Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Silvio Ruiz Addresses SBSTA Subplenary in Cancun


The Global Alliance of Waste Pickers and Allies, through its representative Silvio Ruiz, a grassroots recycler from Colombia, spoke today at the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), and issued a challenge to negotiators to respect and value community-based solutions. The  SBSTA counsels the Conference of the Parties on matters of climate, the environment, technology and methods.

An excerpt from Silvio's address: “This civilization recognized the historic environmental contribution of 20 million grassroots recyclers, over incineration and landfills. It supported community organizations from all popular and indigenous sectors in looking for and promoting local solutions and appropriate technologies to improve the lives of all. If only we could speak this way in the future about this historic moment,” said Silvio Ruiz to world governments, concluding: “Is this the opportunity for our planet? Will you be those leaders that future humans will recognize? Is now the moment? Only history will tell.”


Vatsala Chandrakant Gaikwad to Present on Biogas Installations at Official Side Event

Vatsala Chandrakant Gaikwad, spokesperson of the waste picker organisation Stree Mukti Sangthan (Mumbay, India) and the Global Alliance of Waste Pickers and Allies will share her successful experiences with biogas installations running with organic waste, as smallscale energy solutions for communities.  

The official side event “Agriculture in the UNFCCC: Focusing on small holder farmers and food producers” is organized by the Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society (CECOEDECON) and takes place today, November 30th at 20:15—21:45 in the Águila (Cancunmesse Hall C).

Global Alliance of Waste Pickers and Allies in Cancun


The Global Alliance of Waste Pickers and Allies is attending the Conference of the Parties (COP16) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, with a delegation of representatives from Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, South Africa, the United States, India, Canada, and Spain to demonstrate that millions of waste pickers around the world, supported by international organizations with representation in dozens of countries, stand united and committed  to their struggle for climate protection and false waste and climate solutions. 


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Waste Pickers at COP 16

The Global Alliance of Waste Pickers and Allies will head to Cancun Mexico this week as official participants at COP16.  Some of the agenda items while in Cancun include:


UNFCCC Press Conference
“Waste Picker Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation”
December 2, 2010 12:30 -13:00 pm
Luna Room: Expo Centre Ground floor

Klimaforum Event
“CDM and Waste: False Solution for the Climate,Real Problem for Waste Pickers”
December 3, 2010 3:00 pm

Diálogo Climático (DC ES MEX)
PANEL: “Climate Justice and Waste Management”
December 5, 2010 3:00 pm

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Recicladores en COP 16 - Unos Eventos:

Conferencia de Prensa de la CMNUCC
“Recicladores proponen soluciones para mitigar el cambio climático”
2 de Diciembre 2010 12:30 -13:00 pm
Sala Luna: Centro de Exposiciones, Planta Baja

Evento Klimaforum
“MDL y Residuos: Falsas soluciones para el clima, un problema real para los recicladores”
3 de Diciembre 2010 3:00 pm

Diálogo Climático (DC ES MEX)
PANEL: “Justicia Climática y Manejo de Residuos”
5 de Diciembre 2010 3:00 pm

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Entrevista con Silvio Ruiz desde la marcha en apoyo de los recicladores de Colombia

Entrevista con Silvio Ruiz desde la marcha en apoyo de los recicladores de Colombia. Entrevista por Ricardo Valencia de WIEGO.

Interview with Silvio Ruiz from the march supporting Colombian waste pickers. Interview by Ricardo Valencia of WIEGO.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Entravista con Exequiel Estay/ Interview with Exequiel Estay

Exequiel Estay of the Chilean National Movement of Waste Pickers and the Latin American Network of Waste Pickers during a march to support waste picker rights in Colombia. Interviewed by Ricardo Valencia of WIEGO.


Exequiel Estay del Movimiento Nacional de Recicladores de Chile y la Red Latinoamericana de Recicladores durante la marcha en suporte de los derechos de los recicladores de Colombia. Entrevista por Ricardo Valencia de WIEGO.