Now There Are Two Earth Projects -- Why? Is One a Fake?
Maneuvering for the Earth
Lycos.com reported the below news via the Environmental News Service. Is the Earth Charter genuine, or just a corporate/bureaucratic decoy to divert attention from the Earth Magna Charta? You decide.
Lycos/ENS -- The Earth Charter, a document creating an unprecedented ethical and moral framework to guide the conduct of people and nations to each other and the Earth, was finalized today in Paris.
More than 100,000 people in 51 countries and 25 global leaders in environment, business, politics, religion and education took part in creating the Earth Charter.
The Earth Charter Commission met in Paris March 12 through 14 to finalize the Earth Charter document which links material progress with moral progress and seeks to shape global responsibility for the world's deeply rooted social, economic and environmental problems.
The first four guiding principles of the Earth Charter are to:
* Respect Earth and life in all its diversity
* Care for life with understanding, love and compassion
* Build societies that are free, just, participatory, sustainable and peaceful
* Secure Earth's bounty and beauty for present and future generations.
Very nice. Now YOU decide. The Earth Charter can be found at www.earthcharter.org. The Earth Magna Charta can be found at www.earthsite.org/charta.htm, part of the Earthsite.
Are these two projects foolish duplications of effort, or are there important differences? We have our opinions, now you make your own.
What are your views on the Earth Charter and Earth Magna Charta? Tell The Progress Report:
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