CLIMATE WORKING GROUP
The Climate Working Group has been established form the success of the COP26WG to coordinate Global Green activities for international climate meetings.
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Co-Convenor of COP26 Working Group.
ANNE MARIE BIHIRABAKE
Co-Convenor of COP26 Working Group.
GEORGE MAHINDA KINYANJUI
GGC representative for COP26 Working Group.
Coordination Team Member
For many Greens around the world, the 26th United Climate Change Conference (COP26), which is scheduled to take place from 1st-12th November in Glasgow, UK, is our ‘last chance’ COP. The year 2020 was a year of unprecedented climate events, and COVID-19 has catalysed growing inequalities in our societies – we see this as a crucial moment to mobilise Greens to rally around COP26 for #ClimateJustice.
The Global Greens COP26 Working Group was established in November 2020 to coordinate Global Green activities in the lead up to COP26. The Working Group brings together Greens from across all 4 regional Federations (Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific & Europe) and meets monthly to discuss and coordinate Global Green priorities for COP26. There is also a Coordination Team working on event planning and external communications to assist with driving activities forward. Please consult our activities calendar for news on upcoming events.
The strategy of the group focuses on showcasing bold and ambitious green policies to tackle climate change, and to meet the requirements set out in the Paris Agreement. The group also focuses on highlighting positive narratives of green parliamentarians around the world and establishing Global Green parties as political leaders to advance legislative agendas to address climate change.
Some upcoming events planned include (more detail coming soon):
- Panel – Green Perspectives on Biden Climate Leaders Summit – April
- Event – The Green 7 (7 Green Ministers – an alternative to the G7 Summit event) – June
- Workshop – World Environment Day / World Oceans Day – June
- Webinar – Equality/Youth/Global South related – Sept
- Webinar – Mobilising at COP26 and beyond (planning/coordinating at COP26 and online) – Oct
Local Party Twinning
Welcome to the Local Party Twinning programme
What is Twinning?
Twinning is when a Green parties at a local level (municipality, town or district) link with a Green party of an equivalent level in another country for the purposes of friendship, learning and support.
Whenever and wherever in the world one joins a Green Party, one becomes part of a global network of fellow green members & supporters – and twinning is one way to reflect this in our local party activities and promotions.
Twinning enables the local level of Green parties to have a direct experience of the global dimension of Green politics. We do this through friendships and direct mutual support.
The decision to twin with another local Green party is entirely up to the parties themselves. The Global Greens organisation faciiltates the process.
Look at the information about other parties currently present and pick out one that you’d like to Twin with.
Submit information about your local party in the form below.
The Global Greens secretariat will assist in setting up the twinning relationship between the parties
- Each party has its own Twinning Co-ordinator(s) to develop the twinning locally.
- Organise several meet-ups per year, these can be online or in-person interactions determined by the twinning partners.
- Local parties can twin with as many different local parties as they wish.
- The Twinning Co-ordinators will be welcome to join a dedicated Facebook group to encourage feedback and sharing about the twinning programme.
Apply for a Twin
The application process is designed to make it easy and support local parties apply for a twinning partner. It isn’t an assessment on whether or not you will be accepted – every local party is welcome to become a twin.
Start the application below.
Current Twinning Partnerships include
- Pinellas County Green Party (Florida, USA) with North Devon Green Party (England)
- Baltimore City Green Party (Maryland, USA) with Manchester Green Party (England)
Contact the Global Greens Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any member is welcome in any capacity! If you would like to subscribe to the mailing list for updates (including meeting dates and updates), see above!
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