Earth Charter+10 Report

The 10th anniversary of the Earth Charter was celebrated with events organized by Earth Charter Initiative members (ECI Secretariat, Affiliates, Partners and Youth Groups) all around the world, and throughout 2010.

Hundreds of people were involved in organizing these events. ECI Secretariat would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all those who made this year of celebrations possible.

The events started with the Earth Day celebration in 22 April and continued all the way to December 2010.  They offered exciting opportunities for EC Initiative members to re-connect, share ideas, forge new collaborations and strengthen partnerships.

Here is a report that summarizes all of these events, and concludes with a preliminary analysis of the lessons learned and the discussions that took place last year. 

This is the list of main EC+10 events held last year:


  • Mexico:  Launch of EC+10 year in Guanajuato with simultaneous local gatherings. 21-24 April.
  • Brazil: EC+10 and Earth Day celebrations at UMAPAZ , Sao Paulo;
  • Belarus: EC+10 campaign in Minsk
  • Costa Rica: National University;
  • Ecuador: Museums Foundation in Quito;
  • Kyrgystan: Kizilkiya Municipality;
  • Nigeria: Youth event in Abuja
  • Norway: Meeting of the Oslo Ethics and Leadership Group of Tekna;
  • Italy: Conference in Fano, Urbino;
  • Peru: Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Peruvian headquarters jointly with the National Major University of San Marcos and Earth Charter


  • Russia:  EC+10 meeting at Presidential Center for Public Initiatives, Moscow, 6-8 May
  • Brazil: Seeds of Change exhibition at UMAPAZ, Sao Paulo, 20 May
  • United States:  EC + 10 Dinner at Michael Murphy Gallery M,  Florida, 26 May


  • Indonesia: EC+10 and Environment Day, Jakarta Convention Center, 5 June.
  • The Netherlands:  Major EC+10 event at Peace Palace, The Hague.  28-29 June.


  • Japan: ESD and EC+10 Conference, at Rikkyo (St. Paul) University. 10 September
  • Australia:  The Australia-Pacific Earth Charter Festival in Brisbane, 16-20 September
  • Switzerland: Booth at Lifefair, Zurich, 24-26 September


  • Taiwan, Province of China: Conference: Ancient Wisdom, Sustainable Futures, Taitung, 12-15 October
  • Spain: Open event with 3000 participants at Sports Palace, Madrid, 24 October


  • India: Major event at CEE campus, Ahmedabad, 1-3 November.
  • United States:  Earth Charter +10 week at Florida Gulf Coast University, 1-5 November.  Also: “Local Action for a Sustainable Future,” at the University of Pennsylvania, 7 November.
  • Jordan: EC+10 for Middle East and North Africa region.  Dead Sea 23-24 November.


You might want to take a look in the Earth Charter Initiative 10 years at a glance, and video which will give you a quick overview of some EC activities from 2000 – 2010.