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Part of the Politics series on Green politics

The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions. ... Green politics or Green ideology is the ideology of the Green Parties, mainly informed by environmentalism, ecosophy and sustainable economics and aimed at developing a sustainable society. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (645x641, 612 KB) I needed to work with a close cropped version of this image. ...

Topics

Green movement
Green party
List of Green topics “Greens” redirects here. ... This list of Green topics includes people, parties, organizations, and ideas associated with Green politics. ...

Organizations

Global Greens · Africa · Americas · Asia-Pacific · Europe The Global Greens (or formally: the Global Green Network) are an organization of cooperating Green parties. ... The Federation of Green Parties of Africa is the organization of Green parties in Africa. ... The Federation of the Green Parties of the Americas is the organization of Green parties in North America and South America. ... The Asia-Pacific Green Network is a federation of national Green parties in countries in the Pacific Ocean and Asia, and is a member of the Global Greens. ... European Greens (or the European Green Party) is the name of the European Green Party, a political party at European level. ...

Principles

Four Pillars
Global Greens Charter: ecological wisdom
social justice
participatory democracy
nonviolence
sustainability
respect diversity
The worldwide green parties are committed to the following Four Pillars: Ecology (sometimes Ecological Wisdom or Ecological Sustainability) Social Justice (sometimes Social Equality and Economic Justice) Grassroots Democracy Non-Violence In German, they are known as Die Grünen: ökologisch, sozial, basisdemokratisch, gewaltfrei. ... The Global Greens Charter is a document that 800 delegates from the Green parties of 70 countries decided upon a first gathering of the Global Greens in Canberra, Australia in April 2001. ... The term ecological wisdom, or ecosophy, is a philosophy of ecological harmony or equilibrium. ... Social justice refers to the concept of a just society, where justice refers to more than just the administration of laws. ... Participatory democracy is a broadly inclusive term for many kinds of consultative decision making which require consultation on important decisions by those who will carry out the decision. ... Nonviolence (or non-violence) can be both a political strategy or moral philosophy that rejects the use of violence in efforts to attain social or political change. ... Sustainability is an attempt to provide the best outcomes for the human and natural environments both now and into the indefinite future. ... The prerogative to respect diversity, often said to begin with biodiversity of non-human life, is basic to some 20th century studies such as cultural ecology, Queer studies, and anthropological linguistics. ...


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A Green party is a formally organized political party based on the principles of Green politics. These principles include environmentalism, reliance on grassroots democracy, nonviolence, and social justice causes, including those related to the rights of indigenous peoples. "Greens" believe that these issues are inherently related to ecological, social, and human bodily health. Political parties Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A political party is a political organization that seeks to attain political power within a government, usually by participating in electoral campaigns. ... Green politics or Green ideology is the ideology of the Green Parties, mainly informed by environmentalism, ecosophy and sustainable economics and aimed at developing a sustainable society. ... For the psychology topic, see Environmental psychology. ... A grassroots political movement is one driven by the constituents of a community. ... Nonviolence (or non-violence) can be both a political strategy or moral philosophy that rejects the use of violence in efforts to attain social or political change. ... Social justice refers to the concept of a just society, where justice refers to more than just the administration of laws. ... The term indigenous people has no universal, standard or fixed definition, but can be used about any ethnic group who inhabit the geographic region with which they have the earliest historical connection. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Ų==Definitions== The distinction is very often made between "green parties" (lower-case letters) and "Green Parties" (capital letters). Any party, faction, or politician may be labeled "green" if it emphasizes environmental causes. Indeed, the term may even be used as a verb: it is not uncommon to hear of "greening" a party or a candidate.


