Documents/ECI

Mission, Vision and Goals

Strategic_Plan

Publication: 2014-01-02

Source: http://www.earthcharterinaction.org/content/pages/Mission%2C-Vision-and-Goals.html

Organization:

Name:Earth Charter Initiative

Acronym:ECI

Stakeholder(s):

  • ECI CouncilThe ECI Council oversees the work of the Earth Charter International Secretariat. It sets major goals, policies, and strategies for ECI, and provides guidance and leadership to the broader Initiative. The ECI Council is not a legally incorporated entity. The Council elects its own members in consultation with members of the global network of Earth Charter supporters.

  • Mateo A. Castillo Ceja(Mexico) Mateo A. Castillo Ceja was the head of the Coordinating Unity of Social Participation and Transparency in the Ministry of Environment of Mexico. Previously he served as president of the Ecological State Council of Michoacan, Mexico, and, with many others, has instigated processes of social participation in the development of environmental public policies for a sustainable Mexico. He is an altruistic person who takes part in the world humanitarian movement. He is considered a national expert in the implementation of local Agenda 21. He has been a representative of civil society in Mexico in many forums and international summits. Castillo is the main developer in Mexico of the Earth Charter and the founder of the National Secretariat. He was awarded the Citizen Merit Prize in 2003, and in 2004 he received honorary mention in the National Prize for Ecological Merit. In 2005, he was awarded the Maximo Kalaw Award for his work in promoting the Earth Charter in Mexico. Mr. Castillo holds a Master's degree in quality and competitiveness and is a biochemist in the area of pharmacology.

  • Alexander Likhotal(Russia / Switzerland) Alexander Likhotal is currently president of Green Cross International. He received his Ph.D in Political Science in 1972 from the Institute of International Affairs in Moscow, the subject of his thesis being "The Shaping of the British Security Policy". He started his academic career as a lecturer at the Moscow State Institute of International Affairs, where he became senior research fellow at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the USSR. In 1988 he became professor of political science and international relations at the Diplomatic Academy, and in the same year was appointed vice-rector. During the wake of Gorbachev's perestroika, being already a well known expert in the field of European security, he received a proposal to become the chief analyst of NATO politics in the International Department of the Central Committee of the CSPU - one of the Soviet foreign policy co-ordination bodies. In 1991 Alexander Likhotal was appointed deputy spokesman and adviser to the president of the USSR. Since then he has been an advisor to Mr Gorbachev, founder of Green Cross, for many years.

  • Oscar Motomura(Brazil), co-chair -- Oscar Motomura is the founder and chief executive officer of the Amana-Key Group, a center for excellence in management, a network of associates with global reach, based in São Paulo, Brazil. The purpose of Amana-Key is to serve as a world reference for radical innovation in management that is capable of generating the genuine development of people, organizations, communities, and the greater whole. The Amana-Key Group has adopted the Earth Charter as a reference for its education programmes and innovation retreats. Thousands of leaders from corporations and the government take Amana-Key programmes every year, where their awareness of global issues affecting humanity is expanded along with their understanding of the importance of contributing to our collective evolution, through ethical and conscious management practices. Mr. Motomura started his career in Brazil in a large, multinational financial institution, where he reached a senior management position at the age of 26. He founded his own company at 28, which was the starting point for what is now Amana-Key. Motomura is known in Brazil as one the most creative specialists in the area of strategy. He holds degrees in business administration and social psychology.

  • Alide Roerink(The Netherlands) Alide Roerink is an anthropologist and has been involved over the years in networking, advocacy, and policy development for gender justice, international solidarity, and global governance. In the '90s Alide Roerink was coordinator of an influential network of gender experts in development agencies in The Netherlands. From 2000 to 2013 she worked at the National Committee for International Cooperation and Sustainable Development (NCDO). She coordinated several multi-stakeholder consultations in the context of key UN conferences on sustainable development and international cooperation. Together with Earth Charter Commissioner Ruud Lubbers, Alide initiated the Round Table of Worldconnectors for People and the Planet (www.worldconnectors.nl) and recently the new Earth Charter Fund and Earth Charter Friends network in the Netherlands (www.earthcharter.nl). Alide cooperated with the Earth Charter Initiative in the launch of the Earth Charter in 2000 in the Peace Palace in The Hague and in several key global Earth Charter events, such as the celebration of 5 and 10 years Earth Charter. Alide Roerink initiated and co-edited the book Earth Charter in Action: Towards a Sustainable World. Alide Roerink was advisor to the Earth Charter Initiative before she joined the Council.

  • Kartikeya Sarabhai(India), co-chair -- Kartikeya V. Sarabhai is the founder and director of the Centre for Environment Education (CEE), a national institution engaged in promoting environmental awareness and conservation as well as education for sustainable development. Starting small in Ahmedabad in 1984, CEE today works at the national and international level with a staff of over 200 professionals and 40 offices across India, as well as in Australia and Sri Lanka. In 2005, CEE received the Global award for Outstanding Service to Environmental Education from the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). Mr.Sarabhai also set up VIKSAT, an NGO working towards people's participation in natural resource management, as well as Sundervan, a nature discovery centre. Mr. Sarabhai has served on several committees of the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. These include greening India's formal education system and initiatives for biodiversity education. Mr. Sarabhai has long been associated with IUCN, and was the chair of South and South-East Asia, IUCN Commission on Education and Communication. He is currently vice-chair of the Indian National Commission. Mr. Sarabhai was instrumental in initiating SASEANEE, the South and Southeast Asian Network for Environment Education. He was a member of the Indian delegation to UNCED at Rio and WSSD at Johannesburg and was co-author of India's report for UNCED. He has been closely associated with communication initiatives of UNEP, especially those connected with Ozone. Under his leadership CEE organized the first International Conference of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development in January 2005. Mr. Sarabhai received the Tree of Learning Award from The World Conservation Union in 1998 in appreciation of his contributions to the field of environmental education and communication. In 2005, The Indian Institute of Human Rights presented Mr. Sarabhai with the World Human Rights Promotion Award.

