Arthur Lyon DAHL - Topical Curriculum Vitae on
SCIENCE, ETHICS AND RELIGION

As a scientist and a Bahá'í, I have always been interested in the harmony of the two great knowledge systems that are science and religion, so complementary yet too often antagonistic. I have tried to show the value of science to religious groups and the importance of values to scientists, exploring the ethical dimensions of our over-materialistic society and issues such as climate change. This has included over forty year's experience in inter-religious dialogue, particularly in the area of environment and sustainable development. Some highlights have been participating for the UN in the World Summit on Religions and Conservation at Windsor Castle in 1995, acting as a rapporteur for the Orthodox Church's Conference on Religion, Science and the Environment: The Black Sea in Crisis in 1997, contributing to the series of Klingenthal Symposia on Ecology, Ethics and Spiritualities, speaking on a panel on ecology and religion at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Barcelona in 2004, participating for the Bahá'í International Community in the Windsor Celebration of religious action plans on climate change with Prince Phillip and Ban Ki-moon in 2009, and contributing to the debate on ethics and climate change at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, also in 2009. I helped to found the International Environment Forum, a Bahá'í-inspired professional organization for environment and sustainable development. One special interest has been the relationship of traditional cultures and belief systems to sustainable environmental management. Another has been to develop values-based indicators. I have also lectured and written widely on these topics.

Experience relevant to science and religion


ADDRESS:
 12B Chemin de Maisonneuve
 CH-1219 Châtelaine, Geneva, Switzerland

PERSONAL: Swiss and United States citizen, married to a French citizen, two adult children
LANGUAGES: Bilingual, English and French
EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) in Biological Sciences with Departmental Honors, Stanford University, California, 1964
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) in Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1969


GENERAL

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

Five years scientific research and curatorial experience on algae, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA, with special interests in coral reef ecology, marine algae, and island environments, and continuing activity on various international scientific committees.

Eleven years residence in the South Pacific as adviser to governments and international organizations in ecology, conservation and environmental management, with extensive field experience, including at the grass-roots level. Three years residence in Africa and twenty-five years in Europe. Wide knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region and of small island developing States, particularly the developing countries and territories of the Pacific Islands, complemented by experience in the Caribbean and Africa, and visits to many other areas.

Thirty-five years programme management and administrative experience in the planning, organization and evaluation of international multi-disciplinary programmes of research, observation, and environmental assessment and management, including liaison with governments, organization of cooperation among international agencies, directing intergovernmental meetings, scientific symposia and training courses, and implementing the results of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio de Janeiro, 1992)

Producer of training and audio-visual materials, lecturer and writer (in English and French) for scientific audiences, universities and the general public on sustainable development, environment, ecology, conservation, ethics, religion and values

Consultant to many international organizations and government agencies, with special emphasis on indicators of environment, development and sustainability, coral reef and coastal zone management, conservation of nature and biodiversity, environment and management of islands, environmental education and training, rural social and economic development, and applications of science in developing countries

Academic experience including organizing, curriculum development and teaching graduate level and on-line courses in social and economic development and sustainability, Visiting Professor at University of Brighton, coordinator of UNEP/University of Geneva Environmental Diplomacy Programme, member of scientific committee for University of Geneva Certificate of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Development, Federal Technical University in Lausanne (EPFL) Certificate of Advanced Studies in Management of Development Projects and occasional lecturer for other university courses

Recent substantive interests have focussed on indicators of values, sustainability and development; international environmental governance; ethics of climate change and sustainability; information for environmental decision-making; global and national environmental observations and assessments; new economic paradigms; coral reef protection and management; and the special problems of small island developing States

POSITIONS

Coordinator, UNEP/University of Geneva/Graduate Institute Environmental Diplomacy Programme, 2005-2010.
Retired from the United Nations Environment Programme, August 2002
Director, Coral Reef Unit, Division of Environmental Conventions, United Nations Environment Programme, Geneva, Switzerland, 2000-2002
Coordinator, UN System-wide Earthwatch, United Nations Environment Programme, Geneva, Switzerland, 1992-2000
Deputy Assistant Executive Director, Division of Environment Information and Assessment, United Nations Environment Programme, Geneva, Switzerland, 1996-1998
Deputy to the Director, Oceans and Coastal Areas Programme Activity Centre, United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya, 1989-1992
Consulting ecologist to governments and international organizations, 1982-1989, including: Government of New Caledonia; South Pacific Regional Environment Programme; Kanak Cultural, Scientific and Technical Office (New Caledonia); Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress; International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Oceans and Coastal Areas Programme Activity Centre, United Nations Environment Programme; Institut Francais de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER); Environment and Policy Institute, East-West Center; UNESCO
Regional Ecological Adviser, South Pacific Commission, Noumea, New Caledonia, 1974-1982 (organized South Pacific Regional Environment Programme)
Associate Curator (Algae), Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1970-1974, and Research Associate, 1974-1982
Visiting Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Botany, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 1969-1970
Teaching Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, 1965-1966


EXPERIENCE RELEVANT TO
SCIENCE AND RELIGION

MEETINGS AND FIELD EXPERIENCE relevant to science and religion

1972

- Accredited observer for the Bahá'í International Community to United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, Stockholm, Sweden.
- Lecture tour on coral reef ecology to fishermen and secondary schools organized by the Bahá'í community, Belize.

1984

- Organized scientific symposia associated with 4th Festival of Pacific Arts, New Caledonia, including traditional knowledge (cancelled at last minute due to political unrest).

