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ERIC Number: EJ940986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0973-4082
Ethical Framework for a Sustainable World: Earth Charter Plus 10 Conference and Follow up
Clugston, Rick
Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, v5 n2 p173-176 Sep 2011
This article reports on an international conference "An Ethical Framework for a Sustainable World," that was held in Ahmedabad, India. The conference served as the culmination of events marking the 10-year anniversary of the completion of the Earth Charter document and the launch of a social movement to transition to a more sustainable way of life based on ethical principles enshrined in the document. The conference, hosted by the Center for Environment Education (CEE), brought together more than 500 participants from around the world. Steven Rockefeller, who chaired the drafting committee of The Earth Charter, offered a keynote address on the first day. Former Prime Minister of The Netherlands and Earth Charter Commissioner, Ruud Lubers, spoke at the opening and closing sessions. Ashok Khosla, President of IUCN Council and Julia Marton-Lefevre, IUCN Director General, participated through an interactive video conference from Switzerland. A publication, "Earth Charter and Gandhi--Towards a Sustainable World," was released at the conference.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India; Netherlands; Switzerland