From 19 to 21 July 2019, Earth Charter International will be represented at the Earth Trusteeship Forum in Bangkok by council member Alide Roerink. She will be part of the panel session discussing the topic ‘Who owns the Earth?’ Local and global governance challenges. Visionary concepts. The panelists will introduce core concepts of their vision and highlights of their experiences.
Alide Roerink: “Earth Charter International is one of the partners to the Earth Trusteeship Forum in Bangkok, and I will participate in the Forum as resource person on behalf of the Earth Charter. Next to our EC friend Klaus Bosselmann.”
Intercultural and inter-governmental consensus on Earth Trusteeship as intrinsic in global citizenship would provide a foundation for a new economic paradigm. The recognition of “global citizens as equal Earth Trustees” addresses inequality at a fundamental ownership level, and enables integrated governance – transcending present single-minded protection of national sovereignty – towards the realization of genuine sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Earth Trusteeship has been laid out in the Hague Principles that were adopted at the occasion of “70 Years Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” 10 December 2018, at the Peace Palace, The Hague.
Earth Trusteeship: “All global citizens are equal trustees of the Earth – for the wellbeing of future generations and the community of life.”