The Earth Dialogues are a series of public forums that bring together civil society and the private and public sectors in the search for solutions to resolve the most pressing and interconnected challenges of insecurity, poverty and environmental degradation. The 7th edition will take place on 3 September, 2013, in Geneva, Switzlerand, as part of Green Cross's 20th anniversary celebrations.
Launched in 2002 by Mikhail Gorbachev and Maurice Strong, the Secretary-General of the 1992 Earth Summit and Chairman of the Earth Council, the Earth Dialogues represent an integrated strategy to develop and promote a more sustainable way of living.
The overall approach of the events is solutions-oriented, consensus-seeking and aimed at sharing best practices and success stories from local, regional and global experiences. The Earth Dialogues have been held in various countries, with the three most recent being in Barcelona (2004), Brisbane (2006) and Belo Horizonte (2008).