It’s time to make peace with nature
UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, address at Columbia University
2 December 2020
The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has described the fight against the climate crisis as the top priority for the 21st Century, in a passionate, uncompromising speech delivered on Wednesday at Columbia University in New York.
Scientists' Warnings: Affluence
After a "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity in 1992, the Alliance of World Scientists (https://scientistswarning.forestry.oregonstate.edu/) issued a "World Scientists’ Warning: Second Notice" in 2017, and a "Scientists' Warning of a Climate Emergency" in 2019 (https://www.scientistswarning.org/).
Global Governance and Sustainability
IEF webinar 6 December 2020
The International Environment Forum organized its first webinar on 6 December, with IEF President Arthur Dahl speaking on Global Governance and Sustainability.
The Spirituality of Climate Change
On 3 December 2020, the Baha'i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson released a video Episode 59: The Spirituality of Climate Change, featuring IEF members Christine Muller, Arthur Dahl and Afsaneh Angelina Rafii, as well as an audio blog (1 hour 8 minutes).
Last updated 3 December 2020
Ecocide to be defined
An expert drafting panel is to prepare a legal definition of “ecocide” as a potential international crime that could sit alongside War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, in the context of a new global threat: the climate and biodiversity crisis.
Renewing Peace: Governance Befitting an Evolving World
Bahá'í International Community
One hour video roundtable for Geneva Peace Week
2-6 November 2020
Creating Built Environments
Creating Built Environments: Bridging Knowledge and Practice Divides
by Roderick J. Lawrence, New York and London: Routledge, 2021. 241 p.
Book review by Arthur Dahl
Thank God for Science
On 25 October 2020, IEF member Dr. Ashiyan Rahmani of California State University, East Bay, gave a webinar on "Thank God for Science" as one of the weekly OZ Whitehead Firesides in the United Kingdom. Dr. Rahmani used the example of his own Ph.D. dissertation research in Fiji to illustrate how science and religion could be complementary and mutually reinforcing.
Bahá'í International Community launches UN75 statement
22 October 2020