1987

- Bahá'í-sponsored lecture tours for European Environment Year in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

1990

- Lecturer at Environmental Symposium, Landegg, Switzerland.

1994

- Invited by Institute for Spiritual Foundations of World Civilization to present series of seminars at Academy of Sciences for National Progress, Kiev, Ukraine.

1995

- Invited speaker at World Summit on Religions and Conservation, Windsor Castle, UK.
- Invited speaker at Colloquy on Ecology, Ethics and Spiritualities, Klingenthal, France.

1996

- Lecturer in Hungary and Turkey for the Bahá'í community.
- Invited speaker on spirituality and sustainable development at high-level Workshop on Sustainable Development and International Cooperation, Bucharest, Romania.

1997

- Keynote speaker at International Ecological Congress, Almaty, Kazakstan, in collaboration with Bahá'í community of Kazakstan.
- Invited speaker at WWF Pre-Earth Summit Forestry Gathering, Athens, Greece.
- Organized Ethics Forum on the Environment, Landegg Academy, Switzerland.
- Participant and rapporteur at Conference on Religion, Science and the Environment: The Black Sea in Crisis, on the Black Sea (Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece) organized by the Orthodox Church.
- Organized International Baha'i Conference on the Environment, de Poort, the Netherlands.
- Invited speaker at Second Klingenthal Symposium "L'Eau", Klingenthal, France.

1998

- Member of official working group on the creation, Pax Christi France, for the Social Council of Bishops, Paris, France.
- Invited speaker, Third Klingenthal Symposium "La terre - les sols", Klingenthal, France.
- Invited keynote speaker at International Seminar "Globalization: a challenge for peace; solidarity or exclusion", International Jacques Maritain Institute, Milan, Italy.
- Organizer and keynote speaker at second International Conference of the Environment Forum, de Poort, the Netherlands.
- Invited featured speaker at Beas Foundation Seminar on "The Eco Principle: Ecology and Economics in Symbiosis", Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA.

1999

- Adjunct appointment to the faculty of Landegg Academy, Weinacht, Switzerland.
- Named to Commission on Peace, Ecology and Sustainable Development, in the Centre for Research on Peace, Institut Catholique de Paris, France.
- Organizer and keynote speaker at third Conference of the International Environment Forum, Sidcot, England.
- Keynote speaker, AIESEC Planet Club Conference, Hungary, for European Bahá'í Business Forum.
- Invited speaker, Fourth Klingenthal Symposium "L'Arbre - le foret", Klingenthal, France.
- Invited speaker at Bahá'í Seminar and Conference on Social and Economic Development in the Americas, Orlando, Florida.

2000

- Invited speaker at International Conference on Human Habitat and Environment, Landegg Academy, Switzerland.
- Keynote speaker at Second AIESEC Planet Club Conference, Veroce-Kismaros, Hungary, for European Bahá'í Business Forum.
- Keynote Speaker, Fourth Conference of International Environment Forum, and Bahá'í Seminar-Conference on Social and Economic Development in the Americas, Orlando, Florida.

2001

- Invited speaker, Fifth Klingenthal Symposium: l'animal et la faune, Klingenthal, France.
- Organizer and keynote speaker, Fifth Conference of International Environment Forum, Czech Republic.
- Invited lecturer, Royal Commonwealth Society and London School of Economics, London, England.
- Keynote speaker, European Baha'i Business Forum Annual Conference, Netherlands.

2002

- Commencement Speaker, Landegg International University, Switzerland.
- Invited speaker, World Civil Society Forum, Geneva.
- Represented International Environment Forum (IEF) at World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, South Africa, organized and spoke at Dialogue on Indicators of Sustainability at WSSD Science Forum, at panel on Multiple Dimensions of Globalization at IUCN Environment Centre, and at panel on Science at the Local Level at the University of Witwatersrand.
- Speaker at European Bahá'í Business Forum annual conference, the Netherlands, and EBBF national conference in Sofia, Bulgaria, with lectures at various universities in Bulgaria.

2003

- Participant in WWF Seminar on Religion and Conservation, Mont Saint-Michel, France.
- Lectures at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and various universities in Madagascar co-sponsored by the Bahá'í community of Madagascar.
- Lectures for ten different universities in Adana, Ankara, Ismir and Istanbul, Turkey, organized by the European Bahá'í Business Forum and the Bahá'í Community of Turkey.
- Lectures in Brussels, London, Wiesbaden, Budapest, Poitiers, Chambery, Luxemburg for Bahá'í communities.
- Keynote speaker, Festival de l'Avenir au Naturel, l'Albenc, France.
- Panelist, European Bahá'í Business Forum Annual Conference, The Netherlands.
- Speaker, European Bahá'í Business Forum Workshop at World Summit on the Information Society, Geneva.
- Co-organizer and speaker, 7th Annual Conference of the International Environment Forum and Bahá'í Conference on Social and Economic Development in the Americas, Orlando, Florida, USA.

2004

- Invited workshop speaker and representative of International Environment Forum at First International Conference of the Consumer Citizenship Network, UNESCO, Paris.
- Observer for International Environment Forum at 12th Commission on Sustainable Development, New York.
- Invited lecturer at AIESEC National Conference on Ethical Leadership, London, UK.
- Invited panelist at World Parliament of Religions, Barcelona, Spain.
- Panelist, European Bahá'í Business Forum Annual Conference, The Netherlands.
- Led consultation on environmental governance, Pacific Institute for Advanced Studies in Development and Governance, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.
- Co-organizer and keynote speaker, 8th Annual Conference of the International Environment Forum, Thessaloniki, Greece.
- Lectures in Locarno (Switzerland), Bastia (Corsica) for Bahá'í communities.

