Our species, though selected to be a caretaker or steward (khalifah) on the earth, has been the cause of such corruption and devastation on it that we are in danger ending life as we know it on our planet.
islam and climate change
ISLAMIC DECLARATION ON GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE:
In August 2015, Muslim leaders from across the world gathered in Istanbul, Turkey to launch the Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change. The Declaration presents the moral case, based on Islamic teachings, for the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims and people of all faiths worldwide to take urgent climate action.
ISLAMIC RELIEF CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY:
Islamic teachings make it imperative for all Muslims to be good stewards of the Earth. As an organisation guided by Islamic teachings and values, we are serious about tackling climate change.
Islamic Relief is campaigning for stronger action by governments and business, reducing its own carbon footprint and raising awareness of the key issues - within the Islamic Relief family and beyond. Our worldwide network operates in over 40 countries. We work in areas other organisations cannot, and help some of the most vulnerable and hardest to reach communities on the planet. We cannot, of course, tackle climate change alone. We therefore leverage our strong relations with governments as well as many local, national and international organisations. Islamic Relief participates in influential networks which advocate for justice and rights to minimise the impact of climate change.
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT SOCIETIES
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has a critical role in reducing climate risks and addressing the humanitarian and development challenges ahead. The vision of more resilient communities better able to withstand these risks is embodied in the IFRC’s One Billion Coalition and its Framework for Community Resilience.
Our vision is for communities across the world to be more resilient and better prepared for climate change impacts now and in the future. Drawing on Strategy 2020, the IFRC and National Societies seek to reduce the impact of climate change and extreme weather events on vulnerable people around the world through interventions at numerous levels.