Documents For: Earth Summit

Ecuadorian Submission for Rio+20 proposes Universal Declaration of the Rights of Nature

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Ecuadorian Submission for Rio+20 proposes Universal Declaration of the Rights of Nature The Ecuadorian Submission to the Rio+20 process proposes, among others, an Universal Declaration of the Rights of Nature, and living well as an alternative to development. Some relevant extracts: 2. New and urgent issues 17. The Conference should encourage recognition of the rights of nature, […]

The Rights of Nature: Bolivian Proposal for Rio+20

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This is a 19 December 2011 revision of the Preliminary Proposal from Bolivia in preparation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development / Rio+20. The Rights of NatureThe proposals developed by the Plurinational State of Bolivia bring together and build upon the progress made in the World Charter for Nature (1982), the Rio Declaration (1992), the Earth Charter(2000),  and the World […]

Information & Communications Technologies: Critical Foundation for a Sustainable Common Future

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Information & Communications Technologies: Critical Foundation for a Sustainable Common Future Preliminary draft, 2011.12.14. Please share any feedback, criticism, suggestions, etc. in “Leave a Reply” below  In the twenty-one years since the initial PrepCom for the UN Conference on Environment and Development, no industry has come close to the exponential growth, rapid technological innovation, widespread […]

The World Charter for Nature

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 World Charter for Nature Adopted in UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/37/7, October 1982 The General Assembly, Reaffirming the fundamental purposes of the United Nations, in particular the maintenance of international peace and security, the development of friendly relations among nations and the achievement of international co-operation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, […]

Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth

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Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth April 2011, Cochabamba, Bolivia Preamble We, the peoples and nations of Earth: considering that we are all part of Mother Earth, an indivisible, living community of interrelated and interdependent beings with a common destiny; gratefully acknowledging that Mother Earth […]

ESW Minutes 10/02/11

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First meeting of Workgroup – Charlotte’s Place 3:00 – 4:30 attendees: Ted Schulman, Ted Hall, Harvey Newman, eCo Lake, Fred, Charles, Ana, 4 others Define mission of workgroup: Create awareness of United Nations Earth Summit as a global event where the worlds governments, banks and corporations are meeting to define a “green economy” The Earth […]

Preliminary Proposal of the Plurinational State of Bolivia for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)

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In preparation for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, the Bolivian government submitted a proposal titled ‘Harmony With Nature’ this proposal seeks to incorporate recognition of the Rights of Nature in the conference declaration. The United Nations General Assembly adopted without vote two resolutions presented by Bolivia. The first, entitled “Harmony with Nature,” asks to […]