2005

- Represented CSD Education Caucus at the Mauritius International Meeting on further implementation of the Programme of Action for Small Island Developing States, and chaired parallel event for Education Caucus co-sponsored by International Environment Forum.
- Represented International Environment Forum at UN Commission on Sustainable Development, New York
- Presented paper at International Sustainability Conference, Basel

2006

- Invited lecturer for AIESEC national and regional conferences in Italy, Czech Republic, United Kingdom and Macedonia
- Represented International Environment Forum at UN Commission on Sustainable Development, New York
- Participated in plenary panel at 3rd International Conference of the Consumer Citizenship Network, Norway
- Speaker at European Baha'i Business Forum Annual Conference, Netherlands
- Invited speaker at International Seminar, Walenstadt, Switzerland
- Organizer and keynote speaker at 10th Annual Conference of International Environment Forum, Balliol College, Oxford, England
- Public and university lectures on Baha'i topics in Chambery, France; Quebec, Canada; Leichtenstein; Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria; Ohrid, Macedonia

2007

- Invited lecturer, EBBF-AIESEC Seminar, Italy
- Public and university lectures for EBBF and Baha'i communities in Jyvaskyla, Tampere and Helsinki, Finland; Monaco; Nice and Chambery, France; Brussels, Belgium; Quebec, Canada
- Invited participant in UNESCOcat Expert Workshop on Faith-based Organizations and Education for Sustainable Development, Barcelona, Spain
- Represented International Environment Forum and Baha'i International Community at 15th Commission on Sustainable Development, New York; panelist in side event on Ethical Dimensions of Climate Change
- Participant and lecturer in European Baha'i Business Forum (EBBF) meeting on the Enterprise of the Future, Acuto, Italy; closing keynote at EBBF annual conference, dePoort, the Netherlands; keynote lecturer at EBBF national conference, Berlin, Germany
- Participant and speaker in inter-faith colloquium on respect for the creation, Ganagobie Monastery, France
- Organized and lectured on science, religion and ethics at UNEP/University of Geneva Course in Environmental Diplomacy, Chateau de Bossey, Switzerland
- Lecturer at Baha'i Summer Schools in France and Bulgaria, and Baha'i Winter School in Switzerland
- Organizer and speaker at International Environment Forum 11th Annual Conference on response to climate change, Ottawa, Canada.

2008

- Speaker at AIESEC conferences in Switzerland, Austria, Italy, and keynote speaker at AIESEC International Presidents Meeting in Macedonia
- Speaker at Freiburg Forum on Religion and Environmental Governance, Freiburg, Germany
- Participant in International Human Rights Forum, Lucerne, Switzerland
- Presented keynote and paper at Consumer Citizenship Network International Conference, Tallinn, Estonia
- Lecturer at Baha'i Summer School in Portugal
- Organized and lectured on science, religion and ethics at UNEP/University of Geneva/Graduate Institute Course in Environmental Diplomacy, Chateau de Bossey, Switzerland
- Speaker at European Baha'i Business Forum conference in Italy and joint EBBF/International Environment Forum Conference in the Netherlands
- Presented paper at International Conference on Ethics and Climate Change, Padua, Italy
- Invited speaker at European Center for Peace and Development conference on Peace, Reconciliation and Religious Tolerance in the Balkans, Milocer, Montenegro
- Speaker and panelist in keynote session on multiple dimensions of climate change at Baha'i Conference on Social and Economic Development, Orlando, Florida

2009

- Participant in review panel and research team meetings for education for sustainable development values-based indicators project, University of Brighton, England
- Presentation on Baha'i response to climate change at international science congress: Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Presented paper at Sixth Consumer Citizenship Network Conference, Berlin, Germany
- Chaired first Core Group Meeting, ESD indicators project, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
- Keynote speaker, AIESEC Sustainability Day, Vienna, Austria
- Featured lecturer, Danish Baha'i Summer School, Bornholm, Denmark
- Opening keynote lecturer and panelist, Association for Baha'i Studies of North America, and International Environment Forum Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., USA
- Coordinator and lecturer on science, religion and ethics at UNEP/University of Geneva/Graduate Institute Certificate of Advanced Studies in Environmental Diplomacy, Geneva, Switzerland
- Keynote and closing speaker, European Baha'i Business Forum Annual Conference, dePoort, the Netherlands
- Lecturer, University of Geneva Certificate of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Development, Geneva, Switzerland
- Public lectures on ethics and climate change, Rouen and Caen, France
- Invited speaker, European Center for Peace and Development conference on Peace, Reconciliation and Religious Tolerance in the Balkans, Brijuni, Croatia
- Representative of Baha'i International Community to present action plan on climate change at ARC/UNDP Celebration of the Faith Commitments for a Living Planet with Prince Philip and UN Secretary-General, Windsor Castle, UK
- Chaired second Core Group Meeting, ESD indicators project, Brighton, UK, and speaker at Barnett dignitaries meeting, London
- Representative of International Environment Forum and Baha'i International Community at UN Climate Change Conference (COP15), Copenhagen, Denmark, keynote speaker in parallel NGO events and participant in seminar on ethical dimensions of climate change
- Teacher, Swiss Baha'i Winter School, Boldern, Switzerland

