Cochabamba Peoples Accord: Calls for Temperature to remain below 1 degree and parts per million to return to 300ppm – Joan Russow and Cory Morningstar – Cochabamba
Cochabamba Peoples Accord: Calls for Temperature to remain below 1 degree and parts per million to return to 300ppm–
Joan Russow and Cory Morningstar – Cochabamba
Cochabamba Peoples Accord was released at the closing ceremony and a Spanish version circulated on April 23, 2010; the following is an unofficial English translation:
“The Shared vision is to stabilize the concentrations of greenhouse gases in order to give effect to Article 2 of the Framework Convention on Climate Change which determined “The ultimate objective of this Convention and any related legal instruments that the Conference of the Parties may adopt is to achieve, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention, stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system“ Our vision is, on the basis of the principle of common but differentiated responsibility, the developed countries to commit with scientific measures to a reduction of emission which permit to return the concentration of the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to 300 ppm and thus, to limit the increase in average global temperature to a maximum level of 1 degree centigrade.“ (translation, Joan Russow)
This position was brought to the plenary and applauded, and along with the full Cochabamba Peoples Accord will be carried forward to Cancun.