Mission, Vision and Goals
Name:Earth Charter Initiative
- ECI Council: The 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
- 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 Bangura: Sierra Leone
- Rick Clugston: United States
- Marianella Curi: Bolivia
- Camila Argolo Godinho: Brazil
- Wakako Hironaka: Japan
- Barbro Holmberg: Sweden
- Li Lailai: Peoples Republic of China
- Song Li: Peoples Republic of China/USA
- Ruud Lubbers: (Honorary Chair 2011-2012)
- Elizabeth May: Canada
- Brendan Mackey: (Co-Chair 2011-2012)
- Dumisani Nyoni: Zimbabwe
- Razeena Omar: South Africa (Co-Chair 2006-2012)
- Henriette Rasmussen: Greenland
- Steven C. Rockefeller: United States (Co-Chair 2006-2010)
- Mohamed Sahnoun: Algeria
- Tommy Short: United States
- Mary Evelyn Tucker: United States
- Erna Witoelar: Indonesia (Co-Chair 2006-2010)
- ECI Affiliates: ECI 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 Faso: BURKINA FASO Ouseeni Diallo, Green Cross Burkina Faso E-mail: greencross.burkinafaso[@]gmail.com http://greencrossinternational.net/zh/green-cross-burkina-faso
- Réseau des Citoyens Probes: BURUNDI Vital Nshimirimana, Réseau des Citoyens Probes (RCP)
- Social Development International: CAMEROON Suliaman Turay, Social Development International E-mail: email@example.com www.sodeit.org
- Arab Network for Environment and Development: EGYPT 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 Progress: JORDAN Ziyad Alawneh, Land and Human to Advocate Progress (LHAP) E-mail: ziyad[@]index.com.jo www.Lhap.net
- The Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development: JORDAN Muttasim Al-Hayari, The Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development E-mail: johud[@]johud.org.jo www.johud.org.jo
- The Green Belt Movement: KENYA The Green Belt Movement, E-mail: gbm[@]wananchi.com www.greenbeltmovement.org
- Association de Formation et d'Appui au Développement: MALI Association de Formation et d'Appui au Développement (AFAD) Ahmed Sékou Diallo E-mail: ongafad[@]sotelma.net.ml
- Council for Environmental Studies and Conservation: MAURITIUS Rajen Awotar, Council for Environmental Studies and Conservation (MAUDESCO) E-mail: maudesco[@]intnet.mu
- Commission Nationale pour l'environnément et le développement Durable: NIGER Hassane Saley, Commission Nationale pour l'environnément et le développement Durable E-mail: biocnedd[@]intnet.net
- NGO Coalition for Environment: NIGERIA Nil Odigha Odigha, NGO Coalition for Environment E-mail: oodigha[@]yahoo.com
- Eco-Stewards International: NIGERIA Malachi Abasiodiong, Eco-Stewards International E-mail: malachiabasi[@]gmail.com
- Center for Peace Advancement in Nigeria: NIGERIA Yahuza Iliya, Center for Peace Advancement in Nigeria (CEPAN) E-mail: cepanprogram[@]yahoo.com www.cepannigeria.org
- Environmental Foundation for Africa: SIERRA LEONE Tommy Garnett, Environmental Foundation for Africa Email: info[@]efasl.org.uk www.efasl.org.uk
- IRDI: UGANDA Samuel Michael Bagabo, IRDI E-mail: irdi[@]irdiuganda.org www.irdiuganda.org/
- Uganda Martyrs University: UGANDA Charles L.M Olweny, MD, FRACP, Vice Chancellor, Uganda Martyrs University www.umu.ac.ug
- Emirates Diving Association: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Ibrahim Al Zubi, Emirates Diving Association E-mail: diving[@]emiratesdiving.com www.emiratesdiving.com
- Workers Education Association of Zambia: ZAMBIA Mike Chungu, Workers Education Association of Zambia (WEAZ) E-mail: mikechungu[@]yahoo.com
- Africa 2000 Network: ZIMBABWE Osmond Mugweni, Africa 2000 Network E-mail: afri2000[@]africaonline.co.zw; mugweni[@]zol.co.zw
- Earth Charter Committee: AUSTRALIA Clem Campbell, Earth Charter Committee E-mail: info[@]earthcharter.org.au , clemcampbell[@]iinet.net.au www.earthcharter.org.au
- Edmund Rice Centre: AUSTRALIA Jill Finnane, Edmund Rice Centre E-mail: jillf[@]erc.org.au www.erc.org.au
- Sustainable Living Foundation: AUSTRALIA Luke Taylor, Sustainable Living Foundation Email: info[@]slf.org.au , HouseB[@]missionaustralia.com.au www.slf.org.au
- Centre for Sustainable Development: BANGLADESH Mahfuz Ullah, Centre for Sustainable Development E-mail: mahfuz[@]bd.com www.cfsd-bd.org
