Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Biodiversity is in Crisis
Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’
Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’
‘Transformative changes’ needed to restore and protect nature
Opposition from vested interests can be overcome for public good
1,000,000 species threatened with extinction
The headlines are frightening but true
IEF in the Netherlands
The International Environment Forum organized a lecture at Wageningen University in the Netherlands on 24 April 2019 with IEF President Arthur Dahl speaking on "Global Governance for the 21st Century". The lecture was arranged by Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, who teaches at the university, and who also held a seminar on science and religion, and organized a workshop on quantifying the unquantifiable looking at how to measure people's relationship to nature and biodiversity.
23rd Annual Conference of the
International Environment Forum
Planetary Health and Sustainable Development
Auckland and Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand
5-14 April 2019
Human Rights and Environment
Arthur Lyon Dahl
(based in part on official sources)
UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development
The IEF participated in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Regional Forum on Sustainable Development in Geneva on 21-22 March 2019, and in the Civil Society Pre-Meeting to the Forum on 20-21 March. Both Victoria Thoresen and Arthur Dahl attended the Pre-Meeting, and Arthur was accredited for IEF as one of 800 participants in the UNECE Regional Forum.
International Environment Forum Annual Report
August 2018 – April 2019
This 23st Annual Report of the International Environment Forum summarizes the events and activities from August 2018 to April 2019 between two annual General Assemblies. The General Assembly in 2019 is being held during the IEF 23rd Conference in New Zealand on Planetary Health and Sustainable Development in Auckland and Rotorua, New Zealand, 5-14 April 2019
Equality for Women = Prosperity for All:
The Disastrous Global Crisis of Gender Inequality
By Augusto López-Claros and Bahiyyih Nakhjavani
New York: St. Martin's Press. 312 p.
Book review by Arthur Dahl
Global Compact for Migration
How can we keep global warming to 1.5°C?
In a recent special report in New Scientist, Graham Lawton has sketched out what we must do to limit global warming to 1.5°C, the agreed threshold for a chance of avoiding irreversible and dangerous climate change. Quoting a lead author of the latest IPCC report on 1.5°C: " We have to do everything, and we have to do it immediately." This is not impossible, since we have the necessary technologies, but it will require unprecedented rates of transformation.
Talanoa Call for Action on Climate Change
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) launched the Talanoa Dialogue a year ago to share positive stories and to build commitment to more action on climate change. The International Environment Forum submitted a written contribution to the Talanoa Dialogue, and two IEF members took part in face-to-face dialogues with diplomats at the Talanoa Dialogues in Bonn, Germany, in May 2018.