IEF Position on Climate Change

International Environment Forum Position on Climate Change

adopted by the IEF Governing Board 8 August 2018

In a few countries where climate change science has become a political issue, the International Environment Forum has been criticized for taking sides in the “debate”. The following paragraphs explain the clear position of IEF concerning climate change.

22nd General Assembly 2018



An electronic meeting over the Internet
25-26 August 2018

This year the 22nd General Assembly of the International Environment Forum, at which members review IEF activities over the past year and consult on future directions, will be held over the Internet using the Zoom platform on Saturday-Sunday 25-26 August 2018 (depending on your time zone) starting Saturday at 15:00 GMT. This will correspond to Saturday 8:00 a.m. West Coast of North America, 16:00 UK summer time, 17:00 central European time (CET), 20:30 in India, 01:00 Sunday morning in Sydney, 03:00 in Fiji. Please check to confirm the correct time in your time zone. We regret that living on a round planet makes it impossible to find a time convenient for everyone, especially those members in the Pacific. Members are receiving a direct invitation to participate. The meeting is open, so Associates or others are welcome to join in, and should write to the IEF secretariat at for detailed instructions.

IEF 22nd Conference at HLPF: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies

Submitted by admin on 20. July 2018 - 0:33
2018 July 9-18
New York City, USA

Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies

22nd Annual Conference of the International Environment Forum
in support of the
United Nations High Level Political Forum
New York, 9-18 July 2018

Reflections on Science, Technology and the Human Spirit

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 5. July 2018 - 0:31

Reflections on Science, Technology and the Human Spirit

Arthur Lyon Dahl
International Environment Forum
Geneva, Switzerland

Paper prepared for the
Triglav Circle 2018
Chateau de Poussignol, Blismes, France
30 June-1 July 2018

UN Secretariat Reform on Sustainable Development

Submitted by admin on 8. June 2018 - 20:45

UN Secretariat Reform on Sustainable Development

The United Nations Secretary-General is moving ahead with his reforms within the UN Secretariat. After achieving gender balance in all his senior appointments, he has now reorganised the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, responsible for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals.

New Shape Forum and Prize

Submitted by admin on 4. June 2018 - 1:47

New Shape Forum, Stockholm

Two members of the International Environment Forum, Maja Groff and Arthur Dahl, together with Augusto Lopez-Claros, submitted a proposal to reform the UN Charter to the New Shape Prize competition organized in 2017 by the Global Challenges Foundation.

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