From July 15 to July 18, 2014 the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela hosted social movement leaders and civil society members from around the world at La Isla Margarita for the International Preparatory Meeting for the Social PreCOP on Climate Change.
Tom BK Goldtooth, GGJ delegate, and Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network was a presenter on the thematic topic on Item III. Social Participation in Decision Making. This was part of the Mesa process on the second day of the historical International Preparatory Meeting for the Social PreCOP on Climate Change, Isle of Margarita, Venezuela. The description of this thematic topic was: Adequate and effective participation of social movements in the decision making process to face the climate crisis.