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VIDEO: Maude Barlow speaks on climate change in Washington

On Februrary 16, Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow spoke on a panel on climate change in Washington, DC, along with Martin Khor, Victor Menotti, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, and Gopal Dayaneni.

The discussion was called ‘Evaluating Copenhagen: What it Means for Ecology, Economy, and Equity’, and was moderated by Ray Suarez of PBS.

EyesOnTrade.org notes:

– “Early on Maude Barlow makes the explicit connection between the unfair and anti-democratic process that played out in Copenhagen as parallel to what we see at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. Rich countries ganging up and bullying poorer countries, divide and conquer tactics, and ‘green room’-esque VIP meetings where the ‘real’ decision are made, without voices of poorer countries or marginalized peoples (min 7:00).”

– “Maude Barlow points out the hypocrisy of countries negotiating new trade deals that further enshrine corporate economic development paradigm that relies on over-consumption and over-extraction, while purporting to green themselves in the climate negotiations (min 51:00).”

To watch the full 110-minute video, please go to http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/4781415.