Foreseeing the Future of Our Responsibility and Opportunity
UN Environment Management Group Nexus Dialogues
with IEF President Arthur Dahl
Stockholm+50: Only One Earth
Next year will mark 50 years since the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment – the 1972 Stockholm Conference – that led to the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme and that designated 5 June as World Environment Day.
The Bahá'í International Community has released at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in November 2021 a working draft of its statement "One Homeland, One Habitation" which is to be finalised for the Stockholm+50 Conference next year. This interim draft is being circulated for feedback. The BIC is particularly interested in how the statement is understood and received by those deeply grounded in environmental discourses and in policy-making spaces.
Action on Climate Change: Multiple Paths to a Better Future
In association with the UN Climate Change Conference COP26
Reporting to G20 Interfaith Forum on COP26
IEF members are contributing to the G20 Interfaith Forum working group on Religion and Environment. As part of this, we have contributed two viewpoints to the G20 Interfaith Forum website blog, building on the experience of the IEF 25th Annual Conference at COP26. The first was on the Interfaith start to COP26:
Towards a Global Environment Agency
Effective Governance for Shared Ecological Risks
by Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen and Arthur Dahl
Parliament of the World's Religions
17-18 October 2021
UN Biodiversity Conference begins
11-15 October 2021
On 11 October, world leaders gathered in Kunming, China, and virtually for the first phase of the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP-15) to agree on a new set of goals for nature over the next decade. The second phase will be held in April-May 2022 due to the pandemic.
New Shape Forum - Climate Governance Commission
May and October 2021
Human Right to a Healthy Environment
adopted by Human Rights Council
8 October 2021