CURLS 2019 marked the 10th anniversary of the School for Wellbeing Studies and Research. At this occasion the Chulalongkorn University Right Livelihood Summerschool (CURLS) concluded with a two days forum Nature Rights, Global Citizenship and Reclaiming “the Commons”: the Rise of Earth Trusteeship. The School for Wellbeing was founded in 2009 as a follow-up to the 3rd International Conference on Gross National Happiness held in … Continue reading CURLS 2019 Executive summary
“Be ready to welcome new experience. challenge your assumption. Step out of your box.” “Whatever CURLS organizers team give to you, I hope you learn something inside and outside you.” “To be in the experience, to feel, to think, to reflect, to experience, to do. Connect with the other participants, really listen and learn to work together, have a dialogue about your learning.” “Be involved … Continue reading Messages for the next CURLS participants
CURLS 2019 welcomes 24 participants around the globe to explore the notion of Earth Trusteeship on 7 – 22 July 2019 under the theme Nature Rights, Global Citizenship and Reclaiming “the Commons”: The Rise of Earth Trusteeship. It is a corner stone idea towards genuine sustainability and inclusive social justice. This year is a very special occasion for CURLS to be part of the second … Continue reading CURLS SummerSchool 2019 Poster is OUT Now!
With the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, we cordially welcome everyone to participate in the public lecture and dialogue on “Invoking the spirit of Trusteeship: Can Gandhi’s idea of trusteeship address the challenges of the 21st century? . On Friday 19th July 2019 at 09:30 – 13:30, Mahachulalongkorn Building Room 105, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (Including break and lunch) . The lecture is also … Continue reading Public Lecture and Dialogue on “Invoking the spirit of Trusteeship: Can Gandhi’s idea of trusteeship address the challenges of the 21st century?
Due to our limited resources and an overwhelming amount of candidates this year, we are unable to provide anymore scholarships to more candidates. However, we are still open for the registration but the candidates are required to pay for the programme fee themselves including the air tickets. We hope that we can make change happen with you. Continue reading CURLS 2019 SCHOLARSHIPS ARE FULLY OCCUPIED
Yeb Saño is Greenpeace Southeast Asia’s Executive Director. In 2015 the former international climate negotiator-turned-environmentalist walked from Rome to Paris, hoping for a “miracle” that would push world leaders to strike a deal on global warming. Blessed by Pope Francis He made the 1,500 km walk with the blessings of Pope Francis. In 2016 Yeb joined Greenpeace with the firm belief that the solution to … Continue reading Yeb Saño (19 – 21 July 2019: Earth Trusteeship Forum)
Principle 1 Responsibilities for Earth 1.1. All human beings, individually and collectively, share responsibility to protect Nature, of which we are an integral part, the integrity of Earth’s ecological systems and Earth as a whole, home of all living beings. 1.2. Each state individually, and the international community of states collectively, acknowledge that they have, and share, responsibilities for Nature, in cooperation and in alliance with their citizens as … Continue reading The Hague Principles for a Universal Declaration on Responsibilities for Human Rights and Earth Trusteeship
Evolution of an Earth Trusteeship Initiative The Earth Trusteeship programme builds upon the legacy of Judge Christopher Weeramantry, Sri Lanka, (1926 – 2017) who was a visionary Vice President of the International Court of Justice, and co-founder of the World Future Council. Judge Weeramantry received the Right Livelihood Award in 2007. He postulated that consensus can be established among world religions and indigenous philosophies, confirming … Continue reading Evolution of Earth Trusteeship Initiative
EARTH TRUSTEESHIP In a world with overwhelming globalization, one extractive economic system dominating human behavior, and governance structures not matching the challenges of the anthropocene, humanity has to redefine citizenship, property and its relationship with Nature, including recognition of Nature Rights. New approaches of “business for the common good”, a circular economy as well as vibrant “commons” and land rights movements towards regenerative agriculture and … Continue reading What is Earth Trusteeship?
Overview Program of 5th Right Livelihood Summer School and International Forum 7 – 22 July 2019, Thailand Module 1 Chulalongkorn University (7 – 9 July) Critical academic analysis and new impulses for civil society transformation Neoliberalism and the politics of climate change Exploring the landscape of development in the 21st century –rights, equality, food, wellbeing movement etc. and post development agenda Lecture on Participatory Action … Continue reading OVERVIEW PROGRAMME OF CURLS 2019