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El Islam, la fe y el cambio climático

AMMÁN – La Declaración Islámica sobre Cambio Climático, firmada en agosto por estudiosos islámicos de todo el mundo, pide a los países eliminar progresivamente las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero y adoptar fuentes de energía 100% renovables. Con 1600 millones de musulmanes en todo el mundo, esta declaración colectiva envía una fuerte señal antes de la Cumbre de Desarrollo Sostenible de las Naciones Unidas de este mes y la Conferencia de Cambio Climático de la ONU que tendrá lugar en diciembre en París.

La declaración, emitida durante un simposio de dos días sobre Islam y cambio climático, celebrado en Estambul, explica por qué los musulmanes deben ser activistas responsables en pro del bienestar del planeta y plantea una serie de demandas a los líderes mundiales y la comunidad empresarial.

En primer lugar, la declaración pide a los encargados de redactar el acuerdo climático integral que se adoptará en París llegar a “un resultado equitativo y vinculante”, fijar metas claras y establecer formas de vigilar su cumplimiento. Además, los países prósperos y los estados productores de petróleo deberían eliminar progresivamente las emisiones de dióxido de carbono de aquí a mediados de siglo; alejarse de un “aprovechamiento del medio ambiente reñido con la ética”; e invertir en una economía verde.

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