  • Mirian Vilela(Brazil) Mirian Vilela is the executive director of Earth Charter International and has been involved in the initiative internationally since early 1996. She has coordinated an international process of consultation, and set up partnerships with organizations and individuals who contributed to the consultation process and who continue to be involved in the implementation phase of the Charter. She has organized and facilitated numerous international workshops and seminars on values and principles for sustainability. Prior to her work with the Earth Charter, Ms. Vilela worked for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) for two years in preparation of the 1992 UN Earth Summit and is a member of the UNESCO Expert Reference Group for the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD). She is currently a faculty member of the University for Peace. She holds a master's degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she was an Edward Mason Fellow.

  • Former ECI Council Members

  • Zainab BanguraSierra Leone

  • Rick ClugstonUnited States

  • Marianella CuriBolivia

  • Camila Argolo GodinhoBrazil

  • Wakako HironakaJapan

  • Barbro HolmbergSweden

  • Li LailaiPeoples Republic of China

  • Song LiPeoples Republic of China/USA

  • Ruud Lubbers(Honorary Chair 2011-2012)

  • Elizabeth MayCanada

  • Brendan Mackey(Co-Chair 2011-2012)

  • Dumisani NyoniZimbabwe

  • Razeena OmarSouth Africa (Co-Chair 2006-2012)

  • Henriette RasmussenGreenland

  • Steven C. RockefellerUnited States (Co-Chair 2006-2010)

  • Mohamed SahnounAlgeria

  • Tommy ShortUnited States

  • Mary Evelyn TuckerUnited States

  • Erna WitoelarIndonesia (Co-Chair 2006-2010)

  • ECI AffiliatesECI Affiliates are organizations that share the Earth Charter vision and are committed to promoting the Earth Charter and helping implement ECI strategies in their countries. Affiliates enter into a formal agreement with Earth Charter International to be an active source of Earth Charter information and activity in their country. The ECI Secretariat coordinates activities with Affiliates and provides them with guidance and resource materials.

  • Green Cross Burkina FasoBURKINA FASO Ouseeni Diallo, Green Cross Burkina Faso E-mail: greencross.burkinafaso[@]gmail.com http://greencrossinternational.net/zh/green-cross-burkina-faso

  • Réseau des Citoyens ProbesBURUNDI Vital Nshimirimana, Réseau des Citoyens Probes (RCP)

  • Social Development InternationalCAMEROON Suliaman Turay, Social Development International E-mail: sulaiman.turay@sodeit.org www.sodeit.org

  • Arab Network for Environment and DevelopmentEGYPT Emad Adly, Arab Network for Environment and Development (RAED) E-mail: aoye[@]ritsec1.com.eg, eadly[@]hotmail.com www.aoye.org/Raed/elba.htm

  • Land and Human to Advocate ProgressJORDAN Ziyad Alawneh, Land and Human to Advocate Progress (LHAP) E-mail: ziyad[@]index.com.jo www.Lhap.net

  • The Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human DevelopmentJORDAN Muttasim Al-Hayari, The Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development E-mail: johud[@]johud.org.jo www.johud.org.jo

  • The Green Belt MovementKENYA The Green Belt Movement, E-mail: gbm[@]wananchi.com www.greenbeltmovement.org

  • Association de Formation et d'Appui au DéveloppementMALI Association de Formation et d'Appui au Développement (AFAD) Ahmed Sékou Diallo E-mail: ongafad[@]sotelma.net.ml

  • Council for Environmental Studies and ConservationMAURITIUS Rajen Awotar, Council for Environmental Studies and Conservation (MAUDESCO) E-mail: maudesco[@]intnet.mu

  • Commission Nationale pour l'environnément et le développement DurableNIGER Hassane Saley, Commission Nationale pour l'environnément et le développement Durable E-mail: biocnedd[@]intnet.net

  • NGO Coalition for EnvironmentNIGERIA Nil Odigha Odigha, NGO Coalition for Environment E-mail: oodigha[@]yahoo.com

  • Eco-Stewards InternationalNIGERIA Malachi Abasiodiong, Eco-Stewards International E-mail: malachiabasi[@]gmail.com

  • Center for Peace Advancement in NigeriaNIGERIA Yahuza Iliya, Center for Peace Advancement in Nigeria (CEPAN) E-mail: cepanprogram[@]yahoo.com www.cepannigeria.org

  • Environmental Foundation for AfricaSIERRA LEONE Tommy Garnett, Environmental Foundation for Africa Email: info[@]efasl.org.uk www.efasl.org.uk

  • IRDIUGANDA Samuel Michael Bagabo, IRDI E-mail: irdi[@]irdiuganda.org www.irdiuganda.org/

  • Uganda Martyrs UniversityUGANDA Charles L.M Olweny, MD, FRACP, Vice Chancellor, Uganda Martyrs University www.umu.ac.ug

  • Emirates Diving AssociationUNITED ARAB EMIRATES Ibrahim Al Zubi, Emirates Diving Association E-mail: diving[@]emiratesdiving.com www.emiratesdiving.com

  • Workers Education Association of ZambiaZAMBIA Mike Chungu, Workers Education Association of Zambia (WEAZ) E-mail: mikechungu[@]yahoo.com

  • Africa 2000 NetworkZIMBABWE Osmond Mugweni, Africa 2000 Network E-mail: afri2000[@]africaonline.co.zw; mugweni[@]zol.co.zw

  • Earth Charter CommitteeAUSTRALIA Clem Campbell, Earth Charter Committee E-mail: info[@]earthcharter.org.au , clemcampbell[@]iinet.net.au www.earthcharter.org.au

  • Edmund Rice CentreAUSTRALIA Jill Finnane, Edmund Rice Centre E-mail: jillf[@]erc.org.au www.erc.org.au

  • Sustainable Living FoundationAUSTRALIA Luke Taylor, Sustainable Living Foundation Email: info[@]slf.org.au , HouseB[@]missionaustralia.com.au www.slf.org.au

  • Centre for Sustainable DevelopmentBANGLADESH Mahfuz Ullah, Centre for Sustainable Development E-mail: mahfuz[@]bd.com www.cfsd-bd.org

  • CEDS LtdCHINA - HONG KONG Kim Hor Toh, CEDS Ltd E-mail: admin[@]ceds-asia.org www.ceds-asia.org

  • Taiwan Ecological Stewardship AssociationCHINA - TAIWAN Nancy TzuMeíChen, Taiwan Ecological Stewardship Association - TESA E-mail: taixneco[@]seed.net.tw www.tesa.org.tw

