GGJ Conference Call: Report Back on The World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth
Posted on Thu, 06/03/2010 - 9:58pm
The GGJ Global Well Being Working Group Presents:
A Report Back on The World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth
FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010
At 10:00am Pacific/ 11:00am Mountain/ 12:00pm Central/ 1:00pm Eastern time
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The purpose of this conference was to provide an alternative platform to what came out of the UN climate negotiations (COP15)
in Copenhagen in December 2009. Unlike the United Nations' COP-15, where industrialized countries controlled the dialogue, in Cochabamba
the countries and communities most impacted by climate change took the lead. With the failure of COP15, and with the approach of the end
of the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (which the US never ratified) in 2012, the leadership of these communities
is critical in determining the future of climate policy.
The final outcome of the conference is the Peoples Accord, which you can find on the conference website at http://pwccc.wordpress.com/.
President Evo Morales and 24 other world governments have committed to taking this statement and advocating for it’s positions
pre, post, and at COP16 in Cancun, Mexico in December 2010.
Join delegation members of the GGJ and IEN delegations to Cochabamba, as they share their insights about this historical conference
And what it means for climate change and climate justice work moving forward