour
    • Claudette Fuzeau
    • Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté
    • and artists from the Maskbook project.
  • Advance Registration is imperative.  Register here.

Young Greens - Alter-COP21 Seminar in Brussels and D12 Mobilisation in Paris


  • Alter-COP 21Seminar: Paris, France
  • D12 Mobilization in Paris: Brussels, Belgium and Paris, France


  • Alter-COP21 Seminar: 26-30 November 2015
  • D12 Mobilization in Paris: 10-13 December 2015

Through this seminar, parallel to the UNFCCC COP21 in Paris, we aim to raise the awareness of young greens on the importance of the upcoming Climate talks and on why Civil society mobilisation is much needed, at times when governments and elected leaders don’t seem to pin Climate action on their to-do-list. The seminar will be focused on informing young people about the UNFCCC processes and give the participants the opportunity to be active in the civil society movements and mobilisations in Paris, along with opportunities to participate to the Conference of Youth (COY 11), different events of the Greens – EFA group, Jeunes Ecologistes Federal Forum, and the World People’s March on the 29th. In addition, workshops and trainings on energy and climate campaigning will be held, along with non-violent direct action and legal frame workshops to prepare participants and their organisations for the following two weeks of civil society mobilisation.

For more information visit this page.

27 Nov, Fri 

Greens/EFA conference on Climate finance, Paris

“Green space” opening 

A meeting place for Greens for information, networking and wifi.  Location:63 Quai de la Seine, Paris 75019.

Activities include: possible exhibition of artists on Climate and/or boards listing activities in Paris during the week-end and the COP21 From 2:00-6:00, Members of the Federation of Young European Greens will be there to meet and discuss about COP21. The French Greens EELV will present the virtual tool, "Stand up for Climate" The evening will be dedicated to a coference Jeunes Ecolos and FYIEG "Youth and climate"

Philippines - Climate Justice March (27 Tacloban, 28- Cebu, Manila, 29- Davao, Dumaguete)

28 Nov, Sat

The morning will be dedicated to the Young Greens Forum. From 3pm, a plenary "How to win the world COP21?" will be organised, with the participation of MEPs. During the evening, if any delegation wants to organise something, please contact Solène Roisin [email protected] or Marco Di Giusto [email protected]

Arrival of Green Cyclists in Paris with a Tour de Paris and common photo at the Tour Eiffel (starting at 2 pm)

  • Greens prepare for the March at Green Hub (63 Quai de la Seine, Paris 75019)
  • For more information, visit this page.

Japan - Earth Parade (28-Tokyo, 29-Kyoto)

Malaysia - It is time to Clean Up (Rawang)

29 Nov, Sunday

People’s Climate March in cities globally. Get information specifically about the Greens gathering in the march by signing up here.

Paris Peoples Climate March is taking place at Place de la République!  Metro: République

Some marches around the world:

30 Nov, COP21 - Week 1

COP21 provisional agenda.

Global Greens networking event: Spokespeople for each GG party update on what’s happening in their country and their government’s & party's political position.

  • The place and time will be confirmed as soon as an appropriate venue is foundSign up to receive notifications of programme updates.
Action Research on the role of Greens in the climate negotiations:  The Global Greens COP21 team will conduct interviews and research to identify who are the Green actors at COP21, what are distinctly Green political positions on key climate issues at COP, and how are Greens contributing to the global climate movement for solutions.  This is a collaborative project with members of the Greens' Individual Supporters Network. 
2 December, Wednesday

UNFCCC Theme: Farmers’ Day & NAMA Fair

3 December, Thursday

UNFCCC Theme:  Young and Future Generations Day

4 December, Friday

Global Greens COP21 outcomes workshop

  • Time: 5:30-7:00
  • Location: The Europe Écologie Les Verts (EELV) office, 6 bis rue Chaudron.  metro: “Stalingrad” Exit 1. MAP
  • Green Parties will review COP21's current outcomes from local and global perspectives and develop a Global Greens climate change policy priorities and strategy for COP22 and beyond. The meeting is moved forward to Friday to enable Greens from all regions of the world to participate!  All Greens currently in Paris are welcome, from grassroots activists to MPs and COP21 negotiators.
  • Contact: Keli Yen, GG Coordinator, +33[email protected]

UNFCCC Programme of COP21 Side Events

5 December, Saturday

Citizen Summit for Climate in Montreuil/Paris

Civil society convergence “Village Mondiale des Alternatives” organised by Alternativa.  

