Bolivia’s Evo Morales on Climate Justice

Evo Morales on Deomocracy Now!

Bolivian President Evo Morales called for “defense of the rights of Mother Earth” and spoke on capitalism, climate debt, and his idea for a climate justice tribunal in an interview with Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman on the penultimate day of the United Nations climate talks in Copenhagen.

“Capitalism,” said President Morales, through a translator, “and I’m speaking about irrational development— policies of unlimited industrialization are what destroys the environment.”

“Those who do damage to planet earth … need to be judged,” he said. “Those who do not fulfill the terms of the Kyoto Protocol should also be judged. And for those ends, we have to organize a tribunal for climate justice in the United Nations.”

Watch video of the interview or read the transcript here.

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~ by climatejusticeresearch on January 14, 2010.

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