Resources


STATEMENTS
BY THE BAHÁ'Í INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
ON ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT


1972
The Environment and Human Values

1985
The Universal House of Justice: The Promise of World Peace
La Maison Universelle de Justice: La Promesse de la Paix mondiale
[français]

1986
A Bahá'í Perspective on Nature and the Environment
Une Perspective Bahá'íe sur la Nature et l'Environnement [français]

1987
The Bahá'í Statement on Nature
Une Déclaration Bahá'íe sur la Nature [français]

1990
Environment and Development

1991
Earth Charter

International Legislation for Environment and Development

Women and Men: Partnership for a Healthy Planet

1992
Sustainable Development and the Human Spirit

1993
World Citizenship: A Global Ethic for Sustainable Development
Citoyenneté Mondiale: une Éthique universelle pour le développement durable [français]
Ciudadanía Mundial [español]

1995
Conservation and Sustainable Development in the Bahá'í Faith
La conservation et le développement durable dans la Foi bahá'íe [français]

The Prosperity of Humankind
Vers une humanité prospère
[français]

1996
Sustainable Communities in an Integrating World
Communautés viables dans un monde en pleine intégration [français]
Comunidades Sostenibles en un Mundo Integrante [español]

1998
Valuing Spirituality in Development
Place et Importance de la Spiritualité dans le Développement [français]
Valorando la Espiritualidad en el Desarrollo [español]

1999
Who Is Writing the Future? Reflections on the Twentieth Century

2001
Science, Religion and Development: Some Initial Considerations

Sustainable Development: The Spiritual Dimension

2002
Religion and Development at the Crossroads: Convergence or Divergence?

2005
The Search for Values in an Age of Transition

2008
Eradicating Poverty: Moving Forward As One

Seizing the Opportunity: Redefining the Challenge of Climate Change

2009
Moral and Ethical Dimensions of Climate Change: Appeal to the World's Leaders

Bahá'í International Community's Seven-Year Plan of Action on Climate Change
[download as pdf]

2010
Rethinking Prosperity: Forging Alternatives to a Culture of Consumerism
[download as pdf]

2011
Initial considerations regarding the elimination of the extremes of poverty and wealth

Green Pilgrimage Network

2012
Sustaining Societies: Towards a New 'We'
[download as pdf]

Empowerment as a Mechanism for Social Transformation

Beyond Balancing the Scales: The Roots of Equity, Justice and Prosperity for All

2014
To the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru

2015
Baha'i International Community Engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals

Summoning Our Common Will: A Baha’i Contribution to the United Nations Global Development Agenda

Shared Vision, Shared Volition: Choosing Our Global Future Together
Vision commune, volonté commune : Ensemble choisissons le futur de notre monde [français]
Statement to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21), Paris, 2015

2016
Rising Together: Building the Capacity to Recover from Within

2017
From Deficit to Abundance: Seeing Capacity for Meaningful Contribution in all Populations and People

Toward Prosperity: The Role of Women and Men in Building a Flourishing World Civilization

 


STATEMENTS OF OTHER BAHÁ'Í INSTITUTIONS

Social conditions and economics
Extracts from a message of the Universal House of Justice, 1 March 2017

Unity and Consultation: Foundations of Sustainable Development
Statement of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States, 1994


 

COMPILATIONS AND QUOTATIONS
from the Bahá'í Sacred Writings


COMPILATIONS FROM OTHER HOLY WRITINGS
The Qur'an and the Environment
The Bhagavad Gita and the Environment


IEF STATEMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS


Brochure: The International Environment Forum

Background Paper for WSSD PrepCom 2:
Knowledge, Values and Education for Sustainable Development

Statements for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002)
Indicators for Sustainability
Education and Values for Sustainable Development
Integrating Science in Local Communities
Multiple Dimensions of Globalization
Values for Sustainable Development

Statements for the 12th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (2004)
Water and Sanitation - An Integrated Approach
Sustainable Human Settlements - An Integrated Approach

Statement for the Mauritius International Meeting on Small Island Developing States (2005)
Small Island Developing States in an Integrating World

Statements for the 14th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (2006)
Ethics and the Energy Challenge
Air Pollution - A Broader Perspective

Statements for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) Rio de Janeiro, June 2012
Preparing for Environmental Migration
Principles and Indicators for a Green Economy
Ethical Support to Policy Making
Science and Technology for Community Empowerment
Youth Need Reasons to Hope from Rio+20

Contributions to the United Nations Post-2015 consultations in 2013
IEF contributions to post-2015 dialogue

 


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