"Mother Earth can live without us but we can't live without her" Indigneous People's Declaration from Cochabamba
Just got this historic document from Ben Powless who is secretary of this group and writing from Cochabamba
WORLD PEOPLES’ CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE
RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH
INDEGENOUS PEOPLES’ DECLARATION
A powerful global movement for climate justice and the rights of Mother Earth emerges in the mountains of Bolivia
It's Earth Day and I wish I was in Cochabamba, Bolivia. More than 15,000 people from 125 countries, including a significant delegation from Canada, is meeting there for the first world people’s conference on climate change. The mostly Indigenous government of Bolivia is now playing a leading role in making proposals to save the planet from the scourges of greed. President Evo Morales is bringing two major proposals, first a global referendum on the measures needed to resolve climate change and second an international climate court to hold climate criminals accountable before world public opinion. But if my experience means anything, it will be the dynamic of the conference that will have most impact .