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Global Greens Women’s Network to launch first webinar

GGWNThe Global Greens Women’s Network will launch its first-ever webinar on April 16 as part of the program of the Global Greens Women’s Academy. Speakers will include Global Greens coordinator Keli Yen, and Green Party activists and leaders Julia Duppre (Brazil), Robinah K. Nanyunja (Uganda), Metiria Turei (New Zealand), and Maria Wetterstrand (Sweden).

GGWN said in a release, “This is a very special day because it will be the Global Greens 15th Anniversary! … It is a good day to remind our main principles: ecological wisdom, social justice, direct democracy, nonviolence, sustainability and respect for diversity. This year the Global Greens Women Network is leading this celebration! For the empowering of women around the world!”

The event begins at 11:00 a.m. UTC (7:00 a.m. EDT, 4:00 a.m. PDT).

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Global Greens calls on leaders to “fulfill their collective responsibility” at COP21

GG_logo_small_5Global Greens has published a statement calling on governments around the world to “fulfill their collective responsibility for preventing dangerous climate change” at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

Greens from the U.S. attending the summit include presidential candidates Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry and Jill Stein, and national party co-chair Sanda Everette.

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Global Greens conference in Senegal on Ustream

The Global Greens conference, held in Dakar, is available and archived at Ustream.

H/T to Frank Habineza of the Rwandan Green Party

In comments at a Facebook page set up for friends of the Rwandan Green Party, Habineza shared this observation.

The whole congress was a big success. The Greens committed themselves to effectively support the legalization of Green Parties in countries where they have been denied. This resolution was proposed by Tunisian Greens and was a big success for Rwandan Greens.



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Global Greens Congress to be held in Dakar, Senegal, Mar. 29-Apr. 1 2012

Global Greens will hold its third international conference this year in Dakar, Senegal, from March 29th to April 1st. From the Global Greens website:

Greens from around the world are warmly invited to join us for Global Greens Congress 2012 in Dakar, Senegal, from 29 March to 1 April 2012.  Pre-registration is now open.  If you’re considering coming to Congress you can sign up to recieve all the latest information and announcements about Dakar 2012.  Members of the Global Green family are also invited to submit proposals in preparation for the Congress. (Read more)

Global Young Greens will also be holding a congress in the preceding days, from March 27th to March 29th. Check out the Global Young Greens website for more information about the congress and how to register.

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US & world Greens urge leaders at Cancun meeting on global warming to ‘reverse the failure of Copenhagen’

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders from the US have joined Green elected officials and leaders from countries throughout Latin America and Europe in Cancun, Mexico, to participate in the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (http://www.cc2010.mx/en/index.php).

Greens are calling on the world’s leaders attending COP16 to “to reverse the failure of Copenhagen and create the conditions for a strong legally binding global climate agreement” on steps to avert catastrophic climate change in the next century, according to a statement issued by the Global Greens Coordination. The statement is appended below.

The Global Greens Coordination is a committee established to oversee Global Greens affairs, including issuing Global Greens statements and organizing Global Greens congresses.

“In the US, Greens are challenging the White House, Congress, and state and municipal governments to take action, by conversion to safe and clean energy, drastic reduction of fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions, more public transportation and less car traffic, carbon taxes, creation of millions of living-wage green jobs in conservation and retrofitting of homes and buildings, protection for publicly-owned fresh water resources, and by leading the world in forums like COP16 in calling for expansion of the Kyoto Protocols,” said Sanda Everette, former co-chair of the Green Party of the United States, who is attending COP16.

“Unfortunately, the Obama Administration has caved in to the demands of polluting industries, with the President’s authorization of offshore drilling in US coastal waters even after the BP disaster, endorsement of the ‘clean coal’ myth, refusal to act against mountaintop removal mining, approval for new taxpayer-funded nuclear plants, promotion of emissions trading schemes, which give polluters a license to continue polluting, and other retreats. In this century of global warming, the Green Party has become an imperative in the US and abroad,” Ms. Everette added.

Along with Ms. Everette, other US Greens in Cancun for COP16 are current Green Party co-chair Mike Feinstein and Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party member Maggie Zhou. Green Party members are present as delegates from NGOs or have press credentials, since conference rules bar political parties from any official status.
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Global Green Parties call for honest, scientifically sound climate agreement

As the Copenhagen COP enters its second week, the Global Greens today called for an honest climate agreement, based on science not tricky accounting. The Global Greens are concerned that rich nations are building loopholes into the agreement to give the appearance of strong targets without the reality. Continue Reading

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Global Green campaign to draft Amazon champion Marina Silva

The Green Party of Brazil is asking Greens around the globe to write letters urging Marina Silva, former environmental minister and potential presidential candidate, to join the Global Green family. A native Amazonian, union organizer and globally-recognized protector of the Amazon rainforest, Marina Silva’s many honors include being named a “Champion of the Earth” by the United Nations Environment Program. According to the Brazilian Greens, they have met with Silva and she is “very interested” in their proposal.

So far, Green Party representatives have written to Marina Silva from Austria, Israel, Sri Lanka, Japan, Morocco, the African Greens Movement, the European Greens, the GPUS International Committee, Argentina, Norway, Spain, Germany, Minnesota, and the UK. For more information and instructions on how to send a letter to Marina Silva, go to the following website:

http://letsgomarina.blogspot.com/

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Global Greens address Peruvian violence

The Global Greens Coordination has expressed concern about violence in Peru, and has called for an investigation into the actions of police which has reportedly caused at least 50 deaths.

We call on the government of President Alan Garcia to immediately stop all police actions against demonstrations by indigenous people. We also urge the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) to launch an independent investigation into the violence, just as it did after similar violence in Bolivia earlier this year.

H/T to Independent Political Report and writer Paulie Cannoli for their early coverage.

The full text of the Green Party press release and the Global Greens statement can be found by clicking this article’s headline.

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