New Baha'i International Community Statements

Submitted by admin on 18. October 2015 - 21:02

The Baha'i International Community (BIC) United Nations Office has issued two new statements on the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. Although they are addressed to two different audiences, some sections are common to the two statements.

Climate change threatens global financial crisis

Submitted by admin on 9. October 2015 - 16:48

Climate change threatens global financial crisis

By Paul Brown, Climate News Network…

In a world where everything is interrelated, climate change is threatening more than just the environment. The world’s most influential banker says an orderly switch from fossil fuels to renewables is needed to avoid turmoil on world stock markets.

Wilmette Institute Web Talk on Sustainability

Submitted by admin on 7. September 2015 - 0:57

As part of the celebration of its 20th year, the Wilmette Institute is organizing a year-long series of live web talks featuring some of its faculty. On 6 September 2015, IEF President Arthur Dahl spoke on "Navigating the Storm: The Transition to Sustainability". The pdf version (1.1mb) is now available on the IEF web site, and a video recording can be viewed on the Wilmette Institute youtube page:

Families as Agents of Change to Build a Just and Sustainable Society

Submitted by admin on 29. August 2015 - 21:18

A new set of study materials on Families as Agents of Change: Collectively Advancing Efforts to Build a Just and Sustainable Society, prepared by Peter Adriance of the U.S. Baha'i Office of Public Affairs (and IEF board member), is now available on the IEF web site.

Review of the Islamic Declaration on Climate Change

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 29. August 2015 - 1:05

Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change: A Review

Arthur Lyon Dahl
International Environment Forum

Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change

After drafting work by a group of leading academics, and wide circulation for consultation, an Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change was adopted at an international Islamic Climate Change Symposium, held in Istanbul, Turkey, on 17-18 August 2015(1) (see ANNEX). The document is a significant addition to other religious declarations on this critical issue for the future of humanity, alongside those of the Bahá'í International Community's statement in 2008: Seizing the Opportunity: Redefining the Challenge of Climate Change (2) and the Pope's June 2015 encyclical Laudato Si': on care for our common home (3) reviewed on this web site (4), among others.

Consensus reached at UN on new sustainable development agenda

Submitted by admin on 9. August 2015 - 23:55

Consensus reached on new sustainable development agenda

The 193 Member States of the United Nations reached agreement on 2 August on the outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda that will be adopted this September by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York.

Global Ethics Forum 2015

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 10. July 2015 - 17:09

Global Ethics Forum 2015

Geneva, Switzerland
25-27 June 2015

poster sponsors The Global Ethics Forum 2015 was held at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland, on 25-27 June. The 150 participants came from all over the world to discuss "Responsible Leadership in Action: The Value of Values". In addition to plenaries and panels, there were 12 workgroups that met three times to discuss tools and prepare projects to implement them. The International Environment Forum has been an Associated Partner to and the Global Ethics Forum for several years, and it was one of five such partners (out of 200) to have its logo featured in the conference brochure. ebbf - Ethical Business Building the Future is also an associated partner. IEF was represented this year by Arthur Dahl and Joachim Monkelbaan, and ebbf by Nauman Hussain and Caroline Zagrecki Sawicki.


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