Earth Charter Commission

The Commission is the custodian of the Earth Charter text. Commission members advise and support the Earth Charter Movement and act as Ambassadors for the Earth Charter. Following the launch of the Earth Charter in 2000, the Commission turned over responsibility for the oversight of the Earth Charter Initiative and fundraising to a Steering Committee. In 2006 the Steering Committee was replaced by the ECI Council.

Earth Charter Commission

Africa and the Middle East

Amadou Toumani Touré, Mali (Co-chair)
HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal, Jordan
Mohamed Sahnoun, Algeria

Asia and the Pacific

A.T. Ariyaratne, Sri Lanka
Kamla Chowdhry, India (Co-chair) In memoriam
Wakako Hironaka, Japan
Pauline Tangiora, New Zealand/Aotearoa,
Erna Witoelar, Indonesia


Mikhail Gorbachev, Russia (Co-chair)
Pierre Calame, France
Ruud Lubbers, The Netherlands In memoriam
Federico Mayor, Spain
Henriette Rasmussen, Greenland In memoriam
Awraham Soetendorp, The Netherlands

Latin America and the Caribbean

Mercedes Sosa, Argentina,(Co-chair) In memoriam
Leonardo Boff, Brazil
Yolanda Kakabadse, Ecuador
Shridath Ramphal, Guyana

North America

Maurice F. Strong, Canada, (Co-chair) In memoriam
John Hoyt, United States of America
Elizabeth May, Canada
Steven C. Rockefeller, United States of America
Severn Cullis Suzuki, Canada