With the aim of stopping and reversing the destruction provoked by mankind onto Mother Earth, the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) presents three proposals aimed at the environmental governance and justice that can be applied to the national and international field.
The proposals are the Inter-American Environmental Charter, the Proclamation of the Constitution of the Rights of Mother Earth, and the International Agreement for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Ecocide.
The recognition of Mother Earth as a living being and the promotion of a system of environmental restorative universal justice, are the main objectives of this initiative of William Soto, executive president of the GEAP.
“We are in the moment to make decisions and take individual actions, beyond what the United Nations can establish, because each man and women that conforms society is co-responsible of the environmental problems that we are living in; and we must assume a citizen commitment for the restoration of our Mother Earth”, stated Soto.
The system aims to act independently of the particular interests of the public and private sectors in order to apply preventive, defense and protection measures for our Mother Earth, and to punish those who violate her rights.
The GEAP has joined the work that different supranational instances are carrying out to reach the Sustainable Development Goals that focus on the preservation and defense of the Earth.
The socialization of the proposals was held during the celebration of International Mother Earth Day (April 22); thousands of Activists for Peace in different countries organized environmental fairs, parades, marched, forums, among other activities as part of the International Program Children of Mother Earth.
Through these series of activities the organization sought to raise awareness in the general society and make them participants of the proposals through the call: Let’s save Mother Earth!
Inter American Environmental Charter
This first document consists of an instrument of principles, values and environmental actions, in accord with the resolutions made by the United Nations Organization and the different agreements, treaties and international and regional resolutions. It also recognizes the ancestral knowledge of the indigenous people on the care and harmony with nature.
This proposal was presented before the Organization of American States (OAS) during the second edition of the Peace Integration Summit, CUMIPAZ 2016, in Asuncion, Paraguay.
Proclamation of the Constitution of the Rights of Mother Earth
The Proclamation constitutes an exclusive tool that maintains harmony with the principles and values of the human being and promotes the world recognition of Mother Earth as a living being and with inalienable rights, in order to respect her natural cycles and to responsibly use her resources.
This proposal was presented in more than 20 countries on Earth Day, its lecture was given in educational centers, public spaces, and other places of interest through the activities held along with governmental agencies, corporations, and educational institutions.
International Agreement for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Ecocide
The Global Embassy of Activists for Peace promotes the typification of ecocide as a national and international crime in order for it to be accepted as the fifth competent crime of the International Criminal Court.
The Agreement is presented by the organization as an instrument to increase the commitment of the parliamentary to face the damage that the human being has caused Mother Earth.