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Earth Charter

What is The Earth Charter?

The Earth Charter is a statement or declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the 21st century.

It seeks to inspire in all peoples a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well being of the human family and the larger living world. It is an expression of hope and a call to help create a global partnership at a critical juncture in history.

In The Earth Charter there is a special emphasis on the world’s environmental challenges. However, the document’s inclusive ethical vision recognizes that environmental protection, human rights, equitable human development, and peace are interdependent and indivisible. It provides a new framework for thinking about and addressing these issues. The result is a fresh, broad conception of what constitutes a sustainable community and sustainable development.

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