Uneasy balance for Bolivia on climate stage


Despite tension with local environmental groups over its oil, mining and agricultural policies, Bolivia this month hosted dozens of foreign environmental and social groups at a conference in Cochabamba intended to create an alternative agenda on climate change. The World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Defense of Life, held Oct. 10-12, showcased calls by the Bolivian government to eradicate carbon markets and establish an international court of justice to force countries to comply with their climate obligations. The conference also featured Bolivian President Evo Morales’s denunciations of capitalism—the principal cause, he said, of climate change. Declared Morales in an address to delegates: “[For a] lasting solution to the climate crisis, we must destroy capitalism.” Bolivia underscored its positions in a national climate... [Log in to read more]

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