Global Greens participate as an identifiable group (everyone together with banners, signs etc)
6 December, Sunday


“Village Mondiale des Alternatives” organised by Alternativa.  Citizen Summit for Climate in Montreuil/Paris 


  • Alternatiba’s Global Village of Alternatives. Alternatiba, a citizen movement for climate and social justice, invites you to walk the streets and places of its Global Village of Alternatives, to discover practical alternative lifestyles and actions from all over the world that allow to tackle the climate change challenge and build a more equal and fairer world. It will be composed of 11 theme areas : Ecohousing, Food and Agriculture, Education, Climate and Energy, Mobilities, Rights, solidarity and migration, etc...  In each area of the village, NGOs, cooperatives or local communities will organize stalls, exhibitions and workshops to present and discuss practical alternatives contributing to solve the climate crisis. 
  • Detailed Programme. 
  • Schedule for the Climate Action Zone (ZAC):



7:00 - Watch with the French Greens (EELV) as the results of the French regional elections come in!


Location: 6 bis rue Chaudron (metro: “Stalingrad” and “Louis Blanc”).


7 December, Monday - Start of Week 2 
8 December, Tuesday

UNFCCC Theme: Gender Day & Africa Day

Belong Forum side event - "China's climate change global game changer: lessons for the rest?"


China's leadership is now shifting from hyper growth at the environment's expense, to a new paradigm of growth built on renewable and efficient energy and water conservation systems. “Toward Constructing Ecological Civilization" is the policy game changer adopted by Central Committee of the Communist Party and State Council on April 25th 2015. It juxtaposes China’s newfound values of conservation against values of overconsumption, attempting to position the “China Dream” on an environmentally sound moral ground. With this arises a new global consensus of environmental economics. In a critical election year, can America catch up?


  • Mr. Laurence Brahm, Lawyer and former advisor to the Chinese Ministry of the Protection of the Environment (USA) 
  • Mrs. Céline Cousteau, Member of the World Economic Forum Council on Oceans, Filmmaker, Explorer, Spokesperson (France) 
  • Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of the Republic of Iceland (Iceland) 
  • Mrs. Christine Milne, Global Green Ambassador, former Leader of Australian Greens and Senator for Tasmania (Australia) 
  • Mrs. Jill Stein, Green Party’s 2016 candidate for president of the United States (USA) 
  • Mr. Su Wei, Director, China's Chief Negotiator on Climate Change, Climate Change Department of National Economic Reform Commission (China) 
  • The session will be moderated by Nathalie Bastianelli, Founder and CEO of Belong & Partners 

9 December, Wednesday

Green family breakfast meeting & GG Parliamentarians Association Meeting (due to space limitations, for party leaders and elected representatives only)

12 December

11:45 - Redline action blockade

  • Details at:
  • The French government has officially permitted the #D12 action
  • On December 12, starting at around 11:45 AM, we will be meeting on the pavements along the Avenue de la Grande Armée from Place de Etoile and Porte Maillot. Follow the greeters with red arrows along the avenue to find the event.  As the Paris Climate Summit ends, thousands of people will be back in the streets to have the final word and show that we’re taking our future into our own hands, setting the stage for more action in 2016.  (Note: please don't gather AT the Arc de Triomphe — you will be separated from everyone else.)
  • At Noon, after a loud signal given by foghorn, we will converge into the Avenue de la Grande Armée. Follow the red umbrellas and arrows that will guide you. In the street, we will hand out thousands of red tulips, unfold our enormous banners, and spread out into a long 'red line'.  At the second sound of fog horns, we will take a 2 minute moment of silence, which will end with the sound of brass bands, and we will lay our flowers along the centre of the Avenue as our memorial to the victims of climate change.  
  • There is still key information we want to be able to distribute to everyone coming to the action. Please sign up for SMS updates, or text JOIN to +33 6 44 63 07 76.
  • Note: The Final D12 briefings will take place at 1pm and 3pm at the Zone Action Climat in English. French briefing will be at 1pm in at Salle Croizat, Bourse du Travail, Rue du Chateau D'eau (métro République).


2:00pm - Massive, Peaceful and Resolute Gathering.
  • Location: Eiffel Tower - on the "Champ-de-mars" grass.
  • We are going to form large human chains and carry climate emergency and call to action messages to the people of the world. We will demonstrate with discovered faces, to stress the strictly non violent nature of our action.  Let’s meet on Saturday under the Eiffel Tower to declare the state of climate emergency!
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