“Africa most affected by climate change” – African Greens President

Habineza - African most affected by climate change
Frank Habineza is the president of African Greens Federation, the coalition of green parties and political movements across Africa ensuring green principles and values are respected on the continent.
Habineza, who is also a member of the executive committee of the Global Greens Coordination, is the founding president of the Democratic Green Party of his native Rwanda.
Here, he exclusively speaks to African Newspage about the Global Greens’ charter whose key action points are dealing with the consequences of climate change and environmental pollution on the continent including droughts, hunger, floods, and desertification

Habineza - African most affected by climate change
Habineza – African most affected by climate change

As the founding president of the African Greens Federation, how far can you say the Federation has gone in achieving its vision of ensuring green principles and values are respected on the continent?

We started the federation in April 2010, at the time we only had one regional federation in West Africa. However, by the end of 2014, we had established five regional federations on the African continent.

We now have the Southern Africa Greens Federation, North African Greens Federation, East African Greens Federation, Central African Greens Federation and the West African Greens Federation.

The Africa Green Federation has 26 active member countries, and several member parties are participating in national elections, some have won seats in parliaments and local governments. Others have been appointed ministers. The green vision is getting stronger.

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How could the Global Green Charter of the Global Greens Organisation help solve the threat to environment by greenhouse gases and climate change?

The Global Greens charter has key action points dealing with climate change and environmental concerns. The Global Greens Coordination participated in the recent international climate summit in Paris and presented its climate policy. Member parties have also made different policies and messages on climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Africa contributes very insignificant percentage to the global emission of greenhouse gases don’t you think climate change is not an issue here in Africa?

I agree that Africa contributes little but we are most affected. We are suffering from the consequences of climate change; we have seen serious droughts, hunger, floods, desertification and emergencies of new disease in several African countries.

It is a serious issue that concerns Africans as well but the rich and developed countries should bear more responsibility because they pollute more. Therefore, they should contribute more on the climate adaptation fund.

The Africa Green Federation is made up of green movements and political parties including the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda which you also preside over, how different are the green parties to other political parties?

Green parties are different from other political parties, in several ways, as much as we all strive to get political power, we believe in achieving that using non-violent means, whereas other parties, sometimes use violence.

We are also different, because we believe in sustainable development, we don’t agree with those with much greed who wish to consume and destroy our natural resources, without thinking of future generations. We are also the only serous party that takes care of mother earth. Although governments have ministries of environment unfortunately such ministries lack clear vision and mission to protect planet earth.

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You are aspiring for the position of the president of Rwanda under Democratic Green Party of Rwanda. What is your vision for the country?

My vision is to make Rwanda a secure, democratic and sustainable country.

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4 thoughts on ““Africa most affected by climate change” – African Greens President”

  1. The Greens of the world must reject Frank Habineza and African Greens which falsify democracy and voting of the assemblies to introduce FARES Mohamed denounced Morocco for embezzlement and release 100 DEMISSIONNAIRS vote buying

    Asked the implementation review of the African Green :
    Frank Habineza of Rwanda and ADAMOU Garba of Niger for having received money in 2009 in Tunisia and that is challenged in 2010 in Kampala during the creation of the 2nd federation of African Green

    It denounces that Frank Habineza Adamou Garba and Mohamed AWAD were Soudoyes in 2013 by Morsi islamist regime to impose Shariah law and the lack of women leaders as confirmed by the discriminatory behaviour of the Islamist AWAD Madagascar 2014 and 2016 Rabat
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    We ask FRANK Habineza to behave as a dictator since his acquisition of the Swedish passport
    and the help of lenders with whom they decided to finance the plane tickets and meetings
    ENOUGH to spend taxpayers ‘ money between friends and submitted

    We ask those who have a dual Passport haibeneza dad ‘n’ N’diaye renewed and non-elected to no longer be the only representatives of the africainsau breast of the global greens Greens
    The matter of Visas and free movement of persons must be the claim of the Greens Golobaux

    We ask the implementation review of Frank HABINEZA DEAdamou GARBA and l lISLAMISTE Mohamed Awad for falsifying lles Pv of international meetings and decisions of the 2nd meeting of the Greens who elected FATIMA ALAOUI after 2 rounds holder of the African of the Greens federation representative and this despite pressure from some foreigners and diplomats Africans.

    We ask respect for our texts until the 3rd meeting of the African Green

    We ask our friends North Greens to abstain and to stop the activities of the African green with which they have signed agreements which strengthened control dictatorial by h et al. to impose Farah Mohamed in Morocco denounced before the national and international press for vote fraud see buying release 100 DEMISSIONNAIREES

    Climate Change

    10.1 COP22
    The GGs at this point does not have the capacity to fund delegates toexpected COP22. Fatima proposed that workshops be convened on avariety of topics
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    10.1 COP22 GGs at this stage doesn’t have the ability to finance delegates to attend COP22. Fatima suggested that workshops be organizedon a variety of topics
    Congress Program

    Participants:
    GGC: Margaret, Keli, Juan, Bert, Eva,
    AGF: Frank, Fatima
    APGF: Suresh, Liaquat, Gloria
    PGMS: Peter, Merja
    FPVA: Fabiano, Paty
    Observers: Lars-Olaf, Louisa, Ricky Knight, Michaela
    FRANK Habineza NEW SUEDOIS and 5 Africans Green
    THEY ALSO IMPOSE THIEVES PARTIES to copy and marginalizing real militantsi Green ILS foreign bribe voirDémission founder of the Green Left party
    http://www.expressen.se/…/mona-sahlin-skrev-fler-falska-in…/
    Following embezzlement and dubious acquaintances of the first charge . deMohamed FaresThe Greens of the world must reject Frank Habineza and African Greens which falsify democracy and voting of the assemblies to introduce FARES Mohamed denounced Morocco for embezzlement and release 100 DEMISSIONNAIRS vote buying
    at LIVERPOOL I HAVE PAID FOR 2016 COTISATIONS OF MOROCCANGREENS parti des VERTS POUR le développement
    http://lesvertsmaroc-lesvertsmaroc.blogspot.com/…/the-green…

  2. Les falsificateurs de textes des PV et des chartes ne peuvent représenter les Verts d’Afrique car détenteurs de 2 PASSEPORTS mangeant à tous les râteliers ils ont réduit l’écologie politique à une marchandise en Afrique

    Honte à vous Machistes falsifiant les décisions des élections légales de la 2ème assemblée des Verts de Madagascar 2014 car ayant élue après 2 TOURS la première écologiste d Afrique Fatima Alaoui au sein de la coordination mondiale des Verts
    http://lesvertsmaroc-lesvertsmaroc.blogspot.com/2016/07/falsificateur-corrupteur-fares-mohamed.html

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