Najam Speaks at Royal Society on Science in Muslim Societies
Professor Najam challenges environmentalists to engage with religion and faith because these will invariably be the front line of people’s coping strategies when they are confronted with ever-more-frequent climate calamities.
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.
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.
Najam Leads Seminar on Religion and Environment
Professor Najam suggested that the view that “if we only get the science right, the right values will themselves emerge” has proven to be insufficient and it is time to move from a science-faith divide to a common strategy for confronting one of the great moral crises of our times: climate change.
Najam Speaks at Launch of AIIB Report on NetZero
Professor Najam suggests that until countries do not begin “owning” the climate change problem – not because they have caused it, but because they will invariably suffer its consequences – we will not see meaningful action on climate change in developing countries.
Najam Featured in “Context” Report on Climate Loss and Damage
“By raising money from bad actions so that we raise the cost of doing bad things, we [can] use that money to be able to do good things for those who are being treated unfairly by climate change.”
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.
Najam Interviewed on Impacts of Climate Change & Need for Adaptation
“The golden rule is don’t mess with nature. The hubris with which we have not only ignored, but laughed at nature over the last 30 years, is what is having an impact now.”
“Qué Pasa Media” Article Details Najam’s Call for Immediate Climate Action
While the global focus on climate change has largely been on mitigation, Professor Najam argues that adapting to the threats of climate change is urgent, especially for the poorest and most vulnerable countries of the world.
Najam Keynotes Australasian Aid Conference 2022
Professor Najam posits that “the onset of climate change fundamentally changes the nature of climate policy and of climate politics, and in the ‘Age of Adaptation’ climate IS development.”
Najam Speaks at Quaid-i-Azam University on Age of Adaptation
“We are fooling ourselves by believing that raising slogans, writing tweets, or walking in protests is actually going to make a difference when the only thing that can make a difference is real and tangible changes in our own lifestyles and in the politics we support.”
Najam Calls for Immediate Action on Climate Change in “Boston Globe” Op-Ed
“While all of us have consumed nearly three decades in talking ourselves hoarse about what to do and how, the planetary climate has changed, both physically and politically.”
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.
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.
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.”
Najam Keynotes Knowledge for Development Conference in London
Professor Najam argues that the world is entering an era of intense contestation not only on facts but on expertise and knowledge itself.
Najam Discusses Global Challenges Caused by Global Climate Crisis
Professor Najam argues that we are now in “The Age of Adaptation” and we need to look at climate not just as a “carbon management” challenge but as a development challenge, and maybe even a sustainable development opportunity.
Najam Discusses Global Climate Justice on CFR Webinar
According to Professor Najam, the world finds itself in a situation where the effects of climate change are being felt by those who have been contributing the least to greenhouse emissions, the result of which is a crisis of climate justice.
Najam Delivers UIK Keynote on The State of the Future
In his address on “The State of the Future,” Professor Najam argued that there are at least five fundamental and structural shifts happening in global affairs that could potentially unleash a host of new challenges while also offering some important opportunities.
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.