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The Charter

What is the Earth Charter?

The Earth Charter is an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations. It is a vision of hope and a call to action.

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    Read the Charter

    We, the peoples of Earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations.

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    What is the Charter?

    The Earth Charter is an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society.

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    History

    Maurice Strong and Mikhail Gorbachev launched an initiative to develop an Earth Charter as a civil society initiative.

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Earth Charter Around the World

Following are some stories of individuals and institutions that have worked with and used the Earth Charter in different ways.