In contrast, formally organized "Green Parties" follow a coherent ideology that includes not only environmentalism, but also other concerns such as social justice, consensus decision-making, and pacifism. Greens believe that these issues are inherently related to one another. The best-known statement of Green values is the Four Pillars of the Green Party, adopted by the German Greens since their founding in 1979-1980. Political Ideologies Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      An ideology is an organized collection of ideas. ... Social justice refers to the concept of a just society, where justice refers to more than just the administration of laws. ... Consensus decision-making is a decision-making process that not only seeks the agreement of most participants, but also to resolve or mitigate the objections of the minority to achieve the most agreeable decision. ... The worldwide green parties are committed to the following Four Pillars: Ecology (sometimes Ecological Wisdom or Ecological Sustainability) Social Justice (sometimes Social Equality and Economic Justice) Grassroots Democracy Non-Violence In German, they are known as Die Grünen: ökologisch, sozial, basisdemokratisch, gewaltfrei. ... The Alliance 90/The Greens (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), the German Green party, is a political party in Germany whose regional predecessors were founded in the late 1970s as part of the new social movements. ...


In some countries, notably the United States, Ireland and France, there are or have been multiple parties with differing platforms naming themselves Green. Many people also confuse Green Parties with Greenpeace, a global Non-governmental organization prominent in the ecology movement, which like the Green political movement was founded in the 1970s, and shares some green goals and values, but which works with different methods and is not organized as a political party. Greenpeace protest against Esso / Exxon Mobil. ... A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a private institution that is independent of the government although many NGOs, particular in the global South, are funded by Northern governments. ... The global ecology movement is one of several new social movements that emerged at the end of the sixties; as a values-driven social movement, it should be distinguished from the pre-existing science of ecology. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ...


Dark greenor survival politics represents the philosophical opposite of 'Growth'

Contents

Influence

The first Green Party to achieve national prominence was the German Green Party, famous for their opposition to nuclear power, as an expression of anti-centralist and pacifist values traditional to greens. They were founded in 1980 and have been in coalition governments at state level for some years. They were in federal government with the Social Democratic Party of Germany in a so-called Red-Green Alliance from 1998 to 2005. In 2001, they reached an agreement to end reliance on nuclear power in Germany, and agreed to remain in coalition and support the German government of Chancellor Gerhard Schröder in the 2001 Afghan War. This put them at odds with many Greens worldwide but demonstrated also that they were capable of difficult political tradeoffs. Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (literally: Alliance 90/The Greens), the German Green Party, is a political party in Germany whose regional predecessors were founded in the late 1970s as part of the new social movements. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (singular Land). ... SPD redirects here. ... In politics, a red-green alliance is an alliance of red socialist or communist parties with green environmentalist parties. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... For fusion power, see Fusion power. ...   [] (born April 7, 1944), German politician, was Chancellor of Germany from 1998 to 2005. ... Combatants Taliban al-Qaeda IMU Hezbi Islami Afghanistan Northern Alliance United Nations NATO ISAF Commanders Mohammed Omar Obaidullah Akhund # Dadullah  Jalaluddin Haqqani Osama bin Laden Ayman al-Zawahiri Mohammad Atef  Juma Namangani  Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Bismillah Khan Mohammed Fahim Abdul Rashid Dostum William J. Fallon Bantz J. Craddock Egon Ramms Dan...


In Finland, in 1995, the Finnish Green Party was the first European Green party to be part of a national Cabinet. Other Green Parties that have participated in government at national level include the Groen! (formerly Agalev) and Ecolo in Belgium and Les Verts in France. In the Netherlands GroenLinks ("GreenLeft") was founded in 1990 from four small left-wing parties and is now a stable faction in the Dutch parliament. In Ireland, the Green Party represented by 6 members of parliament or TDs, form part of a coalition government. Here they have two Cabinet seats and also a junior ministry. The Green League (Finnish: Vihreä liitto, Swedish: Gröna förbundet), is a green political party in Finland. ... Green! (Groen!) is the Flemish green party in Belgium. ... Ecolo (standing for Ecologistes Confédérés pour lorganisation de luttes originales) is a French-speaking Belgian green political party (Wallonia and Brussels). ... Les Verts (or The Greens) are an ecologist political party to the left of the political spectrum in France. ... This article is about the Dutch political party. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition... The Green Party (Irish: ) is a green political party in Ireland. ...


