Peoples’ World Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth’s Rights – Bolivia April 20-22

http://pwccc.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/call/#more-12

Considering that climate change represents a real threat to the existence of humanity, of living beings and our Mother Earth as we know it today;Noting the serious danger that exists to islands, coastal areas, glaciers in the Himalayas, the Andes and mountains of the world, poles of the Earth, warm regions like Africa, water sources, populations affected by increasing natural disasters, plants and animals, and ecosystems in general;

Making clear that those most affected by climate change will be the poorest in the world who will see their homes  and their sources of survival destroyed, and who will be forced to migrate and seek refuge;

Confirming that 75% of historical emissions of greenhouse gases  originated in the countries of the North that followed a path of irrational industrialization;

Noting that climate change is a product of the capitalist system;

Regretting the failure of the Copenhagen Conference caused by countries called “developed”, that fail to recognize the climate debt they have with developing countries, future generations and Mother Earth;

Affirming that in order to ensure the full fulfillment of human rights in the twenty-first century, it is necessary to recognize and respect  Mother Earth’s rights;

Reaffirming the need to fight for climate justice;

Recognizing the need to take urgent actions to avoid further damage and suffering to humanity, Mother Earth and to restore harmony with nature;

Confident that the peoples of the world, guided by the principles of solidarity, justice and respect for life, will be able to save  humanity and Mother Earth, and

Celebrating the International Day of Mother Earth,

The Government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia calls on the peoples of the world, social movements and Mother Earth’s defenders, and invites  scientists, academics, lawyers and governments that want to work with their citizens  to the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth to be held from 20th to 22nd April 2010 in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

The World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth has as objectives:

1)    To analyze the structural and systemic causes that drive climate change and to propose radical measures to ensure the well-being of all humanity in harmony with nature

2)    To discuss and agree on the project of a Universal Declaration of Mother Earth Rights

3)    To agree on  proposals for new commitments to the Kyoto Protocol and projects for a COP Decision under the United Nations Framework for Climate Change that will guide future actions in those countries that are engaged with life during climate change negotiations and in all United Nations scenarios, related to:

–          Climate debt
–          Climate change migrants-refugees
–          Emission reductions
–          Adaptation
–          Technology transfer
–          Finance
–          Forest and Climate Change
–          Shared Vision
–          Indigenous Peoples, and
–          Others

4)    To work on the organization of the World People’s Referendum on Climate Change

5)    To analyze and develop an action plan to advance  the establishment of  a Climate Justice Tribunal

6)    To define strategies for  action and mobilization to defend life from Climate Change and to defend the Rights of Mother Earth.

http://pwccc.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/draft-universal-declaration-of-the-rights-of-mother-earth-2/

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH

[draft February 2010]

Preamble

We, the peoples of Earth:

gratefully acknowledging that Mother Earth gives us life, nourishes and teaches us and provides us with all that we need to live well; recognizing that Mother Earth is an indivisible community of diverse and interdependent beings with whom we share a common destiny and to whom we must relate in ways that benefit Mother Earth;acknowledging that by attempting to dominate and exploit Mother Earth and other beings, humans have caused severe destruction, degradation and disruption of the life-sustaining communities, processes and balances of Mother Earth which now threatens the wellbeing and existence of many beings; conscious that this destruction is also harmful to our inner wellbeing and is offensive to the many faiths, wisdom traditions and indigenous cultures for whom Mother Earth is sacred; acutely conscious of the critical importance and urgency of taking decisive, collective action to prevent humans causing climate change and other impacts on Mother Earth that threaten the wellbeing and survival of humans and other beings; accepting our responsibility to one another, future generations and Mother Earth to heal the damage caused by humans and to pass on to future generations values, traditions, and institutions that support the flourishing of Mother Earth; convinced that in order for communities of humans and other beings to flourish we must establish systems for governing human behavior that recognize the inalienable rights of Mother Earth and of all beings that are part of her; convinced that the fundamental freedoms and rights of Mother Earth and of all beings should be protected by the rule of law, and that the corresponding duties of human beings to respect and defend these rights and freedoms should be enforced by law; proclaim this Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth to complement the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to serve as a common standard by which the conduct of all human beings, organizations, and cultures can be guided and assessed; and pledge ourselves to cooperate with other human communities, public and private organizations, governments, and the United Nations, to secure the universal and effective recognition and observance of the fundamental freedoms, rights and duties enshrined in this Declaration, among all the peoples, cultures and states of Earth.

Article 1. Fundamental rights, freedoms and duties

(1)   Mother Earth is an indivisible, self-regulating community of interrelated beings each of whom is defined by its relationships within this community and with the Universe as a whole. Fundamental aspects of these relationships are expressed in this Declaration as inalienable rights, freedoms and duties.

(2)   These fundamental rights, freedoms and duties arise from the same source as existence and are inherent to all beings, consequently they are inalienable, cannot be abolished by law, and are not affected by the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory within which a being exists.

(3)   All beings are entitled to all the fundamental rights and freedoms recognized in this Declaration without distinction of any kind, such as may be made between organic, living beings and inorganic, non-living beings, or on the basis of sentience, kind, species, use to humans, or other status.

(4)   Just as human beings have human rights, other beings may also have additional rights, freedoms and duties that are specific to their species or kind and appropriate for their role and function within the communities within which they exist.

(5)   The rights of each being are limited by the rights of other beings to the extent necessary to maintain the integrity, balance and health of the communities within which it exists.

