The International Environment Forum, as a Bahá'í-inspired professional organization for environment and sustainability, shares and upholds the principles and ideals of the Bahá'í Faith and supports its efforts to establish and promote peace, the unity of the human race, and an ever-advancing world civilization that preserves the ecological balance of the planet.
Arthur Lyon Dahl
3 October 2023
World Meteorological Organization
Geneva, 30 September 2023
When it comes to the increasingly critical phenomenon of climate migration, Africa represents a “big challenge” for the world, according to Petteri Taalas, secretary-general of the UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
United Nations Environment Programme
30 September 2023
The Fifth International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5) concluded on 30 September 2023 in Bonn, Germany, with the adoption of a comprehensive global framework that sets concrete targets and guidelines for key sectors across the entire lifecycle of chemicals.
Hugh Locke and Tim Tensen
Smallholder Farmers Alliance, Haiti
A radically new approach to farming is taking the agricultural world by storm, but it is already under attack from greenwashing. This new methodology has the disruptive potential of the first green revolution of 60 years ago, but the new “regenerative” revolution is so diametrically opposed to its predecessor that serious efforts are underway to co-opt it.
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How would a Pact for the Future that adopts the proposals of the Secretary-General change our world?
Blog from IF20, the G20 Interfaith Forum
based on a report by IEF member
Austin Bowden-Kerby in Fiji
23 September 2023
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
22 September 2023
The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has exposed the ‘hidden handbrakes’ blocking action to halt climate change. In an event on 22 September, the IIED showed that action to halt or reduce further climate change is being blocked by a range of ‘hidden handbrakes’ that the public are broadly unaware of and which range from legal obstacles to subsidies for fossil fuel companies and the architecture of the global financial system.
18-22 September 2023
Marking the halfway point to the 2030 Agenda, the SDG Summit and the Climate Ambition Summit aimed to provide renewed impetus for accelerating the pace of change in the fields of sustainable development and climate action, respectively. The 27th IEF Annual Conference was planned as virtual events in association with the UN Summits.
Monday 18 September 2023
A Statement by the
Climate Governance Commission
18 September 2023
The Climate Governance Commission has issued a Statement entitled Governing Our Planetary Emergency: Charting a Safe Path for a Workable Future, released for the UN General Assembly High-Level Week and Climate Week 18-22 September 2023. It is available here: https://ggin.stimson.org/governing-our-planetary-emergency/.