Global Greens

Global Greens
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Countries in which Global Green member parties are part of a coalition government (dark green) or are represented in national legislature (light green). Countries with a Global Green member party that is not represented in the national legislature are in yellow.
Abbreviation GG
Formation 12 April 2001 (2001-04-12)
Type International nongovernmental organization
Legal status Association
Purpose World network of green political parties and organizations
Headquarters Rue Wiertz 31, 1050 Brussels, Belgium[1]
Region served
91 parties[2]
Keli Yan[3]
Main organ
Global Greens Congress
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The Global Greens is an international network of Green parties and political movements that works to implement the Global Greens Charter.

As of November 2013 the network had 91 full member parties and 19 observers and associate parties.[2]

Global Greens Charter

The Charter of the Global Greens professes "core values" of ecological wisdom, social justice, participatory democracy, nonviolence, sustainability and respect for diversity. Priorities include "reforming the dominant economic model, tackling climate change, ending the hunger crisis, promoting vibrant democracy, working for peace, protecting biodiversity."[4]

Global Greens Congress

The Global Greens were founded in 2001 in Canberra, Australia at the First Global Greens Congress, where the Global Greens Charter was approved.[5] The Second Global Greens Congress was held in 2008 in São Paulo, Brazil. The Third Global Greens Congress was held in Dakar, Senegal in 2012. The Fourth Global Green Congress was held in Liverpool in spring 2017.

Global Greens Coordination

The Global Greens has a 12-member steering committee called the Global Greens Coordination.[6]


The Global Greens are organised into four federations across the world:

Member parties

Member parties in the Americas

Affiliated members in North, Central and South America form the Federation of the Green Parties of the Americas.

Country Name National/Federal Government State/Municipal Government Notes
 ArgentinaIniciativa Verdeunknownunknown
 BoliviaPartido Verde de Boliviaunknownunknown
 BrazilPartido Verde do BrasilindependentThe party is represented in several states coalition 2003–2008
 CanadaGreen Party of Canada/Parti vert du CanadaThe party has one MP in Federal Parliament, sitting in oppositionThe party has representation in BC, NB, ON, and PE provincial legislatures. The party has one seat in Vancouver City Council. There is also a Green representative on the Calgary City Council.Allied with the governing NDP in BC
 ChilePartido Ecologistain oppositionTwo seats on regional boards.One seat in the Chamber of Deputies as part of the Broad Front coalition.
 ColombiaAlianza VerdeindependentSenators 5/102, Representatives (National Lower House) 6/166, Regional Governors 3/32, Regional Deputy 23/418, Municipal Mayors 49/1102
 MexicoPartido Ecologista Verde de MéxicoJunior party in coalition cabinetManuel Velasco Coello, a green, is governor of Chiapas with the support of PRIThe party is criticized for its support of the death penalty, and alleged corruption.[7]
 PeruPartido Ecologista Alternative Verde del Peruunknownunknown
 United StatesGreen Party of the United StatesExtraparliamentary oppositionThe party has representation in the Maine State Legislature. There is representation on the Minneapolis, Laredo, Madison, Pacifica, and Carbondale city councils.The party used to be represented in the CA and AR State Legislatures.
 VenezuelaMovimiento Ecológico de VenezuelaExtraparliamentary oppositionunknown

Member parties in Asia and Oceania

Affiliated members in Asia, Pacific and Oceania form the Asia-Pacific Green Network.

