The Prince Alweed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University and CID co-sponsor to present Elfatih Eltahir, H.M. King Bhumibol Professor of Hydrology and Climate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at this "Road to GEM23" event. Just like in other societies around the world, climate change will have significant impacts on Muslim societies. In this talk, Professor Eltahir will offer specific examples from Asia and Africa to illustrate how these impacts would affect, to varying degrees, important processes that shape economy, culture, and life. He will discuss case studies ranging from water availability in the Nile basin, transmission of malaria in villages of Niger, to heatwaves in crowded cities of South Asia, and outdoor conditions during the Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj. A common theme that emerges from these studies is how understanding natural phenomena as well as the current societal context is critical for accurately projecting future climate conditions at local scales.
CID's "Road to GEM23" climate and development series precedes and helps launch CID’s
Global Empowerment Meeting (GEM23): Growing in a Green World taking place in May. This spring, CID strives to elevate and learn from voices from the countries on the frontlines of the climate crisis and will feature important learnings from the leaders who will be active participants at GEM23.
This event is co-sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment. More information about the event can be found
The event will take place virtaully and at the Sackler Lecture Hall (Sackler Building room 004) at 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138.
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Speakers and Presenters
Elfatih Eltahir, H.M. King Bhumibol Professor of Hydrology and Climate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Prince Alweed Bin Talal
Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University; Harvard University Center for the Environment