Evo Morales Discusses Climate Change with Ban Ki-Moon

May 10, 2010
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Bolivian President Evo Morales met UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday to discuss climate change. The meeting came two weeks after the close of the World Peoples’ Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba.
At a news conference, Morales said the voices of civil society and indigenous peoples must be heard in the international climate talks.

Bolivian President Evo Morales: "For Bolivians and for indigenous peoples, the idea is to live well. And this term 'living well' is important, as opposed to 'living better' — living well. Capitalism, to live better, pillages resources in an unbridled manner, exploits the children of Mother Earth, which are the human beings, destroys nature, squandering. It causes so much damage to humanity. Hence the debate is on the structural causes of global warming."