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IUCN Hawaii Declaration references the Earth Charter

On September 11th, 2016, The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) adopted The Hawaiʻi Commitments, an innovative document that sets out the possibilities to meet key conservation challenges identified during the World Conservation Congress, which IUCN organizes every four years.

The Hawaiʻi Commitments were drafted from the discussions and deliberations during the Congress and were presented for comments to around 10,000 participants that attended the event. The document addresses issues such as global food supplies, oceans, wildlife trafficking, dialogue with the private sector, and the building of resilience to climate change.

In its preamble it states that these commitments are based on existing international documents and agreements, including the Earth Charter. Read the full document here.

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