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Global Greens Statement on ratifying the Paris Agreement

Statement by the Global Greens on the occasion of the Signing of the Paris Agreement, New York, 21 April 2016. Green parliamentarians around the world undertake to introduce in the national Parliaments, in which we are represented, domestic legislation to give practical effect to the Paris Agreement.
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Climate Change in Africa

Frank Habineza, president of African Greens Federation, speaks to African Newspage about the Global Greens’ charter whose key action points are dealing with the consequences of climate change and environmental pollution on the continent including droughts, hunger, floods, and desertification.
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Global Greens Action on Implementing the Paris Agreement

A Global Greens statement was produced to coincide with the Paris Agreement signing ceremony which took place in New York in April. The Global Greens campaign invited Green members in national parliaments to identify one fossil fuel reserve to leave in the ground and at least one fossil fuel subsidy to abolish or phase out and take legislative action accordingly. We also invited national Green Parties to submit their particular initiatives and to put out a press release on the day. No fracking said UK Caroline Lucas MP, no new coal or expanded coal or CSG said Australia’s Senator Richard Di Natale, and the complete transformation of the transport sector said German MPs. We are the only political party that is truly global in reach. It is an achievement to celebrate and a structure to use and improve. Our efforts to organise and demonstrate that we are greater than the sum of our parts is in its infancy. It reinforces our shared values and commitment when we campaign together or celebrate together Green wins on policy or in elections. But we don’t do it enough. Global outcomes need global action.
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Motion by Bündnis 90/The Greens on the signing of the Paris climate agreement

Motion by the Alliance 90/The Greens parliamentary group to German Budestag on the signing of the Paris climate agreement – effectively anchoring climate protection and meeting climate targets.
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Global Greens estamos comprometidos con la aplicación del Acuerdo de París

Nota de prensa de Global Greens

Con motivo de la firma del Acuerdo de París

Nueva York, 21 de abril de 2016


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Greens Celebrate Earth Day with Divestment

In order to meet the climate targets set out in the Paris agreement, fossil fuels must be kept in the ground, which is why the Global Greens reiterated our commitment to the fossil fuel divestment movement. Divestment is a big opportunity to amplify what has been agreed upon in Paris. It is an international movement, it is an ethical movement and it is a logical step from an economic point of view. We want to support it and strengthen it, which is why we are demonstrating here today.
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Déclaration conjointe des Verts mondiaux à l’occasion de la cérémonie de signature de l’Accord de Paris

Les partis écologiques du monde entier demeurent fermement unis et mobilisés dans la lutte contre les changements climatiques et dans la mise en œuvre de l’Accord de Paris, dont le plan d'action vise à contenir le réchauffement mondial largement en dessous de 2°C et à poursuivre les efforts pour limiter la hausse des températures à 1,5°C.
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Five points to make the Paris Agreement reality

On Friday 22 April the climate treaty of Paris is to be signed in New York city. While some big players such as China and the US have already confirmed that they will ratify the Paris agreement in the coming months, the EU is still dragging its feet... 6 months after the COP21, the Greens in the European Parliament have produced this briefing paper to present the 5 most important points to make the Paris Agreement a reality.
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Taking Climate Action to the Next Level: Reflections by UN Climate Chief

As the ink dries on the Paris Agreement concluded in December, the significance of the event is now being weighed up. At one and the same time, it is an ‘historic moment of hope for humanity’; it goes ‘nowhere near far enough’; and it is even a ‘fraud’. Which is correct? For Christiana Figuerres, Executive Director of UNFCC, the Agreement, “establishes a new model of 21st century diplomacy”. The global problems of the 21st century are different; they are not zero-sum; they invite the tragedy of the commons through national free-loading. If the ‘deficits’ of the Paris Agreement are also its ‘greatest strengths’ in the new form of global governance, then we are in for an exciting ride. Inviting 196 parties to save the planet rather than requiring them to do it is a nice way of playing roulette. And experience suggests that naming-and-shaming will not do it. If change does not come from governments, in the name of Paris, and within the next five years, not fifteen, then it will require the peoples of the world to revolutionise their governments – in the name of Paris.
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