- CEDS Ltd: CHINA - HONG KONG Kim Hor Toh, CEDS Ltd E-mail: admin[@]ceds-asia.org www.ceds-asia.org
- Taiwan Ecological Stewardship Association: CHINA - TAIWAN Nancy TzuMeíChen, Taiwan Ecological Stewardship Association - TESA E-mail: taixneco[@]seed.net.tw www.tesa.org.tw
- CLEAN India: INDIA Ashok Khosla, CLEAN India, Development Alternatives E-mail: tara[@]devalt.org www.devalt.org
- Center for Environment Education: INDIA Kartikeya Sarabhai, Center for Environment Education (CEE) E-mail: cee[@]ceeindia.org www.ceeindia.org
- Montfort Social Institute: INDIA Varghese Theckanath, Montfort Social Institute E-mail: vtheckanathsg[@]gmail.com
- Alaknanda Ghaati Shilpi Federation: INDIA J.P.Maithani, Alaknanda Ghaati Shilpi Federation (AAGAAS FEDERATION) Email: jpmaithani[@]gmail.com
- Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation: INDONESIA M.S Sembiring, Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation - KEHATI E-mail: kehati[@]kehati.or.id www.kehati.or.id
- Yayasan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan: INDONESIA Darwina Widjajanti, Yayasan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan (Sustainable Development Foundation)/ LEAD Indonesia E-mail:
- Friends of the Environment Fund: INDONESIA 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 Network: JAPAN Edo Heinrich, The Okinawa Ocean Culture & Environment Action Network (Okinawa O.C.E.A.N.) E-mail: edosensei[@]hotmail.com;edo[@]okinawaocean.org
- Earth Charter Committee for Asia Pacific and Japan: JAPAN Wakako Hironaka, Earth Charter Committee for Asia Pacific and Japan E-mail: hironaka[@]st.rim.or.jp www.earthcharter.or.jp
- Earth Charter Malaysia: MALAYSIA S.Rajalingam, Earth Charter Malaysia E-mail: earthcharter[@]yahoo.com
- Center for Community Development and the Environment: NEPAL Ramesh Man Tuladhar, Center for Community Development and the Environment E-mail: nepaearths[@]yahoo.com
- Earth Charter Aotearoa New Zealand: NEW ZEALAND / AOTEROA Klauss Bosselmann, Earth Charter Aotearoa New Zealand E-mail: k.bosselmann[@]auckland.ac.nz
- Sarvodaya Sramadana Movement: SRI LANKA Sarvodaya Sramadana movement E-mail: atariyaratne[@]gmail.com www.sarvodaya.org
- Weeramantry International Centre for Peace Education and Research: SRI LANKA Neshan Gunasekera, Weeramantry International Centre for Peace Education and Research E-mail: wicper1[@]gmail.com
- Thailand Environment Institute: THAILAND Thailand Environment Institute (TEI) E-mail:info[@]tei.or.th www.tei.or.th
- Earth Council Asia Pacific: THE PHILIPPINES Ella S Antonio, Earth Council Asia Pacific E-mail: ella.antonio[@]gmail.com
- Association for Sustainable Human Development: ARMENIA Lilit Sargsyan, Association for Sustainable Human Development E-mail: lilit.sargsyan[@]mail.ru http://users.freenet.am/~ashd
- IRELI Public Union: AZERBAIJAN Khayala Mammadova, IRELI Public Union E-mail: khayala.mammadova[@]hotmail.com www.ireli.az
- International Academy of Ecology: BELARUS 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 Support: BELGIUM FabioBargiacci, European Center for Electoral Support (ECES) E-mail: fabio.bargiacchi[@]eces.eu www.eces.eu
- Balkan Agency for Sustainable Development: BULGARIA Anna Lalkovska Association "Balkan Agency for Sustainable Development" (BASD) E-mail: alalkovska[@]balkanagency.org
- UESS - SPODEK: CZECH REPUBLIC Pavel Psenicka, "UESS - SPODEK" E-mail: psenicka.pav[@]seznam.cz www.spodek.czu.cz
- Municipal Library Sedlcany: CZECH REPUBLIC Blanka Tauberová, Municipal Library Sedlcany, E-mail: tauberova[@]knihovna-se.cz www.knihovna-se.cz/
- Green Cross Denmark: DENMARK Charles-David Mpengula, Green Cross Denmark E-mail: ChMp[@]niels.brock.dk www.greencross.dk
- Green Living Movement Finland: FINLAND 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 Durable: FRANCE Josianne Troillet, Centre Earth Charter pour une Education Developpement Durable E-mail: anne.trollier[@]free.fr
- Ecumenical One World Initiative: GERMANY Anja Becker, Oekumenische Initiative Eine Welt (Ecumenical One World Initiative) E-mail: info[@]oeiew.de www.erdcharta.de
- Earth Charter Greenland: GREENLAND Finn Lynge, Earth Charter Greenland E-mail: oldlyn[@]greennet.gl
- Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe: HUNGARY Eva Csobod, Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe E-mail: eva.csobod[@]rec.org www.rec.org/
- Comitato Italiano Carta della Terra: ITALY Corrado Maria Daclon, Comitato Italiano Carta della Terra E-mail: press[@]cartadellaterra.it www.cartadellaterra.it
- Fondazione Cogeme Onlus: ITALY Michele Sclavenzi, Fondazione Cogeme Onlus E-mail: cartadellaterradireccion[@]cogeme.net http://fondazione.cogeme.net/bin/index.php
- Green Cross Italy: ITALY 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 Education: LATVIA Ilga Salite, Institute for Sustainable Education at the Daugavpils University E-mail: ilga.salite[@]du.lv www.ise-lv.eu
- NCDO: THE NETHERLANDS Eva Rootmensen, NCDO E-mail: erootmensen[@]ncdo.nl www.ncdo.nl
- UPEACE the Hague: THE NETHERLANDS Petra van der Ham, UPEACE the Hague E-mail: petra.vanderham[@]upeace.nl www.upeace.nl
- Earth Charter Norway: NORWAY Halvor Stormoen, Earth Charter Norway E-mail: halvor[@]stormoen.org www.earthcharter.no
- ASPEA - Portuguese Association for Environmental Education: PORTUGAL Fatima Almeida, ASPEA - Portuguese Association for Environmental Education E-mail: fma.aspea[@]netcabo.pt www.aspea.org/
- Center for Promoting Sustainable Development: ROMANIA Milena Moraru, Center for Promoting Sustainable Development E.mail: milena.moraru[@]gmail.com
- Center for Russian Environmental Policy: RUSSIAN FEDERATION Vladimir Zakharov, Center for Russian Environmental Policy E-mail: zakharov[@]ecopolicy.ru www.ecopolicy.ru/eng
- Fundación Valores: SPAIN María José Carrillo, Fundación Valores E-mail: info[@]fundacionvalores.es www.fundacionvalores.es
- Foro Soria 21 para el Desarrollo Sostenible: SPAIN Amalio de Marichalar, Foro Soria 21 para el Desarrollo Sostenible E-mail: comunicacion[@]forodesoria.org www.forodesoria.org/programa_1.php
- Fundación Avalon: SPAIN Alfonso Fernández Herrería, Fundación Avalon E-mail: alfonsof[@]ugr.es www.avalonproject.org/contacto.php
- IFOVA - Instituto de Información Avanzada: SPAIN Ana Centeno, IFOVA - Instituto de Información Avanzada E-mail: anacenteno[@]infova.es http://www.infova.es/
- Poessible Art and Social Innovation: SPAIN Ángel Arenas, Poessible Art and Social Innovation E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.angelarenas.com/espanol/bienveni.php
- Green Cross Sweden: SWEDEN Tonia Moya, Green Cross Sweden E-mail: gcs[@]green-cross.se www.gci.ch
- Christa Schmidmeister: SWITZERLAND Christa Schmidmeister, E-mail: info[@]erdcharta.ch www.erdcharta.ch
- Foundation to Support Civil Initiatives: TAJIKISTAN Muazama Burkhanova, Foundation to Support Civil Initiatives (FSCI) E-mail: muazama[@]yahoo.com
- Earth Charter UK: UNITED KINGDOM / ENGLAND Jeffrey Newman, Earth Charter UK E-mail: jeffreynewman[@]earthcharteruk.org http://earthcharteruk.org
- Action for Change: UNITED KINGDOM / SCOTLAND Enid Trevett, Action for Change E-mail: enid[@]actionforchange.net
- Argentina People and Nature Foundation: ARGENTINA Paula Culaciati, Argentina People and Nature Foundation E-mail: paulaculaciati[@]gmail.com www.argentinapeopleandnature.org
- Ala Plástica: ARGENTINA Alejandro Meitin, Ala Plástica E-Mail: contacto[@]alaplastica.org.ar www.alaplastica.org.ar
- Centro de Estudios Interdisciplinarios para el Desarrollo Sustentable: ARGENTINA Francisco Viale Linares, Centro de Estudios Interdisciplinarios para el Desarrollo Sustentable - CEIDeS E-mail:
- Programa Agenda 21 Escolar: ARGENTINA Graciela Satóstegui, Programa Agenda 21 Escolar, Secretaría de Ambiente y Desarrollo de la República Argentina E-mail:
- Unión de Industriales para Saneamiento Cuencas Matanza-Riachuelo y Reconquista: ARGENTINA 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 CONSTRUIR: BOLIVIA Ramiro Orías, Fundación CONSTRUIR E-mail: rorias2[@]fundacionconstruir.org www.fundacionconstruir.org
- Associacao Civil Alternativa Terrazul: BRAZIL Gabriela Barbosa Batista/Pedro Ivo, Associacao Civil Alternativa Terrazul E-mail: contato[@]alternativaterrazul.org.br
- Instituto Paulo Freire: BRAZIL Moacir Gadotti, Instituto Paulo Freire E-mail: ipf[@]paulofreire.org, gadotti[@]paulofreire.org www.paulofreire.org
- UMAPAZ: BRAZIL UMAPAZ E-mail: umapaz[@]prefeitura.sp.gov.br www.prefeitura.sp.gov.br/umapaz
