How can we keep global warming to 1.5°C?

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 24. December 2018 - 20:59

How can we keep global warming to 1.5°C?

In a recent special report in New Scientist, Graham Lawton has sketched out what we must do to limit global warming to 1.5°C, the agreed threshold for a chance of avoiding irreversible and dangerous climate change. Quoting a lead author of the latest IPCC report on 1.5°C: " We have to do everything, and we have to do it immediately." This is not impossible, since we have the necessary technologies, but it will require unprecedented rates of transformation.

Talanoa Call for Action on Climate Change

Submitted by admin on 12. December 2018 - 21:29

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

Submitted by admin on 16. November 2018 - 0:21

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.

ECPD International Conference

Submitted by admin on 15. November 2018 - 22:41

A New Concept of Human Security

XIV International Conference of the
European Center for Peace and Development
Belgrade, Serbia, 26 October 2018

New York Event on Global Governance

Submitted by admin on 7. November 2018 - 18:20

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

Submitted by admin on 8. October 2018 - 19:16

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.

IEF Governing Board election

Submitted by admin on 25. September 2018 - 11:15

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.

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