Bolivia condemns “carbon colonization” of developed countries – News

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Glasgow (United Kingdom), November 1 (EFE) .- At the opening of the 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26) this Monday, Bolivian President Louis Ars called on developed nations to accept their own “responsibility” for climate change. Crisis and denounced what he called “carbon colonialism”.

Speaking at a meeting of world leaders in Glasgow, Scotland, Ars said, “We realize that developed nations are buying time without any responsibility for humanity and the motherland. Credibility is at stake.

The president argued that the talk of rich states “appearing champions in the fight against climate crisis” was “far from the truth.”

“If developed countries want to lead the fight against climate change, they must promote the distribution of atmospheric space on an equitable basis with common but different responsibilities,” Ars said, adding that it takes into account the “historical responsibilities” of each country.

The Bolivian leader stressed that the structure promoted by rich countries was in fact “a new process of global decolonization”, which he called “carbon colonialism”.

“They are trying to impose the rules of their own game in climate negotiations to continue to ignite the new green capitalist system and to encourage developing countries to adopt these rules without any preference,” he lamented.

Ars also stressed the need to increase the transfer of financial resources and technological means to developing countries.

The Bolivian government, according to the minister, is preparing a plan for 2030 that will “reaffirm national commitment to the climate crisis in the fields of water, energy, forestry and agriculture.”

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It also expressed its desire to reach agreements between La Paz and international cooperation agencies to improve “financial and other implementation mechanisms” to achieve the country’s “mitigation, adaptation and comprehensive development goals”.

“The solution to the climate crisis will not be achieved by green capitalism and more global carbon markets. The solution is to change the paradigm of civilization and move towards an alternative paradigm to capitalism.” Said the Bolivian president. EFE

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