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Islamic Declaration on Sustainable Development

June 18, 2012

Created at the Fifth Islamic Conference of Environment Ministers held in Astana, Kazakhstan in June 2012, this declaration prefaced Muslim participation in the upcoming United Nations Conference of Sustainable Development in Rio De Janeiro. The document discusses sustainable development in terms of political processes, green economies, and lack of initiatives for environmentally-friendly development. It also addresses the socioeconomic challenges of different Islamic countries, and it calls for governments to find equitable ways of developing sustainably in the face of these issues. Branching off into topics such as food security, water availability, energy security, anthropogenic and natural disaster preparation, and international aid, the declaration seeks to make a commitment to address all facets of sustainable development.

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