- Instituto BioMA: BRAZIL Aieska Marinho Lacerda Silva, Instituto BioMA E-mail: aieskalacerda[@]terra.com.br www.institutobioma.org.br
- Center for Human Rights: BRAZIL Marcia Maria Miranda Boff, Center for Human Rights E-mail: mm-lboff[@]compuland.com.br
- Instituto-E: BRAZIL Maria Christina Almeida Braga, Instituto-E E-mail: nina[@]institutoe.org.br www.institutoe.org.br/
- Instituto Ecodesenvolvimento: BRAZIL Isaac Edington, Instituto Ecodesenvolvimento - Eco-D E-mail: isaac.edington[@]ecodesenvolvimento.org.br www.ecodesenvolvimento.org.br/
- Instituto Harmonia na Terra: BRAZIL Patricia Pereira Abuhab, Instituto Harmonia na Terra E-mail: patricia[@]harmonianaterra.org.br www.harmonianaterra.org.br
- La Salle, Distrito de Centroamérica - Panamá: ENTROAMÉRICA H. Otto Armas Bonilla, La Salle, Distrito de Centroamérica - Panamá E-mail: visitador[@]lasalleca.org www.lasalleca.org
- Instituto Ecología Política: CHILE Manuel Baquedano, Instituto Ecología Política E-mail: ecologiapolitica[@i]epe.org www.iepe.org
- Asociación Naciones Unidas Colombia: COLOMBIA Milton Eduardo Rodríguez Porras, Asociación Naciones Unidas Colombia ANUCOL E-mail: anucolcolombia[@]gmail.com www.palimpalem.com/6/anucol/index.html
- Fundación FilosofArte: COLOMBIA Hernán Bueno Castañeda, Fundación FilosofArte E-mail: fundacionfilosofarte[@]yahoo.es www.fundacionfilosofarte.com/
- Fundación Taller de la Tierra: COLOMBIA Celso Román, Pablo Garzón, Fundación Taller de la Tierra E-mail: ftdelatierra[@]yahoo.com http://tallerdelatierra.org/
- IDEA - Universidad Nacional de Colombia: COLOMBIA 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 Cultura: COSTA RICA Ana Cristina Briceño, Centro Costarricense para la Ciencia y la Cultura E-mail: acbricenolobo[@]yahoo.es www.museocr.com/
- Universidad Nacional: COSTA RICA Noelia Garita, Universidad Nacional - UNA www.una.ac.cr/
- Centro Cultural Poveda: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Rita Ceballos, Centro Cultural Poveda E-mail: r.interinstitucionales[@]centropoveda.org
- Centro de Estudios Sociales Padre Juan Montalvo: DOMINICAN 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 Intiwasi: ECUADOR Alexandra Ayala Bueno, Fundación Intiwasi E-mail: fundacionintiwasi[@]hotmail.com
- Organización para la Conservación de la Naturaleza y Desarrollo Comunitario: GUATEMALA Marleny Rosales Meda, Organización para la Conservación de la Naturaleza y Desarrollo Comunitario -ORCONDECO E-mail:
- CONADES: HONDURAS Benjamín Carías, CONADES E-mail: abcmarquez[@]yahoo.com
- Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales: MEXICO Mateo A. Castillo Ceja, Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales - SEMARNAT E-mail: mateo.castillo2[@]semarnat.gob.mx
- La Carta de la Tierra PERU: PERU Armando Martínez Almuelle, La Carta de la Tierra PERU E-mail: armanma[@]terra.com.pe
- Asociación Cultural Pirámide: PERU Eloísa Tréllez Solís, Asociación Cultural Pirámide E-mail: vardali7[@]gmail.com www.piramide.org.pe/Piramide/piramide_informes.php
- AVEPALMAS Centro UNESCO: VENEZUELA Sven Nehlin, AVEPALMAS Centro UNESCO E-mail: avepalmas[@]cantv.net www.avepalmas.org/
- El Grupo de Investigación Vida Urbana y Ambiente: VENEZUELA Rosa María Chacón, El Grupo de Investigación Vida Urbana y Ambiente Universidad Simón Bolívar E-mail: rmchacon[@]usb.ve
- VITALIS Asociación Civil: VENEZUELA Diego Díaz Martín, VITALIS Asociación Civil E-mail: info[@]vitalis.net www.vitalis.net/
- Environmental Project Management and Sustainability: CANADA Greg Philliban, Environmental Project Management and Sustainability - ENVPMSS E-mail: gphilliban[@]envpmsolutions.ca
- Little Animation Inc.: CANADA JC Little, Little Animation Inc. E-mail: jc[@]littleanimation.com www.littleanimation.com/
- Quantum Dental: CANADA Mitra Doherty, Quantum Dental E-mail: m9doherty[@]sympatico.ca
- Earth Charter US: UNITED STATES Rick Clugston / Jan Roberts, Earth Charter US E-mail: RMclugston[@]aol.com; Jan[@]EarthCharterUS.org www.earthcharterus.org
- Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education: UNITED STATES Peter Blaze Corcoran, Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education, Florida Gulf Coast University E-mail:
- The Interfaith Center of New York: UNITED STATES Kusumita P. Pedersen, The Interfaith Center of New York E-mail: kusumita[@]igc.org www.interfaithcenter.org/
- Earth Charter Commission: The 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 Touré: Mali (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 Talal: Jordan -- 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 Sahnoun: Algeria -- 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. Ariyaratne: Sri 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 Chowdhry: India (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 Hironaka: Japan -- 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
- Pauline Tangiora: New 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 Witoelar: Indonesia -- 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 Gorbachev: Russia (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 Calame: France -- 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 Lubbers: The 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 Mayor: Spain -- 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 Rasmussen: Greenland -- 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 Soeterndorp: The 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
- Mercedes Sosa: Argentina,(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 Boff: Brazil -- 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 Kakabadse: Ecuador -- 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 Ramphal: Guyana -- 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
- Maurice F. Strong: Canada, (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 Hoyt: United 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 May: Canada -- 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. Rockefeller: United 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 Suzuki: Canada -- 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 Partners: Strategic 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-Key: Amana-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 Board: The 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 Education: The 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 Education: The 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 Globale: The 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 States: Earth 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 States: Forum 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 Education: The 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 Group: The 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 Initiative: The 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 International: Green 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 Binacional: Itaipu 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 Mexico: The 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
- National Committee for International Cooperation and Sustainable Development: National 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 Internacional: Reto 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, China: Its 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 International: Soka Gakkai International (SGI) is a Buddhist network that actively promotes peace, culture and education through personal
change and social contribution.
- Thumbs Up: Thumbs 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 Centre: The Transformative Learning Centre provides an interdepartmental structure for community-university partnerships in research
and field development. It organizes many colloquia, debates and conferences.
- UPEACE: The 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 Cooperation: The 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 Change: Youth 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
- ECI Secretariat: Earth 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 Vilela: Mirian 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 Jimenez: Alicia 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
- Douglas F. Williamson: Douglas 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 Hernandez: Marcello 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.