Around the world, there has been an explosion of Green Parties over the last thirty years. Green Parties now exist in most countries with democratic systems: from Canada to Peru; from Norway to South Africa; from Ireland to Mongolia. There is Green representation at national, regional and local levels in many countries around the world. Even in some countries without democratic systems, there are now Green NGOs: for instance, in China there is Green-Web. Links to all the Green Parties around the world can be found at www.globalgreens.info.


Most of the Green Parties are formed to win elections, and so organize themselves by the presented electoral or political districts. But that does not apply universally: The Green Party of Alaska is organized along bioregional lines to practice bioregional democracy. Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ... The Green Party of Alaska is the state party organization for Alaska of the United States Green Party. ... Bioregional democracy (or the Bioregional State) is a set of electoral reforms designed to force the political process in a democracy to better represent concerns about the economy, the body, and environmental concerns (e. ...


Alliances

Still, what defines green parties is respect for ecology and mimicry of its decentralized control (which operates by feedback, not rules). Depending on local conditions or issues, platforms and alliances may vary. In line with the goal of bioregional democracy, neighboring ecoregions may require different policies or protections. An ecoregion is a relatively large area of land or water that contains a geographically distinct assemblage of natural communities. ...


Green Parties are often formed in a given jurisdiction by a coalition of scientific ecologists, community environmentalists, and local (or national) leftist groups or groups concerned with peace or citizens rights. This is a list of ecologists who have articles, in alphabetical order by surname. ... Environmentalism is activism aimed at improving the environment, particularly nature. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition...


A Red-Green Alliance is an alliance between Green Parties and social democratic parties. Such alliances are typically formed for the purpose of elections (mostly in first past the post election systems), or, after elections, for the purpose of forming a government. In politics, a red-green alliance is an alliance of red socialist or communist parties with green environmentalist parties. ... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... The plurality voting system, also known as first past the post, is a voting system used to elect a single winner in a given election. ...


Some Greens find more effective alliances with spirit groups, or with more conservative groups (Blue-Green Alliance) or indigenous peoples — who seek to prevent disruption of traditional ways of life or to save ecological resources they depend on. A Blue-Green alliance describes an alliance between political parties and other organizations. ... The term indigenous people has no universal, standard or fixed definition, but can be used about any ethnic group who inhabit the geographic region with which they have the earliest historical connection. ...


Alliances often highlight strategic differences between participating in Parties and advancing the values of the Green Movement. For example, Greens became allied with centre-right parties to oust the centre-left ruling PRI party of Mexico. Ralph Nader, the 2000 presidential nominee of the US Greens, campaigned with ultra-conservative Catholic Pat Buchanan on joint issues such as farm policy and bans on corporate funding of election campaigns, although this "alliance" between Nader and Buchanan was very specifically limited to the purpose of showing that there was broad support for certain specific issues, across the political spectrum. “Greens” redirects here. ... The Institutional Revolutionary Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Institucional or PRI) held power in Mexico for more than 70 years. ... Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American attorney and political activist, who has promoted a wide range of issues, including consumer rights, feminism, humanitarianism, environmentalism and democratic government. ... Patrick Joseph Buchanan (born November 2, 1938) is an American politician, author, syndicated columnist, and broadcaster. ...


US Greens grew dramatically throughout 2001. However, stable coalitions (such as that in Germany) tend to be formed between elections with 'the left' on social issues, and 'the grassroots right' on such issues as irresponsible corporate subsidies and public ethics.


Recently, on 13 June 2007, the Irish Green Party / Comhaontas Glas agreed to go into a coalition government with Fianna Fáil, for the first time in their history. Fianna Fáil and the Green Party are joined by the Progressive Democrats in coalition and also enjoy the support of three independent members of parliament. is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Green Party (Irish: ) is a green political party in Ireland. ... Fianna Fáil - The Republican Party (Irish: ), commonly referred to as Fianna Fáil (IPA ; traditionally translated by the party into English as Soldiers of Destiny, though the actual meaning is Soldiers [Fianna] of Ireland[1]), is currently the largest political party in Ireland with 55,000 members. ... The Progressive Democrats (Irish An Páirtí Daonlathach, lit. ...


