The World People´s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth will be held in Cochabamba, Bolivia, from April 19-22. Over 240 social movements and organizations from around the world will participate. There will be seventeen working groups that will produce proposals on issues such as the Kyoto Protocol, the dangers of carbon markets, climate debt, agriculture and food sovereignty. For more information please visit the official website: http://pwccc.wordpress.com/
This week we had a special program on the World Peoples Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth held in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Our special correspondent in Cochabamba joined us in the studio to talk about the conference and we also shared some interviews he did there. Photo: http://pwccc.wordpress.com/ Read more
Friends of the Earth International carried out on Wednesday a press conference in the framework of the World´s People Conference on Climate Change in Cochabamba. There, the Chair of the environmentalist federation, Nnimmo Bassey, talked about the role of grassroots organizations of the world and the fight for climate justice. Read more
The social movements participating in the Peoples Conference on Climate Change in Cochabamba demand the governments to begin implemeting climate justice measures, such as the ones put in place by the Bolivian government, reads a press release issued Wednesday by Friends of the Earth International. Read more
A new global platform of peoples in defense of Mother Earth has just been created in the framework of the World Peoples´ Conference on Climate Change in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Read more
The 17 working groups of the World Peoples Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth Rights began their work on Monday in Cochabamba, Bolivia, although the conference was not officially launched. Over 15,000 people from different continents are arriving to participate in the activities. Read more
A new edition of the Social Movement's Assembly was held Monday in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The meeting focused on the need to work together towards the COP 16 on Climate Change in Cancun, Mexico, to fight the main cause of climate change, the capitalist economic system. Read more
On this week´s show we interviewed Manshi Asher, environmental and social activist from India. We also talked about the murder of Brazilian leader, Pedro Alcantara, and the solidarity mission of Brazilian activists in Haiti. Finally, we reported on the victory of the MAS in Bolivia and the climate conference that will take place in Cochabamba. Read more
“Bolivian climate conference signals hope despite failed Copenhagen climate talks”, reads the press release issued by environmentalist federation Friends of the Earth International. Read more
The social movements of Bolivia have a “good dialogue” with Evo Morales' administration, but that does not mean that “all problems are solved”. Many years of struggle will be necessary to overcome the heavy heritage left by the harsh years of neoliberalism, said Gloria Ajpi Jalja, of the Cry of the Excluded Bolivia. Read more
“As women, we are the ones who maintain hope. And I think that while we do this, we need to encourage many other women and tell them to dare to go out, to raise their voices, to avoid being afraid to speak. (…) Women have been told to be afraid within our social and cultural circles. (…) We are covered by a blanket of fear, but we need to move forward with a blanket of hope”, said Jakeline Romero Epiayu.
The European Union (EU) made clear this Friday in Geneva that it is ready to block the advance of the negotiations at the United Nations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights violations.
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