Many of today's existential threats including climate change, biodiversity loss, resource depletion, and mass population displacements are interrelated and can only be managed effectively at the global level. Yet, present mechanisms for global environmental governance are woefully inadequate to the need for urgent action all around the world. The good efforts of some are neutralized if not reversed by the contrary actions of others. We shall explore recent proposals for global governance for the 21st century that could finally manage the necessary transition to sustainability while embodying the principles of world federalism and the oneness of humanity.
This webinar will take place Sunday, December 6th 2020:
10am PST California
1pm EST New York
7pm CET Central Europe
11:30pm IST India
Arthur Dahl is an environmental scientist, President of the International Environment Forum, and a retired Deputy Assistant Executive Director of UNEP, with 50 years' international experience in environment and sustainability, much in intergovernmental organizations. A lifelong Bahá'í, he is interested in relating ecology, ethics and spirituality. His books include “The ECO Principle: Ecology and Economics in Symbiosis”, “In Pursuit of Hope: A Guide for the Seeker”, and (with Augusto Lopez-Claros and Maja Groff), “Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century”.
This is one of a monthly series of webinars on environmental action & issues around the globe hosted by the International Environment Forum: https://iefworld.org/