The People´s Conference on Climate Change: Conclusions, Celebration, Message to the World
Music, flags from all over the world, 35,000 people united in one voice in Cochabamba, were the frame to the conclusion of a world event called to change the world vision on climate change: The People´s Summit on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (Conferencia Mundial de los Pueblos sobre el Cambio Climático y los Derechos de la Madre Tierra).
Scientists, politicians, world media, human rights activists, social entrepeneurs, doctors, indigenous peoples from 147 countries, finalized their interventions in the summit with the following conclusions:
1. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Earth Day, the Rights of Mother Earth have been born in the People´s Summit on Climate Change, and are the clear expression of the firm decision to defend life on the planet.
1. The social summit aproved the creation of the International Tribunal of Climate Justice, and recommended that demands should be filed in The Hague Tribunal in the meantime. All countries that are not complying with the Kyoto protocol, must be prosecuted there.
2. The realization of a world referendum on how to face the climate change to take place in 2011, demanding the reduction of gases to 50% by industrialized countries until 2020.
3. The creation of an international fund, beginning with 2,5 million dollars from Ecuador, for the people to go to Cancun Mexico in December 2010, to the Summit called by the United Nations, where attendees must be counted in tens of thousands, to be heard.
4.Differences between Copenhaguen and Cochabamba statements:
a) Recognized the scientific objective of avoiding the rise of global temperature in 2 degrees, but does not impose a cuantitative obligation to reduce emissions, and
b) Begins the creation of a US$ 30,000 million for the developing world for the period of 2010-2012
a) Demands that rich countries reduce gas emissions to 50% until 2020.
b) Demands the creation of a world fund with 6% of the annual budget of rich countries to face climate change, in order to pay the climate debt that industrialized countries must acknowledge.
c) Promotes the world referendum on climate change that will ask if humanity is in agreement with finishing capitalism and redistributing defense budgets into the facing climate change funds.
d) Demands that the tribunal of climate change includes trials for countries and transnational firms that avoid compliance with reduction of emissions.
e) States that today´s humanity does not have the right to compromise the natural lives of coming generations by producing non degradable items that kill life in the surface, water and air of the globe. This includes the hiding of nuclear trash inside the earth, as these disposals will affect Mother Earth for the next 100,000 (one hundred thousand) years and have the ability to change life as we know it by changing the genes of bacteria and other living organisms around the trash.