  • CLEAN IndiaINDIA Ashok Khosla, CLEAN India, Development Alternatives E-mail: tara[@]devalt.org www.devalt.org

  • Center for Environment EducationINDIA Kartikeya Sarabhai, Center for Environment Education (CEE) E-mail: cee[@]ceeindia.org www.ceeindia.org

  • Montfort Social InstituteINDIA Varghese Theckanath, Montfort Social Institute E-mail: vtheckanathsg[@]gmail.com

  • Alaknanda Ghaati Shilpi FederationINDIA J.P.Maithani, Alaknanda Ghaati Shilpi Federation (AAGAAS FEDERATION) Email: jpmaithani[@]gmail.com

  • Indonesian Biodiversity FoundationINDONESIA M.S Sembiring, Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation - KEHATI E-mail: kehati[@]kehati.or.id www.kehati.or.id

  • Yayasan Pembangunan BerkelanjutanINDONESIA Darwina Widjajanti, Yayasan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan (Sustainable Development Foundation)/ LEAD Indonesia E-mail: darwina[@]lead.or.id www.ypb.or.id/

  • Friends of the Environment FundINDONESIA Kemal Taruc, Dana Mitra Lingkungan (Friends of the Environment Fund) E-mail: kemaltaruc[@]dml.or.id http://global.dml.or.id/v2

  • Okinawa Ocean Culture & Environment Action NetworkJAPAN Edo Heinrich, The Okinawa Ocean Culture & Environment Action Network (Okinawa O.C.E.A.N.) E-mail: edosensei[@]hotmail.com;edo[@]okinawaocean.org www.okinawaocean.org

  • Earth Charter Committee for Asia Pacific and JapanJAPAN Wakako Hironaka, Earth Charter Committee for Asia Pacific and Japan E-mail: hironaka[@]st.rim.or.jp www.earthcharter.or.jp

  • Earth Charter MalaysiaMALAYSIA S.Rajalingam, Earth Charter Malaysia E-mail: earthcharter[@]yahoo.com

  • Center for Community Development and the EnvironmentNEPAL Ramesh Man Tuladhar, Center for Community Development and the Environment E-mail: nepaearths[@]yahoo.com

  • Earth Charter Aotearoa New ZealandNEW ZEALAND / AOTEROA Klauss Bosselmann, Earth Charter Aotearoa New Zealand E-mail: k.bosselmann[@]auckland.ac.nz

  • Sarvodaya Sramadana MovementSRI LANKA Sarvodaya Sramadana movement E-mail: atariyaratne[@]gmail.com www.sarvodaya.org

  • Weeramantry International Centre for Peace Education and ResearchSRI LANKA Neshan Gunasekera, Weeramantry International Centre for Peace Education and Research E-mail: wicper1[@]gmail.com www.wicper.org

  • Thailand Environment InstituteTHAILAND Thailand Environment Institute (TEI) E-mail:info[@]tei.or.th www.tei.or.th

  • Earth Council Asia PacificTHE PHILIPPINES Ella S Antonio, Earth Council Asia Pacific E-mail: ella.antonio[@]gmail.com

  • Association for Sustainable Human DevelopmentARMENIA Lilit Sargsyan, Association for Sustainable Human Development E-mail: lilit.sargsyan[@]mail.ru http://users.freenet.am/~ashd

  • IRELI Public UnionAZERBAIJAN Khayala Mammadova, IRELI Public Union E-mail: khayala.mammadova[@]hotmail.com www.ireli.az

  • International Academy of EcologyBELARUS Evgeny Shirokov, International Academy of Ecology Email: iaebd[@]tut.by www.inforse.org/europe/iae

  • Youth International Education Club "New Line"BELARUS Sofia Savelava, Youth International Education Club "New Line" E-mail: yiecnewline[@]gmail.com www.newlineclub.net

  • European Center for Electoral SupportBELGIUM FabioBargiacci, European Center for Electoral Support (ECES) E-mail: fabio.bargiacchi[@]eces.eu www.eces.eu

  • Balkan Agency for Sustainable DevelopmentBULGARIA Anna Lalkovska Association "Balkan Agency for Sustainable Development" (BASD) E-mail: alalkovska[@]balkanagency.org www.balkanagency.org

  • UESS - SPODEKCZECH REPUBLIC Pavel Psenicka, "UESS - SPODEK" E-mail: psenicka.pav[@]seznam.cz www.spodek.czu.cz

  • Municipal Library SedlcanyCZECH REPUBLIC Blanka Tauberová, Municipal Library Sedlcany, E-mail: tauberova[@]knihovna-se.cz www.knihovna-se.cz/

  • Green Cross DenmarkDENMARK Charles-David Mpengula, Green Cross Denmark E-mail: ChMp[@]niels.brock.dk www.greencross.dk

  • Green Living Movement FinlandFINLAND Leena Akatama, Green Living Movement Finland E-mail: finland[@]glmglobal.org http://sites.google.com/site/glmglobalorg/home

  • entre Earth Charter pour une Education Developpement DurableFRANCE Josianne Troillet, Centre Earth Charter pour une Education Developpement Durable E-mail: anne.trollier[@]free.fr

  • Ecumenical One World InitiativeGERMANY Anja Becker, Oekumenische Initiative Eine Welt (Ecumenical One World Initiative) E-mail: info[@]oeiew.de www.erdcharta.de

  • Earth Charter GreenlandGREENLAND Finn Lynge, Earth Charter Greenland E-mail: oldlyn[@]greennet.gl

  • Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern EuropeHUNGARY Eva Csobod, Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe E-mail: eva.csobod[@]rec.org www.rec.org/

  • Comitato Italiano Carta della TerraITALY Corrado Maria Daclon, Comitato Italiano Carta della Terra E-mail: press[@]cartadellaterra.it www.cartadellaterra.it

  • Fondazione Cogeme OnlusITALY Michele Sclavenzi, Fondazione Cogeme Onlus E-mail: cartadellaterradireccion[@]cogeme.net http://fondazione.cogeme.net/bin/index.php

  • Green Cross ItalyITALY Elio Pacilio, Green Cross Italy E-mail: gcinfo[@]greencrossitalia.it www.greencrossitalia.it

  • Social Fund "Sunny Country"KYRGYZTAN Atabek Anarbaev, Social Fund "Sunny Country" E-mail: aanrbaev[@]gmail.com

