24 March 2010| Huma Gupta
New Blog Alert:
Read the mission statement below:
about the blog
The aim of Muslim Environment Watch is twofold: to give information on developments, innovations, trends, and projects concerning the environment which have taken place throughout the Arab and Muslim world as well to keep track of developments in the field of religious Islamic environmental rulings.
Environment, climate change, pollution etc. have occupied world wide attention, including the Arab and Muslim world, since the 1980s. Especially during the last twenty years, more and more environmental organizations have been established throughout the Arab and Muslim world and the awareness to environmental issues has increased.
Muslim religious scholars have published books and rulings concerning environmental issues and recently, even radical Islamic groups could not ignore the subject and started to publish their own solutions to environmental and climate change issues.
The ever-increasing awareness to the subject has caused Arab and Muslim governments and organizations to initiate environmental projects, such as preservation of nature, green businesses, water purification and more. As a result, more and more businesses, whose mail scope is the environment, have been established in the Arab and Muslim world.
The Arab and Muslim world attracts many foreign investors and investments in these kinds of projects. because of the great importance of these issues, even cooperation and joint project between Israel and the Palestinian Authority has been taking place.
Thus, this blog will keep track of new developments in this field within the Arab and Muslim world by way of bringing preliminary sources in English, Arabic and other languages; articles describing new developments; articles on the subject; and regular updates concerning interesting developments and projects happening now in this subject throughout the Arab and Muslim world. The blog is going to be updated regularly.
This blog aims to be a home for whoever is interested in the subject and for whoever wants to write on it.
The administrator and writer of this blog is Dr. Moshe Terdman, who has written on the subject of environmental security and who has conducted research and lectured on the subject of Islam and the environment and the environmental policy and projects in the Arab and Muslim world.