Christine Milne

Category: Opening plenary

Biography

Christine Milne had a very successful career in Australian politics during which she was the Leader of the Australian Greens at both the State and National level. She is renowned as a campaigner and parliamentary advocate for strong action to address global warming and her proudest parliamentary achievement was the negotiation and passage of the Clean Energy Package in 2012 which saw not only a carbon price set in Australia but the establishment of a Green Bank (CEFC), a Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and a (Climate Change Authority). She was a Vice President of IUCN serving on its Global Council 2000-2008. She was the Chair of the Plenary at the Global Greens Conference in Canberra in 2001 when the Global Greens Charter was ratified.

Links

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Other speakers in this session

Isabella Lövin

Isabella Lövin is a Swedish politician for the Green Party who has served as Minister for International Development Cooperation since 2014 and as spokesperson of the Green Party since 2016.

Amelia Womack

Amelia is the youngest deputy leader of any UK political party, and was elected aged 29 while still a member of the Young Greens. She is committed to youth engagement, and making young peoples’ voices heard both in politics and within the Green Party.

Sylvio Michel

Sylvio Michel is the leader of the Verts Fraternels set up in Mauritius since 1989 from the Organisation Fraternelle founded in 1968. He has served as a member of Parliament from 1976 to 1981.

Margaret Blakers

Margaret Blakers is a long-time environmental campaigner, organizer of the first Atlas of Australian Birds, co-founder of the Victorian Greens, organizer of the 2001 Global Greens Congress in Canberra Australia, founder of the Green Institute (Australia) and first Global Greens Convener.

Caroline Lucas

Caroline joined the Green Party in 1986 and has held many positions including National Press Officer (1987-89) and Co-Chair (1989-90). She won the party’s second County Council seat in 1993 and served on Oxfordshire County Council until 1997.

Monica Frassoni

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