Bolivia People’s Conference: How to participate in the electronic discussion of the Working Groups
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Greenhouse gases are an effect rather than a cause. What they want is to control the fever without treating the infection that causes it. So far the analysis has focused on studying the relationship between greenhouse gases, increased temperature, and impact on the planet.
What we seek with this working group is to promote the analysis of the structural root causes of climate change. Uncover how and in what form the increase in greenhouse gases are produced by a model of life and development as the capitalist system and others based on the premise of the supremacy of man over nature. Identifying specific sectors and examples which make visible the structural relationship between the system and climate change.
The challenge of the Working Group is to produce a document that will systematize the analysis, arguments, facts and examples that help to promote a discussion of the structural root causes of climate change.
"Change the system, not the weather" is the slogan that goes all around the world. But with that new system going to change the present, and what new alternatives are being built from the local, national, regional, and international versus the current system of consumption, waste and commodification of all aspects of the life and nature? What should be the fundamental principles of that "another world is possible and necessary"?
What features and how we can build a world that will restore harmony between humans and nature for the well being of all mankind and our mother earth?
This Working Group aims to think, retrieve, analyze, and develop structural alternatives to the capitalist system to promote substantive solutions to the problem of climate change.
If we are all part of a single interdependent system why only humans have to have rights and nature must be treated as a simple functional object to the interests of men? To ensure human rights in the twenty-first century is crucial to recognize that our mother earth has rights too. Only by recognizing and defending the rights of nature will be possible to restore balance to planet Earth. While the human species treat Mother Earth as a slave with no human rights will not recover their humanity.
What are the rights of Mother Earth? What can we do to promote and defend them at the national, regional and international levels?
The challenge of this working group is to reflect on these issues and collectively develop a draft Universal Declaration of Mother Earth.
Aim of group discussion and in terms of product
- Build a draft Universal Declaration of Mother Earth
- Discuss proposals to advance the rights of mother earth at the national, regional and international
Main issues discussed by the group
- Why mother Earth?
- Why land rights of the mother?
- Why a Declaration?
- What are those rights?
- What measures can contribute to the adoption of these rights at national, regional, international?
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH
(Draft February 2010)
We the Peoples of the World:
Acknowledging with gratitude that Mother Earth gives us life, nourishes us and teaches us and provides everything you need to live well;
Recognizing that Mother Earth is an indivisible community of diverse and interdependent beings with whom we share a common destiny with which we relate in ways that benefit Mother Earth; Read the rest of this entry »
We affirm that the United Nations Organization is indispensable for the salvation of the world, but despite that we are fully aware of all the good things that the UN has done throughout its existence, do not hesitate to declare it a failure. The institutions must be evaluated not by the number of "good" things that can be done. The evaluation of any institution should always be based on performance or achievements of its raison d’etre. In fact, things that can be objectively good, institutionally can become negative if they are considered a distraction from the purpose of the institution. Read the rest of this entry »
In the Copenhagen Conference of President Evo Morales stated that in the absence of agreement between the governments will be consulted in a referendum peoples global.
The five questions posed to this referendum are:
1) You agree to restore harmony with nature, recognizing the rights of mother earth? YES or NO
2) Do you agree with changing this pattern of over-consumption and waste that is the capitalist system? YES or NO
3) You agree that developed countries reduce their emissions and reabsorb greenhouse gases in their backyards for the temperature rises to not more than 1 degree Celsius? YES or NO
4) You agree to transfer all that is spent in wars and for allocating a higher budget the defense budget for climate change? YES or NO
5) Do you agree with the Climate Justice Tribunal to try those who destroy the Earth Mother? YES or NO
This working group will discuss the relevance of this proposal, the questions formulated and concrete ways to organize a global referendum from the villages and from the progressive governments.
(Ivo Poletto. *) Most people know that the Conference of Heads of State on Climate Change held in December 2009 in Copenhagen, was a failure, information provided by these media. As usual, they did not report what they did also social organizations gathered at the opportunity. Much less, the proposals made by governments in favor of alternative paths that dominated the discussions at the Conference. In that sense, this article aims to cover part of that void, noting the proposal to the Conference on 17 December by the State President Multicountry of Bolivia, Evo Morales. Read the rest of this entry »
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change contains no mechanism to prosecute and punish those developed countries that do not fulfill their commitments to reduce greenhouse gases. Thus, President Evo Morales proposed United Nations create an International Court of Justice Climate.
Do I need an International Court of Justice Climate? What characteristics should I have? What the way to set it within the framework of the UN?
This working group will analyze and develop a proposal for the creation of an International Court of Justice Climate.
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