Climate Justice and Class Struggles after Cochabamba
Contribution by Tord Björk made at Foro Social Mundial Tematico at Zocalo in the historical centre of Mexico City, 3rd of May, 2010 as a panelist on the theme: Change the system, not the climate saving the planet and constructing another way of life for humanity. The text has been constructed afterwards based on the notes made for the speech with alterations and additions, especially of quotes from declarations made in Copenhagen and Cochabamba.
“There are three cardinal points for solving the climate change issue. The first is the balance between rural and urban class struggle. The second hope. The third is the work for constructing alternatives to the dominant development model in the countryside, in the city and in the world by safeguarding existing or creating new ways of living well.”