Alternative summit on environment and people held in Bolivia

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President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen in December 2009. Bolivian President Evo Morales earlier this year called for an international conference to deal with the structural causes of climate change and to propose “alternative models&# for humans to live in harmony with the natural world. The Cuban vice president and the prime ministers of Antigua and Barbados were present.

SNAPP: Incorporating New Types of Knowledge for Conservation Solutions

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My boot camp in post-humanitarian crises was Peace Corps Nicaragua in 1996. Like the country’s president at that time, my collaborators in the ministry of education and comedor infantil who helped found an environmental education and research library for school children were highly educated and empowered women. Part of me still wants to collaborate in solving those tangible, site-based problems I experienced 20 years ago as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua.


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Insuring Nature, Ensuring Resilience

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Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, delivered at the Forum on July 19, 2017, in London. And you’re probably not surprised, and may already know, that natural disaster is costing us $300 billion per year, and that climate change is displacing 68,000 people every single day. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune.

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Naomi Klein: "Only mass social movements can save us"

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President Bill Clinton was still able to claim that “groups representing 80% of national [environmental] group membership have endorsed NAFTA.” Although she doesn’t mention it, that campaign contributed to the formation of what might be called the anti-FTAA, a trade and cultural alliance based on solidarity – the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), which includes Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.