Lord Sheikh was one of the speakers at a Conference organised by Earth Mates Dialogue Centre in Istanbul, Turkey on the subject of Islam and the Environment – “Muslim 7 Year Action Plan to deal with Climate Change”. Lord Sheikh spoke about the need for expansion of various renewable energies as well as the need for us as individuals to reduce the amount of energy wasted in our own homes. At the Conference a plan was drawn known as the Istanbul Declaration to develop and enhance communication and partnerships in the areas of climate change and environmental conservation. The Conference was attended by senior politicians, scholars and religious leaders from different parts of the world. A copy of his speech is available in the Speeches section.