In “A Little Coffee with Chavez in the Commune,” they discuss the Climate Change Law

Caracas, November 17, 2022 (Press MinComunas) – This Thursday, Bolivarian Government authorities met at the People’s Power Ministry for Communes and Social Movements in “A Little Coffee with Chávez in the Commune.” They discussed elements of interest and offered contributions to the Climate Change Law proposal as co-responsible from the communal sphere given the climate crisis in the world.

The Vice Minister of the Communal Training System and Social Movements, Richard Delgado, and the international diplomat Isabel Di Carlo, Chief Negotiator for Climate Change, conducted the event. They instructed and urged the People’s Power to elaborate a Map of Risks in the face of the climate situation.

The Vice-Minister of Communal Formation stated that we are in a climate crisis. “Our behavior in the world has had a global impact, and it has to do with an economic model, capitalism. Unlike socialism which designed a risk map as the first element to identify the vulnerable sites. Then, an alert map and favorable map to save lives.”

The Ministerial authority instructed that as a third element, we must identify the people who will be committed and trained to safeguard lives at a given moment: “and the fourth dimension is not only to save lives but also to cure them if they deserve it. Therefore, we must incorporate this risk map in each Communal Council and Commune. This map must be part of the Map of Solutions and the Social Cartography to be implemented under any circumstances. Complying with the fifth objective of the Homeland Plan.”

Isabel Di Carlo addressed the Communes and climate change. She urged the People’s Power to organize itself “at the local level and document the registry in each locality to see how we adapt to climate change to reduce the risks. Community participation favors the participation of the people, improving risk management of extreme climate phenomena”.

“The State must invest in the environment. An extreme meteorological event sets back national development, as all the social policies promoted by the State. These policies will be negatively affected by the condition we have reached. Our country has advanced several initiatives to respond to climate change, although the situation is getting over proportion,” said the international diplomat.

Regarding the historical responsibility, we have in the face of climate change, “all countries must consider the care of the atmospheric space that has been affected by human activities; for example, the industrial revolution. In our case, our National Assembly is working on a Law on Climate Change and the Law on Territorial Ordering. We also have environmental brigades all over the country and social movements that advocate for the care of the environment.”

The People’s Power has a responsibility in climate change from the local to the national level, as well as the elaboration of a national plan by the Government that includes the communal level, with a transformation model that offers an answer to the climate problem.

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