International Environment Forum - A Bahá'í inspired organization for environment and sustainability http://iefworld.org/index.php/ en 24th Conference of the International Environment Forum http://iefworld.org/index.php/conf24 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">24th Conference of the International Environment Forum</span> <div class="field field--name-field-dates field--type-string-long field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Dates</div> <div class="field__item">2020, July</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-place field--type-string-long field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Place</div> <div class="field__item">A virtual conference on line</div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">6. July 2020 - 13:17</span> Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:17:51 +0000 admin 997 at http://iefworld.org Austin Bowden-Kirby and coral conservation http://iefworld.org/index.php/node/1074 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Austin Bowden-Kirby and coral conservation</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">7. July 2020 - 17:58</span> <div class="field field--name-subjects field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/11" hreflang="en">Coral reefs</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/300" hreflang="en">Conservation</a></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2 style="text-align: center; color: rgb(0, 153, 0);">Austin Bowden-Kirby and coral conservation</h2> <p>An article in <i>The Guardian</i> 20 June 2020 and <i>The Guardian Weekly</i> of 26 June 2020, "<b>Local tabu: an ancient ocean custom helps save reefs</b>" acknowledges the life-long work on coral conservation of IEF member Austin Bowden-Kirby throughout the Pacific Islands and in central America. With his help working with local communities, the ancient practice of <i>tabu</i> areas closed to fishing managed by local resource users has been revived and has been so successful that it has spread throughout Fiji, with 400 Locally Managed Marine Areas. Austin is quoted in the article. See <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/20/cultural-tabu-how-an-ancient-ocean-custom-is-saving-fijis-reefs">https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/20/cultural-tabu-how-an-anci…</a></p> <hr style="width: 100%; height: 2px;" /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="66" src="/gr/IEFlogo5.gif" width="142" /></p> <p><small>Last updated 7 July 2020</small></p> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> Tue, 07 Jul 2020 14:58:18 +0000 admin 1074 at http://iefworld.org http://iefworld.org/index.php/node/1074#comments Beyond measure: The heart of humanity’s crisis http://iefworld.org/index.php/bic_crisis2020 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Beyond measure: The heart of humanity’s crisis</span> <div class="field field--name-field-year field--type-integer field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Year</div> <div class="field__item">2020</div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">20. June 2020 - 20:58</span> Sat, 20 Jun 2020 17:58:57 +0000 admin 1069 at http://iefworld.org Leaves - June IEF newsletter is available http://iefworld.org/index.php/node/255 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Leaves - June IEF newsletter is available</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">19. June 2020 - 19:08</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Read on line: <a href="/newslt132"><strong><em>Leaves</em></strong> 22(6) June 2020</a> light text version with fewer illustrations.<br /> Download as a <a href="/fl/IEF_Leaves200615.pdf">pdf version</a> [900 kb].</p> <table background="/gr/BLEAF1.JPG" style="background-color: rgb(0, 153, 0); width: 100%; height: 55px; text-align: left; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> Fri, 19 Jun 2020 16:08:08 +0000 admin 255 at http://iefworld.org http://iefworld.org/index.php/node/255#comments Progress report on UN75 http://iefworld.org/index.php/node/1067 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Progress report on UN75</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">14. June 2020 - 23:52</span> <div class="field field--name-subjects field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/70" hreflang="en">United Nations</a></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"> <div style="text-align: center;"> <h2 style="text-align: center; color: rgb(0, 153, 0);"> Progress report on UN75</h2> <p> </p> </div> <hr style="width: 100%; height: 2px;"> <p><br> </p> <p>To mark its 75th anniversary in 2020, the United Nations launched a people’s debate, UN75. Since many governments were clearly lukewarm towards UN reform, the Secretary-General reached out to the wider society for new ideas and to encourage a wider movement to improve international cooperation and global governance. This aimed to be the largest and furthest-reaching global conversation ever on building the future we want. While many of the events planned for this year have had to be cancelled or moved online because of the pandemic, the process has continued. IEF is a partner in <a href="https://together1st.org/">Together First</a> and has collaborated in the <a href="http://un2020.org/">UN2020</a> process through which civil society is supporting UN75.</p> <p>The International Environment Forum encouraged its members to contribute to this conversation, as we already <a href="/node/1039">reported in April</a>, and the resulting dialogue report has been submitted to the UN secretariat as requested on June 1. We also took part in informal consultations on the possible content of the declaration that heads of state are expected to make at the Summit planned for 21 September.