UN climate strategy criticized at conference


Rallying behind ideas that run counter to those underlying United Nations climate talks, dozens of environmental, indigenous and governmental organizations met in Cochabamba, Bolivia last month to call for an end to carbon markets and demand dramatic greenhouse-emissions reductions from the developed world. The World Peoples’ Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, hosted by Bolivian President Evo Morales and attended by some 20,000 people, ended with a declaration blasting the world’s fledgling market-based system of climate mitigation as destructive to “even life itself.” The declaration also called on developed countries to reduce greenhouse emissions 50% below 1990 levels during the period 2013 to 2017 and to spend US$300 billion annually to help developing nations adapt to global warming... [Log in to read more]

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