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The Green Party
The Green Party
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The Green Party

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  • 1. The Green Party <ul><li>An Introduction </li></ul>
  • 2. 1. A Potted History
  • 3. www.globalgreens.org
  • 4. A Potted History <ul><li>1972: United Tasmania Group </li></ul><ul><li>1975: The Ecology Party </li></ul><ul><li>1985: Becomes the Green Party </li></ul>
  • 5. Realos vs. Fundis <ul><li>Some members (realos) wanted to professionalise the party. </li></ul><ul><li>Others (fundis) wanted to keep to the fundamentals. </li></ul><ul><li>The name of the debate is from Germany. </li></ul>
  • 6. Regrouping <ul><li>1999: Won two seats in the European Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>2000: Won three seats in the London Assembly </li></ul>
  • 7. Scotland <ul><li>Amicable split in 1990 </li></ul><ul><li>1999: Won a seat in the Scottish Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>2003: Increased to seven seats </li></ul><ul><li>2007: Gained eight councillors, but lost five MSPs </li></ul>
  • 8. 2. The Basic party Structures
  • 9. &nbsp;
  • 10. democracy <ul><li>Based on direct democracy </li></ul><ul><li>Most officer elections are by postal ballot. </li></ul>
  • 11. &amp;quot;I was thinking what I might say in my speech and journalists were asking &apos;what new policy announcements are you going to make?&apos; The point is it&apos;s not for the leader of the Green Party to suddenly come out with a new policy announcement. Policy is something which is much more grassroots. An inclusive process that comes from the local parties.&amp;quot; Caroline Lucas, from an interview with Total Politics magazine.
  • 12. The International level <ul><li>Green Co-ordination existed at European level </li></ul><ul><li>Changed to the European Green Party </li></ul>
  • 13. EGP Member EGP Observer
  • 14. Global Greens <ul><li>Meets every four years </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes co-operation beyond continental level </li></ul>
  • 15. 3. Core principles
  • 16. global greens charter <ul><li>Ecological wisdom </li></ul><ul><li>Social justice </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory democracy </li></ul><ul><li>Non-violence </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Respect for diversity </li></ul>
  • 17. ecological wisdom <ul><li>Respect the values of all life-forms </li></ul><ul><li>Humans are part of nature </li></ul><ul><li>Respect indigenous wisdom </li></ul><ul><li>Live within the planet’s limits </li></ul><ul><li>Use the precautionary principle </li></ul>
  • 18. Social justice <ul><li>Promote an equitable global economy </li></ul><ul><li>Lift the debt-burden </li></ul><ul><li>Eradicate poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Non-discriminatory view of citizenship </li></ul>
  • 19. Participatory democracy <ul><li>Directly participate in decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Apply subsidiarity </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt proportional representation </li></ul>
  • 20. Non-violence <ul><li>Avoid security based on violent conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Remove the causes of conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Pursue disarmament </li></ul>
  • 21. Sustainability <ul><li>Fairly distribute resources </li></ul><ul><li>Redefine “wealth” </li></ul><ul><li>‘Ethic of sustainability’ </li></ul>
  • 22. respect for diversity <ul><li>As written above </li></ul>
  • 23. Global Greens Charter <ul><li>2001: Global Greens Charter agreed upon </li></ul><ul><li>Very diverse group of parties </li></ul>

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