Friday, April 23, 2010

Bolivian President promotes "Planet's Rights"

Evo Morales, the current president of Bolivia, was recently discussed in a chapter in Green's book. He is currently making some headlines. He plans to create a "Mother Earth Ministry" to promote the planet's rights. Also, he wants to create an international court that could punish nations that do not comply with emission-reduction agreements. Morales would like this court to be located in the Bolivian city of Cochabama, where he recently hosted a climate change conference. The attendance at the conference included environmentalists, Indian communities, and Hugo Chavez. Morales unveiled his plan to plant 10 million trees in a year.
This proposed court is related to the issue we discussed, if other nations have a right to tell some countries what to do with natural resources. I doubt that Morales's planned court would go over too well, though it would be nice if it did.

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