Our climate response
The Uniting Church believes that God is the Creator of the world in which we live and move and have our being, and that God calls us into a particular relationship with the rest of creation – a relationship of mutuality and interdependence which seeks the reconciliation of all creation with God.
We are particularly concerned about the threat of climate change, and has long advocated for steps towards a more sustainable planet and support for those most impacted. READ MORE about our commitments.
Assembly Climate Action Plan
In 2021, the Uniting Church Assembly adopted a new Climate Action Plan designed to encourage action across the Church.
The Action Plan commits the Assembly to reduce its carbon footprint to achieve net zero emissions by 2040 by cutting back greenhouse gas emissions by 5 per cent per annum. Additionally we are committed to advocate for better climate policies and to prioritise the voices of First Peoples and those impacted most by climate change.
For many years, the Uniting Church has spoken out about the need for greater action on climate change and to care for God’s creation. We also acknowledge that our words are not enough. This Climate Action Plan
is intended to drive that action. READ THE PLAN
Taking Action in your local community
This document lists resources for talking about climate change in your congregation or from a faith perspective, planning worship, and creating a climate action plan for your congregation.
President's Conference 2019
In July last year, the Uniting Church President’s Conference was held in Fiji, where participants committed to action and advocacy on climate change, in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the Pacific.
Participants made a commitement statement:
As participants of this conference, we are called to be God’s co-workers,
participants in the work of reconciliation and renewal for the whole creation.
We believe that we have a moral responsibility to act, and that God is calling
us to be bearers of hope.
One of the keynote speakers was Rev. James Bhagwan, General Secretary Pacific Conference of Churches. In this interview he speaks about the self determination of people in the Pacific and the reality of living on the frontline of climate change.