Specific Green Parties

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Africa Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa
Americas Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Puerto Rico, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, United States
Asia-Pacific Australia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Mongolia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Philippines, Polynesia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Vanuatu
Europe
(EGP, FYEG)
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium (Flanders and Brussels), Belgium (Wallonia and Brussels), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark (the Greens), Denmark (Socialist People's Party), England and Wales, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands (The Greens), Netherlands (GreenLeft), Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania (Ecologist Party), Romania (Green Party), Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Spain (Catalonia), Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine
Italic links indicate observers or non-members of the Global Greens.

The Federation of Green Parties of Africa is the organization of Green parties in Africa. ... The Federation of the Green Parties of the Americas is the organization of Green parties in North America and South America. ... The Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) Green Party was formed on 10 January 2005. ... The Asia-Pacific Green Network is a federation of national Green parties in countries in the Pacific Ocean and Asia, and is a member of the Global Greens. ... The European Federation of Green Parties is an umbrella organization of green parties in Europe. ... European Greens (or the European Green Party) is the name of the European Green Party, a political party at European level. ... The Federation of Young European Greens is the youth wing of the European Green Party. ... Groen! (English Green!) is the Flemish green party in Belgium. ... Ecolo (standing for Ecologistes Confédérés pour lorganisation de luttes originales) is a French-speaking Belgian green political party (Wallonia and Brussels). ... De Grønne is a Danish green party. ... The Socialist Peoples Party (Danish: Socialistisk Folkeparti, SF) is a Danish socialist and Green politicial party. ... The Green Party of Kosovo (Albanian: Partia e të Gjelbërve të Kosovës) is the green party in Kosovo, a Serbian province currently under UN administration. ... The Greens of Montenegro (Montenegrin: Zeleni Crna Gora) is the green party in Montenegro. ... De Groenen (The Greens) are a Dutch ecological party. ... GroenLinks (GL, English: GreenLeft) is a Dutch Green political party. ... The Green Party in Northern Ireland is a political party operating in Northern Ireland. ... The Ecologist Party of Romania (Partidul Ecologist din România) is a political party in Romania without parliamentary representation. ... The Green Party (Romanian: ), often shortened to The Greens (Verzii) is a Romanian political party centred on green politics. ... The Scottish Green Party (Pàrtaidh Uaine na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is the Green party of Scotland, and a full member of the European Federation of Green Parties. ... The Greens of Serbia (Serbian: ЗЕЛЕНИ Србије) is the green party in Serbia. ... Logo of the ICV Initiative for Catalonia - Greens (Iniciativa per Catalunya - Verds, ICV) is a political party in Catalonia, Spain. ... The Global Greens (or formally: the Global Green Network) are an organization of cooperating Green parties. ...

Green Parties in North America and Oceania

In most North America and Oceania, Green Parties face electoral systems that have traditionally disadvantaged smaller parties. Nevertheless, they have achieved national or state Parliamentary representation in Australia (in the Australian Senate and in the legislatures of five states and one Territory). Greens have representative positions in local government across New Zealand, Australia (where a number of local government authorities are controlled by Green councilors) and (as mentioned above) in the United States. Australian Senate chamber Entrance to the Senate The Senate is the upper of the two houses of the Parliament of Australia. ...


Two provinces of Canada, British Columbia and Ontario, have strong provincial Green Parties. The Green Party of Canada is currently growing - it received 4.3% of the popular vote in the 2004 federal election and its support and influence continues to rise, largely due to new Canadian laws that are more favourable to the growth and funding of smaller parties (political parties get $1.75 per vote per year as long as they achieve minimum 2% of the popular vote). Its support solidified in the 2006 federal election when it captured 4.5% of the popular vote. Polls conducted in February 2007 placed support for the federal Green Party as high as 13%. Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... The Green Party of Canada is a Canadian federal political party founded in 1983. ...


In the United States, At least 226 Green Party members hold elected positions at the local level as of June 2007, including 55 in California (according to [1]). In United States politics, the Green Party has been active as a third party since the 1980s. ...


