PERL values-based indicators

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 26. September 2014 - 15:57

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.

A week of climate change action

Submitted by admin on 24. September 2014 - 1:03

Action on Climate Change


Mid-September has been an important time for action on climate change, with a report on the New Climate Economy, People's Climate Marches around the world, and a Climate Summit at the United Nations.

Small Island Developing States

Submitted by admin on 23. September 2014 - 23:27

Small Island Developing States

Representatives from 115 countries attended the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, held in Apia, Samoa, on 1-4 September 2014. This was the third global conference to tackle sustainable development on islands, and the first to be held in the Pacific region, after conferences in Barbados in 1994 and Mauritius in 2005, where IEF was active (see http://iefworld.org/mim05.htm). IEF President Arthur Dahl included the proposal for international conferences on Small Island Developing States when he was drafting chapter 17 of Agenda 21, adopted at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, and contributed to the two previous conferences.

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

Submitted by admin on 13. August 2014 - 22:27
Dates
2014 August 7-10
Place
Toronto, Canada

IEF CONFERENCE IN TORONTO WITH ABS 7-10 AUGUST 2014


The 18th Annual Conference of the International Environment Forum was 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.

UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment

Submitted by admin on 31. July 2014 - 1:15

John H. Knox, the UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment named by the Human Rights Council, has recently reported the following news items. For more information, see his website, http://ieenvironment.org/, and the UN website on his mandate, http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Environment/IEEnvironment/Pages/IEenviro…, including his reports to the Human Rights Council.

Sustainable Development Goals

Submitted by admin on 30. July 2014 - 8:52

The United Nations Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals issued its outcome document on 19 July 2014, with proposals for 17 Sustainable Development Goals to be considered by the UN General Assembly at its 68th session. The Open Working Group held 13 sessions and consulted widely in preparing its proposals.

Report on Triglav Circle

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 29. June 2014 - 12:37

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".

Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 14. June 2014 - 0:20

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/.

Videos showcase Baha’i approaches to sustainable development in USA

Submitted by admin on 19. April 2014 - 12:33

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.

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