YASunidos to the country.
Apparently the "most important things in life," like the politic, the economy, the macro-economy... are only valid in so far as they present facts, numbers, and statistics. The more and larger these figures are, the better is, as we've seen for example:
In the ITT block, in an instant, the petroleum reserve went from 920 million barrels of petroleum to 840 million, and then again to 920 million, with a cost in dollars of 7,000 million (while the Yasuní-ITT Initiative was underway) in order to achieve a later value of 18,000 million with the Assembly's approval of the declaration of national interest.
Anexo 0, Cumbre climática y justicia ambiental: Una propuesta desde los pueblos afectados por el Cambio Climático
Catalina Toro Pérez
Mientras se negociaba, en Paris la 21va Conferencia del clima, en medio de un enorme despliegue internacional, una sola noticia paso inadvertida: En el mar Caspio, ardía otra plataforma marina petrolera, esta vez, de la State Oil Company de Azerbaijan, dejando un saldo de 29 trabajadores desaparecidos y probablemente muertos, generando el peligro de un nuevo derrame que afectaría profundamente el lago mas extenso del mundo. No era el primer accidente en la zona. En 2008, otra plataforma petrolera de BP, Central Azeri, tuvo una fuga de gas, debido a problemas relacionados con defectos de revestimiento de los pozos, accidente que solo fue conocido gracias a los cables revelados por Wikileaks. Aun hoy, la BP, responsable del mayor derrame petrolero marino de la historia, en el Golfo de México, continua perforando en el suroeste asiático, tratando de reconstruir, sin éxito, una reputación deteriorada por los enormes impactos ambientales y sociales que se generaron.
Proposal for COP21, Paris, December 2015
The purpose of this document is to present the commitments and efforts of the peoples, nationalities, and communities against the extraction of oil, gas, or carbon, as a contribution to avoid climate disaster.
In addition to these commitments, we present our petition to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and member governments to recognize, respect, promote, and protect these actions as a goal to protect climate and life on the planet.
Ecuador is in a process of a popular consultation to ask the government not to exploit the oil in Yasuni-ITT. We need 10 computers. Lets save the Yasuni!
Why this is important
In Ecuador thousands of us have taken to the streets to protest President Rafael Correa's decision to drill in Yasuní-ITT. The area is the most biodiverse rainforest on the planet and the home to two of the last indigenous communities living in voluntary isolation.
Drilling in Yasuní-ITT is a choice, not a necessity. If President Correa raised taxes on the 110 biggest businesses in Ecuador by 1.5%--which now pay a measly 2.9%--it would raise $20 billion, more than exploiting Yasuní-ITT.
We supported a revolutionary plan to preserve Yasuní-ITT, and are gathering signatures for a national referendum that would reverse the decision to drill, but the government is trying to intimidate us.
The government is launching a counter-offensive on rights, expelling high school students who rally for Yasuní, criminalizing insults on social media, threatening to ban print newspapers, and erasing our country's last peoples living in voluntary isolation—the Tagaeri and the Taromenane—from its maps of the ITT oil block so that it can drill there without violating Article 57 of our constitution, which protects both groups from "ethnocide."