ECPD 11th International Conference in Belgrade

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 4. November 2015 - 17:56

ECPD 11th International Conference in Belgrade


The European Center for Peace and Development of the University for Peace Established by the United Nations held its 11th International Conference in Belgrade, Serbia, on 24-25 October 2015 on the theme "Future of the World Between Globalization and Regionalization". The International Environment Forum, through its President, Arthur Dahl, has been collaborating with the ECPD for a number of years in its work on reconciliation, religious tolerance and human security in the Balkans. The conference took place in the Belgrade City Hall, and began with a welcoming address from Sir James Mancham, founding President of the Republic of Seychelles, and a keynote from Prof. Dr. Erhard Busek, former Vice-Chancellor of Austria.

New Baha'i International Community Statements

Submitted by admin on 18. October 2015 - 21:02

The Baha'i International Community (BIC) United Nations Office has issued two new statements on the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. Although they are addressed to two different audiences, some sections are common to the two statements.

Climate change threatens global financial crisis

Submitted by admin on 9. October 2015 - 16:48

Climate change threatens global financial crisis

By Paul Brown, Climate News Network

http://climatenewsnetwork.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=6e13c74c17…

In a world where everything is interrelated, climate change is threatening more than just the environment. The world’s most influential banker says an orderly switch from fossil fuels to renewables is needed to avoid turmoil on world stock markets.


Wilmette Institute Web Talk on Sustainability

Submitted by admin on 7. September 2015 - 0:57

As part of the celebration of its 20th year, the Wilmette Institute is organizing a year-long series of live web talks featuring some of its faculty. On 6 September 2015, IEF President Arthur Dahl spoke on "Navigating the Storm: The Transition to Sustainability". The pdf version (1.1mb) is now available on the IEF web site, and a video recording can be viewed on the Wilmette Institute youtube page: https://youtu.be/kxULSlF5gSQ.

Review of the Islamic Declaration on Climate Change

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 29. August 2015 - 1:05

Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change: A Review

Arthur Lyon Dahl
International Environment Forum

Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change


After drafting work by a group of leading academics, and wide circulation for consultation, an Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change was adopted at an international Islamic Climate Change Symposium, held in Istanbul, Turkey, on 17-18 August 2015(1) (see ANNEX). The document is a significant addition to other religious declarations on this critical issue for the future of humanity, alongside those of the Bahá'í International Community's statement in 2008: Seizing the Opportunity: Redefining the Challenge of Climate Change (2) and the Pope's June 2015 encyclical Laudato Si': on care for our common home (3) reviewed on this web site (4), among others.

Consensus reached at UN on new sustainable development agenda

Submitted by admin on 9. August 2015 - 23:55

Consensus reached on new sustainable development agenda


The 193 Member States of the United Nations reached agreement on 2 August on the outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda that will be adopted this September by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York.

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