Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cochabamba, Bolivia. On April 22nd, Earth Day, the closing ceremony of the Peoples’ Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth took place. The declaration of the People's Conference was read and it will be presented at the Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico in December 2010. A number of government officials spoke, including Cuban Vice President Esteban Lazo, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Bolivian President Evo Morales. They called for the people of the world and the progressive governments to develop a solid plan to combat climate change.

After the closing ceremony President Evo Morales met privately with a delegation of 40 farmers from around the world to discuss concrete steps necessary to implement food sovereignty.

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