“This human community is in danger due to climate change which is related to the accumulation of riches by countries and social groups…. We have to change the belief that to have more is to live better”.
Evo Morales Ayma, President of Bolivia, 22 December, 2012
To see what this means in Manchester, see our reports, Living Well and In Place of Growth: http://steadystatemanchester.net/our-reports/
Evo Morales speaking on climate and accumulation at the celebration of the December solstice.
Spot on Solón!
from the SPEECH BY AMBASSADOR PABLO SOLÓN, PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA TO THE
UNITED NATIONS, ON THE OCCASION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE ON HARMONY WITH NATURE
New York, April 20th, 2011
For the Green Economy, capitalism’s mistake is not having fully incorporated nature as part of capital. That is why its central proposal is to create “environmentally friendly” business and green jobs and in that way limit environmental degradation by bringing the laws of capitalism to bear on nature.
In other words, the transfusion of the rules of market will save nature. This requirement of the Green Economy is absolutely wrong
Read the whole statement.
Also see Bolivia’s input to the UN Rio+20 document (in English -after the first page) (in Spanish – I’m looking for a translation) president Evo Morales comments and Bolivia’s reservations re the final Rio+20 statement.
Traditional coca production in La Yungas, Bolivia: “coca sí, coacina no!”.
The right sort of market – agrobiodiversity in La Paz
A new short pamphlet from the Irwell Group looks at the zero-growth option for Manchester’s economy in the light of economic recession and the spectre of runaway climate change. The old approach of trying to get 3.5% growth for ever is not going to work, and if it did the results would be increased inequality and climate suicide.
Go to the Irwell Group site: http://irwellgroup.wordpress.com/2011/12/04/102/