21 Feb 2010

climate change Bolivian motion to adopt

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PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA
PERMANENT DELEGATION OF BOLIVIA TO UNESCO
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
WORLD CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE
- Considering that climate change represents a real threat to
the existence of humanity, of living beings and our
Mother Earth as we know it today;
- Noting the serious danger that exists to islands, coastal
areas, glaciers in the Himalayas, the Andes and
mountains of the world, poles of the Earth, warm
regions like Africa, water sources, populations affected
by increasing natural disasters, plants and animals, and
ecosystems in general;
- Making clear that those most affected by climate change
will be the poorest in the world who will see their homes and their sources of survival
destroyed, and who will be forced to migrate and seek refuge;
- Confirming that 75% of historical emissions of greenhouse gases originated in the
countries of the North that followed a path of irrational industrialization;
- Noting that climate change is a product of the capitalist system;
- Regretting the failure of the Copenhagen Conference caused by countries called
“developed”, that fail to recognize the climate debt they have with developing countries,
future generations and Mother Earth;
- Affirming that in order to ensure the full fulfillment of human rights in the twenty-first
century, it is necessary to recognize and respect Mother Earth’s rights;
- Reaffirming the need to fight for climate justice;
- Recognizing the need to take urgent actions to avoid further damage and suffering to
humanity, Mother Earth and to restore harmony with nature;
- Confident that the peoples of the world, guided by the principles of solidarity, justice and
respect for life, will be able to save humanity and Mother Earth, and
- Celebrating the International Day of Mother Earth,
The Government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia calls on the peoples of the world, social
movements and Mother Earth’s defenders, and invites scientists, academics, lawyers and
governments that want to work with their citizens to the Peoples’ World Conference on
Climate Change and Mother Earth’s Rights to be held from 20th to 22nd April 2010 in
Cochabamba, Bolivia.
The Peoples’ World Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth’s Rights has as
objectives:

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PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA
PERMANENT DELEGATION OF BOLIVIA TO UNESCO
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
1) To analyze the structural and systemic causes that drive climate change and to propose
radical measures to ensure the well-being of all humanity in harmony with nature.
2) To discuss and agree on the project of a Universal Declaration of Mother Earth Rights.
3) To agree on proposals for new commitments to the Kyoto Protocol and projects for a COP
Decision under the United Nations Framework for Climate Change that will guide future
actions in those countries that are engaged with life during climate change negotiations
and in all United Nations scenarios, related to:
a) Climate debt
b) Climate change migrants-refugees
c) Emission reductions
d) Adaptation
e) Technology transfer
f) Finance
g) Forest and Climate Change
h) Shared Vision
i) Indigenous Peoples, and
j) Others
4) To work on the organization of the Peoples’ World Referendum on Climate Change
5) To analyze and develop an action plan to advance the establishment of a Climate Justice
Tribunal
6) To define strategies for action and mobilization to defend life from Climate Change and to
defend Mother Earth’s Rights.
Bolivia, January 5th, 2010
Evo Morales Ayma
President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia