It was a blessed opportunity for G100 to be in South Korea in Songdo and in the greater Seoul Capital Area to participate in the Global Greens Congress.
Held every 5 years, this global congress gathers Green Parties and Members from across the world.
The Congress was organised from 8-11 June at the Convensia in Songdo International Business District in Incheon, near the International Airport. Songdo is South Korea’s planned model of a smart city combining the best of Information Technology, Green Growth and Free Economic Zone activities. As a result of its green growth policy, 40% of it’s area is green including parks and open spaces enabling pedestrians to walk around. The city follows many energy efficiency and eco-friendly features.
Global Greens Congress brought together its four Green Federations, namely the European Green Party, Federation of Green Parties of Africa, Federation of the Green Parties of the Americas, and Asia Pacific Greens Federation that was the co-host of the meeting in South Korea. In addition, there were NGOs and other communities and leaders interested in the Green movement.
G100 hosted a meet and greet on 7th June and had a panel on 9 June in the morning on the subject of Joining Forces and Collaborating for Change.
The natural synergies and shared thought process was evident among members of the two organisations, many of whom are already chairs especially in the G100 wing of Security & Defense addressing aspects of Human Security and Climate Security.