Cochabamba, Bolivia, is the host city for the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, held from April 19th to 22nd, 2010. The conference proceedings will take place at the Hotel Regina in a small town just outside of Cochabamba called Tiquipaya. CLICK HERE FOR MAP
Cochabamba is the third-largest city in Bolivia, and has a population of about 1 million. It is the capital of the Department of Cochabamba and is located in a valley bearing the same name as the Andes mountain range. The name derives from a compound of the Quechua words qucha, meaning lake, and pampa, “open plain.” Cochabamba has a very mild climate year-round, and for this reason is known as the “City of Eternal Spring” and “The Garden City.”
Public transportation is available in Cochabamba and Tiquipaya 24 hours a day, and is quite reliable. Additionally, the organizers of the Conference are arranging for chartered buses and cabs for the different delegations.
Minibuses to Tiquipaya from Cochabamba leave from the corner of the post office Correos de Bolivia, located at Avenida Ayacucho and the corner of Avenida Heroínas.
Hotel Regina, where Conference activities will take place, is located by the route to Apote and El Paso. For information, please call: (011 591) 4316555 and (011 591) 4315069.