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.
Educating for the Future We Want
Based on a contribution by Arthur Dahl to the Great Transition Network on
The Pedagogy of Transition: Educating for the Future We Want
29 March 2021
Science, Truth and Expert Advice
Excerpt from a letter of the Universal House of Justice
Department of the Secretariat
to an individual dated 11 February 2021
Working to save islands and coral reefs from climate change
IEF member Austin Bowden-Kerby in Fiji has worked for many decades to address the problems of coral reefs and the small islands that depend on them. He has pioneered techniques for restoring damaged coral reefs by growing coral fragments to a size where they can be replanted on the reefs, just as trees are used for reforestation, as long as the source of damage has been controlled.
G20 Interfaith Forum
For Nature's Sake: A Moral Compass for the SDGs
Blog by Arthur Dahl
American Bahá'í Community and Needs of the Natural World
Letter from the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States
12 March 2021
Book Review of Maria Ivanova's
The Untold Story of the World’s Leading Environmental Institution: UNEP at Fifty
by Arthur Dahl
Maria Ivanova. The Untold Story of the World’s Leading Environmental Institution: UNEP at Fifty. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2021. 329 pp.
Ethical Commitment to Protect Nature and its Biodiversity
A Statement from the International Environment Forum, 1 March 2021
Introductory video for the statement: https://vimeo.com/530296612
IEF Lecture on 27 March
The fourth IEF Lecture on 27 March 2021 was on:
Discourse: A Baha’i Perspective
presented by Dr. Stephen Friberg at 19:00 CET, 14:00 EDT.
For the full Description and for Registration, go to:
Ecosystem Accounting Takes Off
The United Nations Statistical Commission, at its 52nd Session on 1-5 March 2021, is launching Ecosystem Accounting as an extension of its System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA). This represents a significant step forward in taking national statistics beyond GDP as a measure of progress or (assumed) wellbeing.
The Dasgupta Review in a Bahá’í perspective
Commentary on The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review
published by the UK Government on 2 February 2021