GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
The Global Alliance of Waste Pickers is a networking process supported by WIEGO, among thousands of waste picker organizations with groups in more than 28 countries covering mainly Latin America, Asia and Africa.
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World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth

Cochabamba, Bolivia, April 19-20 2010


Abstract

Representatives of waste picker organizations from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Colombia participated along with more than 35,000 delegates from social movements and organizations from 140 countries. Bolivian President Evo Morales decried the climate accord reached at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen, and refused to sign that accord. The People’s Summit » read the post


Representatives of waste picker organizations from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Colombia participated along with more than 35,000 delegates from social movements and organizations from 140 countries.

Bolivian President Evo Morales decried the climate accord reached at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen, and refused to sign that accord. The People’s Summit was convened as a result. The stated aim of the summit is to create an alternative climate agenda that gives a voice to those most affected by climate change –  the world’s poorest people.

At the conference, waste pickers and organizers from the Latin American Network of Waste Pickers (Red Lacre), along with Neil Tangri of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), gave a well attended presentation on the importance of waste picking and recycling, and their impact on mitigating climate change.

More info at: http://pwccc.wordpress.com/

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Representatives of waste picker organizations from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Colombia participated along with more than 35,000 delegates from social movements and organizations from 140 countries.