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IEF 18th Annual Conference, Toronto, 7-10 August 2014

NEXT IEF CONFERENCE IN TORONTO WITH ABS 7-10 AUGUST 2014


The 18th Annual Conference of the International Environment Forum will be a partnership with the 2014 Association for Baha'i Studies - North America Conference on 7-10 August at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto, Canada.

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U.S. Baha'i Representative for Sustainable Development

The U.S. Bahá'í Office of Public Affairs is seeking qualified candidates interested in serving in the position of Representative for Sustainable Development. This position represents the U.S. Baha’i community on the subject of sustainable development, fostering relationships and collaborating with national and international non-governmental organizations, U.N. Offices, faith and interfaith groups, government leaders and leaders of thought.

Leaves - July IEF newsletter is available

Read on line: Leaves 16(7) July 2014
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Report on Triglav Circle

The Role of 'Nature' in the Politics of the Environment

Report on the meeting of the Triglav Circle, Montézillon, Switzerland, 14-15 June 2014


The Triglav Circle promotes an approach to international relations and public policy grounded in moral and spiritual values that are to be expressed in ethical norms and behavior. To this end it aspires to enrich the discourse on global problems with cultural, philosophical, and spiritual perspectives. Its recent focus has been on the relationship of man and nature, and it met near Neuchatel, Switzerland, on 14-15 June 2014 to discuss "The Role of 'Nature' in the Politics of the Environment".

New video on Baha'i International Community Approach to Sustainable Development

The U.S. Baha'i Office of Public Information has just released a video on the Baha'i International Community's United Nations Office in New York and approach to sustainable development, available on YouTube at http://youtu.be/L3B925rUAZk.

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Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption

Second Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption

Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
8-11 June 2014


The 2014 Global Research Forum Sustainable Production and Consumption Conference: Global Transitions to Sustainable Production and Consumption Systems, was held at Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, on 8-11 June 2014. About a hundred participants from around the world gathered to explore the challenges and research opportunities in trying to move the world towards sustainability. IEF President Arthur Dahl participated in the conference, as several IEF members did in the previous GRF-SPaC in Rio de Janeiro in 2012. SInce there were numerous parallel sessions of papers, this report emphasizes the values dimension. More information on GRF-SPaC is at http://grf-spc.weebly.com/.

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PERL values-based indicators

VALUES-BASED LEARNING
TOOLKITS OF VALUES-BASED ACTIVITIES AND INDICATORS
FOR EDUCATION FOR RESPONSIBLE LIVING AND SUSTAINABILITY


The International Environment Forum is a partner in an international project which aims to inspire students to understand ‘achievement’ and ‘success’ in new ways - not just in terms of exam grades, but in terms of acquiring the skills and values needed to survive and thrive in the 21st century.

Videos showcase Baha’i approaches to sustainable development in USA

Through a series of short videos being released during the first half of 2014, the U.S. Baha’i Office of Public Affairs is highlighting ways in which the Baha’i community is fostering sustainable development at the local, national and international levels. The initiative is part of the US Baha’i effort to support the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development which concludes this year.

IEF inputs for UN Open Working Group on SDGs

IEF inputs for Open Working Group on SDGs

2 March 2014


The Open Working Group (OWG) set up by the United Nations General Assembly to prepare proposals for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for post-2015 has completed a first round of meetings and issued a progress report at http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/3238summaryallowg.... Based on this work, its co-chairs have prepared a report on the focus areas for SDGs it has identified (http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/3276focusareas.pdf) for consideration at its meeting on 3-5 March 2014, at UN Headquarters in New York, USA.

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