G20 Religious Values Forum discusses climate change, environmental protection

G20 Religious Values Forum discusses climate change, environmental protection

The 7th G20 Religious Values Forum continued this evening through video communication; its 4th plenary session on joint religious action to confront the threats of climate change; held by Riyadh-based King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID).

The Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Eng. Abdurrahman Bin Abdul Mohsen Al Fadhli, also emphasized in his opening speech the religious, cultural and environmental diversity and the difference and the impact of that on achieving coexistence on the planet.

He also pointed out that the teachings of all religions, especially the Islamic religion; urge their followers to preserve and protect the environment so as to achieve the interests of all peoples; highlighting that the jurisprudential rule in Islam says “warding off evil takes precedence over bringing interests.”