The International Environment Forum, as a Bahá'í-inspired professional organization for environment and sustainability, shares and upholds the principles and ideals of the Bahá'í Faith and supports its efforts to establish and promote peace, the unity of the human race, and an ever-advancing world civilization that preserves the ecological balance of the planet.
Humanity at a Crossroads – Breakdown or Breakthrough
Civil Society Declaration for Stockholm+50
12th IEF Webinar:
Environmental Factors in the Evolution of Skin Color Variation in Humans
Saturday 26 March 2022, with Khela Baskett
Climate Change, Global Pollution, Biodiversity:
Can we turn the corner?
7 April 2022
As part of the Cambridge Festival (UK), Arthur Dahl spoke on 7 April on Climate Change, Global Pollution, Biodiversity: Can we turn the corner?. View the video recording https://youtu.be/cDUsE-yw9Wg (1 hour 9 minutes).
First IEF contribution to Stockholm+50
The secretariat of the Stockholm+50 International Meeting next June is leading three Leadership Dialogues to prepare broadly-based inputs to the intergovernmental meeting. The first Leadership dialogue is Reflecting on the urgent need for actions to achieve a healthy planet and prosperity of all, and a first online informal working group on this theme was held on 10 March 2022. IEF President Arthur Dahl was invited to participate.
Historic day in the campaign to beat plastic pollution:
Nations commit to develop a legally binding agreement
UNEP press release 2 March 2022
Rural Social Action on Agriculture and Food
Uganda Case Study
2 March 2022
Climate Change 2022
Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II released its part of the sixth Assessment Report (AR6) on 27 February 2022. The report has a strong focus on the interactions among the coupled systems climate, ecosystems (including their biodiversity) and human society. The following are the essential points of the Summary for Policy-Makers (without the levels of confidence to simplify reading).
Bahá’í-inspired perspective on global justice
Jubilee for Climate UK – Faith Leaders Roundtable
15 February 2022
presentation by Arthur Lyon Dahl
Roundtable video available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHWVqJluI9w
Filling a Critical Gap in
Global Environmental Governance
Arthur Lyon Dahl
17 February 2022
Only One Earth Science
An important initiative in the lead up to Stockholm+50 in June 2022 comes from OnlyOneEarth.Science, with striking graphics that illustrate the environmental crises we are facing as we have failed to respond to the science of climate change and biodiversity loss for fifty years and are still failing to avoid what the UN Secretary-General has called planetary suicide.