Talanoa Call for Action on Climate Change
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) launched the Talanoa Dialogue a year ago to share positive stories and to build commitment to more action on climate change. The International Environment Forum submitted a written contribution to the Talanoa Dialogue, and two IEF members took part in face-to-face dialogues with diplomats at the Talanoa Dialogues in Bonn, Germany, in May 2018.
Paris Peace Forum and Global Governance
Since winning the New Shape Prize for the proposal “Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century”, the effort now is to make these proposals for UN reform known to a wider audience.
A New Concept of Human Security
XIV International Conference of the
European Center for Peace and Development
Belgrade, Serbia, 26 October 2018
Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century
A working group supported by the Global Challenges Foundation
Global Governance in an Age of Transition: The current and future role of the United Nations
Baha'i International Community United Nations Office, New York
5 November 2018
Global Warming of 1.5 °C - The IPCC Special Report
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued its special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.
Man of the Trees
Hanley, Paul. 2018. Man of the Trees: Richard St. Barbe Baker, the first global conservationist
Regina, Saskatchewan: University of Regina Press, 300 p.
book review by Arthur Dahl
In the recent election of the International Environment Forum Governing Board for 2018-2019, the following members were chosen: Arthur Dahl (Switzerland), Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen (Netherlands), Laurent Mesbah (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Wendi Momen (United Kingdom), Christine Muller (USA), Victoria Thoresen (Norway), and Halldor Thorgeirsson (Iceland). A total of 49 members voted during the election. The board welcomes Halldor as its newest member. Halldor has recently retired from a senior position in the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Come On! Capitalism, Short-termism, Population
and the Destruction of the Planet
A Report to the Club of Rome
by Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker and Anders Wijkman, Co-Presidents, Club of Rome
New York: Springer. 220 p.
Book review by Arthur Dahl