  • Institute for Sustainable EducationLATVIA Ilga Salite, Institute for Sustainable Education at the Daugavpils University E-mail: ilga.salite[@]du.lv www.ise-lv.eu

  • NCDOTHE NETHERLANDS Eva Rootmensen, NCDO E-mail: erootmensen[@]ncdo.nl www.ncdo.nl

  • UPEACE the HagueTHE NETHERLANDS Petra van der Ham, UPEACE the Hague E-mail: petra.vanderham[@]upeace.nl www.upeace.nl

  • Earth Charter NorwayNORWAY Halvor Stormoen, Earth Charter Norway E-mail: halvor[@]stormoen.org www.earthcharter.no

  • ASPEA - Portuguese Association for Environmental EducationPORTUGAL Fatima Almeida, ASPEA - Portuguese Association for Environmental Education E-mail: fma.aspea[@]netcabo.pt www.aspea.org/

  • Center for Promoting Sustainable DevelopmentROMANIA Milena Moraru, Center for Promoting Sustainable Development E.mail: milena.moraru[@]gmail.com

  • Center for Russian Environmental PolicyRUSSIAN FEDERATION Vladimir Zakharov, Center for Russian Environmental Policy E-mail: zakharov[@]ecopolicy.ru www.ecopolicy.ru/eng

  • Fundación ValoresSPAIN María José Carrillo, Fundación Valores E-mail: info[@]fundacionvalores.es www.fundacionvalores.es

  • Foro Soria 21 para el Desarrollo SostenibleSPAIN Amalio de Marichalar, Foro Soria 21 para el Desarrollo Sostenible E-mail: comunicacion[@]forodesoria.org www.forodesoria.org/programa_1.php

  • Fundación AvalonSPAIN Alfonso Fernández Herrería, Fundación Avalon E-mail: alfonsof[@]ugr.es www.avalonproject.org/contacto.php

  • IFOVA - Instituto de Información AvanzadaSPAIN Ana Centeno, IFOVA - Instituto de Información Avanzada E-mail: anacenteno[@]infova.es http://www.infova.es/

  • Poessible Art and Social InnovationSPAIN Ángel Arenas, Poessible Art and Social Innovation E-mail: direction@poessible.com www.angelarenas.com/espanol/bienveni.php

  • Green Cross SwedenSWEDEN Tonia Moya, Green Cross Sweden E-mail: gcs[@]green-cross.se www.gci.ch

  • Christa SchmidmeisterSWITZERLAND Christa Schmidmeister, E-mail: info[@]erdcharta.ch www.erdcharta.ch

  • Foundation to Support Civil InitiativesTAJIKISTAN Muazama Burkhanova, Foundation to Support Civil Initiatives (FSCI) E-mail: muazama[@]yahoo.com

  • Earth Charter UKUNITED KINGDOM / ENGLAND Jeffrey Newman, Earth Charter UK E-mail: jeffreynewman[@]earthcharteruk.org http://earthcharteruk.org

  • Action for ChangeUNITED KINGDOM / SCOTLAND Enid Trevett, Action for Change E-mail: enid[@]actionforchange.net

  • Argentina People and Nature FoundationARGENTINA Paula Culaciati, Argentina People and Nature Foundation E-mail: paulaculaciati[@]gmail.com www.argentinapeopleandnature.org

  • Ala PlásticaARGENTINA Alejandro Meitin, Ala Plástica E-Mail: contacto[@]alaplastica.org.ar www.alaplastica.org.ar

  • Centro de Estudios Interdisciplinarios para el Desarrollo SustentableARGENTINA Francisco Viale Linares, Centro de Estudios Interdisciplinarios para el Desarrollo Sustentable - CEIDeS E-mail: fviale[@]ceides.org.ar www.ceides.org.ar

  • Programa Agenda 21 EscolarARGENTINA Graciela Satóstegui, Programa Agenda 21 Escolar, Secretaría de Ambiente y Desarrollo de la República Argentina E-mail: gsatostegui[@]medioambiente.gov.ar www.ambiente.gov.ar

  • Unión de Industriales para Saneamiento Cuencas Matanza-Riachuelo y ReconquistaARGENTINA Aldo Esposito/Mariano Villares, UISCUMARR (Unión de Industriales para Saneamiento Cuencas Matanza-Riachuelo y Reconquista) E-mail: marianov[@]uiscumarr.org.ar www.uiscumarr.org.ar

  • Fundación CONSTRUIRBOLIVIA Ramiro Orías, Fundación CONSTRUIR E-mail: rorias2[@]fundacionconstruir.org www.fundacionconstruir.org

  • Associacao Civil Alternativa TerrazulBRAZIL Gabriela Barbosa Batista/Pedro Ivo, Associacao Civil Alternativa Terrazul E-mail: contato[@]alternativaterrazul.org.br www.aternativaterrazul.org.br

  • Instituto Paulo FreireBRAZIL Moacir Gadotti, Instituto Paulo Freire E-mail: ipf[@]paulofreire.org, gadotti[@]paulofreire.org www.paulofreire.org

  • UMAPAZBRAZIL UMAPAZ E-mail: umapaz[@]prefeitura.sp.gov.br www.prefeitura.sp.gov.br/umapaz

  • Instituto BioMABRAZIL Aieska Marinho Lacerda Silva, Instituto BioMA E-mail: aieskalacerda[@]terra.com.br www.institutobioma.org.br

  • Center for Human RightsBRAZIL Marcia Maria Miranda Boff, Center for Human Rights E-mail: mm-lboff[@]compuland.com.br

  • Instituto-EBRAZIL Maria Christina Almeida Braga, Instituto-E E-mail: nina[@]institutoe.org.br www.institutoe.org.br/

  • Instituto EcodesenvolvimentoBRAZIL Isaac Edington, Instituto Ecodesenvolvimento - Eco-D E-mail: isaac.edington[@]ecodesenvolvimento.org.br www.ecodesenvolvimento.org.br/

  • Instituto Harmonia na TerraBRAZIL Patricia Pereira Abuhab, Instituto Harmonia na Terra E-mail: patricia[@]harmonianaterra.org.br www.harmonianaterra.org.br

  • La Salle, Distrito de Centroamérica - PanamáENTROAMÉRICA H. Otto Armas Bonilla, La Salle, Distrito de Centroamérica - Panamá E-mail: visitador[@]lasalleca.org www.lasalleca.org

