Ana Agostino shares some impressions on the People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth that took place from 20 to 22 April in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The official numbers indicate that there were 35.000 participants (over 9.000 foreigners) from more than 140 countries. There were also official delegates from some governments, including from Mexico, the country in charge of organising the COP 16.
Yesterday was the opening session of the people’s world conference on climate change and the rights of mother earth here in Cochabamba. We arrived Monday night and Tuesday morning we went directly to the place for registration and we found a very long queue.
A girl born in 1995, the year of the Beijing Women’s Conference, would have the tender age of 15 just about now. She would have defied the odds, survived numerous risks, and performed revolutionary acts of boldness, beginning with being born.