This report offers an overview of activities led by the Earth Charter International (ECI) Secretariat and Affiliates, Volunteers, and Partner organizations. While it does not intend to offer a comprehensive account of all efforts carried out in 2009, it offers a glimpse into these undertakings.
This 2009 Annual Report has been prepared for the first time drawing on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework.
“We are completing the first decade of the new millennium with no fewer challenges than 10 years ago, but with a continuous commitment to make the vision of sustainable development a reality everywhere. We believe that to make sustainability happen “fundamental changes are needed in our values, institutions, and ways of living.” That is the promise of the Earth Charter Initiative.”
The report features some of the following themes:
- Secretariat Activities led by the Earth Charter Initiative network in specific focus areas including Business, Education, Media, Religion and Sustainability, UN Global Governance/Climate Change and Youth.
- Plans for 2010 – The Earth Charter Initiative will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Earth Charter launch and this is considered as an opportunity to gather momentum for the Earth Charter globally.
- Walking the Talk Following the recommendation of ECI Council and complying with GRI Performance indicators, the ECI Secretariat is reporting on its sustainability performance, using GRI Guidelines.
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