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Changes affecting people

Climate, cotton and sugar cane are used in the fight for better human rights.


The climate negotiations in Montreal ended in overtime, with a consensus few believed was possible when the meeting started. Now the practical policy will show what is really in agreement, and how far the world's politicians and bureaucrats are willing to go in order to achieve a better climate. At the same time, world leaders were preparing for a tough round during the WTO negotiations that started in Hong Kong earlier this week.

Both meetings focus on the world's poorest and most vulnerable. And at both meetings, we see that the richest in the speeches talk beautifully about taking responsibility for the whole world, while fighting with the beak and claws to prevent the richest from changing their living habits and changing their policies.

During the climate meeting, the participants were presented with a clear message from the indigenous peoples of the Arctic – Inuit, Arctic peoples from Russia, Sami and Arctic Indians. The report emphasizes that the people of the Arctic are the most vulnerable to the climate changes the world is experiencing today, and which experts claim will get worse over the next many years. They demand that the UN and its organizations give all indigenous peoples access to results from scientific reports on climate change and the expected results of harmful climate change.

The Arctic also demands that they be made part of the UN programs and budgets for regional and national relief actions that must be implemented to prevent the consequences of climate change.

Sheila Watt-Cloutier, head of the Inuit ICC (Inuit Circumpolar Conference), at the Montreal meeting, demanded that human rights also apply to those affected by climate change.

The demands of the indigenous peoples can be perceived by the United States, the EU and the other climate changes as an attempt to stop the development and the development of the richest countries.

Sheila Watt-Cloutier rejects this, and points out that the demand to link human rights to climate change is an attempt. . .

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