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UK Hindu leaders team with Philip to curb climate change

Hindu leaders in the UK have joined hands with Prince Philip and the UN to launch 'Bhumi Project', an action plan to engage the community in the global fight against climate change.

world Updated: Nov 08, 2009 16:13 IST

Hindu leaders in the UK have joined hands with Prince Philip and the UN to launch 'Bhumi Project', an action plan to engage the community in the global fight against climate change.

According to the Oxford University Centre, the Bhumi Project for the plan was launched yesterday after a three-way meeting between Hindu leaders, Prince Philip, husband of the Queen, and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as part of this week's environmental summit at Windsor Castle, attended by over 200 faith leaders from nine major world religions.

The meeting was called by the UN Development Programme and the Alliance of Religions and Conservation, a secular body founded by Prince Philip to help world religions develop their own environmental programmes.

Over the next nine years, the Bhumi Project will implement a series of initiatives to help Hindus engage in environmental action to better care for the planet, Oxford University's Centre for Hindu Studies said in a statement on Saturday.