Proportional representation has strengthened the position of the Australian Greens and the Green Party of New Zealand and enabled them to participate directly in legislatures and policy-making committees. In countries following British-style 'first past the post' electoral rules, Green Parties face barriers to gaining federal or provincial/regional/state seats. As of the end of 2002, there were no Greens in the elected houses of the national legislatures of the United States or Canada. Accordingly, in these countries, Green Parties focus on Electoral reform. Proportional representation (sometimes referred to as full representation, or PR), is a category of electoral formula aiming at a close match between the percentage of votes that groups of candidates (grouped by a certain measure) obtain in elections and the percentage of seats they receive (usually in legislative assemblies). ... The Australian Greens, commonly known as The Greens, is a Green Australian political party. ... Wikinews has related news: Greens Party refines Buy Kiwi Made scheme The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand is a political party in the New Zealand parliament. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Electoral reform projects seek to change the way that public desires are reflected in elections through electoral systems. ...


Green Parties in Europe

The first green parties were founded in Europe in the 1980s, following the rise of environmental awareness and the development of new social movements in the 1970s. One of the strongest Green parties in Europe is the Alliance '90/The Greens, which founded in 1980. This party has played an important role in the formation of national-level Green parties in other countries such as Spain. The historic Blue Marble photograph, which helped bring environmentalism to the public eye. ... The term new social movements (NSM) refers to a plethora of social movements that have come up in various western societies roughly since the mid-1960s (i. ... The Alliance 90/The Greens (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), the German Green party, is a political party in Germany whose regional predecessors were founded in the late 1970s as part of the new social movements. ... The Confederation of The Greens (Spanish: Confederación de Los Verdes; frequently simply Los Verdes, The Greens) is the Green party in Spain. ...


In 2004 the European Green Party (EGP) was founded, it is a pan-European party that unites most European Green parties. The Greens are a relatively small party in the European parliament with only 34 seats (out of 732). More than a third of these MEPs come from Germany. It has a long standing alliance with the European Free Alliance (EFA), an alliance of "stateless nations", such as the Welsh nationalist Plaid Cymru. Together with three independents EFA-EGP have 42 seats and they are the fourth largest party in the European Parliament. European Greens (or the European Green Party) is the name of the European Green Party, a political party at European level. ... The European Free Alliance (EFA) is a grouping of various political parties in Europe who believe in either full political independence (statehood), or some form of devolution or self-government for their country or region. ... Plaid Cymru (IPA:; English: ; often referred to simply as Plaid) is a political party in Wales. ...


While on many issues European Greens practice the same policies, one issue divides European Green parties: the European Union. Some Green parties, like the Dutch GreenLeft, the Swiss Green party, the Irish Green Party/Comhaontas Glas and the German Alliance '90/The Greens, are Pro-European, the Green parties in Sweden and England and Wales are Eurosceptic. GroenLinks (GL, English: GreenLeft) is a Dutch Green political party. ... The Green Party of Switzerland (Grüne Partei der Schweiz / Les verts - Parti écologiste suisse) is the fifth-largest party in the National Council of Switzerland (the largest not represented on the Federal Council). ... The Green Party/Comhaontas Glas) was founded as the Ecology Party of Ireland in 1981. ... Pro-European is a subjective term applied to a person who supports the European Union (EU) and/or further European integration, specifically in the context of political argument over the current and future status of the EU and its policies. ... Euroscepticism (a portmanteau of European and scepticism) has become a general term for opposition to the process of European integration. ...


Some Green parties have been part of governing coalitions. The first one was the Finnish Green League that entered government in 1995. The Italian Federation of the Greens, the French Greens, the German Alliance '90/The Greens and both Belgian Green parties, the French-speaking Ecolo and the Dutch-speaking Agalev were part of government during the late 1990s. Most successful was the Latvian Green party, who supplied the Prime Minister of Latvia in 2004. The Swedish Green party was a long term supporter of the social-democratic minority government until the election 2006 when the social-democratic party lost. Recently, on 13 June 2007, the Irish Green Party / Comhaontas Glas agreed to enter coalition government. The Green League (Finnish: Vihreä liitto, Swedish: Gröna förbundet), is a green political party in Finland. ... The Federation of the Greens (Federazione dei Verdi, or just Verdi) is the Italian Green Party. ... Les Verts (or The Greens) are an ecologist political party to the left of the political spectrum in France. ... Ecolo (standing for Ecologistes Confédérés pour lorganisation de luttes originales) is a French-speaking Belgian green political party (Wallonia and Brussels). ... Green! (Groen!) is the Flemish green party in Belgium. ... The Latvian Green Party (Latvian: Latvijas Zaļā partija) is a political party in Latvia. ... The Prime Minister of Latvia is the most powerful member of the Latvian government, and presides over the Latvian cabinet. ... is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Green Party (Irish: ) is a green political party in Ireland. ...


