by Members of St Edmund’s Church, Crickhowell on National Climate Sunday, 5 September 2021
The world is facing a severe crisis of environmental degradation and climate change, and so we unite with other churches and organisations to declare a Climate Emergency.
We acknowledge that humankind has failed to live responsibly and abused its resources, resulting in rising sea levels, droughts, floods, fires and, increasingly frequent and extreme weather events.
These disasters catastrophically affect the lives, food and water supplies, health and economic security of many millions of people, and the fundamental ecosystems on which we and all life depend. The crisis is inextricably linked to global injustices and inequality.
God created each one of us in His image and to be co-workers in caring for all of His creation with mercy, compassion, justice and love.
We acknowledge that an urgent and rapid international response to global warming is now necessary and accept that we need to be part of the solution.
We pledge to work together with our community, to live out our faith and express our care for the natural world in all aspects of our lives, individually and collectively.
We unite with others to press national and local government institutions, large businesses, corporations and other powerful bodies to take faster action to drastically cut their greenhouse gas emissions.
Together with other churches and organisations, we commit to reducing our carbon footprint as much as possible, aiming for net zero by 2030.