Country Name National/Federal Government State/Municipal Government Notes
 AustraliaAustralian Greensin oppositionin coalition in A.C.T., represented in most states and territoriesin coalition in Tasmania 2010–14
 Republic of China (Taiwan)Green Party TaiwanExtraparliamentary oppositionRepresented in Taoyuan and Hsinchu County[8]
 Hong KongGreen Party Hong Kongunknownunknown
 IndiaUttarakhand Parivartan PartyExtraparliamentary opposition in the Indian state of Uttarakhandunknown
 JapanGreens JapanExtraparliamentary oppositionKazumi Inamura, a green, is mayor of Amagasaki
 MongoliaMongolian Green PartyExtraparliamentary oppositionunknown
 MongoliaCivil Will-Green PartyExtraparliamentary oppositionunknownin coalition 2012–16
   NepalGreen Civil Societyunknown
 PakistanGreen Party of Pakistanunknownunknown
 Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea GreensExtraparliamentary Oppositionunknown
 PhilippinesGreen Party of the Philippines (Partido Kalikasan)unknownunknown
 South KoreaGreen Party of KoreaExtraparliamentary oppositionunknown
 New ZealandGreen Party of Aotearoa New Zealand8 MPs[9] sitting in governmentThe party endorsed current mayors of Auckland Phil Goff and Wellington Justin Lester and is represented on Auckland and Wellington city councils.

Member parties in Africa

Affiliated parties in Africa form the Federation of Green Parties of Africa.

Country Name National/Federal Government State/Municipal Government Notes
 AngolaPartido Nacional Ecológico de Angolaunknownunknown
 BeninLes Verts du Beninin oppositionunknown
 Burkina FasoParti Ecologiste pour le Développement du Burkinaunknownunknown
 Burkina FasoRally of the Ecologists of Burkinaunknownunknown
 BurundiBurundi Green Movementunknownunknown
 Central African RepublicMouvement des Verts de Centrafiqueunknownunknown
 ChadUnion des Ecologistes Tchadiens - LES VERTSunknownunknown
 Democratic Republic of the CongoRassemblement des écologistes congolaisExtraparliamentary OppositionunknownRepresented in parliament 2006–2011
 EgyptEgyptian Greensunknownunknown
 GabonParti Vert Gabonais/Gabon Green Partyunknownunknown
 GhanaGhana Green Movementunknownunknown
 GuineaParti des Ecologistes Guineensunknownunknown
 Ivory CoastParti Ecologique Ivoirienunknownunknown
 KenyaMazingira Green Partyin oppositionunknown
 MadagascarMadagascar Green Partyunknownunknown
 MaliParti Ecologiste du Maliunknownunknown
 MauritiusLes Verts FraternelsExtraparliamentary oppositionunknownIn coalition between 2005 and 2010.
 MoroccoLes Vertsunknownunknown
 MozambiqueEcological Party of MozambiqueExtraparliamentary oppositionExtraparliamentary opposition
 NigerRassemblement pour un Sahel Vertunknownunknown
 NigeriaGreen Party of Nigeriaunknownunknown
 RwandaDemocratic Green Party of Rwandaunknownunknown
 SenegalLes VertsExtraparliamentary oppositionunknownRepresented in parliament between 2007 and 2012
 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone Green Partyunknownunknown
 SomaliaDemocratic Green Party of Somaliaunknownunknown
 South AfricaSouth African Green Allianceunknownunknown
 TogoAfrique Togo Ecologieunknownunknown
 TunisiaTunisie VerteExtraparliamentary oppositionunknown
 UgandaEcological Party of Ugandaunknownunknown
 ZambiaNational Revolution Green Party Zambiaunknownunknown

Member parties in Europe

Affiliated members in Europe form the European Green Party.

