The "Mother [sister] Earth" debate in Río+20
As you should know the Earth Summit was held some days ago, from June 20th to 22th in Río de Janeiro, Brazil. Only one day after the G20 ends their works in my country.
So, obviating the early and infinite war on concepts and its meaning as the one of green economy or green growth, there was a concept that took us beyond the philosophy and land us in the metaphysics I´m talking about the conception of Earth as mother of all the living creature on it proposed mainly for Bolivia and the rest of the ALBA countries which had an important weight in the G77.
Rene Orellana, the Head of the Bolivian representation share us this very interesting process in which we saw how the cultures and religions are linked with the environment political decisions.
In one hand we have the Arab group countries explaining that we could not talk about "mother" because Allah had created everything. Then the Vatican came in through the Franciscan logic of brotherhood and sisterhood in which the Earth could not been named mother because of the Virgin existence but it could be named as Sister "Mother Earth"as the brother Sun or the sister Moon.
Finally, the concept "Mother Earth" was adopted in the final text and hopefully in the next two years this goal will be accompanied by the recognition of the Earth as a living being and will have rights.