2010

- Chaired working group at Partnership for Education and research about Responsible Living (PERL) Joint Working Groups Meeting, Rome, Italy
- Pilgrimage to Baha'i World Centre, Haifa, Israel
- Lecture at EBBF/AIESEC seminar, Acuto, Italy
- Faculty seminar, University of Brighton, UK
- Speaker at Café littéraire, Salon du Livre, Geneva, Switzerland
- Lecturer, University of Geneva Certificate of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Development, Geneva, Switzerland
- Speaker at EBBF conferences in Rome, Italy and dePoort, the Netherlands
- Chaired third Core Group Meeting, ESD indicators project, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, and fourth Core Group Meeting, Brighton, UK
- Participant in PERL Joint Working Groups Meeting, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Represented International Environment Forum at UN Human Rights Council Social Forum on Climate Change and Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland
- Appointed to UNEP Major Groups and Stakeholders Advisory Group on International Environmental Governance, elected co-coordinator, and organized teleconference with UNEP Executive Director and Ministers co-chairing the High Level Consultative Group on International Environmental Governance, Helsinki, Finland
- Speaker at Baha'i seminar on health and environment, La Chapelle d'Abondance, France
- Invited speaker and session chair, European Center for Peace and Development conference on Human Security, Peace and Reconciliation in the Balkans, Brijuni, Croatia
- Co-organized and gave Inaugural Professorial Lecture at ESDinds and International Environment Forum Conference "Making the Invisible Visible", Brighton, United Kingdom

2011

- Co-organized and participated in PERL Think Tank Meeting, London, England
- Lectures at EBBF/AIESEC seminar, Acuto, Italy
- Presented paper at Partnership on Education and research about Responsible Living (PERL) International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, and lectured at universities in Istanbul and Ankara
- Lectured at French Bahá'í Summer School
- Keynote speaker, Values in Business Seminar, and International Peace Day, Stroud, UK, and seminar, School of Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK
- Presented paper at 7th ECPD International Conference on Reconciliation, Tolerance and Human Security in the Balkans, Milocer, Montenegro
- Invited public lecture for the Nehal Foundation, and seminar on foreign policy, Madrid, Spain
- Co-organized, gave public lecture and panel presentation at 15th Annual Conference of the International Environment Forum, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

2012

- Lectured at Bahá'í Winter Camp, France
- Presented two papers at 2nd PERL International Conference, Berlin, Germany
- Led two workshops for EBBF at AIESEC national conference, Leysan, Switzerland

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES relevant to science and religion

- President, Governing Board, International Environment Forum, a Bahá'í-inspired organization for environment and sustainable development, 1997-present. (https://iefworld.org/)
- Global faculty member, Landegg International University (Bahá'í-inspired), 1998-2004.
- Member, Governing Board, ebbf - Ethical Business Building the Future (formerly European Bahá'í Business Forum), 2001-present. (http://ebbf.org)
- Member of steering committee, Department of Economic and Social Development, Landegg International University, Switzerland, helped to develop Master of Arts in International and Community Development (2002-2003).
- Taught graduate courses on Sustainable Development, and International Institutional Framework for Development, at Landegg International University, Switzerland (2003).
- Editorial board, Bahá'í Studies Review (England), 2003-present.
- Partner in EU project for the Development of Indicators & Assessment Tools for CSO Projects Promoting Values-based Education for Sustainable Development (2008-2011) http://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/esdinds/, and follow-up wevalue.org partnership, 2011-present http://www.wevalue.org/.


PUBLIC LECTURE TOPICS relevant to science and religion (selected)

Sustainable development and prosperity
Multiple dimensions of globalization
The coral reef ecosystem: model for humanity
Environment and development
The ethics of sustainable development
Science, values and development
Beyond Economics


SOME SIGNIFICANT PUBLICATIONS relevant to science and religion

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1985. Traditional environmental management in New Caledonia: a review of existing knowledge. South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, Topic Review 18. South Pacific Commission, Noumea. 17 p. Revised in 1989 as Traditional environmental knowledge and resource management in New Caledonia. In R.E. Johannes (ed.), Traditional Ecological Knowledge: a Collection of Essays. IUCN, Gland and Cambridge. 64 p. Dahl1989a and http://islands.unep.ch/dtradknc.htm [Review of the aspects of traditional island culture concerned with resource management and the environment]

Unless and until: a Baha'i focus on the environment. Baha'i Publishing Trust, London. 96 p. (1990). [Relates environmental issues to future development of human society]. (also published in Azerbaijani, Russian, Spanish and Italian (as Ecoesperanza))

The ECO Principle: Ecology and Economics in Symbiosis. Zed Books Ltd, London and New Jersey, and George Ronald, Oxford. 174 p. (1996). [Systems analysis of economics from an ecological perspective, with proposals for new economic and social paradigms]. (also published in Portuguese and Spanish)

The Challenge of Sustainable Development and Prosperity. Paris, European Baha'i Business Forum, 2002. [relates sustainable development to economics in a business perspective]. (also translated into French and Bulgarian). http://yabaha.net/dahl/papers/Dahl2002f.html


BIBLIOGRAPHY relevant to science and religion

1969

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1969. The ocean - our last resource. World Order 3(2):15:21. Winter 1969.

1972

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1972. Ecological consequences of immoderation (book review). World Order 6(4):61-62.

1979

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1979. The fragrance of spirituality: an appreciation of the art of Mark Tobey. In The Baha'i World 16:638-645. 1973-1976. Reprinted with revisions, p. 32-40, in Arthur L. Dahl et al., Mark Tobey/ Art and Belief. George Ronald, Oxford, 1984.