In Scandinavia, left-wing socialist parties have formed the Nordic Green Left Alliance. These parties have the same ideals as European Greens. However, they do not cooperate with the Global Greens or European Greens, but instead form a combined parliamentary group with the Party of the European Left, which unites communists and post-communists. There is one exception, in 2004 the MEP for Danish Socialist People's Party has left the Nordic Green Left parliamentary group and has joined the Green parliamentary group in the European parliament. The Socialist People's Party is currently an observer at the European Green Party and the Global Greens. In the Estonia 2007 parliamentary elections, the Estonian Green Party won 7 percent of the vote, and a mandate for six seats in the country's parliament, the Riigikogu. The Nordic Green Left Alliance (NGLA) is a green and socialist political party at the European level founded in Reykjavík on February 1, 2004. ... The European Left party is a political party at European level and an association of socialist and communist political parties in the European Union. ... The Socialist Peoples Party (Danish: Socialistisk Folkeparti, SF) is a Danish socialist and Green politicial party. ... European Greens (or the European Green Party) is the name of the European Green Party, a political party at European level. ... The Global Greens (or formally: the Global Green Network) are an organization of cooperating Green parties. ... The Riigikogu (from riigi-, of the state, and kogu, assembly) is the parliament of Estonia. ...


In some countries Greens have been unable to win any representation in the national parliament. Three reasons can be found for this. It includes countries with a first past the post electoral system, such as the United Kingdom (although the Scottish Green Party has had success in the devolved Scottish Parliament). In countries where a party with similar ideals is stronger, such as Norway and Denmark, Green parties tend to perform worse. In some Eastern European countries, like Romania and Poland, Green parties are still in the process of formation and have therefore not gained enough support. The Green Party of Bulgaria is a part of the ruling left-wing Coalition for Bulgaria. It has no parliamentary representation but it does supply one Deputy Minister in the government of Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev. The Scottish Green Party (Pàrtaidh Uaine na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is the Green party of Scotland, and a full member of the European Federation of Green Parties. ... Eastern Europe is the eastern region of Europe variably defined. ... The Green Party of Bulgaria (Zelena Partija na Balgarija) is a political party in Bulgaria. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition... The Coalition for Bulgaria (Koalicija za Balgarija) is a alliance in Bulgaria, led by the Bulgarian Socialist Party. ... A prime minister is the most senior minister of a cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. ... Sergey Dmitrievich Stanishev (Bulgarian: Сергей Станишев) (born May 5, 1966), Bulgarian politician, is Chairman of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP). ...


The European Green Party has worked to support weak Green Parties in European countries. Until recently, they were giving support to Green Parties in the Mediterranean countries. These Green Parties are now making electoral gains, e.g. in Spain and Republic of Cyprus, or getting organized to do so, e.g. in Greece and Malta. Therefore the EGP is now turning its attention to Eastern Europe -- all these countries have Green Parties, but in materially-poor Eastern Europe the success of Green Parties is very patchy.[1][2] European Greens (or the European Green Party) is the name of the European Green Party, a political party at European level. ...


Green Parties in the developing world

Green Parties in the developing world are often organized with help from those in other nations. As of 2002, most notably in Africa.[3][4] Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Other than hosting the first Afghanistan peace conference as part of the German government, Green Parties in the developed world have made few concrete moves to spread their values using the diplomatic channels. This is usually seen as one of the responsibilities of the Green Movement — allowing parties concentrate on their voters. However, the leader of the Kenyan Green Party, Wangari Maathai recently won the Nobel Peace Prize, enhancing the image of Green parties across the third world. “Greens” redirects here. ... Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai born April 1, 1940 in Ihithe village, Tetu division, Nyeri District of Kenya is an environmental and political activist. ... Lester B. Pearson after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize Image:Nobel-medal. ...


