In 2002, the 870 tribes of Papua New Guinea (PNG) used the Earth Charter as a model to create their Tribal Charter through a public consultation process similar to the drafting process of the Earth Charter. The Tribal Charter describes historical and natural challenges faced by PNG tribes and how these challenges are linked to those faced by all tribes globally. It outlines fundamental principles and offers suggestions for forging partnerships with other stakeholders to develop and implement sustainable, peaceful, and equitable practices in managing natural resources for long-term survival.
The final text of the Mama Graun Tribal Charter is an example of what a community or group can achieve with the Earth Charter as an inspiration vision.
The first Papua New Guinean Earth Charter Youth Group was established in July 2009.