Bolivian President Evo Morales invited the peoples of the world to Cochabamba, Bolivia, for a three-day summit, April 20-22, 2010, on the climate crisis and a peoples’ response to the failure of the UN process in Copenhagen. Over 30,000 people came to Cochabamba, most of them indigenous, for an unprecedented gathering where 17 working groups drafted language on how to protect the rights of Mother Earth and stop climate change. The language was part of a document that was submitted to the United Nations in the lead up to the next climate negotiations in Cancun, Mexico, in December 2010. Daphne Wysham, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, was interviewed by Bing Gong of Eon TV shortly after the conference’s conclusion.

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