New Humanist

The Government of Bolivia calls a World Conference on Climate Change

By Iván Novotny
This Monday the Bolivian foreign secretary invited representatives from all of the world’s countries and governments to the Climate Change Summit to be held in Cochabamba from April 20 to 22. It is hoped that 11,000 people will take part to encourage the proposal of substantive measures “aimed at improving the well-being of all humankind in harmony with nature”.

Buenos Aires, 2010-02-09, The Bolivian foreign secretary, David Choquehauanca, maintained that the industrialised countries are holding fast to their decision not to sign the Kyoto Protocol, which establishes rules on carbon dioxide emissions, and in doing so they are putting nature itself at risk. The foreign secretary explained that the Summit is an initiative that emerged following the failure of the Copenhagen Summit.

He also indicated that scientists from all over the world had been invited to the Summit in Bolivia. Around 11,000 people are expected to take part in the Summit in April, in which they will discuss the structural and systemic causes of climate change.

Another objective is to encourage the proposal of serious measures “aimed at improving the wellbeing of all humankind in harmony with nature”. (PÚLSAR/ERBOL)

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