260 municipal decrees were proclaimed in 14 countries of the Americas
With the aim of achieving the recognition of Mother Earth as a living being, the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace, GEAP, carries out in America an International Coalition Campaign for the Inter-American Environmental Charter and the Constitution of the Rights of the Mother Earth.
As a result of this campaign, which began in April 2018, 260 cities throughout the Americas have recognized Planet Earth as a living being, and adopted the Constitution of the Rights of Mother Earth, through official Decrees and Resolutions of their governments.
14 countries have finalized these municipal and departmental or state decrees, assuming the commitment to execute, in partnership with the EMAP, what is established in the proclamation regarding education, communication, governance and environmental activism:
In other American countries, where the GEAP has representation, steps are being taken to enact these decrees, which are added to the international work that GEAP is carrying out with the purpose of asking the Organization of American States, OAS, to promote the discussion of the Inter-American Environmental Charter project and the Constitution of the Rights of Mother Earth.
The president of the GEAP, Dr. William Soto Santiago, has exhorted in different international scenarios the rulers and other actors of society to join efforts to preserve and protect planet Earth:
"We have to save Mother Earth, preserve her as an inheritance for present and future generations; we are called to love her, to respect her, to protect her ... "
Similarly, Dr. Soto points out:
"With the recognition of our Mother Earth as a living being, a sense of belonging and empathy develops towards her, which prepares the ideal scenario for the consolidation of a truly balanced environmental justice system."
The mayors or municipal mayors who have received this project have been willing, with all their government team, to join the work of the GEAP in the recognition of Mother Earth as a living being and a subject of Rights.
In this sense, the GEAP acts as a bridge of intermediation between communities, civil society organizations, indigenous peoples and nations and governments that have joined this movement of environmental activism for the Peace of Mother Earth.