The future we want - the UN we need
Webcast 24 April 2020
Global Governance and the Pandemic
Two webinars with Maja Groff and Arthur Dahl
Turning Point in the Great Transition?
Arthur Lyon Dahl
President, International Environment Forum
Baha'i Blogcast with Halldor Thorgeirsson
16 January 2020
If you want to get to know better one of the members of the IEF Governing Board, Halldor Thorgeirsson of Iceland, Rainn Wilson has recorded a podcast with him on his Baha'i Blog. You can listen to it at
Applying the hard lessons of coronavirus to the biodiversity crisis
Manager, Global Programme on Nature for Development, UNDP
27 March 2020
IEF CONTRIBUTION TO UN75
The United Nations is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2020 by reflecting on its future, and everyone is invited to contribute. The following is a brief description of many of the ways IEF and IEF members can participate in this process. As you will see, we are already engaged in various ways.
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?
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.
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
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.