</p> <h3 style=" color: rgb(0, 153, 0);">UN75 People’s Forum for the UN We Need</h3> <p>On 14-15 May 2020, UN75 organized an online People’s Forum for the UN We Need, with registered participants from 75 countries around the world, over 600 attendees each of the two days, and many more joining through YouTube and Facebook Live. “We the peoples” sent a strong message to the UN and Member States that a stronger multilateral system is needed as a matter of urgency, and that the UN75 High Level Event on 21 September needs to be the catalyst for the transformative changes urgently needed to successfully address 21st century global challenges.</p> <p>One of many highlights at the Forum was the release of the <a href="http://un2020.org/forum-declaration/"><u>UN75 People’s Declaration and Plan for Global Action</u></a>, entitled “<i>Humanity at a Crossroads: Global Solutions for Global Challenges</i>.” H.E. Mr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly formally received the Declaration and Plan for Global Action and provided a <a href="https://www.un.org/pga/74/2020/05/14/un75-peoples-forum/"><u>statement</u></a> that discussed the UN’s responses to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the evolving role of civil society at the United Nations.</p> <p>He said "I am heartened to see how strong the support is for multilateralism and how committed you are in the spirit of the UN Charter. Civil society has played indispensable roles in the creation of public awareness and political change in the past. You lay the groundwork for a better future for all."</p> <p>The Declaration was also the subject of a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF7lZxIB4xk&amp;feature=youtu.be"><u>video presentation</u></a> at the virtual Forum. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3It2N7jhhlQ&amp;feature=youtu.be"><u>A second video </u></a>reinforced the mission of the UN as seen from a young person’s perspective.</p> <p>The Together First Network also released a new report, “<a href="https://together1st.org/blog/together_first_launches_new_report_stepping_stones_for_a_better_future"> <u>Stepping Stones to a Better Future</u></a>,” that outlines ten practical reforms for a more open, inclusive, fair and effective UN system.&nbsp; In addition to the report, the Together First <a href="https://together1st.org/proposals"><u>ideas hub</u></a> provides additional detail and background on these ten proposals. The ideas hub also includes submissions from IEF on <a href="https://together1st.org/proposals/118">Governance, Science and the Climate Crisis</a> and <a href="https://together1st.org/proposals/119">Global Governance</a>.</p> <p>Four expert panels at the People's Forum included a former Prime Minister, UN officials, ambassadors from the Republic of Korea and the European Union, and a range of civil society leaders, including from the UN2020 and Together First campaigns, discussing various aspects of multistakeholder partnerships and strategies for innovations in global governance.</p> <p>And final reflections at the Forum reviewed the UN Secretariat’s program for leveraging global dialogues on “The Future We Want and the UN We Need.” This segment featured a conversation with UN2020 Campaigner Jocelyn Jayasooria (Malaysia) and Fabrizio Hochschild, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Preparations for the Commemoration of the United Nations 75th Anniversary. Mr Hochschild appealed to all participants to visit the UN75 site and take the <a href="https://www.un.org/en/un75"><u>one-minute survey</u></a>.</p> <p>Complete video recordings of each day of the UN75 People’s Forum for the UN We Need <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCiHJLL2IUlqWEYnoaANErQ"><u>are available on YouTube.</u></a></p> <p><small>Based on: <a href="https://mailchi.mp/un2020/un75-peoples-forum-highlights">https://mailchi.mp/un2020/un75-peoples-forum-highlights</a></small></p> <hr style="width: 100%; height: 2px;"> <div style="text-align: center;"> <p><img src="/gr/IEFlogo5.gif" width="142" height="66"></p> <p><small>Last updated 14 June 2020</small></p> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> Sun, 14 Jun 2020 20:52:58 +0000 admin 1067 at http://iefworld.org http://iefworld.org/index.php/node/1067#comments State of the World's Forests http://iefworld.org/index.php/node/1066 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">State of the World&#039;s Forests</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">9. June 2020 - 13:30</span> <div class="field field--name-subjects field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/15" hreflang="en">Forests</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Biodiversity</a></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2 style="text-align: center; color: rgb(0, 153, 0);">State of the World's Forests 2020</h2> <hr style="width: 100%; height: 2px;" /> <p>Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world’s forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, according to the latest edition of <i>The State of the World’s Forests</i> released on the International Day for Biological Diversity (22 May). The 188-page report, which summarizes a decade of studies on biodiversity, examines the contributions of forests and of the populations that use and manage them. The report shows that the conservation of the world’s biodiversity is utterly dependent on the way in which we interact with and use the world’s forests. The report was produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership, for the first time, with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and technical input from the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre.