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World People's Conference on Climate Change coverage at a glance

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World People's Conference on Climate Change

This week rabble.ca's contributors were in Cochabamba to bring you stories from the people, the events, meetings at the first World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba.

To read, click on the headlines below. For more photos from the event watch photographer Kris Krug's slide show.

Water wars and climate change in the 'heart of Bolivia'
by Amy Goodman
Here in this small Andean nation of 10 million people, the glaciers are melting, threatening the water supply of the largest urban area in the country.

Bolivia's climate summit: Moments of joy, levity and absurdity
by Naomi Klein
The people's summit to tackle climate change is a radical, transformative response to the failure of the Copenhagen club.

The road from Copenhagen to Cochabamba passes through the Amazon - Part I
by Ben Powless
Soon thousands will meet in Cochabamba to talk climate justice. It is the voices of the Amazon we should listen to. A report from the Amazon.

Weekly Mulch: Cochabamba summit to combat climate change innovatively
by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger
On Monday, climate activists, nonprofit leaders and governmental officials will gather in Cochabamba, Bolivia, to look for new ideas to address climate change.

Eduardo Galeano welcomes historic first World People's Summit in Cochabamba
By Judy Rebick, Eduardo Galeano
"Human rights the rights of nature are the same dignity" says famed writer Eduardo Galeano in his open letter to the historic first World People's Summit on Climate Change in Bolivia.

Dispatch One: Rumbo a Cochabamba
by Joshua Kahn Russell

A blog by Jason Negron-Gonzales of the Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project on his way down to Bolivia.

by Velcrow Ripper
Currently working on his next feature documentary Evolve Love: Love in a Time of Climate Crisis. Velcrow Ripper blogs from the World People's Congress on Climate Change in Bolivia.

From climate change to climate crisis
by Velcrow Ripper
It's the third day of the World Peoples Summit on Climate Change, here in Cochabamba, Bolivia. In the opening of the conference, the charismatic political and spiritual leader of Bolivia, Evo Morales.

How Bolivia celebrates Earth Day
by Joshua Kahn Russell
This morning my email inbox was full of advocacy groups commemorating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.

Bolivia mobilizes a powerful grass roots global movement for climate justice
by Judy Rebick
The World People's Conference on Climate Change looks like a major turning point in the struggle for climate justice with Indigenous people in the lead and an explicit anti-capitalist approach.

Weekly Mulch: Citizens lead Cochabamba climate negotiations

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger

Environmental advocates from around the world gathered in Cochabamba, Bolivia, this week and resolved that, a year from now, they would hold a world's people referendum on climate change.

Updates by the Council of Canadians:

Council team on its way to climate conference in Bolivia
The Council of Canadians is now on its way to the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

What is a Climate Justice Tribunal?
One of the main aims of the upcoming Peoples World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba is to analyze and develop an action plan for a climate justice tribunal.

Canada's tar sands emissions vs. 350 ppm
It is our position that the Harper government must commit to an emissions reduction target of at least 40 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020, and that it must have a plan...

What is the proposed Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth?
The newspapers here are now reporting that 18,000 people are expected in Cochabamba for la Conferencia Mundial de los Pueblos sobre el Cambio Climatico y los Derechos de la Madre Tierra.

What is the People's World Referendum on Climate Change?
One of the aims of the People's World Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth's Rights is to work on the organization of the People's World Referendum on Climate Change.

Maude Barlow speaks at plenary at climate summit
A panel on ‘forests, food, water and climate change' is now underway at the Peoples World Conference on Climate Change in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

President Morales to address the climate conference
We are in a stadium at this moment with more than 10,000 people gathered to hear Bolivian president Evo Morales' address to the Peoples World Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth's Rights.

Un dia, Conferencia Mundial de los Pueblos sobre el Cambio Climático y los Derechos de la Madre Tierra
Social movements from around the world working to bring forward proposals to address the climate crisis and advance social justice.

Maude Barlow speaks at forum on water and climate change
VIDEO: Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow has just finished speaking on the connections between water and climate change to several hundred people gathered at the Auditorio de Cultura.

Tar sands workshop at the Peoples World Conference on Climate Change
A workshop on the tar sands is now underway at the Peoples World Conference on Climate Change in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Maude Barlow speaks on glaciers and the right to water
This morning we are at Biblioteca Piso 3 for a workshop on climate change, glaciers and human rights.

Tar sands exposed in Cochabamba

Earlier today the Council of Canadians joined the Indigenous Environmental Network in hosting a workshop,"Join the International Movement Against the Tar Sands."

UN backs climate conference, Harper snubs historic gathering

The "dialogo pueblos -- gobiernos conferencia mundial climatica" (the dialogue between governments and thepeople) is taking place at this moment.

The Council of Canadians opposes geoengineering

The Council of Canadians has endorsed the ‘Hands Off Mother Earth!' campaign launched here in Cochabamba this week by the ETC Group to counter the threat of geoengineering.

A global referendum on climate change on April 22, 2011?
Five questions being recommended for the global referendum on climate change.

The G8 is the antithesis of the Conferencia Mundial de los Pueblos

The G20 is an undemocratic institution that is committed to a "business as usual" agenda rather than climate, water and trade justice.

Cochabamba Accord to be read to stadium full of people

The Cochabamba Accord emerging from the 17 working groups at the Peoples World Conference on Climate Changeand the Rights of Mother Earth is to be read this afternoon.

Peoples conference draws to a close
The World People's Conference in Cochabamba draws to a close.

Cochabamba calling! Audio of conference call with Maude Barlow and Andrea Harden Donahue!
On Wednesday April 21, 25 Council of Canadians chapter activists joined Maude Barlow and climate justice campaigner Andrea Harden-Donahue on a conference call from Cochabamba.

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