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Take action – Cochabamba’s People’s Agreement must be on the Table at Bonn Climate Talks!

The climate justice movement needs you to take immediate action to support the People’s Agreement (emerged from Cochabamba climate conference) under the UNFCCC negotiating process.

Three weeks ago, Maude Barlow (National Chairperson, Council of Canadians) joined other social movement delegates to present the conclusions of the Cochabamba conference to the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, the G77 and China, alongside Bolivian President Evo Morales.

The Bolivia government formally submitted the conclusions of the People’s Agreement and draft Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth for inclusion in the draft negotiating text prepared by the Chair of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA) under the UNFCCC process.  You can read the Bolivia government’s press release here.

Shockingly, the articles from the People’s Agreement are not included in draft text to facilitate negotiations, meanwhile, the articles of the Copenhagen Accord have been almost fully integrated into the text.

THIS MUST CHANGE.

This text is the basis for the working group’s session in Bonn, May 31st to June 11, and will influence what will be discussed at Cancun negotiations December 2010.

The climate justice movement responds

Take a few minutes and add your signature to a global petition targeting the UN, demanding that the conclusions of the People’s Agreement be considered on par with those of the Copenhagen Agreement – they must be on the negotiating table!

Sign your name here: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/movement-for-mother-earth/

Here is the text of the petition:

“This is the pronouncement of the World People’s Movement for Mother Earth, which demands that the United Nations climate change negotiations be inclusive, transparent, and equitable, and incorporate the proposals presented by the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in order to find real solutions to the climate crisis and save humanity and our Mother Earth as we know it.”