</p> <p>Over the last 30 years at least 420 million hectares of forest have been lost to land-use changes, mostly to agricultural development, or in some cases to wood production. However, the rate of deforestation has slowed in recent years, from around 16 million hectares per year in the 1990s to 10 million hectares per year over the last five years, but the mostly illegal practices of conversion to agriculture and other land uses or unsustainable levels of exploitation are persisting.</p> <p>The COVID-19 crisis has thrown into sharp focus the importance of conserving biodiversity and sustainably using nature, recognizing that people’s health is linked to ecosystem health. Although forests occupy less than a third of the world's land, they harbour most of the Earth’s terrestrial biodiversity. The report shows that forests contain 60,000 different tree species, 80 percent of amphibian species, 75 percent of bird species, 68 percent of mammal species, and around 60 percent of all vascular plant species. The report presents a comprehensive overview of forest biodiversity, including world maps revealing where forests still hold rich communities of fauna and flora, such as the northern Andes and parts of the Congo Basin, and where they have been lost.</p> <p>With the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration starting in 2021, and as countries consider a Global Biodiversity Framework for the future, there is a need for increased global cooperation to restore degraded and damaged ecosystems, combat climate change and safeguard biodiversity. This will require transformational change in the way in which we produce and consume food, conserving and managing forests and trees within an integrated landscape approach, and repairing the damage done through forest restoration efforts. In this report, a special study found 34.8 million patches of forests in the world, ranging in size from 1 hectare to 680 million hectares. Greater restoration efforts to reconnect forest fragments are urgently needed. The largest increase in protected forest areas occurred in broadleaved evergreen forests – such as those typically found in the tropics. Furthermore, over 30 percent of all tropical rainforests, subtropical dry forests and temperate oceanic forests are now located within protected areas.</p> <p>Millions of people around the world depend on forests for their food security and livelihoods. Forests provide more than 86 million green jobs. Of those living in extreme poverty, over 90 percent are dependent on forests for wild food, firewood or part of their livelihoods. This number includes eight million extremely poor, forest-dependent people in Latin America alone.</p> <hr /> <p>To access the full report: <a href="http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/ca8642en">http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/ca8642en</a><br /> See also the online summary at: <a href="http://www.fao.org/state-of-forests/2020/en/">http://www.fao.org/state-of-forests/2020/en/</a></p> <p>Sources: <a href="https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/press-release/un-report-worlds-forests-continue-shrink-urgent-action-needed">https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/press-release/un-report-…</a><br /> <a href="http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-05/23/c_139080195.htm">http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-05/23/c_139080195.htm</a></p> <hr style="width: 100%; height: 2px;" /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="66" src="/gr/IEFlogo5.gif" width="142" /></p> <p><small>Last updated 9 June 2020</small></p> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> Tue, 09 Jun 2020 10:30:42 +0000 admin 1066 at http://iefworld.org http://iefworld.org/index.php/node/1066#comments Global Climate Crisis: Seeking Solutions http://iefworld.org/index.php/climate_crisis2020 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Global Climate Crisis: Seeking Solutions</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">7. June 2020 - 13:51</span> <div class="field field--name-subjects field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Climate change</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/54" hreflang="en">Ethics</a></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div style="text-align: center;"> <h2 style="text-align: center; color: rgb(0, 153, 0);"> Global Climate Crisis: Seeking Solutions</h2> <p>Online Conference, 20 April 2020<br> Organized by the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/BahaiChair">Bahá'í Chair for World Peace</a>, University of Maryland </p> </div> <hr style="width: 100%; height: 2px;" /> <p>The global climate crisis underscores the primary challenge facing the global community today. How to reduce the devastating human impact on the environment is the most vital issue that requires non-partisan, united action based on scientific evidence as well as a clear moral framework. The issue has profound implications for the common good of humanity. The negative impact of humanity on the ecosystem and the planet is clear to see.