The ‘Green Diplomacy’ (20600 internet quotations) is the most present and accessible term, the most preferred by users, this term started to become the pattern of a specialized diplomacy, more and more states started to establish specialized departments with expert diplomatic human resources, certified in that field. In 2007, the U.S. diplomacy started a movement in the direction of a sustainable green certified diplomacy, including in their own embassies. In 2007, U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria, was the first one who received the award of a Green Embassy from USBG – United States Green Building Council, by receiving the LEED certificate- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-LEED. The U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria become an embassy which protects the environment and comply with procedures to reduce the energy looses, the first flag of a certified modern public U.S. dedicated to environmental and ecosystems protection. Important to be stressed is that U.S. diplomats with ‚green expertise[1]’, organizes in the internet discussions and chat meetings to present and to promote the permanent endeavors of the U.S. diplomacy for the environmental protection, by developing a dialogue with the American citizens, that are represented in the international affairs.

‚Green Diplomacy’ it is a conceptual pattern agreed and sustained by the European Union. In June 2003, the European Council in Salonic launched a modern diplomatic iniţiative, meant to promote the integration of themes related to environmental protection in the European international affairs, through the creation of an informal network the Green Diplomacy Network[2]. The network comprises diplomats and officials who are working at national and international level on environmental and sustainable development issues in Ministries for Foreign Relations and in the diplomatic missions of the member states. The European Green Diplomacy themes are relevant for Europe in its international relations and to the environmental policies, but these include only:

  • Biodiversity
  • Renewable Green Energy
  • Climate Changes
  • Desertification.

The role of the Green Diplomacy Network, an external dimension of the European Policies for the Environment, is to increase the consistence, the coherence and the efficacy of the European diplomatic actions in the area of the environmental protection. At the first meeting of the network, which took place in Athens on 25th of June 2003, it has been proposed an Action Plan of the Green Diplomacy and a working calendar. Under the Italian Presidency to the EU in Rome in 3rd of November 2003 was adopted the Working Guide for the Green Diplomacy Network. The coordination of the network is made by rotation according to the EU Presidency rotation in direct connection with the European Commission.

The principal Objectives of the Green Diplomacy Network are:

  • To promote the use of the EU’s extensive diplomatic resources (diplomatic missions, development cooperation offices) in support of environmental objectives, orchestrating campaigns and demarches.
  • with the European Council’s mandate of promoting the integration of environment into external relations, the Network considers how foreign ministries are integrating environmental concerns into their working processes across the Europe.

The modern diplomacy exists where exists the continuous training, together with iniţiatives regarding new diplomacy projects that are adequate and generates the economic and the social progress.


[1] http://www.america.gov/st/washfile-
english/2008/October/20081028151115xjsnommis0.3554651.html
[2] http://ec.europa.eu/environment/international_issues/green_diplomacy_en.htm