Bringing A Faith Perspective To Climate Change
Inspired by Islamic teachings on justice and stewardship, this year we helped more communities to increase their resilience to the effects of climate change and campaigned for global action to tackle the climate emergency. By 2021, we aim to have established a distinctive faith-based expertise in climate change adaptation.
Islamic Relief joined the UN Climate Change conference COP25 in Madrid, Spain. The German government invited us to discuss Islamic approaches to climate stewardship, energy and the environment. Together with Islamic Relief Spain, we held an interfaith dialogue attended by more than a hundred people. And after signing the ‘Faith communities demand climate justice’ declaration, as part of a small delegation we presented it to the deputy director general of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).