In her Keynote Address at the 2017 Our Ocean Conference in Malta, H. M. Queen Noor emphasized the “cause and effect relationship between climate change and ocean ecosystem collapse with critical economic decline, poverty and malnutrition, crime, trafficking, the destabilization and polarization of societies, and the massive migration of populations seeking food and economic security.”
In her remarks, H. M. Queen Noor shared her perspectives from her experiences in working around the world on economic development, peace and security, and climate change, and how she has “seen clearly the linkage between the transnational impacts of these and the concomitant human insecurity and political instability that threatens us all no matter where we may live.”
Her Majesty also highlighted the consistency for protecting the Earth in many faiths and the opportunity for a multi-faith approach to addressing climate change. “I believe that we have a profound opportunity for a multi-faith initiative including leaders from major global religions to mobilize individuals and communities of all faiths to help grow and unify the ranks of engaged citizens and foster interfaith collaboration on the most important issue of our time. In my humble opinion, we have not yet fully capitalized on the combined reach and influence of our faith leaders around the world.”
The video of her Keynote Address can be found on the Our Ocean website.