Religion and Climate Justice

Scaling up climate solutions is increasingly about smoothing the paths for adoption and making sure that all people share in the benefits. Much of this work needs to happen locally within cities, states and countries across the world.  Local action around climate solutions can open the road to solving climate change over the next decade. Together let us identify meaningful locally oriented and fair solutions worldwide. On the 30th of March 2022, this program helps to focus the world on what we can all do to lead the change for our shared future. The Worldwide Teach-In is a project of the Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College in New York, USA and Open Society University Network, with partners worldwide including Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU). Universiti Malaysia is a long-standing member of APRU. 

Main goal:

Engage hundreds of members of the university’s campus and local community in critical dialogue on just climate solutions. UM’s chapter will focus on the promotion of engaging dialogue with stakeholders and the faith community on the topic of climate and justice.

SESSION 2: RELIGION AND CLIMATE JUSTICE 2:45 pm Welcoming Remarks & Session Walk Through Prof Datuk Dr. Azizan Baharuddin Director, UM Center for Civilisationa Dialogue Introduction – “Religion and Climate Justice” Special Address by Dr. Mohd Zuhdi Marzuki Political Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA) 3:10 pm Eco-Mosque Project Universiti Malaya: A Case Study Dr. Asmawati Muhamad Project Leader, UM Imarah Green Project Living Lab & Coordinator, Applied Science with Islamic Studies Programme, Academy of Islamic Studies. 3:10 pm Forum on “Religion and Climate Justice” Moderator: Dr. Fachruddin Majeri Mangunjaya – Chairman Centre for Islamic Studies Universitas Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia. Speakers: 1. Prof. Dr. Esther Gnanamalar Sarojini a/p A. Daniel N/A – Professor of Science Education, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya. 2. Dr. Shaikh Mohd Saifuddeen bin Shaikh Mohd Salleh – Senior Fellow and Director of Centre for Science and Environment Studies (KIAS), Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM). 3. Dr. Karma Tashi Choedron – Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham Malaysia. 4. Mr. Balachandran Annamalai – Malaysian Hindu Sangam Sarawak State Council. 4:30 pm Q&A session 5:00 pm End of event