  • Instituto Ecología PolíticaCHILE Manuel Baquedano, Instituto Ecología Política E-mail: ecologiapolitica[@i]epe.org www.iepe.org

  • Asociación Naciones Unidas ColombiaCOLOMBIA Milton Eduardo Rodríguez Porras, Asociación Naciones Unidas Colombia ANUCOL E-mail: anucolcolombia[@]gmail.com www.palimpalem.com/6/anucol/index.html

  • Fundación FilosofArteCOLOMBIA Hernán Bueno Castañeda, Fundación FilosofArte E-mail: fundacionfilosofarte[@]yahoo.es www.fundacionfilosofarte.com/

  • Fundación Taller de la TierraCOLOMBIA Celso Román, Pablo Garzón, Fundación Taller de la Tierra E-mail: ftdelatierra[@]yahoo.com http://tallerdelatierra.org/

  • IDEA - Universidad Nacional de ColombiaCOLOMBIA Olga María Bermúdez Guerrero, IDEA - Universidad Nacional de Colombia E-mail: olgaber[@]gmail.com http://www.idea.unal.edu.co/

  • Centro Costarricense para la Ciencia y la CulturaCOSTA RICA Ana Cristina Briceño, Centro Costarricense para la Ciencia y la Cultura E-mail: acbricenolobo[@]yahoo.es www.museocr.com/

  • Universidad NacionalCOSTA RICA Noelia Garita, Universidad Nacional - UNA www.una.ac.cr/

  • Centro Cultural PovedaDOMINICAN REPUBLIC Rita Ceballos, Centro Cultural Poveda E-mail: r.interinstitucionales[@]centropoveda.org

  • Centro de Estudios Sociales Padre Juan MontalvoDOMINICAN REPUBLIC Centro de Estudios Sociales Padre Juan Montalvo E-mail: dirsocialrd[@]antsj.org www.centrojuanmontalvo.org.do/spip/

  • International Resources Group, Ltd.DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Josefina Spaillat* International Resources Group, Ltd. E-mail: ljosefina2000[@]yahoo.com

  • Fundación IntiwasiECUADOR Alexandra Ayala Bueno, Fundación Intiwasi E-mail: fundacionintiwasi[@]hotmail.com

  • Organización para la Conservación de la Naturaleza y Desarrollo ComunitarioGUATEMALA Marleny Rosales Meda, Organización para la Conservación de la Naturaleza y Desarrollo Comunitario -ORCONDECO E-mail: mrosalesmeda[@]orcondeco.org http://www.orcondeco.org/

  • CONADESHONDURAS Benjamín Carías, CONADES E-mail: abcmarquez[@]yahoo.com

  • Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos NaturalesMEXICO Mateo A. Castillo Ceja, Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales - SEMARNAT E-mail: mateo.castillo2[@]semarnat.gob.mx www.semarnat.gob.mx/Pages/inicio.aspx

  • La Carta de la Tierra PERUPERU Armando Martínez Almuelle, La Carta de la Tierra PERU E-mail: armanma[@]terra.com.pe

  • Asociación Cultural PirámidePERU Eloísa Tréllez Solís, Asociación Cultural Pirámide E-mail: vardali7[@]gmail.com www.piramide.org.pe/Piramide/piramide_informes.php

  • AVEPALMAS Centro UNESCOVENEZUELA Sven Nehlin, AVEPALMAS Centro UNESCO E-mail: avepalmas[@]cantv.net www.avepalmas.org/

  • El Grupo de Investigación Vida Urbana y AmbienteVENEZUELA Rosa María Chacón, El Grupo de Investigación Vida Urbana y Ambiente Universidad Simón Bolívar E-mail: rmchacon[@]usb.ve www.grupos.vua.usb.ve

  • VITALIS Asociación CivilVENEZUELA Diego Díaz Martín, VITALIS Asociación Civil E-mail: info[@]vitalis.net www.vitalis.net/

  • Environmental Project Management and SustainabilityCANADA Greg Philliban, Environmental Project Management and Sustainability - ENVPMSS E-mail: gphilliban[@]envpmsolutions.ca www.envpmsolutions.ca

  • Little Animation Inc.CANADA JC Little, Little Animation Inc. E-mail: jc[@]littleanimation.com www.littleanimation.com/

  • Quantum DentalCANADA Mitra Doherty, Quantum Dental E-mail: m9doherty[@]sympatico.ca

  • Earth Charter USUNITED STATES Rick Clugston / Jan Roberts, Earth Charter US E-mail: RMclugston[@]aol.com; Jan[@]EarthCharterUS.org www.earthcharterus.org

  • Center for Environmental and Sustainability EducationUNITED STATES Peter Blaze Corcoran, Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education, Florida Gulf Coast University E-mail: pcorcora[@]fgcu.edu www.fgcu.edu/cese/

  • The Interfaith Center of New YorkUNITED STATES Kusumita P. Pedersen, The Interfaith Center of New York E-mail: kusumita[@]igc.org www.interfaithcenter.org/

  • Earth Charter CommissionThe Commission is the custodian of the Earth Charter text. Commission members advise and support the Earth Charter Initiative and act as Ambassadors for the Earth Charter. Following the launch of the Earth Charter in 2000, the Commission turned over responsibility for the oversight of the Earth Charter Initiative and fundraising to a Steering Committee. In 2006 the Steering Committee was replaced by the ECI Council.

  • Amadou Toumani TouréMali (Co-chair) -- Former president of Mali; president of the Inter-African Network for Street Children; served as conflict resolution facilitator on behalf of African presidents; actively promotes the progressive development of democracy in Africa; recipient of many awards, including the 1996 Africa Prize for Leadership awarded by The Hunger Project.

  • HRH Princess Basma Bint TalalJordan -- For more than 20 years, has worked nationally, regionally, and internationally to promote human development, gender equity and the well-being of children; founding chairperson of the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD), formerly known as the Queen Alia Fund for Social Development (QAF), the first non-governmental organization to address development issues at the national level in Jordan; in 1992, initiated the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) and became its chairperson, establishing JNCW Forum in 1995; also became president of the Mabarrat Um Al Hussein, a pioneering orphanage providing full care, education, and vocational training; currently provides leadership for more than 25 local and national institutions and societies; was voted Arab Woman of the Year in 1995; awarded the Grand Cordon of the Jewelled Al Nahda "Renaissance" by His Majesty the late King Hussein in 1994 in recognition of her development and humanitarian efforts for her country.

