Earth Charter International Secretariat has published an article called “The Global Pact for the Environment as a Next Step on the Way Forward for the Earth Charter”.
The article assesses the possible contribution of the Global Pact for the Environment, an initiative of the Government of France 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.
The article presents an assessment of the relevance of the Global Pact to the Earth Charter in general. Then, an analysis of the Global Pact is done through the lenses of three criteria based on the Earth Charter’s Way Forward. The article concludes with an observation of the Global Pact’s possible role in the implementation of values and principles of the Earth Charter.