The OIC and the Paris 2015 Climate Change Agreement: Islam and the Environment

  • Joseph J. Kaminski
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


Kaminski’s chapter explores past and present Muslim-world contributions to environmental stewardship. First, a brief introduction to the Islamic discourse on the environment based on primary Islamic sources is offered. Then Kaminski surveys Muslim engagement with the environment during the Middle Ages and Ottoman period. The main part of the chapter carefully examines specific OIC-state contributions to the current global discourse on environmentalism. The official climate change plans submitted by the leading OIC-state CO2 emissions countries as a part of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) will be explored in greater detail. It will be shown that the Muslim world today is playing an important role in global governance especially in regard to combatting climate change.


Climate change Environment Paris Agreement Islamic philosophy Carbon emissions 


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  • Joseph J. Kaminski
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  1. 1.International University of SarajevoSarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina

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