Buoyed by recent events in
Earlier in the week, Brazilian (and international) youth had met for a day of strategic brainstorming. This was followed by a special day of strategic dialogue about the earth Charter with Brazilian leaders from business, government, and civil society. Participants included state governors, corporate CEOs and directors, ministry officials, and leaders in
Both events fed ideas and significant inspiration into a two-day planning workshop with Earth Charter Council members, staff, and several Advisors and Affiliates. The workshop was led by Council member Oscar Motomura, whose AmanaKey center routinely hosts top executives and government officials to support strategic thinking and “radical innovation” for leaders.
The results of this workshop then became an “input” to the two-day regular meeting of the Earth Charter International Council, the governing body created by the original Earth Charter Commission Steering Committee in 2005. The Council is charged with overseeing the activities of ECI and with leading the global
Results from this meeting will be published in more detail in the weeks ahead, but in brief summary, the Council developed a vision for more rapid and extensive expansion of the
The ECI Council meeting of April 2007 will certainly be marked as a watershed moment in the development of the global