Country Name National/Federal Government State/Municipal Government European Parliament Notes
 AlbaniaGreen Party of Albaniain oppositionin opposition 34 local councillors, 8 in urban municipalities and 26 in rural municipalities[10]Not an EU member
 AndorraPartit Verds d'Andorrain oppositionThe party hasn't participated in recent local electionsNot an EU member
 AustriaDie GrünenExtraparliamentary oppositionin coalition in Upper Austria, Carinthia, Tyrol, Salzburg, Vorarlberg and Viennain opposition
 BelgiumEcoloin oppositionin opposition in Wallonia and Brussels-Capital Regionin oppositionForm one Parliamentary group in the Federal Parliament
 BelgiumGroenin oppositionin opposition in Flandersin opposition
 BulgariaZelena PartijaExtraparliamentary oppositionunknownExtraparliamentary opposition
 CyprusCyprus Green Partyin oppositionunknownExtraparliamentary opposition
 Czech RepublicStrana zelenýchExtraparliamentary oppositionunknownExtraparliamentary oppositionIn coalition 2006–2010
 EstoniaEstonian Greensin oppositionunknownExtraparliamentary opposition
 FinlandVihreät/De Grönain oppositionRepresented in several municipalities. It has the second largest group of councillors in Helsinkiin oppositionin coalition 1995–2003, 2007–2014
 FranceEurope Écologie–Les Vertsin oppositionSenior coalition partner in Grenoble. Also in coalition in Occitanie, Nouvelle Aquitaine, Centre-Val de Loire and Paris, Lille, Nantes, Strasbourg, oppositionin coalition 1997–2002, 2012–14, represented in parliament 1997-2017
 GeorgiaSakartvelo’s Mtsvaneta Partia/Green Party of GeorgiaunknownunknownNot an EU member
 GermanyBündnis '90/Die Grünenin oppositionSenior coalition partner in the Landtag of Baden-Württemberg, also junior coalition party in 10 of 16 states. Senior coalition partner in the cities of Stuttgart, Darmstadt, Freiburg im Breisgau and Heidelbergin oppositionin coalition 1998–2005
 GreeceEcologoi Prasinoi/Ecologist GreensJunior party in coalition cabinetRepresented in most Regional parliamentsExtraparliamentary opposition
 HungaryLehet Más a Politika8 MPs sitting in opposition54 seats in local city councilsin opposition
 United Kingdom (NI)
Green Party/Comhaontas Glas2 TDs, sitting in opposition.2 MLA, 12 councillors in ROI local government, 4 in NI local governmentExtraparliamentary oppositionIn coalition in ROI 2007–2011
 ItalyFederazione dei Verdi2 Senators elected as M5S, sitting in oppositionThe party has one regional councilor in Campania participating in the coalitionExtraparliamentary oppositionin coalition 1996–2001
 ItalyVerdi–Grüne–VërcOne deputy, sitting in oppositionThe party has 3 members in the Landtag of South Tyrol.Extraparliamentary oppositionPart of the Federazione dei Verdi before 2013
 LatviaLatvijas Zala Partija/Latvia Green PartyJunior party in coalition cabinetRepresented in several city councils, most notably in rural areas.Extraparliamentary oppositionPrime minister (2004) and since 2016, in coalition 2002–11 and since 2014
 LuxembourgDéi GréngJunior party in coalition cabinetRoberto Traversini, a green, is mayor of Differdangein opposition
 MacedoniaDemokratska Obnova na Makedonija2 seats in the Assembly of the Republic of MacedoniaunknownNot an EU member
 MaltaAlternattiva DemokratikaExtraparliamentary oppositionOne green councillor in Ħ'Attard[11]Extraparliamentary opposition
 MoldovaPartidul Ecologist "Alianța Verde" din MoldovaunknownunknownNot an EU member
 NetherlandsDe GroenenExtraparliamentary opposition1/26 seats in Water board Amstel, Gooi en VechtExtraparliamentary opposition
 NetherlandsGroenLinks14/150 seats in the House of Representatives, 4/75 seats in the SenateJunior coalition partner in Noord-Holland and Zeeland. It is represented in most municipalities, and has the largest group of councillors in opposition
 NorwayMiljøpartiet De GrønneOne MP sitting in oppositionIn coalition in Oslo and Trondheim, represented in other big citiesin opposition
 PolandPartia ZieloniExtraparliamentary oppositionRepresented in the regional parliaments of Silesia and West Pomerania, and the city councils of Warsaw and OpoleExtraparliamentary opposition
 PortugalPartido Ecologista Os VerdesSupporting the Socialist minority governmentin coalition in some municipalities (with Portuguese Communist Party)Extraparliamentary opposition
 RomaniaGreen Party of RomaniaExtraparliamentary oppositionunknownExtraparliamentary opposition
 RussiaZelenaya Alternativa (GROZA)unknownunknownNot an EU member
 SlovakiaStrana ZelenýchExtraparliamentary oppositionunknownExtraparliamentary oppositionRepresented in parliament between 1990 and 2002
 SloveniaStranka mladih Slovenije/Youth Party of SloveniaExtraparliamentary oppositionunknownExtraparliamentary opposition
 SpainIniciativa per Catalunya Verds3 deputies elected under the banner En Comú PodemIn coalition in Barcelonain opposition
 SpainEquo3 deputies elected under the banner of Unidos PodemosIn coalition in Madrid, Zaragoza, Valencia, A Coruña, Santiago de Compostelain opposition
 SwedenMiljöpartiet de GrönaJunior party in coalition cabinetRepresented in several municipalities, especially in urban opposition
  SwitzerlandGreen Party of Switzerlandin oppositionJunior party in coalition cabinet in 7 cantons. Also in coalition in Bern, Geneva, Zurich, or Basel-City.Not an EU member
 UkrainePartija Zelenych Ukrajiny/Party of Greens of UkraineExtraparliamentary oppositionunknownNot an EU member
 United Kingdom (England and Wales)Green Party of England and WalesThe party is represented in parliament by one MP and one life peerThe party is in coalition in Stroud, and has large groups of councillors in Norwich, Bristol and Brighton and Hove. It also has 2 London AMsin oppositionThe party dominated the Brighton and Hove City Council between 2011 and 2015.
 United Kingdom ( Scotland)Scottish Green PartyExtraparliamentary oppositionWith 6 MSPs, the party currently holds the balance of power in Scottish Parliament. The party has 7 councillors in Glasgow and 8 in Edinburgh.Extraparliamentary opposition

