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Global Greens book launch as Greens reach 30

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21 March 2002

Global Greens Book Launch as Greens Reach 30

Greens Senator Bob Brown will launch The Global Greens. Inspiration, ideas and insights from the Rio+10 International Workshop and Global Greens 2001 in Canberra today.

In April last year, 800 Greens from 70 countries met in Canberra for the first ever Global Greens conference. It was preceded by the Global Young Greens meeting in Sydney and the Rio+10 International Workshop, a preparatory meeting for the Earth Summit in Johannesburg in September 2002.

The Global Greens is the truly inspiring collection of papers from these conferences, with more than 40 contributors from around the world.

Next Saturday, 23 March, is the 30th anniversary of the founding of the world’s first Green party - the United Tasmania Group in Tasmania. Thirty years on, Green parties have sprung up independently in over 70 countries; Greens are represented in local, state and national parliaments; and are part of governing coalitions or hold the balance of power in several countries including France, Belgium, Germany, Burkino Faso, New Zealand and Sweden.

Since the Global Greens conference, Green parties have formed in Papua New Guinea and South Korea.

“The three days of the Global Greens conference are helping shape Green politics and so world politics for the whole of this century”, said Senator Brown.

Launch Details

When 5.30 pm, Thursday 21 March Where Smith’s Bookshop, 76 Alinga St, Canberra City

Category: Senate Office Author: Ben Oquist