</p> <p>A rapidly expanding and growing global population poses major challenges in how to justly balance the finite resources of the planet. Limited availability and inequitable distribution of the planet’s resources significantly impact social relations both within and between nations, increasing the risk of conflict. </p> <p>This conference brought together leading scholars from a diverse range of disciplines to discuss how we can come together to find solutions for the existential environmental threats facing the planet. By approaching the problem from different perspectives, the speakers addressed key questions surrounding the science, ethics, and implications of climate change.</p> <hr> <p>See report at <a href="https://news.bahai.org/story/1430/">Bahá'í World News Service</a>:<br> Pandemic highlights need to address moral dimensions of climate change, scholars warn</p> <hr> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e1a1HP--xo"><b>Introduction</b></a><br> Prof. Hoda Mahmoudi, Bahá'í Chair for World Peace, University of Maryland</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8zRzySuq88"><b>First Do No Harm: Climate Reparations and Guarantees of Non-Repetition</b></a><br> Prof. Maxine Burkett, Professor of Law, University of Hawai'i Manoa</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56Yatc13Sc0"><b>Land's Potential for Limiting Climate Change</b></a> Richard A. Houghton, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center, Massachusetts</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvRPxcQgdLc"><b>Indigenous Energy Justice and the Climate Change Crisis</b></a><br> Dr. Kyle Powys Whyte, Timnick Chair and Professor of Philosophy, Michigan State University </p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlLuKaki5mw"><b>People, Peace and the Environment: Engaging communities in environmental decision making</b></a><br> Dr. Melissa Nursey-Bray, Head of Geography, University of Adelaide, Australia</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tFJYPMH7Dc"><b>The Role of Science Boundary Organizations in informing regional decision making and policy</b></a><br> Dr. Victoria Keener, Research Fellow and Lead Principal Investigator of the Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessments (Pacific RISA) program, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawai'i</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xawYvzkhZB0"><b>Discussion of the futures of water, energy and food nexus in Southeast Asia and anticipatory governance practices</b></a><br> Dr. Rathana Peou Norbert-Munns, Southeast Asia Regional Scenarios Coordinator, CCAFS, Australia</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPT9B0Ym6KM"><b>Closing Remarks</b></a><br> Prof. Hoda Mahmoudi</p> <hr style="width: 100%; height: 2px;" /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <p><img src="/gr/IEFlogo5.gif" height="66" width="142"></p> <p><small>Last updated 7 June 2020</small></p> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> Sun, 07 Jun 2020 10:51:49 +0000 admin 1065 at http://iefworld.org http://iefworld.org/index.php/climate_crisis2020#comments COVID-19, Climate, Collapse: Is There Any Hope? http://iefworld.org/index.php/node/1064 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COVID-19, Climate, Collapse: Is There Any Hope?</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">25. May 2020 - 23:30</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div style="text-align: center;"> <h2 style="text-align: center; color: rgb(0, 153, 0);">COVID-19, Climate, Collapse: Is There Any Hope? with Arthur Dahl</h2> <p>31 May 2020, 3 pm EST, 21:00 CET</p> </div> <hr style="width: 100%; height: 2px;" /> <p>You are cordially invited to a Zoom meeting and discussion with Arthur L. Dahl</p> <p>on:
 <b>COVID-19, Climate, Collapse: Is There Any Hope?</b></p> <p>We are facing multiple crises threatening our future and that of coming generations. The climate crisis is accelerating, biodiversity is collapsing, the pandemic is far from over and the economy may be next. What hope is there for the future? How can we prepare ourselves for the challenges ahead? What do we say to our children and grandchildren? Is this the end of civilization, or perhaps a crisis of adolescence before reaching a new maturity? Armed with systems thinking and some essential values, we can find positive ways to respond to the environmental, social and economic challenges before us, as well as the inner struggles we must go through as we try to achieve our higher human purpose. Drawing on themes from his recent book “<i>In Pursuit of Hope: A Guide for the Seeker</i>,” Dr. Dahl will explore how we can start building the better world that can emerge from the chaos of today.</p> <p>Dr. Arthur Lyon Dahl of Geneva, Switzerland, has more than 30 years international experience in sustainable development and environment. He is a retired Deputy Assistant Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), where he was Deputy Director of the Oceans and Coastal Areas Programme, Coordinator of the UN System-wide Earthwatch and first Director of the Coral Reef Unit. He has coordinated the UNEP/University of Geneva Program of Advanced Studies in Environmental Diplomacy and is a consultant to international organizations and research programs on environmental assessment, observing strategies, indicators of sustainability, coral reefs, biodiversity, islands, environmental education, and social and economic development. He holds an AB in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and a PhD in Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. A specialist on small islands and coral reefs, he spent many years in the South Pacific as Regional Ecological Advisor with the Pacific Commission, and organized the Pacific Regional Environment Program. He was in the Secretariat of the Rio Earth Summit to prepare Agenda 21, the global action plan for sustainable development, and organized several parallel events at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg, 2002) and, more recently, during the Paris Accord on Climate Change (2015). He is President of the International Environment Forum and on the governing boards of Ethical Business Building the Future and the Global Governance Forum. He has published many scientific papers and books including <i>The Eco Principle: Ecology and Economics in Symbiosis</i> and <i>In Pursuit of Hope: A Guide for the Seeker</i>. His current interests include integrating ecology and economics, global strategies for environmental observing and assessment, and indicators of sustainability.