IUIU co-sponsors Faiths for a Just Energy Transition Symposium
- 23rd September, 2022 11:46am
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The Rector Islamic University in Uganda, Prof. Ismail S. Gyagenda held a virtual meeting with Imam Saffet A. Catovic the Head of Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Office for Interfaith, Community Alliances, and Government Relations located in 110 Maryland Ave NE UNIT 101, Washington, DC 20002. The meeting was witnessed by Dr. Chemisto Musa, the Head of ICT and Mr. Mutyaba Abdallah, the Senior Administrative Assistant at IUIU.
The Rector and Imam Saffet discussed IUIU co-sponsoring and participating in the upcoming Symposium on "Faiths for a Just Energy Transition" which is organised by Laudato Si Movement, GreenFaith, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, and Supreme Muslim Council of Kenya. The event is scheduled to run virtually on the 28th September 2022. The Rector permitted IUIU to co-sponsor and live broadcast the virtual event in all IUIU Campuses. More about the event is explained below.
Faiths for Energy Transition
About The Symposium
This half-day symposium will introduce the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, its pillars, and the religious foundations for its support. About the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative is an emerging campaign for a binding international agreement that would be a complement to the Paris Agreement. Such a Treaty would require: An immediate end to new fossil fuel projects A rapid transition to 100% renewables and a fair phase-out of fossil fuels A just transition to an environmentally sustainable future for workers and communities most affected by climate change and by this transition These three pillars are what is required to address the climate crisis in a manner that reflects widely shared religious and moral values and consistent with what science tells us must be done to avoid truly disastrous climate change impacts. The Treaty Initiative has already attracted support from over 100 Nobel Laureates; 40 cities including London, Paris, Los Angeles, and Sydney; 250 parliamentarians including elected representatives from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Pakistan; over 1,000 NGOs and 2,500 scientists and academics. Interpretation for this event will be provided in Swahili, Spanish, and French.