The International Environment Forum organizes an annual conference somewhere in the world, contributes to events organized by its partners, and participates in conferences and forums organized by the United Nations and other organizations. Many of these are reported on the home page, and the annual conference reports have their own page. Some continuing activities are also described in more detail in the Activities part of the web site.

The Wilmette Institute organizes on-line learning courses every year on Sustainable Development and Human Prosperity, on Climate Change, and on Bahá’í Perspectives on Agriculture and Food, with IEF members as faculty.


The IEF is presenting a monthly online webinar series on topics of current interest. As a Bahá'í-inspired professional organisation, the IEF works for responsible environmental management and sustainability through both science and values, demonstrating the complementarity of science and religion. It is open to all viewpoints and all faith traditions to encourage dialogue and increase understanding of the complex human and natural system that is life on this planet. IEF webinars are organised in this spirit.

The IEF has been organizing this online webinar series approximately monthly since late 2020. Future lectures or discussions, and those that are recorded, are documented on the Lectures page. Future lectures are also announced here.

The May 2022 webinar will be replaced by the IEF Annual Conference 1-5 June 2022


A contribution to the Stockholm+50 International Meeting
1-5 June 2022

A healthy planet for the prosperity of all - our responsibility, our opportunity

The 26th Conference of the IEF will be a contribution to the Stockholm+50 International Meeting, with virtual and local events in Stockholm, Sweden, 1-5 June 2022 in collaboration with Baha'i International Community, Swedish Interfaith Council, Baha'i Community of Sweden and other partners.

Visit the main 26th IEF Conference page.


IEF Annual Conferences

IEF 25th Conference, a series of events associated with the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021

IEF events at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris in December 2015

16th IEF Annual Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 16-19 June 2012, in association with the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)

Planet Under Pressure 2012 scientific conference, London, England, 26-29 March 2012

IEF 6th Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, 27 August - 3 September 2002 at the World Summit on Sustainable Development, see also Conference Programme and Papers

UN Conference on the Human Environment, Stockholm, Sweden, 5-16 June 1972
(The IEF did not exist in 1972, but the IEF President was there representing the Bahá'í International Community)

Last updated 4 May 2022