Videos

 

VIDEOS

 

A collection of useful video clips

Many messages are better communicated through videos rather than through text. The IEF has even used them as virtual contributions to its events, saving the environmental impacts of travel. The IEF is collecting video clips that may be useful to its members and others. If you have videos to propose on IEF topics, please send them to info@iefworld.org.


SUBJECTS

BIODIVERSITY

Biodiversity and Sustainable Development (SDG15)

by Laurent Mesbah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz4VCM97bjI (16:43 minutes) INTRODUCTION

Professor Laurent Mesbah of the American University in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, explores our scientific and aesthetic ties with nature, and the lessons we learn from the rich biodiversity of the natural world (2018).

CLIMATE CHANGE

Sustainable forestry in DR Congo (SDG15)

by John Kendall https://youtu.be/LWsGfOlpqxY (13 minutes) INTRODUCTION

Canadian forester John Kendall makes the case that a high level of community transformation is necessary for REDD+ (forest management for carbon sequestration) to deliver on climate change and SDG 15 objectives. He uses his Mai Ndombe REDD+ project in the DRC as a case study in community engagement (2018).

CONSUMPTION

Responsible consumption and production (SDG12)

by Arthur Dahl, International Environment Forum, at https://youtu.be/i8TQh-ZZovs (10 minutes) FULL TEXT

Dr. Arthur Lyon Dahl, International Environment Forum, who has worked for half a century on sustainability issues, explores the deeper meaning of our consumption and production behaviour (2018).

How can we reduce excessive consumption? (SDG12)

by Christine Muller https://youtu.be/dM4bxwJ66sc (8 minutes) FULL TEXT

Christine Muller of the International Environment Forum helps us to address the challenge of reducing our excessive consumption (2018).

DISASTER RESILIENCE

Tanna after Cyclone Pam

The island of Tanna in Vanuatu was devastated by Cyclone Pam in early 2015, one of the strongest cyclones ever recorded. The community building process in the Baha'i community gave them the resilience to rebuild after the cyclone. (10:46 minutes)

ENERGY

The role of spirituality in creating new social and environmental sustainability mindsets: The need of a new energy paradigm

by Prof. Rafael Amaral Shayani from the Universidade de Brasília (2019)

The challenges that a renewable energy matrix bring to the academic world (SDG 7)

by Rafael Shayani, Universidade de Brasília, at https://youtu.be/HfqyrHlhpzs (8 minutes) FULL TEXT

Prof. Rafael Amaral Shayani, Universidade de Brasília, Departamento de Engenharia Elétrica, Laboratório de Fontes Renováveis de Energia, discusses the need for broader education for energy planners (2018).

HEALTH

Planetary health promotion

by Dr. Mojgan Sami from the University of California, a contribution to the World Conference on Health Promotion (2019).

SUSTAINABILITY

Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies

by Arthur Dahl at https://youtu.be/lox_vzhsLBo (8 minutes) FULL TEXT

Dr. Arthur Lyon Dahl, President of the International Environment Forum, and a retired senior official of UN Environment, comments on the overall theme of the 2018 UN High Level Political Forum.

WATER

Water, Sanitation and Freshwater Ecosystems: Challenges in Tanzania (SDG 6)

by Mark Griffin at https://youtu.be/c-nNQb1e2f4 (11:30 minutes) FULL TEXT

Mark Griffin explores the multiple difficulties involved in trying to provide a school in rural Tanzania with a safe and reliable water supply (2018).


BAHA'I FAITH AND ENVIRONMENT

Spiritual foundations for Sustainability

A presentation by Edwin Humphries at the "Environmental Ethics" forum, organised by the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change at the University of Western Sydney, Parramatta Campus, Sunday 9 October 2011.

International Environment Forum 15th Annual Conference

In an interview, Dr. Arthur Dahl (President of International Environment Forum) discusses the motivations for the international conference, “Ethical Responses to Climate Change: Individual, Community, and Institutions” held at the Bahá’í Centre of Learning for Tasmania on 10-11 December 2011.

The Baha'i International Community's Approach to Sustainable Development

Representatives of the Baha'i International Community's United Nations Office, Daniel Perell, Ming Hwee Chong and Julia Berger, discuss how their work to advance sustainable development relies upon the identification and application of spiritual principles (e.g. trusteeship, generosity, trustworthiness, love, empathy, compassion) and the fostering of genuine consultation (a process of collective, non-adversarial decision making), among diverse players on key contemporary issues. Reaching consensus at the international level can directly influence progress at the local level. Produced by Baha'is of the United States, 19 June 2014.

