Caring for God’s Creation
The natural environment, which is God’s Creation, is facing many threats, including waste in the oceans, the extinction of many animals and plants, and above all the mounting crisis of climate change. Human beings have a hand in all these things. We need to change our ways in order to tackle them.
Climate change has never been more urgent. According to the UN’s latest report, human activities have ‘unequivocally’ caused the global heating which is driving climate change. 40 degree temperatures and destructive wild fires in London have literally brought this home to us.
Global heating is caused principally by greenhouse gas (‘carbon’) emissions from our buildings and our daily activities. That’s why the Church of England and Diocese of London are working to cut our carbon (CO2e) emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2030. Our churches have already achieved improvements of 41.8% in their net CO2e emissions, from 2005 – 2021.