PARLIAMENTARIAN ASSOCIATION

The Parliamentarian Network is an opportunity for the over 400+ Green Members of Parliament from around the world to connect, support and celebrate with their colleagues globally! 

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KEY PEOPLE

Elizabeth May
Convenor of Parliamentary Association. Canadian politician who served as leader of the Green Party of Canada from 2006 to 2019 and has been a Member of Parliament for Saanich—Gulf Islands since 2011.
Adam Bandt
Leader of the Australian Greens and Federal Member for Melbourne.
Frank Habineza
Leader of the Rwandan Greens and first Opposition Member to successfully contest elections in Rwanda.

KEY STATEMENTS

COP21 Paris 2015
GGPA Inaugural Meeting, December 2015
Urgent Action Must Follow Paris Agreement: Statement by Green Members of Parliament
The Paris Agreement must be followed immediately by urgent action in emission reductions if the world is to avert dangerous climate change, said Green members of parliament on the conclusion of the UN climate change today.
Paris Agreement 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.
COP23 Bonn 2017
23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, November 2017.

PURPOSE

The GGPA is composed of elected members of legislatures to work collaboratively together as one network in pursuit of the following objectives:

  1. To be active, in a coordinated manner, in our parliaments on issues of identified global concern, in order to influence the governments of our countries, and the public whom we represent, to the goals specifically identified by the Global Greens;  
  2. To develop a mutually-reinforcing and mutually-supportive network of MPs, as individuals, to help us each to become most effective in our parliamentary action, and realise our potential as movers of positive global change;
  3. To achieve positive change for Green goals at the global and regional levels through the strengthening of international institutions, including more parliamentarian representation and decision-making influence in those bodies.

Background

There are currently more than 400 Green parliamentarians in approximately 25 national level parliaments around the world. There are many more parliamentarians in local, regional and state level parliaments.

The Global Greens Parliamentarian Association provides a simple and efficient way for these decision-makers to know about each other’s work and communicate about issues of interest. 

Parliamentarians have a day-to-day need to stay in touch with Green colleagues about policy responses. There are also many issues where a multi-nation alliance of parliamentarians can bring attention and depth to an issue in a national parliament or an international institution.

Also, while Green parliamentarians are growing in number every year, there remain important parts of the world where there are few Green decision-makers. In order for the Global Greens family to win many of the big issues globally, we must see more Greens elected in the emerging economies of the world. A Green Parliamentarians Association provides support and guidance to Green candidates in emerging economies.

green representation around the world