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Cochabamba, Bolivia

After the failure of the Copenhagen Climate Conference in December 2009, Evo Morales, the president of Bolivia, called for a worldwide meeting of indigenous people about global warming. Morales is an outspoken advocate for indigenous rights and a critic of how developed nations are dealing with climate issues. The conference brought together more than 20,000 activists and delegates from about 50 nations. It concluded with a statement calling for the creation of an international climate justice tribunal, a global referendum on climate change and a goal of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to preindustrial levels, among other demands.

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Activists and governmental representatives wrap up Cochabamba Climate Conference
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A Bolivian town gets wired with hydro power, but the glacier water that runs the works is threatened
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Delegates at Cochabamba conference recommend the creation of a climate justice tribunal
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