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The Global Pact for the Environment and the Earth Charter

The article: “The Global Pact for the Environment as a Next Step on the Way Forward for the Earth Charter”assesses the possible contribution of the Global Pact for the Environment that is being promoted as a new legally binding instrument into the process of further implementation of the principles of the Earth Charter as an ethical foundation of the global community.

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The Earth Charter and Regional Treaties of Principle 10 Rio Declaration

This article provides an analysis of the implementation of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration from different perspectives. First, from the perspective of the Earth Charter as a comprehensive ethical framework of global governance based on the principles of sustainability. Second, from the perspectives of the two regional treaties on access rights: Aarhus Convention and Escazu Agreement.

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Principles for the Green Economy

Earth Summit 2012
Principles for the Green Economy A collection of principles for the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
By Hannah Stoddart, Stakeholder Forum Sue Riddlestone, Bioregional Mirian Vilela, Earth Charter Initiative

One of the goals of the Rio+20 Conference is to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development. To enhance political will to achieve an ambitious outcome from Rio+20, the international community will have to agree on a common ethical framework of shared values and principles. This document offers State and non-State actors an overview the kinds of principles that might constitute that framework.
This document has been put together by Stakeholder Forum in collaboration with Bioregional and the Earth Charter Initiative.

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Lessons Learned: How Nations Have Responded to Climate Change on the Need to Fix Responsibility to Do Applied Ethical Analysis

This essay argues that global environmental challenges such as climate change raise numerous ethical issues that should guide policy-makers in formulating policy. However, recent research concludes these ethical issues are largely being ignored by policy-makers and the media covering national debates about these topics. There is a need to fix responsibility in government to identify ethical issues that arise in policy, explain how the ethical perspectives were considered or ignored, and expand the work of NGOs working on environmental challenges to include a much deeper applied ethics focus of their work.

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The Systems View of Life: A Science for Sustainable Living – Speech by Fritjof Capra at the Earth Charter Center March 20, 2015

This is a speech given by Dr. Fritjof Capra at the Earth Charter plus 15 Forum: Finding Synergies and Building Bridges Reorienting Education towards Sustainable Development, Sustainable Consumption and Global Citizenship Under the framework of the UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development and the Earth Charter.

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La Charte de la Terre, texte de droit international de

Ce document passe en revue le processus nécessaire à Charte de la Terre afin de devenir un instrument de ‘Soft Law’ internationalement reconnu, par l’importance que ceci requérait pour elle. La visée première de la Charte de la Terre est de se constituer en un code de conduite universel afin guider les individus et les nations vers un développement durable.

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