INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT FORUM
Information about the IEF, its organization and activities
The IEF is a Baha'i-inspired professional organization for environment and sustainability
One of the major activities of the IEF is its annual conferences, which are often held in partnership with other organizations and events, and frequently rotate between continents to give more members a chance to participate. For members who cannot attend, some form of e-conference is organized over the Internet so that everyone can contribute.
2018 to be determined
Reports of Past Conferences
Reports of other IEF-organized meetings
Environmental Interest Group Networking Session
at the Baha'i Conference on Social and Economic Development for the Americas
Orlando, Florida - December 1999
see the Activities page for details
Activities on environment and sustainable development in which members may wish to participate
Anyone sympathetic to the Bahá'í teachings relevant to the environment and sustainable development may apply for membership in the IEF. See the requirements for membership on the membership page.
While the IEF is a "virtual" organization without legal status, it does operate according to statutes that define its purpose and organization. A Governing Board elected at an Annual General Assembly guides the IEF, decides on membership, and organizes its activities.
The annual General Assembly, held during the annual Conference, is the opportunity for the membership to elect the Governing Board of the IEF, review the activities of the past year as described in the Annual Report, consult on future activities and make recommendations to the Governing Board. Members can participate in person, over e-mail, or by an Internet connection when conditions permit.
The Governing Board is elected each year by the world-wide membership during the General Assembly
Arthur Dahl (Switzerland) - President
Emily Firth (Australia) - General Secretary
Ian Hamilton (USA)
Duncan Hanks (Canada)
Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen (Netherlands)
Victoria Thoresen (Norway)
Wendi Momen (United Kingdom)
While the IEF is open to members of all faiths and no faith, it is inspired by the principles and values of the Bahá'í Faith, and works to apply these principles to the practical problems of sustainable development and the environment facing the world today.