1982

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1982. Gestion traditionnelle et moderne de l'environnement insulaire oceanien. In Proceedings SEPANRIT Conference, Noumea, New Caledonia.

1985

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1985a. Traditional environmental management in New Caledonia: a review of existing knowledge. South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, Topic Review 18. South Pacific Commission, Noumea. 17 p.
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1985b. Training materials for rural environmental management (48 units and supporting audio-visual materials). South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, South Pacific Commission, Noumea (unpublished).

1988

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1988. Les perspectives baha'ies sur la nature et l'environnement. La Pensée Baha'ie, 103:9-18, Eté 1988.

1989

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1989. Traditional environmental knowledge and resource management in New Caledonia. In R.E. Johannes (ed.), Traditional Ecological Knowledge: a Collection of Essays. IUCN, Gland and Cambridge. 64 p. http://islands.unep.ch/dtradknc.htm

1990

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1990. Unless and Until: a Baha'i focus on the environment. Baha'i Publishing Trust, London. 96 p. (also published in Russian Spanish, Italian, and Azerbaijani)

1991

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1991. The world order of nature, p. 161-174. In Charles Lerche (ed.), Emergence: Dimensions of a New World Order. Baha'i Publishing Trust, London.

1993

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1993a. Les valeurs écologiques, p. 61-66. In La société a-t-elle besoin des valeurs éthiques, morales, spirituelles? Recueil des conférences, Association d'Etudes Baha'ies - Europe Francophone, Neuvième rencontre les 27 et 28 mars 1993 à l'Institut universitaire de hautes études internationales, Genève, Suisse.
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1993b. Environnment: Patrimoine de l'Humanite [book review]. The Journal of Baha'i Studies 5(4):77-82. December 1993-March 1994.
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1993c. Planting seeds: personal reflections on the importance of small beginnings. Herald of the South 37:42-43. October-December 1993.

1994

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1994a. Social crises and their connections to global environmental problems. Seminars at Ukranian Academy of Sciences for National Progress, Institute for Spiritual Foundations of World Civilization, Kiev, 16-19 May 1994. https://iefworld.org/ddahl94a.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1994b. Ecological models of social organization: a Baha'i perspective. In Irena Hanousková, Miloslav Lapka and Eva Cudlínová (eds.), Ecology and Democracy: The Challenge of the 21st Century. Proceedings of the First International Conference, 6-9 September 1994, Ceske Budejowice, Full Abstracts. Ceske Budejowice, Czech Republic, NEBE s.r.o., 1994. https://iefworld.org/ddahl94b.htm

1995

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1995a. The moral dimension of sustainable consumption, p. 59-61. In Report of UNEP-ROE Roundtable Discussions on Sustainable Production and Consumption in Europe, Geneva, 22-23 November 1995. UNEP Regional Office for Europe, Geneva.
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1995b. The Bahá'í approach: moderation in civilization. Paper presented at Colloquium on Ecology, Ethics, Spiritualities. Klingenthal, France, 27-29 October 1995. (published in French in 1997) https://iefworld.org/ddahl95a.htm

1996

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1996a. The ECO Principle: Ecology and Economics in Symbiosis. Zed Books Ltd, London and New Jersey, and George Ronald, Oxford. 174 p. (also published in Portuguese)
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1996b. Spiritual Dimensions of Sustainable Development. Paper presented at Workshop on Sustainable Development and International Cooperation, Bucharest, Romania, 22-23 March 1996. https://iefworld.org/ddahl96a.htm

1997

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1997a. L'Approche baha'i: Moderation dans la civilisation, p. 74-75. In Jean-Pierre Ribaut and Marie-José Del Rey (eds), L'Usufruit de la Terre: Courants spirituels et culturels face aux défis de la sauvegarde de la planète. Proceedings of Colloquy on Ecology, Ethics, Spiritualities (Klingenthal, 25-27 October 1995). Dossier 73, Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer pour le progrès de l'Homme, Paris. https://iefworld.org/ddahl95a.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1997b. The Bahá'í Perspective. Naturopa 83: 14. (English, French, German) https://iefworld.org/ddahl97c.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1997c. The Baha'i Faith: a future oriented religion. Future Generations Journal 22(1): 15-17. https://iefworld.org/ddahl97b.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1997d. Sustainable development and the environment of the world: an overview. Paper presented at the International Baha'i Environment Conference, de Poort, Netherlands, 24-26 October 1997. https://iefworld.org/ddahl97d.htm

1998

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1998a. Spiritual dimensions of sustainable development. Global Dialogue on Microfinance and Human Development, Stockholm, Sweden, 2-3 April 1998, European Baha'i Business Forum.
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1998b. Small Island Environmental Management Training Course. http://islands.unep.ch/siem.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1998c. Civilization Under Threat. Herald of the South 49(3): 4-9. July-September 1998.
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1998d. Sustainable consumption and true prosperity. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference of the Environment Forum, 6-8 November, 1998, De Poort, The Netherlands. https://iefworld.org/ddahl98c.htm

