The latest report from the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change indicates that
limiting climate change will require substantial
and sustained reductions of greenhouse gas
emissions.

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​The Public Affairs Commission of the Anglican Church in Australia has recommended, as “a matter of theological urgency as well as political and economic significance”, that church leaders and parishes study and respond to the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which indicates that human influence on the climate system is clear, and that limiting climate change will require substantial and sustained reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.

The Commission has encouraged church leaders to “help move discussion of climate change from debate about possibility … to facing its reality", adding that "in order to avoid drastic and irreversible changes we need to act decisively as a nation, as churches and as individuals.”
 
It has described a national target of a five per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the 2000 level by 2020 as “well short of an adequate and reasonable response” and encouraged churches to urge governments to do more to support the international effort to change the way we produce and consume energy.

Please click here to read the full report from the Public Affairs Commission, and here for the full reports from the IPCC.

 

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