Watch interesting video interview with Jan Pronk

Earth Charter International is pleased to present an interview made with Jan Pronk in October 2009, while he was for a month in Costa Rica as a visiting professor at the University for Peace.

Pronk is former Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment (1998 2002) and former Minister for Development Co-operation (1989 1994) of The Netherlands. Pronk was also the Chairman 6th Conference of Parties UN Convention on Climate Change (2000-2001) and Special Envoy Secretary General United Nations for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (2001-2003). He chaired the Kyoto Protocol negotiations and he is now a Special Advisor to the Earth Charter International.

See Jan Pronk reflections on

The Earth Charter

Ethics and Climate Change

Putting Climate Change agreements into action

Kyoto and Copenhagen COP15 process


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