IfE  has convened a global Equity Treaty Circle to facilitate the negotiation of a People’s Sustainability Treaty on  Equity by civil society groups and individuals around the world. The Equity Treaty will be finalized at the People’s Summit in Rio, June 2012, and presented as input to the Rio+20 Earth Summit.

A Zero Draft of the Equity Treaty has just been released. You are invited to give feedback, contribute suggested language, and help develop a more substantial Action Plan to move towards the commitments in this Equity Treaty. Your input is essential to develop meaningful language for this Treaty and Action Plan, to help negotiate the difficult tradeoffs among different perspectives from around the world, and to build the momentum for groups and communities to sign on.

Please see the questions and guidelines, then send your suggestions to us before 22 May at EquityTreaty@initiativeforequality.org. Once the Equity Treaty language is ready to go out, we will notify everyone on our list about how you can sign on and join the Action Plan collaboration. Together we can send a loud voice to Rio and beyond:  “Equity and justice are necessary for the world to move towards sustainability!”