Friday, October 16, 2015

Islam: Muslim Countries Support Development of Renewable Energy

Environment Ministers from over 50 Muslim countries agree on “Declaration for environmental protection” (ISESCO)

The 6th Islamic conference of Environment Ministers held in Rabat, Morocco on 8-9 October 2015 (the largest convening of Muslim-world Environment Ministers) agree to a number of steps to tackle climate change and challenges facing sustainable development.

The conference was organised by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in conjunction with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO) under the patronage of the Kingdom of Morocco.

The two day event ended with a joint declaration on environmental protection and sustainable development, calling on renewed political commitment from member states to actively pursue sustainable development goals, energy efficiency, and poverty eradication.

The declaration called on all 57 OIC member states to Pursue 'green economies' - where renewables and energy efficiency creates a new green wave of employment and income for societies.

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