Upcoming ECI Conference: Putting Planetary Well-being at the Core

Earth Charter International (ECI) is convening an international conference centered on Putting Planetary Well-being at the Core on December 1-2, 2022. This special gathering will take place at ECI’s headquarters on the University for Peace campus in San Jose, Costa Rica. This dynamic two-day event will bring together academics, activists, businesspeople and thought leaders from around the world for stimulating discussions and the building of a framework for constructive and ethical action.

“With this conference, we want to spark a new narrative not only focusing on the importance of Planetary Well-being, but above all, in making our decisions and actions contribute to Planetary Well-being,” stated Mirian Vilela, ECI Executive Director. “After all, we should be concerned with the kind of legacy we want to leave for future generations.”

Some of the leading sponsors for this thought-provoking event include Okayama University and Soka Gakkai International. “We are thankful for the generosity of Okayama University and Soka Gakkai International in helping ECI underwrite the cost of this generational event,” cited Michael J. Bracken, Chairman of the Board at ECI.

“Okayama University is one of the leading national universities in Japan with a significant investment and focus on sustainability and sustainable education. Soka Gakkai International’s “Transforming Human History” campaign, which encourages engagement and inspires confidence that change is possible, fully complements ECI’s mission of “turning conscience into action.”

ECI’s conference will offer both an in-person and virtual option for attending. The impressive lineup of speakers and facilitators for this event include: Fritjof Capra, Sam Crowell, Grian Cutanda, Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Carol Anne Hilton, Ricardo Young, Kartikeya Sarabhai, Cassandra Vieten and Edgar E. Gutierrez-Espeleta.

You can still register and join us for either in-person or online participation .

“We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny.” – Earth Charter Preamble