Reweaving the Ecological Mat
Report of a webinar on 4 February 2021
by Arthur Dahl
Webinars with IEF members
Members of the International Environment Forum are presenting webinars for various communities accessible online in coming weeks.
Sunday 7 February at 8:00pm UK time, 21:00 CET, 3:00pm EST
Man of the Trees: A Pioneer Environmentalist's Vision for the Future
by Paul Hanley and Hugh Locke
O.Z. Whitehead Fireside, UK, about Richard St.Barbe Baker
IEF Lecture Saturday, 23 January 2021
by Dr. Joachim Monkelbaan
Exploring Barriers to Justice and Sustainability in Economic Systems:
Discussion on Root Causes and Potential Remedies
The second lecture in the present IEF series on 23 January 2021 featured Dr. Joachim Monkelbaan who talked about:
It’s time to make peace with nature
UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, address at Columbia University
2 December 2020
The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has described the fight against the climate crisis as the top priority for the 21st Century, in a passionate, uncompromising speech delivered on Wednesday at Columbia University in New York.
Scientists' Warnings: Affluence
After a "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity in 1992, the Alliance of World Scientists (https://scientistswarning.forestry.oregonstate.edu/) issued a "World Scientists’ Warning: Second Notice" in 2017, and a "Scientists' Warning of a Climate Emergency" in 2019 (https://www.scientistswarning.org/).
Global Governance and Sustainability
IEF webinar 6 December 2020
The International Environment Forum organized its first webinar on 6 December, with IEF President Arthur Dahl speaking on Global Governance and Sustainability.
The Spirituality of Climate Change
On 3 December 2020, the Baha'i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson released a video Episode 59: The Spirituality of Climate Change, featuring IEF members Christine Muller, Arthur Dahl and Afsaneh Angelina Rafii, as well as an audio blog (1 hour 8 minutes).
Last updated 3 December 2020
Ecocide to be defined
An expert drafting panel is to prepare a legal definition of “ecocide” as a potential international crime that could sit alongside War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, in the context of a new global threat: the climate and biodiversity crisis.
Renewing Peace: Governance Befitting an Evolving World
Bahá'í International Community
One hour video roundtable for Geneva Peace Week
2-6 November 2020
Creating Built Environments
Creating Built Environments: Bridging Knowledge and Practice Divides
by Roderick J. Lawrence, New York and London: Routledge, 2021. 241 p.
Book review by Arthur Dahl