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Cochabamba Bolivia Conference April 2010

 

"World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth"

A climate conference independent of the UNFCCC was held in Cochabamba, Bolivia on April 19-22. Bolivia opposes the Copenhagen Accord. Here is the home page for the conference, here is the program, and here is the press release, which reads in part:

(AFP) LA PAZ — An alternative “people’s conference” on climate change in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba in April will seek to advance an international global warming referendum, organizers said Tuesday.

“The only thing that can save mankind from a [climate] tragedy is the exercise of global democracy,” said Bolivia’s United Nations Ambassador Pablo Solon, a key organizer of the summit.

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HERE is the full program for the conference.

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HERE is a report of the conclusions of the conference, from the Third World Network TWN.

TWN Info Service on Climate Change (Apr10/03)
29 April 2010
Third World Network

Bolivia submits Cochabamba Conference outcome to UNFCCC
Published in SUNS #6914 dated 29 April 2010

Geneva, 28 Apr (Meena Raman) -- The Bolivian government forwarded a submission on 26 April to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat containing the outcome of the "World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth" held in Cochabamba, Bolivia, from 19-22 April.

The Cochabamba Conference was convened by Bolivian President Evo Morales and was attended by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and other Latin American political leaders.

According to the Bolivian submission to the UNFCCC, more than 35,000 delegates from social movements and organizations from 140 countries had participated in the Conference.

The Bolivian submission incorporates the main content of the "Peoples Agreement" and the draft proposal for a "Universal Declaration of Mother Earth's Rights" that were adopted at the Cochabamba Conference to facilitate the inclusion of proposals for the draft negotiating text to be prepared by the Chair of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA) for the working group's next session in June...

 

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Dash, J. (2010). Cochabamba Bolivia Conference April 2010. Retrieved from http://climate.uu-uno.org/view/news/144889

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