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Pablo Solón

Studies in Sociology and Economy, former Executive Director of Focus on the Global South in Asia, current Director of Fundación Solón – Bolivia

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background :

Pablo Solón is a social activist, an analyst and a researcher on the issues of systemic alternatives, climate change, water, the rights of Mother Earth, trade agreements and integration processes.

Pablo Solón served as Ambassador of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the United Nations from January 2009 to June 2011.  As Ambassador to the UN, Solón spearheaded successful resolutions on the Human Right to Water, International Mother Earth Day and Harmony with Nature. He was the chief negotiator for Climate Change of Bolivia and helped organize the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth Rights in 2010.

Between 2002 and 2008 he was Ambassador for issues concerning Integration and Trade. He was Secretary Pro Tempore of UNASUR [Union of South American Nations] during Bolivia’s Pro Temporary presidency (December 2006 – May 2008).
He was the Executive Director of Focus on the Global South in Asia and currently is the Executive Director of Fundacion Solon, an institution was created to preserve and promote the artwork and thoughts of his father, Walter Solón Romero, a renowned Bolivian muralist and social artist.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum all about ?

Strengthen the analysis and development of proposals in relation to Systemic Alternatives and climate change.

LOCATION / In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities ?

La Paz, Bolivia.

IMPACT / What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company ?

Contribute to the development of holistic alternatives to a systemic crisis.

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you :

Climate change is a feverish state of the planet produced by a system of exploitation, consumption and waste without limits.