Eco-camp connects love of nature and the Baha'i teachings

After studying Baha'i materials for organizing children's classes, a group of youth started an eco-camp which has evolved into an annual program that has helped hundreds of children, junior youth (ages 12-14) and their families to deepen their love of nature and the Baha'i teachings (with former IEF board member Peter Adriance). Produced by Baha'is of the United States, 17 April 2014

Perspectives: One Common Homeland

Some people subscribe to the notion that societal change needs to be radical, revolutionary, or even violent. But change may require only a shift in world view. Carl Murrell, Principal United Nations Representative for The Baha’is of the United States, talks about the Earth Summit in 1992. Produced by Baha'is of the United States, 20 December 2016.

Christine Muller, a Baha'i, shares her views on the Preach-In on Climate Change

IEF General Secretary Christine Muller, a Baha'i who serves on the Rhode Island state board of Interfaith Power and Light (IPL), offers insights on the role of faith communities in the climate issue and opportunities presented by IPL's Preach-In on Climate Change. 16 January 2014.

Baha'is Today - Jennifer Anderson

Nadia Etemad welcomes Jennifer Anderson (Executive Director, Trellis for Tomorrow) to discuss environmental sustainability, non-profit consortiums, and how environmental work intersects with her Baha’i faith. 23 January 2020.

Israel: The Baha’i World Centre

The Baha’i World Centre in Haifa, Israel, is the spiritual and administrative centre where pilgrims who travel here from all around the world visit the Shrine of the Bab. The architecture is a magnificent blend of East and West and the Hanging Gardens comprise 19 terraces that spread from the crest to the foot of Mt. Carmel. It combines the latest in environmental and irrigation technology, vital in a country where water is scarce. (23 June 2015)


EVENTS

23rd IEF Conference in New Zealand in 2019

Planetary health promotion

by Dr. Mojgan Sami from the University of California, a contribution to the World Conference on Health Promotion.

The role of spirituality in creating new social and environmental sustainability mindsets: The need of a new energy paradigm

by Prof. Rafael Amaral Shayani from the Universidade de Brasília


The 22nd IEF Conference in New York in 2018 featured an IEF PANEL ON YOUR SMARTPHONE for the UN High Level Political Forum on sustainable development.

Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies

by Arthur Dahl at https://youtu.be/lox_vzhsLBo (8 minutes) FULL TEXT

Dr. Arthur Lyon Dahl, President of the International Environment Forum, and a retired senior official of UN Environment, comments on the overall theme of the 2018 UN High Level Political Forum.

Water, Sanitation and Freshwater Ecosystems: Challenges in Tanzania (SDG 6)

by Mark Griffin at https://youtu.be/c-nNQb1e2f4 (11:30 minutes) FULL TEXT

Mark Griffin explores the multiple difficulties involved in trying to provide a school in rural Tanzania with a safe and reliable water supply.

The challenges that a renewable energy matrix bring to the academic world (SDG 7)

by Rafael Shayani, Universidade de Brasília, at https://youtu.be/HfqyrHlhpzs (8 minutes) FULL TEXT

Prof. Rafael Amaral Shayani, Universidade de Brasília, Departamento de Engenharia Elétrica, Laboratório de Fontes Renováveis de Energia, discusses the need for broader education for energy planners.

Responsible consumption and production (SDG12)

by Arthur Dahl, International Environment Forum, at https://youtu.be/i8TQh-ZZovs (10 minutes) FULL TEXT

Dr. Arthur Lyon Dahl, International Environment Forum, who has worked for half a century on sustainability issues, explores the deeper meaning of our consumption and production behaviour.

How can we reduce excessive consumption? (SDG12)

by Christine Muller https://youtu.be/dM4bxwJ66sc (8 minutes) FULL TEXT

Christine Muller of the International Environment Forum helps us to address the challenge of reducing our excessive consumption.

Sustainable forestry in DR Congo (SDG15)

by John Kendall https://youtu.be/LWsGfOlpqxY (13 minutes) INTRODUCTION

Canadian forester John Kendall makes the case that a high level of community transformation is necessary for REDD+ (forest management for carbon sequestration) to deliver on climate change and SDG 15 objectives. He uses his Mai Ndombe REDD+ project in the DRC as a case study in community engagement.

Biodiversity and Sustainable Development (SDG15)

by Laurent Mesbah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz4VCM97bjI (16:43 minutes) INTRODUCTION

Professor Laurent Mesbah of the American University in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, explores our scientific and aesthetic ties with nature, and the lessons we learn from the rich biodiversity of the natural world.


IEF 15th Annual Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, 23 March 2012

In an interview, Dr. Arthur Dahl (President of International Environment Forum) discusses the motivations for the international conference, “Ethical Responses to Climate Change: Individual, Community, and Institutions” held at the Bahá’í Centre of Learning for Tasmania on 10-11 December 2011.


Last updated 6 April 2020