In the greater Middle East region, a few Green political parties have been created, such as the Green Party of Pakistan since 2002, Green Party of Iran and the Green Party of Saudi Arabia, but many of these Green political parties are underground organizations due to the fact that they often conflict with Islamic law. A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Green Party of Pakistan is a Green party for the country of Pakistan, proposed first in 1998 [1] and founded on 13 July 2004 [2]. Categories: Politics stubs | Green political parties ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Green Party of Iran (Hezb-e-sabz Hayeh Iran) is a political party in Iran. ... The Green Party of Saudi Arabia (or Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Green Party) is a clandestine political organization in Saudi Arabia, created in 2001. ... A political party is a political organization subscribing to a certain ideology or formed around very special issues. ... Look up Underground in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Alternative meaning: Organisation (band). ... Sharia (Arabic شريعة also Sharia, Shariah or Syariah) is traditional Islamic law. ...


See also

This list of Green party issues aims at giving an overview on Green parties and their concerns. ... Green politics or Green ideology is the ideology of the Green Parties, mainly informed by environmentalism, ecosophy and sustainable economics and aimed at developing a sustainable society. ... “Greens” redirects here. ...

External links

Global lists and websites

Green Party newsletters

  • World Green Press Review
  • European Federation newsletter
  • Submitted text about Green Parties in Europe
  • Virtual Community of Green Parties
  • Digest of Press Stories
  • Wider digest of Press Stories
  • Green Pages, internal newsletter of US Green Party
  • Synthesis/Regeneration
  • Newsletter by Ukraine Green Party
  • South Korea NGO, Green Korea
  • globalgreens.org, discussion, news
  • The Green Party review
  • The Green Party of Northern Ireland
  • E-Newsletter of the Green Party of Maricopa County, Arizona, USA.

References

  1. ^ http://greenparty.org.uk/international/international/81/gewd.htm Text about the Green East-West Dialogue
  2. ^ http://www.europeangreens.org/peopleandparties/networks/gewd.html The Green East-West Dialogue
  3. ^ http://europeangreens.org/news/update/updapril2002.html Crisis of Growth?
  4. ^ http://global.greens.org.au/charter/africanamericaprotocol.html Agreement between the African and American Federations
  • Global Greens web site
  • History links by Global Greens Network
  • Green Party History PBS
  • greens index
  • About Green Party of the United States
  • Green Party History from New Zealand
  • California Green Archives

Defunct web pages

  • http://www.greenparty.on.ca/history.shtml (archive copy 2003-02-25)
  • http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/~oliver/bg/history.html (archive copy 2004-04-06)

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Greens emphasize decentralization and local autonomy, in keeping with the Green commitment to non-hierarchical participatory democracy, so it is perhaps not surprising that the strength of the Green Party does not derive from a central national organization.
Green and Growing's 158 signatories declared that "We think it essential to build a vigorous presidential campaign," citing as their chief reasons the need to gain ballot access for the Green Party, to define the Greens as an independent party, and the failures of the Democrats on issues of foreign and domestic policy.
In the 2004 presidential election, the candidate of the Green Party of the United States for President was lawyer David Cobb of Texas, and its candidate for vice-president was labor activist Pat LaMarche of Maine.
Green politics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (994 words)
Basic statements of Green political values include the Four Pillars of the Green Party originally adopted by the European Greens, the Ten Key Values of the Global Greens adopted by most English-speaking Greens in the 1990s, and the six core Green principles accepted in 2001.
Greens often refer to productivism, consumerism and scientism as examples of "grey" views, which implies age, ashphalt and obsolete ideas of human social organization, including globalization of economic relations.
Green politics is usually said to include the green anarchism, eco-anarchism, anti-nuclear and peace movements - although these often claim not to be aligned with any party.
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