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To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth

The Church of England has made it its mission to become Net Zero by 2030.  Your church building and churchyards play a vital role in making this happen. The Church Buildings team are able to offer advice and guidance on any queries relating to this.  

What is the Church of England doing to tackle climate change? 

In February 2020, the General Synod of the Church of England recognised that the global climate emergency is a crisis for God’s creation, and a fundamental injustice. They passed a motion calling on all parts of the Church of England to act swiftly to decarbonise and to aim to have net zero carbon emission by 2030. 

While this is very challenging, it is an important prophetic ambition, which every church is invited to respond to. 

The Church of England Environment Programme has a wealth of resources for parishes:

Church of England Links

Net Zero Carbon Church

Net Zero Carbon Routemap 

Net Zero Carbon and Environmental Case Studies 

The Energy Footprint Tool

General Synod 2030 Target

The Practical Path to Net Zero Carbon for Churches