There is an indisputable link between the human use of fossil fuels which produce greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Across the world, people and other living species are already feeling the disastrous impacts of climate change. Without immediate and significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions these impacts are expected to worsen.
As Christians, we have a responsibility to act.
In 2018, the Uniting Church 15th Assembly committed to:
- Listen to and learn from the voices of vulnerable people across the world who are experiencing firsthand the impact of climate change;
- Working with First Peoples in Australia and our church partners in the Pacific, Africa and Asia and other faiths to together understand the impacts of climate change on traditional, spiritual and contemporary ways of life
- Advocate for government policies and political action to address climate change;
- Consider ways we can reduce our contribution to climate change, individually and in our communities, set meaningful targets and be transparent with our efforts and outcomes; and
- Continue to be informed about the causes and consequences of climate change and appropriate responses.