On Monday, December 17, 2012 we celebrate 12 and half years of the Earth Charter. We do this by organizing the first Our Moving Borders seminar about the practice of international cooperation. The perspectives, interests, and orientation of international businesses, governments, NGOs, and citizens are generally quite different. How do we achieve results together, using each other's strengths? Together we will define the relevant themes for the future of international cooperation using the Earth Charter as inspiration and moral compass to address dilemmas.
The Corporate and Social Responsibility Academy in the Netherlands is
organizing this event in Rotterdam to celebrate the 12 and half year
anniversary of the Earth Charter. The Academy is collaborating closely
with former Dutch Prime Minister and Earth Charter Commissioner Ruud
Lubbers and Earth Charter International Council co-Chair Alide Roerink,
and with young people in the development sector.
The Academy also
intends to to publish a booklet with interviews of Earth Charter
friends who apply the Earth Charter in their work, with a foreword by
Ruud Lubbers. The Academy has invited many new business and academic
leaders to participate in the event, among them Peter Bakker, president
of the World Business Council on Sustainable Development.
The event will be live streamed, and people can participate remotely or go and join a round table discussion in embassies in select countries (Cairo and Shanghai have already accepted).Find out more at the event Web site