Islam and sustainable economic development
There has been more concern with meeting immediate needs in the Islamic world than with longer-term issues of sustainability, as much of the region remains poor. Debate and writing on environmental issues in this region has therefore largely lagged behind elsewhere. It is worth noting that the 1.2 billion Muslims account for only 10 per cent of carbon dioxide emissions, while the United States, with less than a quarter of that population, is responsible for 20 per cent.
Islamic teaching , Environmental issues , Sustainable development , Economic development , Islamic finance , Muslim countries
Wilson, R. (2014). Islam and sustainable economic development. In Paul Sillitoe (Ed.), Sustainable development: an appraisal from the Gulf region (pp. 178-194). New York: Berghahn Books.