Najam Delivers Oxford Lecture on Climate Change, Islam, and Muslim Societies

Based on the new research Najam has been conducting at Oxford as the Mahatir Mohamad Visiting Fellow, the talk reviewed what the role of religion in general and Islam, in particular, would be in Muslim societies in the “Age of Adaptation” where climate impacts have become a reality.

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Najam Keynotes on Law, Justice, and Climate Change in Bhutan

Professor Najam outlined the nature of the global climate change challenge, particularly for developing countries and especially in what he describes as the “Age of Adaptation,” and reflected on the role of law and philanthropy in addressing global climate change, particularly in national and local implications and impacts.

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Najam Named Mahatir Mohamad Visiting Fellow at University of Oxford

Professor Najam plans to work on two research projects during his fellowships: one on elaborating an Islamic vocabulary for environmentalism and particularly for climate change, and another related to elaborating policy pathways for the “Age of Adaptation” and particularly for Loss and Damage climate policy.

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Najam Keynote Addresses Issue of Communicating Climate Crisis to the World

Professor Najam highlights that while extreme events like the recent floods in Pakistan do attract national and international media attention, the world still lacks a public vocabulary to convey the severity of the climate emergency to public audiences, particularly in developing countries.

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Najam Discusses Global Costs of Climate Change During UN Keynote

Professor Najam argues that sufficient funds have not been allocated from the most developed and polluting countries of the world to address pressing climate justice demands, and the ongoing costs are being borne by the world’s poorest people who are least responsible for climate change.

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Najam Interviewed on Rising Tide of Calls for Global Climate Justice

“We are in for some volatile global climate politics and, unfortunately, developing countries are on their own; beyond words and some occasional ‘assistance,’ developing countries are not likely to get reparations either from the governments or from citizens of the industrialized West.”

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Najam Urges Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to Redouble Climate Efforts

Professor Najam calls on the humanitarian sector and organizations like MSF to redouble their own efforts not just in reducing their climate footprints but in addressing the critical climate justice and climate impacts that are being felt by the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities.

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