Wind turbine fields

Wind turbine forests stretching throughout the mountain range in Roan, once home to the indigenous Sami communities in the south of Norway.


The statement also condemns the exploitation, degradation and the violation of Creation to satisfy the greed of humanity,” and urges all member churches and ecumenical partners around the world to give the climate emergency the priority attention that a crisis of such unprecedented and all-encompassing dimensions deserves, both in word and deed, and to amplify their efforts to demand the necessary action by their respective governments within the necessary timeframe to limit global warming to 1.5°C, and to meet historic responsibilities to poorer, more vulnerable nations and communities.”

Among other actions, the WCC governing body also appeals to all members of the global ecumenical family – churches, organizations, communities, families and individuals – to walk the talkand to take such actions as they are able in their own contexts, noting in a global context that the action or inaction of one country disproportionately negatively impacts vulnerable countries.”

The statement also encourages efforts to promote climate-responsible finance in the affairs of all members of the global ecumenical family, by ensuring that through our pension funds, banks and other financial service arrangements we are not complicit in financing climate-destroying fossil fuel industries but are supporting the accelerated development of an economy based on sustainable renewable energy and mutual solidarity.”

WCC Central Committee Statement on the Imperative for Effective Response to the Climate Emergency

WCC Central committee meeting, June 2022

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