(AP) – Bolivia’s president and indigenous, social and environmental leaders are pressing for new rights for the planet, a greater role in global climate talks and deep cuts in rich nations’ greenhouse gases.
President Evo Morales said Friday that rich nations use more than their share of the atmosphere by emitting too much carbon pollution that leads to global warming.
He and several activists said the voluntary cuts in the U.S.-brokered Copenhagen Accord last December doom the planet to overheating.
They presented U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with an alternative declaration by a conference of 35,000 people in Cochabamba, Bolivia, last month.
It demands $300 billion a year to deal with global warming, emissions cuts of 50 per cent by 2020 in developed nations and an international climate court for enforcement.