The Plurinational State of Bolivia will explain its position in current negotiations at the Copenhagen climate conference at two events today (9 December 2009). Bolivia will also present its proposal for a declaration of rights for Mother Earth as a necessary step towards tackling the root causes of climate change.
Bolivia has put forward resolutions that call for consideration of planetary rights in both the Copenhagen Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Co-operative Action and at the Second Committee of the United Nations General Assembly. The resolution is inspired by indigenous values and informed by a growing global field of earth jurisprudence, that looks to re-examine and develop legal and governance systems to make sure that they support, rather than undermine, the integrity and health of the Earth.
Wednesday, 9 December, 12:00pm
Press Conference: Bolivia’s position on negotiations and presentation of Rights of Mother Earth proposal
Speakers: Angelica Navarro, Lead negotiator for the Plurinational State of Bolivia and Pablo Solón Romero Orozca, Bolivian Ambassador to the United Nations
Press Room, Bella Centre
Wednesday, 9 December, 18:15 – 19:45
Side Event: Rights for Mother Earth in the face of climate change
Pablo Solón Romero Orozca, Bolivian Ambassador to the United Nations
Cormac Cullinan, senior environmental lawyer in South Africa whose work in Earth jurisprudence is internationally recognised
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz is a Kankanaey-Igorot indigenous activist from the Cordillera Region,
the Philippines,, founder and executive director of Tebtebba Foundation and Chairperson of United Nations Permanent Form on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII).
Room: Liva Weel, Bella Centre
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Media advisory – Declaration of Rights of Mother Earth