ENVPMSS has endorsed and embraced the Earth Charter & its strategic vision of global justice, sustainability and peace
We are proud to serve as a Canadian affiliate of the Earth Charter Initiative


The Earth Charter

The Earth Charter is an international declaration that articulates the ethical framework (values & principles) to guide humanity towards a more just, peaceful and sustainable world

The Earth Charter Secretariat promotes the EC's vision, strategies & policies; guides and liases with education, youth and religious fields in its efforts to promote the Earth Charter as an international soft law document

Earth Charter Canada's (ECC) mission is to promote the transition to sustainable ways of living, based on the Earth Charter's shared ethical framework, and to inform related discussions & activity


The Earth Charter Education Centre
The Education Centre, based at the University for Peace, functions as a specialized research centre in the areas of ethics & sustainability and how to bring the EC's values of sustainability to transform learning and education    
Upcoming courses and events:

Education, Ethics and Values for Sustainability
Format: Instructor-led
Location: University of Peace, Costa Rica
Dates: July 02 - 06, 2018
Cost: USD 1,300.00

Certificate on Education for Sustainable Development 2019
Format: Online
Dates: January 16 - June 19, 2018
Cost: USD 1,300.00

Earth Charter Education Conference 2019
Focus: Education, The Earth Charter & the Sustainable Development Goals
Dates: January 29 - 31, 2019
Registration: USD 200.00

UNESCO Chair of Education for Sustainable Development
The UNESCO CESD is hosted by the Earth Charter Education Centre & University of Peace; it develops educational programs, conducts research and training on the intersection between education, sustainability & ethics - using the Earth Charter as a fundamental reference

The University for Peace
The University for Peace in Costa Rica offers the following areas of study:

Department of Peace & Conflict Studies
Masters in Arts in:

  • International Peace Studies
  • Peace Education
  • Gender & Peace Building
  • Media, Peace & Conflict Studies

Department of Environment & Development
Masters in Arts in:

  • Environment, Development and Peace
  • Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development
  • Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
  • Water Cooperation and Peace