Submissions by IEF members to UN post2015 consultation

Submitted by admin on 29. December 2012 - 0:44

Submissions by IEF members to UN post2015 consultation
on environmental sustainability

The United Nations, as part of The World We Want 2015 process, invited contributions of 1,500 word discussion papers on what should be included in development and sustainability action after 2015. The International Environment Forum and some of its members submitted the following four papers by the 28 December 2012 deadline.

Paper by IEF members on sustainable energy governance

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 24. September 2012 - 11:31

Three IEF members, Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, Nigel Jolands and Lawrence Staudt, have just published their paper "Global governance for sustainable energy: The contribution of a global public goods approach" in the journal Ecological Economics, volume 83, pages 11-18, November 2012. The abstract is available on line at, where the full article can be purchased, or send a request to one of the authors. The IEF is mentioned in the acknowledgments as the origin of their collaboration.

Global Ethics Forum, 28-29 June 2012

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 2. July 2012 - 19:31

Global Ethics Forum

Geneva, Switzerland, 28-29 June 2012
Report by Arthur Lyon Dahl

The International Environment Forum and the European Baha'i Business Forum were again partners in the Global Ethics Forum ( held at the International Conference Centre Geneva on 28-29 June 2012, on the topic "Seeds for Successful Transformation: The Value of Values in Responsible Business", with 80 speakers and panelists from all over the world. The report of the forum with recommendations will eventually be published. The following are a few highlights from the forum of interest to IEF and EBBF.

IEF 16th Annual Conference - Rio+20

Submitted by admin on 28. June 2012 - 2:58
2012 June 11-23
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Report on Rio+20

Activities comprising the 16th International Conference of the International Environment Forum and other events relevant to IEF interests
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11-23 June 2012


The 16th Annual Conference of the International Environment Forum (IEF) consisted of its contributions to and participation in Rio+20 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11-22 June 2012. As an organization accredited to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002, IEF was accredited to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in the Science and Technology Major Group and had 12 members in Rio. IEF members attending Rio included Peter Adriance (USA), Irma Allen (Swaziland), Arthur Dahl (Switzerland), Javier Gonzales Iwanciw (Bolivia), Duncan Hanks (Canada), Sylvia Karlsson Vinkhuyzen (Netherlands), Fabiana Mendez Raya (Bolivia), Wendi Momen (UK), Tahirih Smith (USA), Victoria Thoresen (Norway), Andreas Vatsellas (Greece), Erasmus Vinkhuyzen and Onno Vinkhuyzen (Netherlands). The 16th IEF General Assembly was held on 18 June 2012. The following report summarizes some of the events in which IEF members have participated and others of interest to IEF, particularly on the scientific and ethical aspects of sustainable Development.

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