October 2011

You are what you do, not what you say!

2011-Oct-22   ::   (0 comments)

In June 1992 the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known as the Rio Summit, Rio Conference, Earth Summit was held in Rio de Janeiro. 172 governments participated, with 108 sending their heads of state or government. An important achievement was an agreement on the Climate Change Convention which in turn led to the Kyoto Protocol. Another agreement was to "not carry out any activities on the lands of indigenous peoples that would cause environmental degradation or that would be culturally inappropriate".

Almost 20 years ago Seven Suzuki has spoken at the conference for ECO, a children environmental organization in order to point out the needs and wishes of the next generations to come. 

In November 2012 the delegates of most of the worlds countries are discussing the importance of a global agreement at the UN climate talks in South Africa again.

Here you can watch the very touching video showing Seven Suzuki in front of the UN audience. 

No highway through Bolivias rainforest

2011-Oct-4   ::   (0 comments)

Indigenous people protesting

Five weeks ago, thousands of native peoples including many women and children left their homes in the Amazonian rainforest on a peaceful march to the government palace in La Paz. The reason: The construction of a road through the rainforest is endangering both wildlife and people.

That's why native residents want to speak to the Bolivian president, Evo Morales, in person. On Septemer 27, 2011, they accomplished an important achievement.

Here you can read more.