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Jakarta Post

Muslim leaders told to confront climate crisis

  • Adianto P. Simamora


BOGOR   /   Sun, April 11 2010   /  03:22 pm

Muslims should become agents of change to protect the environment with the help of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), which should set up a special council to take the lead on climate change issues, a conference said. The conference on Muslim action on climate change ended on Saturday and said that the OIC needed to promote climate change policies, including on society's lifestyle in accordance with the Islamic values. It said that Muslim communities should start taking action in dealing with climate change through, among others, the establishment of eco-Islamic boarding schools and information dissemination on sustainability messages to the followers through mosques. The two-day conference, however, failed to set up the proposed Muslim Association on Climate Change Action (MACCA) as an umbrella group to implement the Bogor declaration. The conference a...