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Pablo Solon
Executive director of Focus on the Global South, an activist think tank based in Bangkok, and former ambassador of Bolivia to the UN.

Entries by Pablo Solon

From Bad to Worse: Lima's Roadmap for Global Burning

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 9:45 AM

The "Lima call for climate action", which came out of the recent UN climate talks, establishes a roadmap to a post-2020 agreement that will be weaker than the ongoing Cancun Agreement, and it lays a foundation for an even worse agreement in Paris in 2015.

Cancun opened the door to...

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How Did Leaders Respond to the People's Climate March?

(1) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 10:41 AM

About 400,000 people went to the streets on September 21st to ask for real actions to address climate change. It was the greatest climate march in history. The UN Climate Summit organized by Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon took place two days later with the participation of 100 heads...

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Climate Change: Not Just Any Action Will Do

(28) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 1:36 PM

Co-authored with Josie Riffaud and Tony Clarke

On Sunday, hundreds of thousands gathered in New York for one of the biggest marches against climate change. The occasion is the Climate Summit convened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the theme of which is "take action." But does that action actually...

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'Deglobalization' Is the Way to Reduce Inequality

(12) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 3:08 PM

The race of globalization is leaving the majority of the world's population far behind. According to Unicef, the richest 20 percent of the population gets 83 percent of global income, while the poorest quintile has just 1 percent. This trend is getting worse. A new UNDP...

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We Must Support a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth

(71) Comments | Posted December 29, 2009 | 4:46 PM

For Bolivia, December marked an important and historic step forward in climate change politics. We are of course not referring to Brokenhagen, where we saw the worst of intransigent, undemocratic and cynical tactics from the world's largest emitters of carbon dioxide. The interesting action happened in a completely unreported event...

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Climate Headed for Crash Landing

(5) Comments | Posted December 8, 2009 | 7:53 AM

Imagine sending your own daughter on a plane that has only 50% chance of landing. You would never do it. Yet sadly as we gear up for the biggest climate meeting in Copenhagen, this is what many developed countries seem prepared to do to our planet.

Much of the discussion...

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