  • Mohamed SahnounAlgeria -- Served as ambassador of Algeria to Germany, France, the United States and Morocco and as permanent representative of Algeria to the United Nations (1983-1987); Special advisor to the War-torn Societies Project, UNRISD, Geneva; special UNESCO advisor for the Culture of Peace Program; member of special advisory groups concerned with human rights, humanitarian assistance, development, environment, and conflict resolution; member of the World Commission on Environment and Development; special advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations during the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED,1992); executive director of the first phase of the Earth Charter Initiative (1994-1995).

  • A.T. AriyaratneSri Lanka -- Founder of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka; grassroots development leader and international award winner who derives his inspiration from Buddhist spiritual teachings and Gandhian social action; "Sarvodaya Shramadana" means "The Awakening of All Through the Sharing of Effort"; this message has spread to all parts of Sri Lanka and is bearing fruit in about a third of the country's villages, numbering over 8000, and embracing a diverse Sinhalese, Tamil, and Muslim population; awarded the Gandhi Prize in 1996.

  • Kamla ChowdhryIndia (Co-chair) In memoriam -- Member of the World Bank's Advisory Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development; member of the World Commission on Forestry and Sustainable Development; member of CGIAR-NGO Committee; professor at the Indian Institute of Management (1962-1972) and visiting professor at Harvard Business School (1967-1968); consultant to the Atomic Energy Commission, Indian Space Organization, and private and public sector organizations (1962-1972) in India; program advisor for the Public Planning and Management Committee of The Ford Foundation (1973-1983); advised Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on the establishment of the national Wastelands Development Board, and was head of Board during its initial period (1985-1988).

  • Wakako HironakaJapan -- Member of the Japanese Parliament, House of Councilors; member of GLOBE (Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced Environment); former state minister and director general of the Environment Agency in Japan; a writer and translator; among her books is What Values Should We Leave for the Future Generations? (a two-volume series containing interviews with distinguished world leaders).

  • Pauline TangioraNew Zealand/Aotearoa -- Member of the International Steering Committee on Health for Minorities; executive member of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples' Regional Women's Committee; member of Rigoberta Menchu's Committee, Indigenous Initiative for Peace; lifetime member of the Maori Women's Welfare Leagues; director of Maori International; a trained family counselor and justice liaison; in 1989 awarded the Queen's Service Medal for her community work in New Zealand and in 1990 awarded the New Zealand Commemoration Medal.

  • Erna WitoelarIndonesia -- Minister of Settlements and Regional Development in Indonesia; founder of both the Indonesian Forum for the Environment and Friends of the Environment Fund; former chair of the Consumers International; has had more than thirty years of experience in civil society leadership and decision-making positions at local, national, and international levels; trustee of the Indonesia WWF Foundation; member of the Parliament of the Republic of Indonesia, the steering committee of the Anti Corruption Forum and the Working Group on Civil Society Empowering; recipient of several awards, including the 1996 President of the Republic of Indonesia's Development Medal on Environment.

  • Mikhail GorbachevRussia (Co-chair) -- Served as president of the Soviet Union from 1990-1991 and as general secretary of the Polit Bureau of the Central Committee, Communist Party of Soviet Union, from 1985 to 1991; the founder and president (1993-present) of Green Cross International; president, International Foundation for Socio-Economic and Political Studies (Gorbachev Foundation) since 1992; recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, 1990; also recipient of the orders of Lenin, of Red Banner of Labor, Badge of Honor; worked as a machine operator at the Stavropol Agricultural Institute in 1946 and attended Moscow State University where he graduated in law.

  • Pierre CalameFrance -- Chief engineer, École Polytechnique (France); former general secretary of Usinor, an iron and steel industrial group; since 1986, chairman of the Foundation Charles Leopold Mayer for the Progress of Humankind, a Swiss-based international foundation that endeavors to assist humanity in addressing the major challenges of the 21st century; founding member of the Alliance for a Responsible and United World.

  • Ruud LubbersThe Netherlands -- Currently the UN High Commissioner for Refugees; former Prime Minister of The Netherlands, (1982-1994); professor of Globalization at GLOBUS (Institute for Globalization and Sustainable Development), Tilburg University; chair, Clingendael, Dutch Institute for International Relations; chair, Scientific Institute of the political party Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA); chair, Social Council of the Tinbergen Institute; former minister for economic affairs (1973-1977) in the Netherlands; former president of World Wildlife Fund (1999-2001).

  • Federico MayorSpain -- Former director general of UNESCO; from 1963 to 1973, professor of biochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Grenada, Spain; one of his major fields of study concerned prenatal biochemistry and the brain of the child; first director of "Severo Ochoa" Molecular Biology Centre; from 1976 to 1977, member of the UNESCO Advisory Committee for Scientific Research and Human Needs.

  • Henriette RasmussenGreenland -- Teacher and journalist; member of the Greenland Home Rule Parliament for eleven years, serving for four years as a member of the Cabinet with the responsibility for Social Affairs and Labor; delegate to the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna in 1993, where her idea to found a permanent forum for indigenous peoples under the United Nations system was widely recognized by representatives of both states and indigenous peoples; delegate to the UN Social Summit in Copenhagen in 1994; for many years, served as chief technical advisor of ILO for the promotion of rights of indigenous and tribal peoples; currently a member of the IUCN Global Council.

  • Awraham SoeterndorpThe Netherlands -- a rabbi, human rights activist, environmentalist and writer; born in Amsterdam in 1943 and saved as an infant by non-Jews during the Second World War; reestablished Jewish communities in the Netherlands; the co-chair of the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders and a founding member of Green Cross International; founder and chair of the Hope for Children Foundation, which aims to secure a percentage of annual gross national incomes for the education of children world wide.

  • Mercedes SosaArgentina,(Co-chair) -- Internationally known singer and social activist; member of Latin American music school of the "nueva trova"; suffered exile during the years of dictatorship in Argentina because of her political and social criticism expressed through her music; throughout her life, has supported causes related to human rights, the dignity of peoples, self-determination, conservation, the renewal of Latin American values, and regional unity; solidarity, hope, and love are themes always present in her songs.

