Participate in an Online Climate Conference with Bahá’í-Spirit!

Oct 31, 2021
2021 IEF Conference Flyer (close-up of central portion)

by Christine Muller

You have the unique opportunity to participate in the 25th Annual Conference of the International Environment Forum (IEF) in association with the UN Climate Conference COP26!  The conference will take place online on November 1 – 5. The purpose of the conference is to contribute to the scientific, spiritual, and ethical discourse on climate change. The overall topic of the conference is “Action on Climate Change: Multiple Paths to a Better Future”. 

You can individually register for each of the five panels that interest you.

The conference website as well as the IEF website provide detailed information and links to register. Here is the conference program in short with direct links to the event page of each panel:

Monday, Nov. 1: Health Equity and Climate Change   

Tuesday, Nov. 2: Strengthening Global Climate Governance

Thursday, Nov. 4 (1st of 2 sessions): Biodiversity: Imagining a Positive Future for Nature and Culture

Thursday, Nov. 4 (2nd of 2 sessions) : Engineering and Climate Change: Remaking the Future

Friday, Nov. 5: Strategies for Climate Resilient Communities

On the IEF website, check out other local/online events in association with COP26!

For an easy-to-read overview of the conference, visit “Action on Climate Change: Multiple Paths to a Better Future.”

The conference is organized by the Baha’i-inspired International Environment Forum in partnership with the Adora Foundation, and with the support of  the Baha’i International Community (BIC)ebbf, the Stimson CenterThe Coalition for the UN We Need (C4UN), the Global Governance ForumInterfaith Scotland, and the Glasgow Baha’is.  

Attend the conference and empower yourself to engage in meaningful public discourse on climate change! Help spread the word and take action!


Christine Muller, Teacher of Music and the Environment

Board Secretary, International Environment Forum

I was interested in environmental issues already at a young age and became a Bahá’í when I was 17, which was the beginning of a life-long study of the Bahá’í Faith. As the environmental crisis was worsening, I began to systematically study climate change at a time when not much information was easily available. I also searched the Bahá’í teachings for a spiritual solution to the climate crisis. At that time, climate change was not known to most people and there were no educational materials available. That’s why I wrote Scientific and Spiritual Dimensions of Climate Change – an Interfaith Study Course, which the International Environment Forum posted in 2009. I joined the Wilmette Institute as support faculty for its Sustainable Development course in 2011 and created its Climate Change course the following year. I also teach a course on climate change for the Environmental Sciences Department of the Baha’i Institute of Higher Education (BIHE) in Iran. I have served on the board of RI Interfaith Power&Light for more than a decade. In recent years, much of my time is spent serving the Bahá’í-inspired International Environment Forum ( as its secretary.  My formal academic background is in music, and I enjoy part-time piano teaching, playing and - when there is time - composing music. A recent composition is Humans on Earth – a Ballad of Our Time for two singers, string orchestra, piano, and percussion. Its lyrics include quotations from scientific sources and the Bahá’í Writings. Christine’s articles on BahaiTeachings.orgSee Faculty Bio


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