IEF 17th Annual Conference

Submitted by admin on 15. October 2013 - 0:07
Dates
2013, October 3-6
Place
Barcelona, Spain

The 17th Annual Conference of the International Environment Forum was a joint event with ebbf, our partner Baha'i-inspired organization for values in business. About 140 participants from 22 countries across the world - from Europe, Asia, the Indian sub-continent, Africa, North America, Australia and the Middle East, met at a beautiful hotel on the outskirts of Barcelona on 3-6 October 2013. 14 IEF members from around Europe attended the conference, while regular postings on the Internet allowed other members to follow the conference at a distance.

The theme of the conference was "Co-creating Sustainable Wealth: how can we combine ecology and economy?". The conference explored positive solutions for transforming the economy and building a more sustainable society by empowering individuals, communities and corporations and other institutions. See the programme at http://www.makeitmeaningful.org/#!program.

The conference was recorded through http://ebbf.org/blog/, including blog posts and tweets, a link to the presentation for the keynote of that slot (on ebbf's Slideshare channel), and a link to images of that time-period (on ebbf's Facebook page). The IEF report on the conference follows below.


Breaking Down the Silos: Integrating Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Agenda

Submitted by admin on 12. September 2013 - 20:36

Breaking Down the Silos: Integrating Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Agenda

Report quotes IEF


"Breaking Down the Silos: Integrating Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Agenda", the final report of the Global Consultation on Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda led by UNDP and UNEP, was released on 9 September 2013.

IEF contributions to post-2015 dialogue

IEF contributions to post-2015 dialogue


International Environment Forum contributions to UN online consultations on the post-2015 development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals, January-July 2013

IEF comments on post-2015 reports to UN Secretary-General

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 13. July 2013 - 2:02

The UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service facilitated a consultation up to 12 July to gather critical analysis from civil society on four post-2015 reports submitted to the Secretary-General:
1) High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (Post-2015 HLP)
2) UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
3) UN Global Compact (UNGC)
4) UN Development Group (UNDG): The Global Conversation Begins

Post-2015 contribution on Local Action

Submitted by admin on 27. May 2013 - 0:31

The continuing series of United Nations on-line consultations on the post-2015 development agenda for environmental responsibility included the theme of Local Action, Innovation and Empowerment. The IEF submitted the contribution below on "Building Community Resilience" on 26 May 2013. Parts of this text were also included in the contribution on poverty, but are relevant here as well.

cherry blossoms