American Bahá'í Community and Needs of the Natural World
Letter from the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States
12 March 2021
Book Review of Maria Ivanova's
The Untold Story of the World’s Leading Environmental Institution: UNEP at Fifty
by Arthur Dahl
Maria Ivanova. The Untold Story of the World’s Leading Environmental Institution: UNEP at Fifty. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2021. 329 pp.
Ethical Commitment to Protect Nature and its Biodiversity
A Statement from the International Environment Forum, 1 March 2021
Introductory video for the statement: https://vimeo.com/530296612
IEF Lecture on 27 March
The fourth IEF Lecture on 27 March 2021 was on:
Discourse: A Baha’i Perspective
presented by Dr. Stephen Friberg at 19:00 CET, 14:00 EDT.
For the full Description and for Registration, go to:
Ecosystem Accounting Takes Off
The United Nations Statistical Commission, at its 52nd Session on 1-5 March 2021, is launching Ecosystem Accounting as an extension of its System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA). This represents a significant step forward in taking national statistics beyond GDP as a measure of progress or (assumed) wellbeing.
The Dasgupta Review in a Bahá’í perspective
Commentary on The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review
published by the UK Government on 2 February 2021
Education for Social Cohesion
Online International Webinar
organized by the Bahá'í Academy, Panchgani, India
13-14 February 2021
The third lecture in the IEF Lecture Series on Saturday 20 February 2021 was presented by Prof. Rafael Shayani of Brazil on:
In The Untold Story of the World’s Leading Environmental Institution: UNEP at Fifty, my good friend Maria Ivanova @mivanova assesses the past and imagines the future for the United Nations Environment Programme @UNEP. It features UN Secretaries-General, UNEP Executive Directors, and other leaders. My voice as a long-time UNEP collaborator and partner is included. http://bit.ly/MITPressUntoldStoryMariaIvanova.
Reflections of Our Values: Digital Technologies and a Just Transition
A statement of the Baha’i International Community
to the 59th session of the Commission for Social Development
New York — 8 February 2021