Islamic perspectives on environmental conservation
By Ahmed ElGharib
June 8, 2020
To mark the United Nations’ World Environment Day on June 5, 2020, Ahmed ElGharib, Assistant Researcher at the Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), highlights QBG’s contribution to preserving the environment and conserving natural resources.
In 1972, to mark the opening of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, the United Nations established World Environment Day. Since then it has developed into a global platform that is celebrated in over 100 countries – including Qatar – and encourages worldwide awareness and action for environmental conservation. It has become one of the main vehicles through which the UN promotes positive actions to safeguard our planet.
This year’s World Environment Day is hosted by Columbia in collaboration with Germany, under the theme of biodiversity, a crucial topic, considering that one million plant and animal species are currently facing extinction due to deforestation and other harmful actions towards the environment.