1999

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1999a. When is enough, enough? Sustainable Consumption and True Prosperity. Herald of the South 50(3): 22-23.
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1999b. La vision baha'i de l'eau (The Baha'i perspective on water), p. 55-57. In Marie-France Caïs, Marie-José Del Rey and Jean-Pierre Ribaut (eds.), L'eau et la vie: enjeux, perspectives et visions interculturelles. Proceedings of the Second Klingenthal Symposium: Water (Klingenthal, France, 26-30 November 1997). Éditions Charles Léopold Mayer, Paris, Dossier pour un débat no. 97. https://iefworld.org/ddahl97e.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1999c. Les nouvelles valeurs des approches socio-économiques (New Orientations in socio-economic approaches to water), p. 89-91. In Marie-France Caïs, Marie-José Del Rey and Jean-Pierre Ribaut (eds.), L'eau et la vie: enjeux, perspectives et visions interculturelles. Proceedings of the Second Klingenthal Symposium: Water (Klingenthal, France, 26-30 November 1997). Éditions Charles Léopold Mayer, Paris, Dossier pour un débat no. 97. https://iefworld.org/ddahl97f.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1999d. Living within environmental limits: implications of Baha'i principles for sustainable development. Paper presented at the 3rd Conference of the International Environment Forum cosponsored by the Bahá'í Agency for Social and Economic Development - United Kingdom (BASED-UK), 15-18 August 1999, Sidcot, United Kingdom. https://iefworld.org/ddahl99a.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1999e. Community-based environmental management: empowering people with environmental understanding. Paper presented at the 3rd Conference of the International Environment Forum cosponsored by the Bahá'í Agency for Social and Economic Development - United Kingdom (BASED-UK), 15-18 August 1999, Sidcot, United Kingdom. https://iefworld.org/ddahl99b.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 1999f. The Baha'i approach to trees and forest. Paper presented at Klingenthal IV: Trees and Forest - L'Arbre et la Forêt, Klingenthal, Alsace, France, 22-26 September 1999. https://iefworld.org/ddahl99c.htm

2000

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2000a. "Baha'isme", p. 47-49. In Élisabeth Bourguinat and Jean-Pierre Ribaut, L'arbre et la forêt: du symbolisme culturel à... l'agonie programmée. Proceedings of the Fourth Klingenthal Symposium (Klingenthal, France, 22-26 September 1999). Éditions Charles Léopold Mayer, Paris, Dossier pour un débat no. 111.
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2000b. Applying the Baha'i Teachings to the environmental challenges facing the world. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Environment Forum, organized jointly with the Social and Economic Development Seminar for the Americas, 12-14 December 2000, Orlando, Florida, USA . https://iefworld.org/ddahl00a.htm

2001

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2001a. "Globalization and the Environment". In Proceedings of the International Seminar of the International Jacques Maritain Institute, "Globalization: a Challenge for Peace - Solidarity or Exclusion?", Milan, 29-31 October 1998. Roberto Papini, ed., Naples, Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, 2001. https://iefworld.org/ddahl98b.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2001b. Le sol dans le bahaïsme (Soil in the Baha'i Faith), p. 151-156. In Rabah Lahmar and Jean-Pierre Ribaut (eds.), Sols et sociétés: regards pluriculturels. Proceedings of the Third Klingenthal Symposium: Soil, Cultures and Spiritualities (Klingenthal, France, 6-10 May 1998). Éditions Charles Léopold Mayer, Paris, Dossier pour un débat no. 116. https://iefworld.org/ddahl98a.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2001c. The Baha'i attitude towards animals. Paper presented at Klingenthal V: Animals and Fauna, Klingenthal, France, 4-8 July 2001. https://iefworld.org/ddahl01a.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2001d. Values as the foundation for sustainable behaviour. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Conference of the International Environment Forum, 19-21 October 2001, Hluboka nad Vltavou, Czech Republic. https://iefworld.org/ddahl01b.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2001e. From Stockholm via Rio to Johannesburg: Thirty years of international action on environment and sustainable development. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Conference of the International Environment Forum, 19-21 October 2001, Hluboka nad Vltavou, Czech Republic. https://iefworld.org/ddahl01c.htm

2002

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2002a. The Challenge of Sustainable Development and Prosperity. Paris, European Baha'i Business Forum, 2002. http://www.ebbf.org/publications/english/publications013.html
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2002b. Usefulness of Indicators for Sustainability. Paper presented at the Dialogue on Indicators for Sustainability, Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development, World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, 27 August 2002. https://iefworld.org/ddahl02a.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2002c. Linking science and indigenous knowledge for community environmental management. Paper presented at the Seminar on Integrating Science in Local Communities, World Summit on Sustainable Development, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2 September 2002. https://iefworld.org/ddahl02b.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2003a. The Environment and the Lesser Peace, p. 79-106. In Babak Bahador and Nazila Ghanea, eds., Processes of the Lesser Peace. Oxford, George Ronald.

2003

 Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2003b. "Baha'isme", p. 50-53. In Élisabeth Bourguinat and Jean-Pierre Ribaut, Des animaux pour quoi faire? Approches interculturelles, interreligieuses, interdisciplinaires. Proceedings of the Fifth Klingenthal Colloquium (Klingenthal, France, 4-8 July 2001). Éditions Charles Léopold Mayer, Paris, Dossier pour un débat no. 132. (in French, summary of the English paper https://iefworld.org/ddahl01a.htm)
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2003c. Spiritualité et écologie, unité dans la diversité, p. 45-55. In Frédéric Paul Piguet (ed.), Approches Spirituelles de l'Écologie. Editions Charles Léopold Mayer, Paris, DD 134 (in French).