Article 2. Fundamental rights of Mother Earth

Mother Earth has the right to exist, to persist and to continue the vital cycles, structures, functions and processes that sustain all beings.

Article 3. Fundamental rights and freedoms of all beings

Every being has:

(a)   the right to exist;

(b)   the right to habitat or a place to be;

(c)   the right to participate in accordance with its nature in the ever-renewing processes of Mother Earth;

(d)   the right to maintain its identity and integrity as a distinct, self-regulating being;

(e)   the right to be free from pollution, genetic contamination and human modifications of its structure or functioning that threaten its integrity or healthy functioning; and

(f)     the freedom to relate to other beings and to participate in communities of beings in accordance with its nature.

Article 4. Freedom of animals from torture and cruelty

Every animal has the right to live free from torture, cruel treatment or punishment by human beings.

Article 5. Freedom of animals from confinement and removal from habitat

(1)   No human being has the right to confine another animal or to remove it from its habitat unless doing so is justifiable with reference to the respective rights, duties and freedoms of both the human and other animal concerned.

(2)   Any human being that confines or keeps another animal must ensure that it is free to express normal patterns of behavior, has adequate nourishment and is protected from injury, disease, suffering and unreasonable fear, pain, distress or discomfort.

Article 6. Fundamental duties of human beings

Human beings have a special responsibility to avoid acting in violation of this Declaration and must urgently establish values, cultures, and legal, political, economic and social systems consistent with this Declaration that:

(a)   promote the full recognition, application and enforcement of the freedoms, rights and duties set out in this Declaration;

(b)   ensure that the pursuit of human wellbeing contributes to the wellbeing of Mother Earth, now and in the future;

(c)   prevent humans from causing harmful disruptions of vital ecological cycles, processes and balances, and from compromising the genetic viability and continued survival of other species;

(d)   ensure that the damage caused by human violations of the freedoms, rights and duties in this Declaration is rectified where possible and that those responsible are held accountable for restoring the integrity and healthy functioning of affected communities; and

(e)   enable people to defend the rights of Mother Earth and of all beings.

Article 7. Protection of the law

Every being has –

(a)   the right to be recognised everywhere as a subject before the law;

(b)   the right to the protection of the law and to an effective remedy in respect of human violations or attacks on the rights and freedoms recognized in this Declaration;

(c)   the right to equal protection of the law; and

(d)   the right to equal protection against any discrimination by humans in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Article 8. Human education

(1)   Every human being has the right to be educated about Mother Earth and how to live in accordance with this Declaration.

(2)   Human education must develop the full potential of human beings in a way that promotes a love of Mother Earth, compassion, understanding, tolerance and affection among all humans and between humans and other beings, and the observance of the fundamental freedoms, rights and duties in this Declaration.

Article 9. Interpretation

(1)   The term “being” refers to natural beings which exist as part of Mother Earth and includes a community of other beings and all human beings regardless of whether or not they act as a corporate body, state or other legal person.

(2)   Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms in it.

(3)   Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as restricting the recognition of other fundamental rights, freedoms or duties of all or specified beings.

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its all there in black and white..and this isnt splinter groups..these are what countries may sign up to..you can see the bolivian leader in the picture at the top of the page..the pied piper leading the rats over the cliff..looks like a new dawn breaking as well..and of course mother earth..mother earth isnt a hippy myth..its a reality of a religion..a religion we are seeing open up to the world more and more..and through high corridors of power..

“Human education must develop the full potential of human beings in a way that promotes a love of Mother Earth”

“No human being has the right to confine another animal or to remove it from its habitat unless doing so is justifiable with reference to the respective rights, duties and freedoms of both the human and other animal concerned.”

“All beings are entitled to all the fundamental rights and freedoms recognized in this Declaration without distinction of any kind, such as may be made between organic, living beings and inorganic, non-living beings.”

“proclaim this Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth to complement the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to serve as a common standard by which the conduct of all human beings, organizations, and cultures can be guided and assessed; and pledge ourselves to cooperate with other human communities, public and private organizations, governments, and the United Nations,”

there is just a few pieces of gold..pledge allegaince to the UN..

401

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~ by seeker401 on April 14, 2010.

5 Responses to “Peoples’ World Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth’s Rights – Bolivia April 20-22”

  1. i guess when i see this article i remember to do my home work on Evo one more time ,when He anounce the conference before i wonder and now in this post (and is this month wow i space out though was later thx Seek for it) remain me again to ask who is Evo? we know is at real socialist and cares about the plp of Bolivia and gaia (Earth is much part of it) because i can find any relationship btw him and tptb
    except his talks in the UN
    this 2 links are the most out there that i found about him
    http://theragblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/bolivias-evo-morales-putting-coca-back.html
    http://threenewstories.wordpress.com/tag/evo-morales/
    this at old link about his cabinet 2006http://www.counterpunch.org/petras02042006.html
    now his cabinet is most form by women
    http://en.mercopress.com/2010/01/25/women-make-up-half-of-the-new-bolivian-ministerial-cabinet

  2. “they” try at coup d’etat at while ago but my concern is he don’t have ties tptb but the problem is helping “they”agenda( with this conference) and i don’t think that he don’t know that is at weird combo and i need to digg more

  3. watch for this hope don’t come to play
    Ash from Iceland’s Eruptions Sweeping Across Europe: Are the Planet’s Volcanoes Being Triggered by Global Warming?
    http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/6f8Zlb/www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2010/04/icelands-volcano-eruptions-are-they-being-triggered-by-global-warming.html/r:t
    Watch this line of reasoning appear in the news in the next few weeks

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