</p> <p>Augusto Lopez-Claros is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. RSVP: <a href="mailto:alopezclaros@gmail.com">alopezclaros@gmail.com</a></p> <hr style="width: 100%; height: 2px;" /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="66" src="/gr/IEFlogo5.gif" width="142" /></p> <p><small>Last updated 25 May 2020</small></p> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> Mon, 25 May 2020 20:30:38 +0000 admin 1064 at http://iefworld.org http://iefworld.org/index.php/node/1064#comments Deforestation and COVID-19: Emerging understanding of planetary and human health linkages http://iefworld.org/index.php/drich20a <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Deforestation and COVID-19: Emerging understanding of planetary and human health linkages</span> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Richards, Michael</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-year field--type-integer field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Year</div> <div class="field__item">2020</div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">21. May 2020 - 17:22</span> Thu, 21 May 2020 14:22:51 +0000 admin 1063 at http://iefworld.org Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures http://iefworld.org/index.php/TESF <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">20. May 2020 - 19:49</span> <div class="field field--name-subjects field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/28" hreflang="en">Education</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/62" hreflang="en">Sustainable Development</a></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2 style="text-align: center; color: rgb(0, 153, 0);">Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures</h2> <hr style="width: 100%; height: 2px;" /> <p>Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures (TESF) is a UK Global Challenges Research Fund-supported Network Plus, co-ordinated out of the University of Bristol, working with partners in India, Rwanda, Somalia/Somaliland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. It undertakes collaborative research to Transform Education for Sustainable Futures. It is a large (£2.5 million) action research project, with national hubs in India, Rwanda, Somalia and South Africa. IEF Member Terra Sprague helps to manage the network, and Arthur Dahl is on the Advisory Group. Visit its website at <a href="https://tesf.network/">https://tesf.network/</a>, where you can find briefing notes on topics such as <i>Learning for Sustainable Livelihoods</i>, <i>Collaboration and Capacity Development</i>, <i>Climate Change and Education</i>, <i>Addressing Inequalities</i>, and <i>The Case for Transformative Public Education</i>.</p> <p>The inception event with a public launching was held at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom, on 5-8 January 2020. Project leaders from each country participated in the inception meeting, and presented at a public launching of the project. A photo album of the meeting is at <a href="http://yabaha.net/dahl/travel/t2020/Bristol/Bristol.html">http://yabaha.net/dahl/travel/t2020/Bristol/Bristol.html</a>.</p> <h3 style="text-align: center; color: rgb(0, 153, 0);">The Case for Transformative Public Education: Responding to Covid-19 now while addressing long-term underlying inequalities</h3> <p>Educating the public is central to governmental and NGO responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. This briefing paper of the Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures Network Plus addresses the following topics:</p> <ul> <li>What is Transformative Public Education</li> <li>Why Transformative Public Education matters to the COVID-19 response</li> <li>Why Transformative Public Education matters for addressing long-term underlying risks to communities</li> <li>Examples of Transformative Public Education responses to COVID-19</li> <li>Suggestions for governments and state welfare actors seeking to work with Transformative Public Education</li> <li>Suggestions for community leaders working with</li> <li>Transformative Public Education Transformative Public Education in times of physical distancing</li> <li>Key readings and resources</li> </ul> <p>TESF encourages sharing the briefing paper: <a href="https://tesf.network/resource/transformative-public-education/">https://tesf.network/resource/transformative-public-education/</a></p> <hr style="width: 100%; height: 2px;" /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="66" src="/gr/IEFlogo5.gif" width="142" /></p> <p><small>Last updated 20 May 2020</small></p> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> Wed, 20 May 2020 16:49:06 +0000 admin 1061 at http://iefworld.org http://iefworld.org/index.php/TESF#comments