World Environment Day 2017, organised by Universal Peace Federation UK, featured speakers on different topics from renewable energy and GM foods to 'connecting with nature'. There some interesting questions and comments from the audience some of whom were also very knowledgeable. The theme of the meeting 'connecting with nature' was raised by speakers and the audience who shared their own profound experiences.
The World Environment Day 2017 theme is 'Connecting With Nature'. UPF Co-Founder, Mrs Dr. Hak Ja Han-Moon has emphasised many times that one of the Universal Peace Federation goals is the importance of treasuring the natural world for the sake of future generations.
The Universal Peace Federation applauds the United Nations, and all who gather for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), to address some of the most critical problems facing humanity today, especially problems linked to unsustainable economic models. On the occasion of “Rio+20”, which takes place from 20 to 22 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, UPF offers the following statement.
The Universal Peace Federation:
Notes that the problems posed by the need for sustainable development, environmental stewardship and social justice are issues that must involve not only the United Nations and governmental institutions but also the partnership of civil society, the private sector, faith-based organizations and the entire human community, ;
In preparation for the Paris COP21 negotiations on Climate Change mitigation Universal Peace Federation held a conference in the Lancaster Gate HQ. Smaller breakout groups in the second part of the evening allowed greater discussion with the speakers. Please see the Video of conference
Please see the website for more Climate Change march details: http://climatejusticejobs.org.uk/
A programme to consider values that would allow sustainable development of humankind was held at 43 Lancaster Gate in UPF - UK's Headquarters. It was an opportunity to present some of the ideas and initiatives of the Universal Peace Federation stemming from its Founder, Father Sun Myung Moon, while contemplating the beauty of nature and its inter-connectedness with humanity through the astounding video 'Home' by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and discussing these issues at length afterwards. Photo from Monkey Forest in Staffordshire UK; a reserve for the Barbary Macaques monkey that is on the endangered species list.