Earth Council Alliance (ECA)

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1992-09 San José San José Costa Rica


Founded as a direct result of the Earth Summit, the S-XF2327 - United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), Jun 1992, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Earth Council Organizing Committee set up the Council as a standing commission. Inaugural meeting, 29-30 Nov 1993. Foundation registered in accordance with Canadian law. As of Dec 2003, operations in Costa Rica suspended. No activities reported since 2012.


Support and empower people building a more secure, equitable and sustainable future. 'Fundamental objectives': (1) Support the transition to more sustainable and equitable patterns of development; (2) encourage public participation in decision-making; (3) build bridges of understanding and cooperation between important actors of civil society and governments worldwide.


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Governing body of 16 Members selected from the world's political, business, scientific and non-governmental communities. Honorary Members: 15 eminent world leaders. Earth Council Institute Board, consisting of 16 Member Institutions drawn from major environment and development organizations. Secretariat located in San José (Costa Rica). To identify and work towards its objectives, the Earth Council relies on the advice and support of the Earth Council Institute. Coordinating Institutions listed in this Yearbook (8): H-XD8095 - Asociación Latinoamericana de Organizaciones de Promoción (ALOP); D-XD3305 - Confederación Universitaria Centroamericana (CSUCA); B-XB2321 - Consumers International (CI); G-XF0186 - Society for Development Alternatives; E-XE7670 - World Bank Institute (WBI); F-XF2494 - Africa 2000 Plus Network, Harare; E-XE0965 - African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS); E-XF0222 - INCAE Business School.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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