  • Leonardo BoffBrazil -- Internationally recognized Roman Catholic theologian and author of many books; a leader of the liberation theology movement, who in recent books such as Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor has integrated his spiritual vision and commitment to liberation of the poor with a deep concern for the environment; ordained as a Roman Catholic Franciscan priest in 1964; resigned from the priesthood in 1991 but continues to be inspired in his teaching and writing by the vision of Saint Francis of Assisi; professor of theology at the Institute Teologico Franciscano and the University of Rio de Janeiro; served as editor of Brazil's foremost theological journal, Revista Eclesiastica Brasileira.

  • Yolanda KakabadseEcuador -- Executive president of the Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano and president of the World Conservation Union (IUCN); Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano designs and organized policy dialogues among decision-makers in Latin America on sustainable development; during the Rio Earth Summit (UNCED,1992), served as NGO liaison officer; counselor to the vice president for Environment and Sustainable Development of the World Bank; senior advisor to the Global Environment Facility; member of the board of directors of the Worldwide Fund for Nature International, the World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development, and the World Resources Institute's Global Council.

  • Shridath RamphalGuyana -- Former secretary-general of the British Commonwealth of Nations; served on five international commissions on global issues, including the Brandt Independent Commission on International Development Issues and the World Commission on Environment and Development (1983-1987); served as president of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) in 1990; author of Our Country, The Planet.

  • Maurice F. StrongCanada, (Co-chair) -- President of the Council of the University for Peace; founding chairperson of the Earth Council; Secretary General of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the Earth Summit); during 1985-1986, served as under-secretary general of the United Nations and executive coordinator of the United Nations Office for Emergency Operations in Africa; a member of the World Commission on Environment and Development (1983-1987); served as Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in Stockholm in 1972; the first executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1973; currently an advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations and serves on the boards of several public service organizations and corporations.

  • John HoytUnited States of America -- President emeritus of the Humane Society of the United States; president of the Center for Respect of Life and Environment, president of EarthKind U.S.A., vice chair of the board of directors of EarthKind International, president of the International Center for Earth Concerns, member of the Grupo de los Cien, president of the Center for Earth Concerns of Costa Rica, member of Board of Advisors of the Albert Schweitzer Institute for the Humanities, and member of the International Advisory Board of the Center for Visionary Leadership; served as president of the World Society for the Protection of Animals and president of the National Association for Humane and Environmental Education; author of Animals in Peril: How "Sustainable Use" is Wiping Out the World's Wildlife.

  • Elizabeth MayCanada -- Environmentalist, writer, activist, broadcaster, and lawyer; executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada; member of the board of directors of the International Institute for Sustainable Development; vice chair of the National Round Table for the Environment and Economy; former associate general council for the Public Interest Advocacy Centre representing consumer, poverty, and environmental groups; served on the boards of Earth Day 1990 and Friends of Earth, Canada; honorary member of the board for the Canadian Environmental Network; founder of the Canadian Environmental Defense Fund and Women for a Healthy Planet and Cultural Survival (Canada); in 1996, received the award for Outstanding Leadership in Environmental Education by the Ontario Society for Environmental Education.

  • Steven C. RockefellerUnited States of America -- professor emeritus of religion at Middlebury College, where he also served as dean of the College; in recent years, his research and writing have focused on global ethics, sustainable development, and the interrelation of democracy, ecology, and spirituality; active for many years in the field of philanthropy, he is chairperson of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, a New York-based foundation with international programs in sustainable resource use, the strengthening of civil society, and education; a trustee of the Asian Cultural Council and a member of the Council of the University for Peace in Costa Rica. Has been involved in the Earth Charter Initiative since 1995 and chaired the Earth Charter international drafting committee (1997-2000); joined the Earth Charter Commission in May 2000.

  • Severn Cullis SuzukiCanada -- Graduated from Yale University with a BA in 2001; active in environmental work since kindergarten; worked with native peoples in British Columbia, Southeast Asia, and the Amazon to protect threatened forests from logging; adopted into the Raven Clan of the Haida Nation and was given the name Killthgula Gaayaa, Good Speaker; founded the Environmental Children's Organization (ECO), a small group that raised money to participate in the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 "to act as a conscience to the decision-makers"; in many venues - the Global Forum, the Earth Parliament, the Plenary Session of the gatherings on the necessity of changing our values, of listening to children, and of behaving as if their future matters; also, a television host and presenter; has participated in a number of programs in Canada, the U.S. and Britain; has written many articles on environmental issues and published a book; received the Global 500 Award in 1993.

  • ECI PartnersStrategic Partners are organizations whose activities are directly and programmatically supportive to the Earth Charter and the Earth Charter Initiative, or whose activities are in harmony with Earth Charter principles. These will mostly be international organizations, but they may also be nationally or locally focused. Partner Organizations enter into a formal agreement (a Memorandum of Understanding, Letter of Agreement, or some other formal acknowledgement) with Earth Charter International on specific projects that describe how the Partner will work to support and promote the Earth Charter and how Earth Charter International will support them.

  • Amana-KeyAmana-Key is a worldwide network focused on the conscious evolution of leaders and management of governmental and non-governmental organizations. It is a training institute focused on education of top executive and leaders in Brazil.

  • Beat BoardThe Beat Board is a youth leadership, new media and contemporary arts education organization. It is committed to effecting positive change in communities through delivering leading-edge experiential education programs that value diversity, inclusion and solutions for healthy living.

  • Center for Environment EducationThe Center for Environment Education - CEE primary objective is to improve public awareness and understanding of the environment. Its goal is to promote nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, leading to a better environment and a better quality of life.

  • Center for Environmental and Sustainability EducationThe Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education works toward realizing the dream of a sustainable and peaceful future for Earth through scholarship, education and action.

  • Club of Budapest Italy and Villagio GlobaleThe Club of Budapest Italy and Villagio Globale contribute to the scientific paradigm shift based on a holistic vision inspired by the Earth Charter; find new educational avenues for fostering this shift in the areas of medicine, psychology, and human growth and development.

  • Earth Charter Associates, Ltd., United StatesEarth Charter Associates was created to support the mission of the Earth Charter International (ECI) through the provision of administrative and financial support to implement the goals and activities of the ECI.

