Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela Agree To Defend Mother Earth at Climate Change Conference

Written by on October 28, 2015 in Climate Change, Environment with 19 Comments

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The presidents of Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela agreed to speak for “Pachamama,” or Mother Earth, and civil society at the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP21, in Paris this December.

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Bolivian President Evo Morales, along with Rafael Correa and Nicolas Maduro, his counterparts from Ecuador and Venezuela, respectively, emphasized on Monday the role of society in defending the environment, at the closing of the II World People’s Conference on Climate Change in Bolivia’s Cochabamba.

The three-day forum, during which social organizations, trade unions and indigenous groups from several countries met to discuss climate issues, concluded with a series of proposals, which the presidents assured will be presented at the Paris summit.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also attended the first two days of the conference and was optimistic about a sound and credible global agreement on climate change at COP21.

Civil society representatives proposed the creation of an environmental justice court, recognition of indigenous ancestral knowledge, and demanded developed countries should recognize their climate debt as a legal and moral obligation.

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Correa advocated applying the so-called “environmental justice” as a solution to climate change, so the “most polluting countries recognize the damage” they have caused in other nations through exploitation of natural resources and pollution.

He also suggested technology and know-how to fight climate change should be declared “global public assets” to ensure all countries have free access to them, and stressed the need for a “Universal Declaration of Nature’s Rights.”

“Our peoples are wise, they know exactly what they want, and what the path to follow is,” Morales said, expressing confidence in ancestral knowledge of indigenous people.

While Maduro made a call for being alert against “cheating” during the Paris climate summit, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez warned, his country won’t accept any new agreement that dilutes rich and developed nations’ existing obligations.

Rodriguez also demanded rich countries provide financial aid as well as clean and green technologies to help fight climate change.

Other notable figures who participated in the forum included the 1980 Nobel Peace laureate from Argentina, Adolfo Perez Esquivel; former Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon and Spanish MEP Estefania Torres, representing the European United Left group.

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  2.' William Anderson says:

    Hell yeah

  3.' Donna Elliott says:

    sure does

  4.' Jonathan Carson says:

    Of course. Without biodiversity, without a healthy planet – how can we survive? I myself don’t want the planet getting polluted much more than it is now. I myself want Healthy organic water and non toxic water to drink & rehydrate my body. As well as organic foods. Our planet is not (sadly currently is) a nuclear waste dumping ground.

  5.' Aloke Chandra says:

    Interesting !

  6.' Lorraine Frith says:

    Yeah. About time humans recognized the importance of the health of the planet.

  7.' Erik Albert says:

    From day 1, this type of initiatives should be launched on a true global scale, and through a selected planetary council that operates utterly independent from local, and not so local politics. A few of the names mentioned here may shake their hands today, but before you know it, they clash over their own political bullshit, thus jeopardizing possible agreements regarding our planet. Moving on from politics, is empowering Earth, which happens to include you, me, and all other world citizens. Politicians are no longer welcome, and are to be utterly excluded and ignored, as a direct result of their absolute lack of general comprehension and absence of a true global vision.

  8.' Elizabeth Brettig says:

    Yes, Why not? I know our earth and all that has been created in it needs to be protected by those of us human who realize we are it’s true shepherds .It was a gift given to us like our lives are we should care enough about to do the best for it, so it can do it’s best for us. It’s just basic common sense.

  9.' Meru Nombeko-Aisha says:

    Ture Seven

  10.' Stuart Haste says:

    Great news, spread the word.

  11.' Debbi Freeze says:

    I pray this begins soon…

  12.' Alexander Mielke says:

    I’ll start changing when it reads “India, China, and the Middle East Agree to…”

  13.' Nick Trippyvision Marquez says:

    Yes !!!!

  14.' Nick Trippyvision Marquez says:

    Moral obligation , not politics

  15.' Matthew Clerehan says:

    Kirk Fanning

  16.' Ivan A Hernandez says:

    David Silvey

  17.' Aissa Winter says:

    yeah it is health for us

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