Global Social Health

Submitted by admin on 31. March 2020 - 13:39

Global Social Health


A new platform, Global Social Health www.globalsocialhealth.org, has been launched by the Foundation “Terry Madison for Virtues and Social Health” based in Bulgaria. It shares many of the same values as the International Environment Forum.

Does the Pandemic have a Silver Lining?

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 19. March 2020 - 13:31

Does the Pandemic have a Silver Lining?

Arthur Lyon Dahl


Should we thank God for the Pandemic? It may seem weird to be thankful for a catastrophe. Human suffering is never something to be sought or revelled in. But the pandemic now sweeping the world, with its ultimate outcome still uncertain, may be a blessing in disguise or a cloud with a silver lining. Let me explain.

Climate Change Accelerating

Submitted by admin on 10. March 2020 - 22:01

UN study shows accelerating climate change on land, sea and in the atmosphere

World Meteorological Organization, 10 March 2020


A wide-ranging UN climate report, released on Tuesday, shows that climate change is having a major effect on all aspects of the environment, as well as on the health and wellbeing of the global population.

Endorse our proposals for UN reform

Submitted by admin on 10. March 2020 - 11:26

Endorse our proposals for UN reform


Together First is an association of civil society organizations including IEF that is coordinating inputs to the United Nations consultation on UN reform in its 75th year. Many organizations have submitted proposals to Together First for consideration, and the most popular will be incorporated into its submission to the UN. These have now been published on line, and the public is being invited to endorse those that they find most important.

Civil Society Declaration for UN75

Submitted by admin on 21. February 2020 - 0:33

Civil Society Declaration for UN75


UN2020 is taking the lead on preparing a Civil Society Declaration and Plan of Action for the UN 75th anniversary. The Declaration is expected to be finalized in April and presented at the UN75 People's Forum taking place on 23-24 April at UN Headquarters in New York City. This is timed to coincide with the Day of Multilateralism (April 23rd) and will feed into the UN Secretary-General’s UN75 interim report to be published in May.

Negotiations on UN75 declaration

Submitted by admin on 14. February 2020 - 13:08

Negotiations on UN75 declaration

11 February 2020


UN75 Co-Facilitators Outline Five Elements for Declaration

UN Member States are beginning negotiations on a declaration for the UN’s 75th anniversary. In a food-for-thought paper, the co-facilitators suggest five possible elements of the declaration, to be discussed during informal consultations on 21 February 2020.

Global Oil Industry Meltdown

Submitted by admin on 12. February 2020 - 17:30

Government Agency Warns
Global Oil Industry Is on the Brink of a Meltdown

We are not running out of oil, but it's becoming uneconomical to exploit it—another reason we need to move to renewables as quickly as possible.

by Nafeez Ahmed
4 February 2020

It is 100 seconds to midnight

Submitted by admin on 25. January 2020 - 0:15

It is 100 seconds to midnight

2020 Doomsday Clock Statement
Science and Security Board
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists


To: Leaders and citizens of the world
Re: Closer than ever: It is 100 seconds to midnight
Date: 23 January 2020

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