la Carta della Terra
The structure of the document


We as human beings, we belong to a community much larger than what we morally defined: the community of life, which includes all living beings, all creatures, even the entire biosphere and future generations.


The pillars that support the Charter are the following four principles, which implicitly contain all the contents of the document:

1. Respect Earth and life in all its diversity

2. Care for the community of life with understanding, compassion and love

3. Build democratic societies that are just, participatory, sustainable and peacefu

l4. Protecting the Earth's bounty and beauty for present and futurePrinciples of ecological integrity

5. Protect and restore the integrity of the earth's ecological system, paying particular attention to the biological diversity of the natural processes that sustain life.

6. Prevent harm as the best method of environmental protection.

7. Adopt patterns of production, consumption and reproduction that safeguard Earth's regenerative capacities, human rights and welfare of the community.

8. Advance the study of ecological sustainability and promote the open exchange of knowledge.Principles of Social and Economic Justice

9. Eradicate poverty as an ethical imperative, social and environmental.

10. Ensure that economic activities and institutions at all levels promote human development in an equitable and sustainable.

11. Affirm gender equality and equal opportunities as prerequisites to sustainable development and ensure universal access to education, health and economic opportunities.

12. Uphold the right of everyone to a natural and social environment capable of sustaining human dignity, bodily health and well-being of the spirit.Principles of democracy, nonviolence and peace

13. Strengthen democratic institutions and provide transparency and accountability in governance.

14. Integrate into formal education and life long learning the knowledge, values ​​and skills necessary for a sustainable way of life.

15. Treat all living beings with respect and consideration.

16. Promote a culture of tolerance, nonviolence and peace.


The history of humanity obliges us to seek a new beginning, which requires a change within, the heart and mind, a renewed sense of global interdependence and universal responsibility. Cultural diversity is a precious heritage to be protected at all levels. We ensure that our era is remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, for her tenacity in achieving sustainability for a renewed commitment to the struggle for justice and peace and joy for the celebration of life.