A meeting that brought together approximately 20 professors, 30 to 40 students, and the Executive Vice President and Provost of Peking University, Dr. Jianhua Lin, with Ruud Lubbers, Earth Charter Commissioner and Mirian Vilela, Executive Director of the Earth Charter Secretariat was held on 10 September, 2009. At the end of the two hour meeting an interesting discussion took place around the need to further stimulate education for sustainable development and how useful the Earth Charter can be in such effort. A number of professors and students expressed interest in the Earth Charter and its linkages with Chinese traditional values.
Professor Tu Weiming from Peking University closed with remarks which called the University to embrace the Earth Charter and use it as part of its teaching and activities. You can find more information and pictures on Peking University page.
The purpose of this trip of Earth Charter representatives to China was to visit institutions, share information about the Earth Charter Initiative, and seek collaboration.