Observers and associate member parties

Country Name Government Notes
 ArgentinaPartido Verdeunknown
 AustraliaFederation for a Democratic China, AustraliaExtraparliamentary Opposition
 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan GreensExtraparliamentary Opposition
 BelarusBelarusian Party "The Greens"Extraparliamentary Opposition
 BulgariaZelenite/The GreensExtraparliamentary Opposition
 Republic of China (Taiwan)Trees PartyExtraparliamentary oppositionunknown
 Costa RicaCartago Green PartyExtraparliamentary OppositionRepresented at the local level
 DenmarkSocialistisk Folkepartiin oppositionin coalition 2011–14
 Dominican RepublicPartido Verde DominicanoExtraparliamentary Opposition
 French GuianaLes Verts de GuyaneExtraparliamentary Opposition
 GuatemalaPartido Los Verdes de Guatemalaunknown
   NepalHariyali Nepal PartyExtraparliamentary Opposition
 NicaraguaVerdes en Alianzaunknown
 PhilippinesPhilippines Greensunknown
 RussiaGreen RussiaExtraparliamentary Opposition
 SerbiaZeleni Srbije/Greens of SerbiaJunior party in coalition cabinet
 Sri LankaSri Lanka Green AllianceExtraparliamentary Opposition


The Global Greens have three networks designed to enable global collaboration, communication and community among member parties:

The next Congress will debate a motion to establish a Global Greens LGBT+ Network.

See also


  1. "Global Greens Secretariat established in Brussels, Europe". 25 March 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  2. 1 2 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-20. Retrieved 2014-10-15.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-10-31. Retrieved 2016-10-30.
  4. "About Us". Global Greens. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
  5. "Global Greens Charter". 15 December 2007. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  6. "Global Greens Coordination". 28 May 2009. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  7. Tim Johnson, For Mexico's Ecologist Green Party, 'green' mostly means money, not environment, McClatchy Newspapers (June 18, 2012).
  8. "18年來首次!綠黨攻下兩席市議員 – 政治 – 自由時報電子報". Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  9. "Green MPs". Green Part of Aotearoa New Zealand. 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  10. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-14. Retrieved 2012-11-04.
  11. "Electoral Commission of Malta". Retrieved 2016-05-26.
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