With the industrialised countries failing to come to grips with climate change - as the debacle of Copenhagen demonstrated = a World People's Conference is to be held in Bolivia from April 20-22.
Sixteen working groups are presently developing draft documents on such issues as the structural causes of climate change , the dangers of carbon markets and action strategies. These will be discussed by the conference as a whole.
Bolivia is expecting over 5,000 activists environmentalists and scientists to travel to the country to attend the three day conference in the city of Cochabamba.
The Cochabamba conference, called for by the Bolivian Presdent Evo Morales, is presented as an alternative to the views expressed by the large industrial powers at the UN Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen last December, which failed to support a reduction in toxic emissions that are causing a dangerous rise in global temperatures.
More information on the conference can be found here.