2004

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2004a. Science and values as complementary foundations for consumer citizenship. Paper presented at First International Conference of the Consumer Citizenship Network, UNESCO, Paris, 1-2 March 2004. https://iefworld.org/ddahl04a.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2004b. Leading the Transition to Sustainability: Global Challenges and Individual Action. Keynote paper presented at the 8th Annual Conference of the International Environment Forum, Thessaloniki, Greece, 15-17 October 2004. Abstract and powerpoint: https://iefworld.org/ddahl04b.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2004c. Environmental dimensions of sustainable lifestyles. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Conference of the International Environment Forum, Thessaloniki, Greece, 15-17 October 2004. Outline and powerpoint: https://iefworld.org/ddahl04c.htm
Karlsson, Sylvia and Arthur Lyon Dahl. 2004d. Measuring Sustainable Lifestyles and Sustainability. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Conference of the International Environment Forum, Thessaloniki, Greece, 15-17 October 2004. Outline and powerpoint: https://iefworld.org/dkarl04b.htm 
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2004e. The competitive edge in environmental responsibility, p. 103-110. In Michael E. Porter, Klaus Schwab, Xavier Sala-i-Martin and Augusto Lopez-Claros, The Global Competitiveness Report 2004-2005. World Economic Forum. Palgrave Macmillan, Houndsmill, UK and New York. SCANNED PAPER
Dahl, Arthur Lyon, and Augusto Lopez-Claros. 2004g. Environmental Responsibility: Good for Business? op ed piece published in O Globo, Rio de Janeiro, 29 December 2004, and other third world newspapers (in Portuguese)

2005

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2005a. Good Governance and Competitiveness. Paper presented at the International Sustainability Conference, Basel, Switzerland, 12-14 October 2005. https://iefworld.org/ddahl05.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2005b. Baha'i Faith and the United Nations, p. 153-154. In Bron R. Taylor et al. (eds), The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature. London and New York: Thoemmes Continuum.
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2005c. Brown, Vinson (1912-1991), p. 227. In Bron R. Taylor et al. (eds), The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature. London and New York: Thoemmes Continuum.
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2005d. Klingenthal Symposia, p. 964-965. In Bron R. Taylor et al. (eds), The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature. London and New York: Thoemmes Continuum.
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2005e. Men of the Trees (East Africa), p. 1081. In Bron R. Taylor et al. (eds), The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature. London and New York: Thoemmes Continuum.
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2005f. World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), p. 1770-1771. In Bron R. Taylor et al. (eds), The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature. London and New York: Thoemmes Continuum.
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2005g. A Challenge for Visionary Leaders (editorial). Inspire, No. 3, August 2005. European Baha'i Business Forum.

2006

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2006a. Scientific Foundations for Committment and Consistency. In Declan Doyle (ed.), Consumer Citizenship: Promoting New Responses, Vol. 2: Catalyzing Change , p. 25-32. Consumer Citizenship Network, Hedmark University College, Hamar, Norway. (also in conference proceedings 2007k) https://iefworld.org/doc/ddahl06a.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2006b. Climate Change: Scientific and Faith Perspectives. Paper presented at 10th Annual Conference of International Environment Forum, Oxford, UK, 15-17 September 2006. https://iefworld.org/doc/ddahl06b.htm

2007

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2007a. Climate Change and its Ethical Challenges, p. 157-172. In The Baha'i World 2005-2006: An International Record. Haifa: Baha'i World Centre. https://iefworld.org/doc/ddahl07a.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2007b. Ethical Challenges of Climate Change. Paper presented at the 11th Annual Conference of the International Environment Forum, Ottawa, Canada, 12-14 October 2007. https://iefworld.org/doc/ddahl07b.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2007d. Business, Sustainable Development and Prosperity - Part I. Inspire, Issue 12. http://www.ebbf.org/366.html and Business, Sustainable Development and Prosperity - Part II. Inspire, Issue 13. http://www.ebbf.org/383.html
Hak, Tomas, Bedrich Moldan and Arthur Lyon Dahl (eds). 2007e. Sustainability Indicators: A Scientific Assessment. SCOPE Vol. 67. Washington, D.C., Island Press, 413 p.
Dahl, Arthur Lyon, 2007k. Scientific Foundations for Commitment and Consistency, p. 220-224. In Dag Tangen and Victoria W. Thoresen (eds.), Catalyzing Change. Proceedings of the Third International Conference of The Consumer Citizenship Network, Hamar (Norway) 2006. Høgskolen i Hedmark, Oppdragsrapport nr. 4 - 2007. https://iefworld.org/doc/ddahl06a.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2007l. The Spirit of Agriculture (book review), p. 93-96. The Journal of Baha'i Studies 15:1/4, March-December 2005.

2008

Dahl, Arthur Lyon, 2008a. The ethical challenges of global change as a motivator for consumer citizenship, p. 21-32. In Alexandra Klein and Victoria W. Thoresen (eds.), Assessing Information as Consumer Citizens. Consumer Citizenship: Promoting New Responses, Vol. 4. Hedmark College, Hamar, Norway, Consumer Citizenship Network. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference of the Consumer Citizenship Network, Tallinn, Estonia, 5-6 May 2008. https://iefworld.org/doc/ddahl08a.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2008b. Les problèmes de l'environnement et les solutions bahá'íes. La Pensée Bahá'íe. Pour un développement vraiment durable. Spring 2008, No. 149/150, p. 18-33. (in French) https://iefworld.org/doc/ddahl08b.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2008c. Science and Religion in the Climate Change Debate: Case Study of the Baha'i Community. Paper presented at the conference on Ethics and Climate Change: Scenarios for Justice and Sustainability, Padova, Italy, 23-25 October 2008. https://iefworld.org/doc/ddahl08c.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2008d. Preventing Overshoot and Collapse: Managing the Earth's Resources. Paper prepared on the introductory theme of the 2008 UNEP/University of Geneva/Graduate Institute Environmental Diplomacy Course, August 2008. https://iefworld.org/doc/ddahl08d.htm

