SESRIC Participated in the 9th Session of the Conference of Environment Ministers in the Islamic World
Date: 19 October 2023
Venue: Jeddah - Saudi Arabia

The 9th Session of the Conference of Environment Ministers in the Islamic World was held in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on 19 October 2023 under the theme of “Towards Green Transformation in the Islamic World”. The Conference brought together Ministers of Environment and high level officials from OIC member countries and representatives of relevant OIC institutions and international organizations. SESRIC was represented at the Conference by H.E. Ms. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK, Director General, and Dr. Esat BAKIMLI, Senior Researcher.

The Ministerial session was preceded by the Award Ceremony of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management in the Islamic World (KSAAEM). The Award was destined to encourage and stimulate interest in joint environmental action in the Islamic world and openness to global experiences in the protection of the environment from an Islamic perspective, while working towards preserving its resources and addressing sustainable development issues in general, through recognizing the merits of the efforts of individuals and institutions concerned with the management of natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations alike.

Following the Award Ceremony, the Ministerial session discussed various reports and programmes and adopted the declaration and resolutions of the Conference. SESRIC submited the 2023 edition of its “OIC Environment Report” to the Conference. The report examines the current state of the environment and its management in OIC member countries, highlighting progress towards meeting environment-related sustainable development goals (SDGs) and Paris Agreement commitments.

The first Islamic Conference of Environment Ministers was held on 10 - 12 June 2002 in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with the attendance of a large number of Environment Ministers from the OIC member countries.