Zafirah Zein, Climate Change to be Top Priority in Muslim World, The Solutions Journal, Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2015, Pages 9-10 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/climate-change-to-be-top-priority-in-muslim-world/) Abstract: Environment Ministers from more than 50 Muslim countries have come up with a joint declaration on environmental protection and sustainable development. At the 6th Islamic Conference in Morocco, members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) convened to discuss ways to combat climate change and deal with obstacles to sustainable development. In the declaration, countries were urged to commit to a number of key goals. These included pursuing green economies, raising awareness about the importance of eradicating poverty, creating a new energy operating system, and adopting standards for good practices in sustainable governance. "Climate change is a serious threat, especially to the developing world. It is only through collective action that we will overcome one of the pressing challenges of our generation,” said OIC secretary general Iyad Ameen Madani, who is the former Information Minister of Saudi Arabia. Global warming is due to have drastic effects in the … Topics: Climate Change; Governance