is the Earth Charter?
The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental principles for
building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the
21st century. It seeks to inspire in all peoples a new sense of
global interdependence and shared responsibility for the wellbeing
of the human family and the larger living world. It is an expression
of hope and a call to help create a global partnership at a critical
juncture in history.
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wrote the Earth Charter?
Early in 1997 the Earth Charter Commission formed an international
drafting committee. This committee helped to conduct the international
consultation process, and the evolution and development of the
document reflects the progress of the world wide dialogue on the
with the Benchmark Draft issued by the Earth Charter following
the Rio+5 Forum in Rio de Janeiro, drafts were circulated internationally
as part of the consultation process.