The Earth Charter International Secretariat is organizing three events during Rio+20 and is collaborating with other partners' events. In addition, the Earth Charter is a central part of one of the People’s Treaties. Find below details of these.
EVENTSWEDNESDAY 13 JUNE
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Venue: UN/Rio Center- Room T-2 “Exploring synergies between faith values and education for sustainable development”
Lead Organizer: ECI SecretariatFRIDAY 15 JUNE
Time: 11:30 - 13:00
Venue: UN/Rio Center Room T-8 (capacity 100)“Social justice for future generations”
Lead Organizer: World Future Council
Time: 14:00 - 18:00
Venue: People’s Summit (Anfiteatro da Cupula dos Povos)Earth Charter Brazilian Network meeting Featured Speakers: Leonardo Boff, Neca Setubal and Ana Rubia.
Lead organizer: Earth Charter Brazil network
Time: 17:30 - 19:00
Venue: UN/Rio Center Room T-5 (capacity 60)”ESD as Driver of Change towards a Green Economy”
Lead organizer: CEE India
Time: 17:45 – 20:00
Venue: Fundação Planetário. Rua Vice 5G overnador Rubens Berardo, 100 5 Gávea. Opening reception for “Seeds of Hope Exhibition”
Lead organizer: Soka Gakkai International and City of Rio de Janeiro.SATURDAY 16 JUNE TO SUNDAY 15 JULY
Venue: Fundação Planetário. Rua Vice 5G overnador Rubens Berardo, 100 5 Gávea.
“Seeds of Hope” exhibition will be open to the public. SUNDAY 17 JUNE
Time: 11:30 – 13:00
Venue: UN /Rio Center Room T-6 “An ethical framework for global governance”
Lead organizer: ECI SecretariatMONDAY 18 JUNE
Time: 8:30 am to 12pm
Venue: People’s Summit "Youth and the Earth Charter"
Lead organizer: EC network in Brazil TUESDAY 19 JUNE
Time: 13:30 - 19:30
Venue: Teatro Nelson Rodrigues. Conjunto Cultural da Caixa Economica Federal (Avenida republica do Chile, 230 - Centro do Rio)Earth Charter Meeting: Collaboration and Dialogue on ethics, sustainability, and the Earth CharterFeatured Speakers: Severn Suzuki, Leonardo Boff, Marina Silva and Teresa Fogelberg.
Lead organizers: ECI Secretariat and partnersTHURSDAY 21 JUNE
Time: 17:00 -18:30pm
Venue: UN/Rio Centro T-4 (capacity 216) “Shifting sustainability horizons.”
Lead Organizer: Green Cross International
Another major NGO Rio+20 initiative is the drafting of a series of “People’s Sustainability Treaties
” which will shadow the formal negotiations and provide a vehicle to articulate the aspirations and recommendations of civil society. Rick Clugston has been representing Earth Charter International in this process. Interestingly, one of the proposed texts has the theme of ethics, spirituality and the Earth Charter. (see http://sustainabilitytreaties.org/draft-treaties/