Bring Cochabamba to the Green Party conference
Apologies if you are not a member of the Green Party of England and Wales, this is a bit of internal business. The following motion for our conference in Birmingham could fall off the agenda....if you haven't done so, so far if you are a member please use the priorisation ballot to support it so that it can be discussed! Deadline is this thursday!
If you don't know how this process works have a look at this advice from the Green Party HQ, which is obviously neutral and not pushing particular motions:
This special email from the Green Party has one purpose - to encourage you to have your say on what conference (the party's supreme decision-making body) will be debating in Birmingham in September.
There are lots of items on its agenda, so there won't be time for all to be considered.
That's where the prioritisation ballot comes in. If you read the first agenda (PDF) you can identify the motions you favour, then simply and easily vote online in the balllot to help ensure they are considered. The ballot closes on THURSDAY at midnight.
The agenda is on the members' website - if you need the user name and password please email me.
Natalie Bennett, Green Party internal communications coordinator
D54. World People’s
Conference on Climate
Proposed by: Nigel Rolland (**),
Trevor Clarke, Mike Smee, Jean
Smee, + 3 others.
Green Party Conference supports
the initiative taken by the organisers
of the first World People’s
Conference on Climate Change and
the Rights of Mother Earth which
took place in Cochabamba, Bolivia
between April 19th and 22nd, 2010.
Green Party Conference notes the
failure of the UN Copenhagen
conference to provide an inclusive
and transparent forum to address
the growing concerns about the
causes and effects of Global Climate
The Copenhagen Conference for
example excluded the climate
change lobby such as Friends of the
Earth International and other
organisations from many official
governmental meetings while the
corporate lobby were admitted.
The Cochabamba Conference in
contrast was a people-driven
process in the spirit of the World
Social Forums in which the
corporate lobby were the outsiders.
Green Party Conference notes that
while the Green Party of England
and Wales didnot participate directly
in the first World People’s
Conference on Climate Change, the
principles and aims of the
Cochabamba Conference were
mainly in accord with the philosophy
of the Green Party of England and
Green Party Conference agrees that
the Green party of England and
Wales will pro actively support and
participate in a future World People’s
Conference on Climate Change by
making provisions for Green party of
England and Wales members to
participate directly through
organising regional; events with
video and audio links and
encouraging our sister Green Parties
in Europe to also participate in a
future World People’s Conference on