  • Forum on Religion and Ecology, United StatesForum on Religion and Ecology is a portal to the emerging dialogue within religious and spiritual communities on ecological issues. This dialogue shows great promise for sustaining biological and cultural diversity.

  • Foundation for Environmental EducationThe Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) is a non-governmental and non-profit organization aiming to promote sustainable development through environmental education (formal school education, training of staff and general awareness raising).

  • Global Ecological Integrity GroupThe Global Ecological Integrity Group (GEIG) includes more than 250 scholars and independent researchers worldwide, from diverse disciplines, including ecology, biology, philosophy, epidemiology, public health, ecological economics and international law.

  • Global Reporting InitiativeThe Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a network-based organization that has pioneered the development of the sustainability reporting framework and is committed to its continuous improvement and application worldwide.

  • Green Cross InternationalGreen Cross International is an environmental organization. Its mission is to help ensure a just, sustainable and secure future for all by fostering a value shift and cultivating a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility in humanity's relationship with nature.

  • Itaipu BinacionalItaipu Binacional is a hydroelectric plant which generates quality electricity via socially and environmentally responsible practices and fosters sustainable economic, tourist, and technological development in Brazil and Paraguay.

  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of MexicoThe Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico (SEMARNAT) is the government agency whose main purpose is to incorporate criteria and tools for the optimal protection, conservation and utilization of natural resources in all areas of society and the public.

  • National Committee for International Cooperation and Sustainable DevelopmentNational Committee for International Cooperation and Sustainable Development (NCDO) provides assistance to people and organizations in the Netherlands who dedicate themselves to improving the position of people in developing countries.

  • Reto Juvenil InternacionalReto Juvenil Internacional provides a space in which local and international volunteers can find a way to effective participation. It enriches their personal experience, and at the same time, contributes to the improvement of the quality of life in communities within the country and outside.

  • Shangri-la Institute, ChinaIts mission is to enable local communities to actively participate as citizens in the development and maintenance of an ecologically sustainable, economically viable, socially just and democratic society.

  • Soka Gakkai InternationalSoka Gakkai International (SGI) is a Buddhist network that actively promotes peace, culture and education through personal change and social contribution.

  • Thumbs UpThumbs Up is a foundation that organizes a hitchhike journey from Groningen, The Netherlands, to Cape Town, South Africa, to raise awareness on sustainable development.

  • Transformative Learning CentreThe Transformative Learning Centre provides an interdepartmental structure for community-university partnerships in research and field development. It organizes many colloquia, debates and conferences.

  • UPEACEThe UN-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) offers a unique and innovative multicultural teaching programme to provide graduate students from all regions of the world the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills on key issues related to the prevention of conflict and the peace building.

  • University for the International CooperationThe University for the International Cooperation (UCI) dedicated to the training of professional leaders able to lead and drive the changes required for sustainable economic, environmental, cultural and political development in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean Sea.

  • Youth Action for ChangeYouth Action for Change (YAC) is an innovative international youth run non-profit organization which equips young people with knowledge and skills that enable them to directly get involved in improving their communities livelihoods. YAC implements its work through two key streams, free online action focused courses and through instigating targeted grass roots youth empowerment projects.

  • ECI SecretariatEarth Charter International Secretariat and Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development at UPEACE P.O. Box 138-6100 - San José, Costa Rica Tel. (506) 2205 9000 Fax: (506) 2249 1929 Email: info[@]earthcharter.org The ECI Secretariat, which is based at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica, endeavours to promote the mission, vision, strategies and policies adopted by the ECI Council. It supports the work of the Council, assists with strategic planning and coordinates many Earth Charter activities. The Secretariat guides and liaises with efforts to bring the Earth Charter to the fields of education, youth, business and religion, manages communications with the larger Earth Charter network, and promotes the use of the Earth Charter as an international soft law document.

  • Mirian VilelaMirian is the Executive Director of the Earth Charter International Secretariat and the Center for Education for Sustainable Development at UPEACE, Mirian has been working with the Earth Charter Initiative since early 1996. She is coordinating the newly established UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development with the Earth Charter. Over the years she has lead and facilitated numerous international workshops, courses and seminars on values and principles for sustainability. Prior to her work with the Earth Charter, Mirian worked for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) for two years in preparation of the 1992 UN Earth Summit and a year at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). She actively participated in the 2002 World Summit of Sustainable Development, held in Johannesburg, and the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development/Rio+20. She is a member of the UNESCO Expert Reference Group for the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD). Mirian holds a B.Sc. in International Trade and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she was an Edward Mason Fellow. She is originally from Brazil.

  • Alicia JimenezAlicia has been working in conservation and sustainable development field since 1998, after she graduated as a biologist from the University of Costa Rica. She worked several years in IUCN Mesoamerica's Regional Office and then started a professional services co-op called Coopesolidar, based in San Jose, Costa Rica. She also worked at the National University of Costa Rica. As part of these previous work experiences she did extensive field work in community-conservation projects, and environmental education processes, in Costa Rica and occasionally in other Central American countries. In 2006 she joined the ECI Secretariat, and is in charge of promoting as widely as possible the Earth Charter, especially in Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific. In addition, she is involved with the Secretariat's projects on education for sustainable development. Currently, she is IUCN CEC national activator for Costa Rica. Alicia has a MSc on Resource Development from Michigan State University. She is from Costa Rica.

  • Douglas F. WilliamsonDouglas is a linguist, entertainer, filmmaker, and environmental sustainability professional, specializing in communications. He is the Coordinator for Interactivity and Social Media for the Earth Charter International Secretariat. A native New Yorker, he holds Master degrees in International Affairs and in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, the former from American University's School of International Service and the latter from UPEACE, has worked for several international environmental NGOs, the United Nations University, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Change Division. As a filmmaker, Douglas has produced many short films and documentaries, several of which have won awards and selections to film festivals.

  • Marcello HernandezMarcello is the International Youth Coordinator at the Earth Charter International Secretariat. He has a Master's degree in Environmental Management and a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering. Currently he is pursuing a second master's degree in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health in the University of Edinburgh. He is involved in a Costa Rican youth network focused on climate change and is part of the Climate Reality Project of Al Gore. As ECI Youth Coordinator his main responsibilities are to raise awareness of the Earth Charter to youth and to facilitate dialogue and capacity building to youth groups. He is also coordinating an on line youth open/wiki space for sharing experiences.