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Bolivian President Evo Morales Ayma presents the findings of a conference on climate change which recently took place in Cochabamba, Bolivia and says that the Kyoto Protocol must be "preserved and implemented." UNTV
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STORY: UN / EVO MORALES
SOURCE: UNTV
TRT: 2.40
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: SPANISH/ NATS

DATELINE: 7 MAY 2010, NEW YORK CITY/ FILE

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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior UN building

7 MAY 2010, NEW YORK CITY

2. Various shot, panelists’’ arrival
3. Pan Right, reporters
4. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Evo Morales Ayma, President of Bolivia:
“The best way to defend human rights is by defending the rights of Mother Earth. Developed countries must honor their climate debt. What does that mean? Giving back the atmospheric space which has been occupied by their greenhouse gas emissions. In other words, we are talking about decolonizing the atmosphere.”
5. Med shot, reporter
6. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Evo Morales Ayma, President of Bolivia:
“The subject of the debt to migrants forcibly displaced by climate change; we do not accept it. And now, just like other indigenous peoples, we are victims of norms that are being approved, for example in Arizona, in the United States. Or the forced return directives in the European Union. They damage us, they destroy us, and while they are at it they want to expel us.”
7. Med shot, reporters
8. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Evo Morales Ayma, President of Bolivia:
“They want to finish with or eliminate the Kyoto Protocol. We don’t just want to preserve and respect, but also implement; they have to implement the Kyoto Protocol.”
9. Pan left, audience
10. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Evo Morales Ayma, President of Bolivia:
“Let us be clean and active today, with the human race, instead of toxic and reactive tomorrow with nature. Therefore there are two paths; to save capitalism, or to save Mother Earth.”
11. Med shot, reporters
12. Various shots, Morales meeting with the Secretary-General

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Bolivian President Evo Morales Ayma, today (7 May) presented the findings of the “World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth” which recently took place in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Morales, together with indigenous, social and environmental leaders, briefed reporters and pushed for a planetary bill of rights based on the findings of the conference.

He said that “the best way to defend human rights is by defending the rights of Mother Earth” and pressed developed countries to “honor their climate debt” by “decolonizing the atmosphere.”

The Bolivian President said that voluntary cuts in Copenhagen Accord signed last year are inadequate and will not stem global warning. He accused developed nations of wanting to “eliminate” the commitments made in the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which he insisted must be implemented.

He concluded by saying that the world is facing the option of two paths; “to save capitalism, or to save Mother Earth.”

Morales presented Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with the conference’s declaration known as the People’s Agreement.

The declaration warns that if global warming increases by more than 2 degrees Celsius, there is a 50% probability that the damages caused to our Mother Earth will be completely irreversible.

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