Islam and the Environment
A Conference on‘Islam and the Environment’ was held on 17th-19th October 2008. The conference, which was proposed and encouraged by HRH The Prince of Wales, was attended by scholars, religious leaders, diplomats, environmental practitioners and policy makers from different parts of the world and included representatives from major international agencies including the United Nations and the World Bank.
The participants were asked to consider ways in which the Centre could encourage awareness of Islamic teaching about man’s responsibility for the natural environment, and of the need to translate this awareness into practical action. Discussions focussed on Islamic Teaching and Environmental Ethics; Economy, Technology and the Environment; and Culture and the Environment.