2009

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2009b. The response to climate change from the Baha'i community. Presented at International Science Conference, Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges & Decisions, Copenhagen, 10-12 March 2009. International Alliance of Research Universities. University of Copenhagen. Abstract Book 57.22. http://www.climatecongress.ku.dk. Full paper: https://iefworld.org/doc/ddahl09a.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2009c. The financial crisis and consumer citizenship, p. 23-33. In Alexandra Klein and Victoria W. Thoresen (eds), Making a Difference: Putting Consumer Citizenship into Action. Consumer Citizenship: Promoting New Responses Vol. 5. Hedmark University College, Norway. Paper presented at the Sixth International Conference of the Consumer Citizenship Network, Technical University of Berlin, 23-24 March 2009. https://iefworld.org/doc/ddahl09b.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2009d. Environment as a Factor for Peace, p. 230-232. In Takehiro Togo and Negoslav P. Ostojic (eds), National Reconciliation, Inter-Ethnic and Inter-Confessional Tolerance in the Balkans: Reconciliation and Human Security. Proceedings of the Fourth ECPD International Conference, Miločer, Montenegro, 30-31 October 2008. Belgrade, European Center for Peace and Development.
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2009e. Transforming Environments from the Inside Out. Paper presented at the 13th Annual Conference of the International Environment Forum/Association of Baha'i Studies - North America 33rd Conference, Washington, D.C., USA, 13-16 August 2009. https://iefworld.org/doc/ddahl09c.htm
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2009f. Financial Crisis and the Green Economy. Paper prepared on the introductory theme of the 2009 UNEP/University of Geneva/Graduate Institute Environmental Diplomacy Course, August 2009. https://iefworld.org/doc/ddahl09d.html
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2009g. Human Security and Climate Change: The Ethical Challenge. Paper for the Balkans presented at the 5th ECPD International Conference, Brioni Islands, Croatia, October 2009. Belgrade, European Center for Peace and Development. https://iefworld.org/doc/ddahl09e.html

2010

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2010a. Climate Ethics and the Copenhagen Summit. International Environment Forum, https://iefworld.org/doc/ddahl10a.html
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2010b. L'argent et la spiritualité : une perspective bahá'íe. La Pensée Bahá'íe, N° 153/154, Printemps 2010, p. 37-42. (in French)
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2010c. The Constraints of UNEP and International Environmental Law to Respond Effectively to the Victims of Climate Change. Paper presented at the seminar "Human Rights? An approach to respond to the challenges of climate change", World Council of Churches, Geneva, 1 October 2010. https://iefworld.org/ddahl10b
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2010d. Interstate Collaboration for Human Security: The Lessons From Copenhagen. Paper presented at the 6th ECPD International Conference on National and Inter-ethnic Reconciliation, Religious Tolerance and Human Security in the Balkans - The Human Security Concept Implementation, Brioni Islands, Croatia, 28-29 October 2010. Belgrade, European Center for Peace and Development. https://iefworld.org/ddahl10c
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2010e. Life: A Systems Approach - Reflections on Multiple Dimensions of Sustainability. Inaugural Professorial Lecture, University of Brighton, Thursday 16 December 2010, presented during the 14th IEF Conference. https://iefworld.org/ddahl10d
Podger, Dimity, Georgia Piggot, Martin Zahradnik, Svatava Janouskova, Ismael Velasco, Tomas Hak, Arthur Dahl, Alicia Jimenez and Marie K. Harder. 2010. The Earth Charter and the ESDinds Initiative: Developing Indicators and Assessment Tools for Civil Society Organizations to Examine the Value and Dimensions of Sustainability Projects. Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 4(2):297-305. http://yabaha.net/dahl/papers/Podger2010JESD4_2.pdf

2011

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2011a. Multi-level Frameworks to Enable Responsible Living. Paper presented at the PERL International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 14-15 March 2011. https://iefworld.org/ddahl11a
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2011b. Values-based Indicators for Responsible Living. Paper presented at the PERL International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 14-15 March 2011. https://iefworld.org/ddahl11b
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2011c. European Union and Global Sustainability: Issues for Rio 2012. Paper presented at the 7th ECPD International Conference, Milocer, Montenegro, 21-22 October 2011. https://iefworld.org/ddahl11c

2012

Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2012a. Alternatives to the Consumer Society. Paper presented at the PERL International Conference, Berlin, 19-20 March 2012. https://iefworld.org/ddahl12a
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2012b. Enabling Action at Rio+20. Paper presented at the PERL International Conference, Berlin, 19-20 March 2012. https://iefworld.org/ddahl12b
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2012c. Design Criteria and Learning Strategies for International Environmental Governance. Paper presented at the Planet Under Pressure International Scientific Conference, London, 26-29 March 2012. https://iefworld.org/ddahl12c
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2012d. Ethical Sustainability Footprint for Individual Motivation. Paper presented at the Planet Under Pressure International Scientific Conference, London, 26-29 March 2012. https://iefworld.org/ddahl12d
Dahl, Arthur Lyon. 2012e. Science, Governance and Ethics in Environmental Migration. Paper presented at the Planet Under Pressure International Scientific Conference, London, 26-29 March 2012. https://iefworld.org/ddahl12e

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