The Earth Charter Initiative

Photo of Penguins at Port Lockroy, Goudier Island (64º49’S 63º30’W) off the Antarctic Peninsula.© 2008 Stephen Palmer

The Earth Charter Initiative is a global movement of organizations and individuals that embrace the Earth Charter and use it to guide the transition towards a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world.

The Earth Charter was created by the independent Earth Charter Commission, which was convened as a follow-up to the 1992 Earth Summit in order to produce a global consensus statement of values and principles for a sustainable future. The document was developed over nearly a decade through an extensive process of international consultation, to which over five thousand people contributed. The Charter has been formally endorsed by thousands of organizations, including UNESCO and the IUCN (World Conservation Union).

The National Academy of Coaching Psychology endorses the Earth Charter.

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